Lots of local info is readily available here. Don't miss the small upstairs mini-museum with pics and paraphenalia from the past. Even the bricks and bluestone that used to be part of the areas economy are to be found. Enjoyed learning more about the area.
Tip: one of the few public bathrooms in the area. But that is not the reason to go - staff is friendly and knowledgeable, they have a modest historical exhibit, and they have a real wealth of tourist info, not only for the immediate area, for for other parts of the state. Foolish to be in the area for tourism...
The Heritage Area Visitors Center is conveniently located in the Rondout-West Strand Historic District. The friendly, helpful staff answered questions and guided us to the appropriate brochures and maps. We were traveling to Columbia County, and they had plenty of information on that area, too. The Center has public restrooms, and there is ample parking.
This visitor center by the waterfront has a wealth of information about the area. Especially useful are self guided walking tours of the city. Helpful maps and info about dining, activities, etc. Free parking in municipal parking lot near center.