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Ghent is located in the Hudson Valley region in the southeastern portion of the state. Its' unique name is from the Belgium city of the same name and was so named by Palatines, who fled Germany to escape persecution. Ghent is well known for being the home of the Art Omi International Art Center, a retreat that sits high on a bluff overlooking the Hudson Valley and the Catskills. The property, which is available for groups only for vacations, retreats and other special occasions, includes a magnificent 90-acre outdoor sculpture park called "The Fields." A path for viewing the sculptures follows the edge of a natural pond that is surrounded by peaceful woods. Seating areas are dotted throughout the park, and biking and cross-country skiing trails are also inside The Fields. Other outdoor recreation in the Ghent community includes horseback riding, downhill skiing, snowmobiling, wildlife viewing, hiking and golf. Ghent is also home to the Parker- O'Malley Air Museum and the Ghent Playhouse. The town is located just south of the village of Chatham, which is known for its railroading history, antique stores and quaint shops. Other attractions that are just a short drive from Ghent include the Shaker Museum in Old Chatham, Lake Taconic State Park, Bash Bish Falls and Copake Lake.

Surrounding areas: Chatham, New York (2.6 mi), Valatie, New York (6.6 mi), Austerlitz, New York (7.4 mi), Kinderhook Lake, New York (8.2 mi), Hudson, New York (10.2 mi), Canaan, New York (10.4 mi), West Coxsackie, New York (10.5 mi)

Ghent Vacation Rentals

Ghent Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Blue Spruce Inn & Suites3093 Rt 9Valatie, NY6.5 mi.(518) 758-9711
Elsie K. Powell House Inc. Pitt Hall524 Pitt Hall RdOld Chatham, NY7.4 mi.(518) 794-8811
Best Western New Baltimore InnRd 1 Box 217aW Coxsackle, NY11.8 mi.(518) 731-8100
Shaker Mill Inn2 Oak StWest Stockbridge, MA12.4 mi.(413) 232-4600
Williamsville Inn286 Gtbarrington RdWest Stockbridge, MA12.8 mi.(413) 274-6118
Catskill Motor LodgeRt 23 BCatskill, NY14.9 mi.(518) 943-5800
Friar Tuck Inn4858 Rt 32Catskill, NY14.9 mi.(518) 678-2271
Knights Inn1666 Columbia TrnpkeCastleton, NY15.0 mi.(518) 477-2606
Carl's Rip Van Winkle Motor Lodge810 Rt 23 BLeeds, NY15.5 mi.(518) 943-3303
The Red Lion Inn30 Main StStockbridge, MA15.9 mi.(413) 298-5545
Holiday Inn Express Hotel And Suites415 Stockbridge RdGreat Barrington, MA16.0 mi.(413) 528-1810
Comfort Inn & Suites249 Stockbridge RdGreat Barrington, MA16.2 mi.(413) 644-3200
The Village Inn16 Church StLenox, MA17.1 mi.(413) 637-0020
Cornell Inn203 Main StLenox, MA17.3 mi.(413) 637-0562
Comfort Inn And Suites99 Miller RdCastleton On Hudson, NY17.6 mi.(518) 479-3217
Days Inn194 Pittsfield RdLenox, MA17.9 mi.(413) 637-3560
Best Western Black Swan Inn Inc435 Laurel StLee, MA18.3 mi.(413) 243-2700
Econo Lodge390 Pittsfield RdLenox, MA18.4 mi.(413) 637-4244
Howard Johnson462 Pittsfield RdLenox, MA18.6 mi.(413) 442-4000
Residence Inn Tech Valley3 Tech Valley DrEast Greenbush, NY18.6 mi.(518) 720-3600
Susse ChaletRd #2 Troy RdEast Greenbush, NY18.6 mi.(518) 477-7984
Knights Inn474 Pittsfield RdLenox, MA18.7 mi.(413) 443-4468
Lenox Motel525 Pittsfield Lenox RdLenox, MA18.7 mi.(413) 499-0324
Comfort Inn1055 South StPittsfield, MA18.8 mi.(413) 443-4714
Patriot Suites Hotel8 Dan Fox DrPittsfield, MA18.9 mi.(413) 997-3300
Super 8 Motel128 Housatonic StLee, MA19.3 mi.(800) 800-8000
Dellwood HotelMTN AvePurling, NY20.1 mi.(518) 622-9571
Crowne Plaza Pittsfield1 West StPittsfield, MA20.3 mi.(413) 499-2000
Quality Inn37 Rt 9 WGlenmont, NY20.6 mi.(518) 465-8811
Fairfield Inn124 Troy RdEast Greenbush, NY20.9 mi.(518) 477-7984
Econo Lodge110 Columbia TpkeRensselaer, NY21.3 mi.(518) 472-1360
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Albany Skyline8 Empire DrRensselaer, NY21.4 mi.(518) 286-1011
Econo Lodge15 Frontage RdGlenmont, NY21.8 mi.(518) 449-5181
Regency Hotel & Suites416 Southern BlvdAlbany, NY22.0 mi.(518) 462-6555
Lange's Groveside Resort6047 Rt 23Acra, NY22.5 mi.(518) 622-3393
Holiday Inn Express Albany Downtown300 BroadwayAlbany, NY23.1 mi.(518) 434-4111
Travelodge Pittsfield16 Cheshire RdPittsfield, MA23.2 mi.(413) 443-5661
Steuben Athletic Club1 Steuben PLAlbany, NY23.3 mi.(518) 434-6116
Hans County Line Motel And RestaurantRt 32aPalenville, NY23.3 mi.(518) 678-3101
Clarion Hotel Of Albany3 Watervliet Ave ExtAlbany, NY23.4 mi.(518) 438-8431
Bed & Breakfast
Historic Merrell Inn1565 Pleasant StSouth Lee, MA17.6 mi.(413) 243-1794

