Germantown is located in southwestern Columbia County along the Hudson River.
It covers 13.9 square miles. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,018.
It is 10 miles to Warren Street Hudson which features Amtrak at its northern end.
The Hudson train station was originally built in 1874 by the New York Central Railroad. It is the oldest continuously operated station in New York State.
Today, Hudson serves a total of four different Amtrak trains, all of which have a southern terminus at Pennsylvania Station [New York City].
The trains consist of the Adirondack [from Montreal|Quebec, Canada], the Empire Service [from Niagara Falls], the Ethan Allen Express [from Rutland, VT], and the Maple Leaf [from Toronto|Ontario, Canada].
The Mahican were the first known inhabitants. The Dutch were the first Europeans to buy property in Columbia County.
Scottish immigrant Robert Livingston bought thousands of acres from the Native Americans before gaining a huge grant from the Crown.
He owned a total of 160,240 acres and was lord of Livingston Manor. He sold 6,000 acres to Great Britain's Queen Anne in 1710 for use as work camps and resettlement of Palatine German refugees.
To the right is a view of the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains from northern Germantown.
Experience the rustic simplicity and charm of life in the middle of the river as it was more than one hundred years ago.
The 1869 Saugerties Lighthouse stands proudly as a Living Museum and renowned Bed & Breakfast.
"Lighthouses capture the imagination in ways few buildings can. They hark back to an era when nautical travel reigned and time moved at a slower knot... As special as these buildings are, even more uncommon is the privilege of staying in one overnight." - The New York Times