The Hudson Valley is collectively all areas along the Hudson River, starting with the northern point being Lake Champlain, and the most southern part being New York City. While the Hudson Valley can be defined by counties, cities and towns, districts, zip codes, and immeasurable other ways, the areas that make up the Hudson Valley are as diverse as the classifications the Hudson Valley can be grouped into. Rich with history and a natural beauty, the Hudson Valley can take you back in time, provide cultural experiences from all over the world, get back to nature, see modern innovations, and so much more. If you can think of it, you most likely can find it within the Hudson Valley.
In an effort to keep things simple, the Hudson Valley can be broken down into three regions: the Lower Hudson Valley (made up of Westchester County, Rockland County, and Putnam County); the Mid-Hudson Valley (made up of Dutchess County, Orange County, and Ulster County); and the Upper Hudson Valley and Capital District (made up of Columbia County, Greene County, Rensselaer County, and Albany County).