Whether it is winter or summer, the eighteen regional districts of Columbia County offer a wide range of things to see and do. Explore our western border as you enjoy Hudson River Valley lodging, which offers boating, cruises, fishing, and the most spectacular views of the river and the Hudson Valley from the historic mansion of Olana, home of Frederic Church. The central region's farms and soft rolling countryside vistas on a crisp fall day make driving a pleasure and, from Austerlitz in August on the back roads to Tanglewood, is time well spent. Just north of Livingston in December, where Clermont presents an antique Christmas Eve, the Rip Van Winkle Bridge will take you to Hunter and Windham for great skiing. Finally, enjoy the south eastern edge of the county where the Taconic State Park and its many treasures will offer fine hiking, birding, and bike trails.