Ghent Weather & Climate

The Catskills climate has variations depending on the elevation. There is a totally different winter in the mountains and the higher plateaus over 1,000 feet. There, the grip of winter is strong and steady, and above freezing temperatures are less common. Average January temperatures are three to four degrees colder at elevations from one to two thousand feet and over seven degrees colder at elevations above two thousand feet. Snowfall is fairly uniform during the month of January in the Catskills. The third week of July is generally the hottest time of the year in the Catskills, and rainfall during the warm months is usually confined to a few days rather than spread throughout the month. September has warm days, cool nights and fog at dawn over the Hudson valley. By October the hills are a kaleidoscope of color, and the first hard freeze is usually at the end of October.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 30°F 11°F 2.49 in. -
February 33°F 13°F 1.94 in. -
March 43°F 24°F 2.64 in. -
April 55°F 34°F 3.34 in. -
May 67°F 45°F 4.34 in. -
June 76°F 54°F 4.25 in. -
July 80°F 58°F 3.90 in. -
August 78°F 57°F 4.40 in. -
September 70°F 48°F 3.30 in. -
October 59°F 36°F 3.27 in. -
November 47°F 29°F 3.16 in. -
December 35°F 19°F 2.60 in. -

Ghent Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Albany International airport (ALB) located about 30 miles northwest of Ghent in Albany, New York, the Schenectady County airport (SCH) located approximately 39 miles northwest of Ghent in Schenectady, New York, the Barnes Municipal airport (BAF) located roughly 47 miles east of Ghent in Westfield, Massachusetts, the Bradley International airport (BDL) located around 54 miles southeast of Ghent in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, and finally the Stewart International airport (SWF) located about 62 miles southwest of Ghent in Newburgh, New York.

