Clermont NY is a small town in southern Columbia County.
The area is rich in history as it was the home of the Livingston Family one of the largest landowners in the region. The estate at Clermont once consisted of over 11,000 acres.
There are many historical events that make Clermont NY a significant Upstate NY town. One that comes to mind is the Steamboat which came about as a partnership between Robert Fulton and Robert Livingston, and Livingston’s Clermont estate was the first registered port for the Steamboat.
In Clermont you will find many historical sites, New York’s first public school is located there and sits next door to the Town Hall.
Clermont NY is also a tourist destination because of the Clermont State Park where you can tour the historic 18th century mansion and have a picnic while enjoying spectacular views of the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains. There are local wineries, breweries, and distilleries in the area.
The town offers a quaint and peaceful lifestyle, where you can escape the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy a slower pace. Nevertheless, it is close to the city of Hudson where you can enjoy shopping, fine dining, performances and access to Amtrak train service.