Located in the gorgeous Hudson River Valley, Putnam County is a something-for-everyone kind of place that is a quick ride from New York City. There is no lack of activity and residents and visitors enjoy fishing, shopping, skiing, golfing and taking in the culture. From the Southeast Museum to the Patterson Environmental Park, there are a multitude of fun educational activities to take in. Perhaps it is this fact that makes the schools in Putnam County such a great place to work and learn. Being on the outskirts of NYC, Putnam County schools take advantage of the latest and greatest in technology and curriculum without the hustle and bustle of the city. Its schools are on the forefront of education while still maintaining their small town pride and appeal. Whether you come for the great schools or the famous reservoirs, Putnam County is a pleasant and enjoyable place to visit and live.