The hamlet plays a big role in New York City's water supply and helps out during a critical time. The other day I was driving around the Hudson Valley and I stumbled across an area in Dutchess County that looked beautiful and it made me want to learn more about it, that area was Chelsea, NY.

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Where exactly is Chelsea, NY located?

There are a ton of these in the Hudson Valley...Chelsea is a hamlet of the Town of Wappinger and that's located right in Dutchess County. The hamlet is located on the Hudson River, has the 845 telephone area code and their own fire district.

What makes Chelsea, NY special?

Many reasons of course, but the big one is that the hamlet is right near a large pumping station that is used by the New York City water supply system during droughts. It pretty much means water is taken directly from the river to help and it can become fresh enough to drink. How cool is that?

More interesting facts about Chelsea, NY:

  • The origional name of the hamlet was Low Point because it's considered to be a low point of land that's extending into the river
  • A post office in Low Point was established in 1840
  • The beautiful Chelsea Yacht Club is located there
  • Chelsea has several national historic register homes

SEE ALSO: Where Exactly is Cuddebackville, NY?

Have you ever lived in Chelsea, NY? Do you know someone who does? Do you know more hamlets in the Hudson Valley? Share your answers with us on the station app.


We are talking about positive things, here are some Hudson Valley businesses that opened up this year and how to adopt a highway in the state:

Hudson Valley Businesses That Opened in 2023

If you're looking for the newest hotspot in the Hudson Valley, you don't have to search far. The hottest nightclub in the area may be right in your neighborhood. An authentic taco spot has opened in Orange County, NY and residents have returned numerous times for their mouthwatering meals.

A fan favorite Rhinebeck, NY restaurant has announced their second location in Ulster County, NY. A korean style restaurant has taken over the same building and location of the beloved and popular, Tony Boffa's Restaurant.

Kingston, NY's Ole Savannah owner made an announcement of their new restaurant. This will open in Uptown Kingston in early Spring. A seafood restaurant closed their doors in Middletown, NY but recently reopened in Monroe, NY.

A new plaza opened in Orange County, NY that brought several, local businesses to one location. Within this location, guests can fill up on gas, get their nails and hair done, stop in for some tacos and cash in their cans and bottles.

5 Things To Know About Adopting a Highway in New York State

Here are a few things that you might not know about adopting a highway. Do you need to pick up trash? If so how often? Can you keep the money from the recyclables?

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