Ghent Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
JeepersAlbanyNY23.4 mi.
Hoffman's PlaylandLathamNY29.8 mi.
Six Flags New EnglandAgawamMA54.3 mi.
Lake CompounceBristolCT56.9 mi.
Quassy Amusement ParkMiddleburyCT60.8 mi.
Sherman's Amusement ParkCaroga LakeNY72.4 mi.
High Hopes OrchardWestmorelandNH74.5 mi.
Great EscapeLake GeorgeNY76.0 mi.
Magic Forest ParkLake GeorgeNY76.0 mi.
JeepersWest NyackNY86.0 mi.
Water Parks
Zoom Flume Water ParkDurhamNY28.8 mi.
Splash Down ParkFishkillNY56.7 mi.
Water Slide WorldLake GeorgeNY76.0 mi.
Carousel Water & Fun ParkBeach LakePA93.5 mi.
Splish Splash Water ParkRiverheadNY109.3 mi.
Maple Breeze ParkPawcatuckCT112.9 mi.
Water WizzWesterlyRI113.1 mi.
Enchanted Forest/Water SafariOld ForgeNY117.5 mi.
Yawgoo Valley Ski Area and WaterparkExeterRI118.8 mi.
Golf Courses
Meadowgreens Golf CourseGhentNY 
Winding Brook Country ClubValatieNY6.6 mi.
Copake Country ClubCraryvilleNY11.2 mi.
Sycamore Country ClubRavenaNY13.4 mi.
Hamburg Golf CourseHamburgNY13.8 mi.
Catskill Golf ClubCatskillNY14.9 mi.
Undermountain Golf CourseCopakeNY15.4 mi.
Egremont Country ClubGreat BarringtonMA16.3 mi.
Greenock Country ClubLeeMA18.4 mi.
Colonial Acres Golf CourseGlenmontNY20.3 mi.
General Electric Athletic ClubPittsfieldMA20.9 mi.
Burden Lake Country ClubAverill ParkNY21.1 mi.
Blackhead Mountain Lodge & Country ClubRound TopNY21.2 mi.
Thunderhart Golf CourseFreeholdNY22.2 mi.
Capital Hills at AlbanyAlbanyNY23.2 mi.
Skyline Country ClubLanesboroMA23.2 mi.
Rip Van Winkle Country ClubPalenvilleNY23.4 mi.
Thomas Carvel Country ClubPine PlainsNY24.3 mi.
Katsbaan Golf ClubSaugertiesNY24.4 mi.
Pine Hills Country ClubManorvilleNY24.9 mi.
Rock Hill Golf & Country ClubManorvilleNY24.9 mi.
Swan Lake Golf ClubManorvilleNY24.9 mi.
Wahconah Country ClubDaltonMA25.3 mi.
BasRidge Golf CourseHinsdaleMA26.3 mi.
Red Hook Golf ClubRed HookNY26.6 mi.
Boston Corners Golf ClubMillertonNY26.8 mi.
Hotchkiss School Golf CourseLakevilleCT27.1 mi.
Brunswick GreensBrunswickNY27.8 mi.
Colonial Country ClubTannersvilleNY28.0 mi.
Mill Road Acres Golf CourseLathamNY29.2 mi.
Ski Areas
CatamountHillsdaleNY11.4 mi.
Butternut Ski AreaGreat BarringtonMA15.9 mi.
Brodie MountainNew AshfordMA27.1 mi.
Otis RidgeOtisMA28.4 mi.
Hunter MountainHunterNY31.8 mi.
Ski WindhamWindhamNY32.5 mi.
Mohawk MountainCornwallCT36.6 mi.
Berkshire EastCharlemontMA43.3 mi.
Belleayre MoutainHighmountNY46.5 mi.
Ski PlattekillRoxburyNY48.6 mi.
Scotch ValleyStamfordNY51.2 mi.
Mount TomHolyokeMA51.9 mi.
Willard MountainGreenwichNY53.0 mi.
Big BirchPattersonNY56.4 mi.
Thunder RidgePattersonNY56.4 mi.
WoodburyWoodburyCT58.1 mi.
Mount SouthingtonSouthingtonCT63.3 mi.
BromleyManchester CenterVT65.1 mi.
Mount SnowBrattleboroVT65.1 mi.
Haystack at Mount SnowBrattleboroVT65.1 mi.
State Parks
Bates Memorial State ParkMA14.5 mi. 
Lake Taghkanic State ParkNY17.1 mi. 
Taconic State ParkNY19.5 mi. 
Balance Rock State ParkMA21.3 mi. 
Mount Riga State ParkCT22.8 mi. 
Clermont State ParkNY22.9 mi. 
Catskill State ParkNY24.5 mi. 
Wahconah Falls State ParkMA27.9 mi. 
Campbell Falls State ParkCT28.5 mi. 
Thacher State ParkNY29.0 mi. 
Haystack Mountain State ParkCT31.2 mi. 
Peebles Island State ParkNY31.3 mi. 
Taconic Trail State ParkMA32.0 mi. 
Windsor James State ParkMA34.1 mi. 
Dennis Hill State ParkCT34.7 mi. 
Housatonic Meadows State ParkCT36.1 mi. 
Mills Memorial State ParkNY36.6 mi. 
Natural Bridge State ParkMA37.1 mi. 
Ivy Mountain State ParkCT37.7 mi. 
Norrie State ParkNY38.1 mi. 
Norman Rockwell Museum at StockbridgeStockbridgeMA15.4 mi.(Art)
Clermont (State Historic Site)ClermontNY20.0 mi.(History)
Hancock Shaker VillagePittsfieldMA20.7 mi.(History)
Irish American Heritage MuseumAlbanyNY23.4 mi.(History)
Albany Institute of History & ArtAlbanyNY23.4 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
New York State MuseumAlbanyNY23.4 mi.(Science)
University Art MuseumAlbanyNY23.4 mi.(Art)
Rensselaer County Historical Society at the Hart-Cluett MansionTroyNY27.9 mi.(History)
Troy's RiverSpark Visitor CenterTroyNY27.9 mi.(History)
Sterling and Francine Clark Art InstituteWilliamstownMA33.8 mi.(Art)
Klyne Esopus Historical Society MuseumUlster ParkNY37.6 mi.(History)
Hidden Hills Historical MuseumsChesterfieldMA39.9 mi.(History)
Bruderhof MuseumRiftonNY40.3 mi.(History)
Litchfield History MuseumLitchfieldCT45.8 mi.(History)
Caverns Creek Grist Mill MuseumHowes CaveNY46.3 mi.(Technology)
National Bottle MuseumBallston SpaNY47.9 mi.(Technology)
Smith College Museum of ArtNorthamptonMA49.8 mi.(Art)
Wistariahurst MuseumHolyokeMA51.9 mi.(History)
National Museum of DanceSaratoga SpringsNY52.8 mi.(Miscellaneous)
National Museum of Racing and Hall of FameSaratoga SpringsNY52.8 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Zoos and Aquariums
Trevor ZooMillbrookNY37.8 mi.
Beardsley Zoological GardensBridgeportCT83.1 mi.
Utica ZooUticaNY97.9 mi.
Bergen County Zoological ParkParamusNJ98.6 mi.
Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservation ParkBronxNY103.0 mi.
Mystic AquariumMysticCT108.4 mi.
Queens Wildlife CenterFlushingNY108.6 mi.
Central Park Wildlife CenterNew YorkNY113.4 mi.
New York AquariumBrooklynNY117.1 mi.
Prospect Park Wildlife CenterBrooklynNY117.1 mi.
Roger Williams Park ZooProvidenceRI118.3 mi.
Ross Park ZooBinghamtonNY118.9 mi.

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