Starting on Monday, April 19, Route 9G (the most commonly-used road to Clermont) will be closed at the Roeliff Jansen Kill Bridge about 6 miles to the north. We don't like getting lost any more than the rest of you, so we thought we'd post some directions to make your trip as easy as it was before.
We are currently investigating additional signage to help point you on your way. I will update you as soon as details are available!
From the South: The detour signs may look intimidating, but 9G is open to local traffic. You can safely travel north on the usual route north on 9G to Clermont at the Columbia County border. The closure is 6 miles to the north and will not affect your journey.
We'll help you find your way north if you are headed to Hudson or Olana after visiting us!
From the North: The usual route to Clermont is south down Route 9G so this closure will affect your trip. Don't worry--the detour should only add about ten minutes onto your drive.
Follow the orange detour signs to Route 9 south. Follow Route 9 for approximately 9.5 miles to County Route 6 and turn right (if you are not from New York, county route signs are small, blue, and pentagonal with bright yellow lettering). Follow County Route 6 back to Route 9G, where you will immediately see the brown sign for Clermont.
Relax and enjoy the drive! This is the historic territory of the Livingston's. On this detour, you will pass through the hamlets of Livingston and Clermont (don't miss the historic church and school in the town of Clermont). Plus, I have always found the historic farms on Route 9 make for an exceptionally pretty drive. Keep your eye out for the bison farm at the end of County Route 6. There are not nearly enough opportunities to see bison in Columbia County!
A word of warning to large vehicles: County Route 6 is quite curvy. If you are driving a tour bus or other large vehicle, please contact us for the best route.