Claverack (pronounced KLAHV-rick), founded in 1788, is a sophisticated yet wonderfully rural town located in awe-inspiringly beautiful Columbia County, New York, and is easily accessed from Albany, Boston, and New York City. New York State’s panoramic Taconic Parkway is just minutes away.
A ten-minute drive from Claverack brings visitors into the historic city of Hudson. Once a whaling center rivaling Nantucket, Hudson in recent decades has been reborn as a must-visit destination for cultivated weekenders, urbanites, and seasonal residents who enjoy the wide selection of antique shops, fashionable restaurants, and nightlife on Warren Street. Hudson’s busy and well-serviced Amtrak station is a convenient stop for north- and southbound train travelers.
For art and music lovers, the Massachusetts border is a short drive east, where the cultural delights of Tanglewood Music Center (Lenox), the Williams College Museum of Art (Williamstown), the Berkshire Theatre Festival (Stockbridge) and America’s longest-running dance festival, “Jacob’s Pillow” (Becket) await.