Greenport is a town in Columbia County covering 20.5 square miles with a population of 4,180 as of 2010. The town includes two hamlets, Greenport Center and Glendale.
Established in 1837, Greenport was the last town founded in the County from parts of Hudson city and the town of Claverack.
Olana State Historic Site was the home of Frederic Edwin Church [1826–1900], one of the major figures in the Hudson River School of landscape painting. The centerpiece of Olana is an eclectic villa overlooking parkland and a working farm designed by the artist.
The residence has a wide view of Hudson River valley, the Catskill Mountains and Taconic Range. Church and his wife Isabel [1836–1899] named their estate after a fortress in ancient Greater Persia which also overlooked a river valley.
Olana is one of the few intact artists' home|studio|estate complexes in the United States and in 1965 was designated a National Historic Landmark. It is owned and operated by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, and is also supported by The Olana Partnership.
Along the Hudson River is the city of Hudson, NY. There’s more to Hudson than antique shops, great restaurants, charming B&Bs, art galleries and perhaps the best roster of cultural activities in the Hudson Valley.
It’s the history of the city that defines the Hudson Walking Tour. Mile-long Warren Street showcases numerous antique stores, art galleries, home decorating shops, and an array of award-winning restaurants and cafes.
Every Fall, ArtsWalk celebrates the best artists the city and region have to offer. On the first Saturday of December, Warren Street is transformed into a winter playground with jugglers, dancers and horse-drawn carriages to mark the start of the holiday season.
A lively urban gem, Hudson is a minor miracle. It is beautifully preserved, with hundreds of historic buildings representing every architectural style of the last three centuries, yet buzzing with all the ingredients of a city many times its size. With its diverse and creative people, world class retail and dining, a happening art and music scene, Hudson is America past, present and future.