The Town of Hudson began as an agricultural region during the early 19th century. It flanks the shores of the Lake of Two Mountains, which is not actually a lake but a widening of the Ottawa River. This treed municipality retains a small-town ethos, and is connected by a seasonal ferry to Oka, on the far shore.
Despite its country setting—surrounded by farms and forests—Hudson is within easy access of Montreal and the West Island. Known for its coveted 19th century Loyalist-style homes set on large lots, the town is sought after by homebuyers in search of a quiet lifestyle.
Hudson fast facts:
English: Mount Pleasant Elementary, Westwood Senior High School (formerly Hudson High School).
French: École Primaire St. Thomas
Recreation and Culture: Community centre, outdoor skating rink.
Outdoor Activities: Hudson Yacht Club (private club), four golf clubs, beaches.
Houses of Worship: Wyman Memorial United, Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America, Hudson Community Baptist Church, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. James, St. Mary’s.