I use the name "Hudson Berkshires" to describe the unique region where the four counties of NY, CT & MA (Litchfield, Dutchess, Columbia and Berkshire) collide in dramatic fashion. Anchored by the Berkshire Taconic Range, which sits between the Hudson Valley and Upper Housatonic National Heritage areas, this special location is deemed "one of the last great places" by the Nature Conservancy. I have spent most of my life exploring and enjoying this region, and as a real estate broker it is one of my passions in life to introduce people to this incredible area, truly one of the most strategic places to live in all of North America. Fanning out from the tri - state corner marker itself (which lies on the western flank of Mt. Frissell) I take a broad view of this area, and loosely define it as bounded by I90 on the North, Route 8 on the East, I84 to the South, and I87 in the West. Between these highways there exists still a high concentration of open space, low population density, favorable year round climate (this winter of 13-14 being the exception!) and very little dangerously extreme weather. Nonetheless we remain within easy striking distance of New York and the other great cities of the Northeast.
Below please find a list of the most important artistic, outdoor athletic, cultural, culinary, and vinicultural treasures to be discovered here. I am indeed giving loose treatment to the geographic boundaries I explained above as you will discover if you light out to some of these spots. Please click on any of the links below to visit the websites directly.
Recently I had the pleasure of visiting Olana for the first time, and it exceeded my expectations. A trip to Olana is a great way to deepen one's understanding and appreciation of the so called Hudson River School, and the good work of Scenic Hudson and the Columbia Land Conservancy (CLC).
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