Hudson is small town with a great deal of history and a great deal charm. The community was settled by English, Scottish and French immigrants around the turn of the 19th century. The cultural richness of the community today owes a debt to its first settlers. Located on the south shore of the Lake of Two Mountains it is 60 kilometers West of downtown Montreal and 150 km East of Ottawa. Many who live here have either always lived here or moved away only to come back years later. For those who are experiencing Hudson’s ‘Way of Life’ for the first time, they too find it difficult to leave.
The town has several private clubs such as a yacht club, tennis club, racquetball club, badminton club and golf clubs. The Village Theatre presents an excellent variety of plays and entertainers in its newly renovated theatre. Furthermore, it has several churches along with a variety of social groups such as an amateur drama club, a gardening club, and music groups.
The town offers excellent schooling and a well-staffed and equipped Medical Center with doctors on call 24 hours a day. Hudson is not only a great place to visit, but also a wonderful place to live. In fact, it is on the list of the most beautiful villages in Quebec produced by the Association des plus beaux villages du Québec. It is also on the list of Canada’s Top 50 Small Towns.