USAToday.com | May 28, 2021
Instead of New York City, visit Columbia County, New York
Rural Columbia County’s pastoral landscape is a patchwork of spring-fed lakes, fields and forests, located two to three hours north of New York City.
This rustic county is a cultural hotspot, but you don’t need to go indoors to enjoy art. Art Omi, in the town of Ghent, is an outdoor sculpture park with dozens of cutting-edge works dispersed over 120 rambling acres of hills, ponds and glades. Guests are encouraged to explore in a hands-on manner, adding up to a dynamic interplay between visitors and art.