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Mohonk Mountain House

Mohonk Mountain House

The grand dame of Hudson Valley resorts (and longest surviving), the enormous Mountain House is perched in one of the most memorable settings in the country. The fairly new spa comes highly recommended and the dated nine-hole golf course set in a mountain is a wild pitch and putt. Skating in the winter is perfect and the grounds are brilliantly gardened. mohonk.com

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The Inn at Stone Ridge

The Inn at Stone Ridge

This 18th century mansion, built by the prominent Dutch Hasbrouck family has been continuously occupied. It currently serves as a bed & breakfast with each room reflecting different periods of the Hasbrouck family with fully updated modern amenities. It is on 45 acres of groomed lawns and beautiful gardens. innatstoneridge.com

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Blue Willow Bed & Breakfast

Blue Willow Bed & Breakfast

A 1750 stone home impeccably remodeled with all of today’s amenities. This Martha Stewart ready gem is nestled in historic Stone Ridge, where there is a smattering of Arts & Crafts homes amongst the abundance of Dutch stone colonials. 

bluewillowgetaways.com

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Elmrock Inn Bed & Breakfast

Elmrock Inn Bed & Breakfast

A 1770 Dutch Boutique-Style Farmhouse offering guest accommodations and often hosting weddings for locals an out of towers. Apparently the catering is superb…

elmrockinn.com

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Tuthilltown Spirits

Tuthilltown Spirits

The adorable but pricey family of Hudson Whiskeys as well as Half Moon Orchard Gin, Indigenous Vodkas and evan a Cassis are all distilled from locally grown grains, apples and corn. Take a tour, hit the store, and have lunch or dinner next door at the historic grist mill turned restaurant. 

tuthilltown.com

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Keegan Ales

Keegan Ales

Only 11 years old, Keegan Ales Brewery in Kingston is now a Hudson Valley staple and a testament to local sourcing and production. The bottling operation creates 8 regular styles and countless seasonal batches. Tour the brewery, sample the line up at the bar, or kit-up a home brew.

keeganales.com

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Hillrock Estate

Hillrock Estate

The Hillrock Distillery is a “field-to-glass” craft distilling operation, i.e. farm-to-table for booze. Hillrock’s custom-made copper distillation equipment gives them extraordinary control over the quality of each batch. They produce aged Bourbon, and will release a single malt whiskey and a rye in the coming months. 

hillrockdistillery.com

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Lake Awosting

Lake Awosting

With a beach made of solid rock, this gorgeous lake’s dedicated swimming area provides a brilliant way to douse after making the uphill, but moderate 4.5 mile hike. 

catskillhiker.net/Trails/trails_gunks.shtml

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Lake Minnewaska

Lake Minnewaska

The tour around Lake Minnewaska is not only very beautiful, but it’s also quite manageable at 1.7 miles. Directly off the main parking lot in Minnewaska State Park, the well attended, but not overcrowded trails are open, airy and provide a moment of scenic bliss.

nysparks.com/parks/127/details.aspx

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Minnewaska State Park

Minnewaska State Park

At 21,106 acres and occupying part of New Paltz, Gardiner and Ellenville, the Minnewaska State Park Preserve is a behemoth size wise, but is also amenable to all levels of hikers, walkers, bikers, horses and XC skiing. Along with its two famous lakes Awosting and Minnewaska, the park contains a bevy of fun destinations.

http://nysparks.com/parks/127/details.aspx

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Mohonk Preserve

Mohonk Preserve

Most famous for it’s highly technical rock climbing routes on the ridges known as “The ‘Gunks”, the 8000 acre Mohonk Preserve is also accessible to the non-hard-hatted with 30 miles of gentle carriageways. It contains sections of the Appalachian Trail.

mohonkpreserve.org/

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The Lundy Estate

The Lundy Estate

Formerly the private estate of famed restaurateur owner of Lundy’s in Brooklyn, the 5400 acre preserve is a playground for mountain bikers and hikers.

fatsinthecats.com/trail.php?id=42

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Hunter Mountain

Hunter Mountain

Hunter Mountain offers snow tubing and snowshoeing as well skiing. Hunter Mountain also features two terrain parks and holds freestyle events throughout the ski season.

huntermtn.com

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Belleayre Mountain

Belleayre Mountain

Belleayre Ski Center is located in the unblemished Catskill Forest Preserve on “forever wild” land. Visitors can Ski and snowboard the trails that descend through silent, pristine woodlands of the Forest.

belleayre.com

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Windham Mountain

Windham Mountain

Windham Mountain is located in the northern section of the Catskills . It has 46 trails and 9 lifts, including two high-speed detachable quads, one from the bottom to top of each peak. The highest peak is situated at 3,100 feet (940 m).

windhammountain.com

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Storm King Art Center

Storm King Art Center

Over 100 intelligently sited works of the most acclaimed artists of our times dot the 500 brilliantly landscaped acres of Storm King Arts Center, known as the world’s finest sculpture park. Calder, Serra, Bourgeois, Dubuffet, Moore, Judd, Smith… An absolute must for the life list. 

stormkingartcenter.org

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The Olana Estate

The Olana Estate

Former home of Frederic Edwin Church, a Hudson River landscape painter this grand, eccentric mansion is a mixture of Victorian, Persian and Moorish style. It is lavishly accoutered with objects from Church’s extensive travels and contains over 40 of his paintings.

olana.org

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Dia Beacon

Dia Beacon

Dia:Beacon occupies a massive (240,000 sq ft!) former Nabisco box printing facility that was renovated for the purposes of presenting Dia Art Foundation’s collection from the 1960’s to the present and for mounting temporary exhibitions and hosting a bevy of education programs. 

diaart.org

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Pilates at the Bungalow

Pilates at the Bungalow

All the equipment, expertise and rigor of the Joseph Pilates method in a scenic setting just 9 minutes from Hudson Woods. This beautiful studio has been voted best pilates studio in the Hudson Valley by Hudson Valley Magazine. 

pilatesatthebungalow.com

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Stone Ridge Healing Arts

Stone Ridge Healing Arts

The facility features several practitioners of “healing” methods from meditation to nutrition and counseling. Also notable is the building itself is a Dutch stone farmhouse dated from 1753 which has been re-imagined to be more contemporary.

http://stoneridgehealingarts.com

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One Body Spa

One Body Spa

One Body Spa is a full service operation surrounded by nature in a quiet and peaceful setting. Their stated goal is “to nurture the body to bring balance, comfort, relaxation, and peace to enhance the quality of your life.” 

onebodyspa.com

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Mine Hole Trail

Mine Hole Trail

The recently opened 3.5 mile trail now connects the Shawangunks to the Catskills. Access from inside the Minnewaska State Park. 

nynjtc.org/mine-hole-trail

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Hasbrouck House

Hasbrouck House

This 18th century mansion, built by the prominent Dutch Hasbrouck family has been continuously occupied. It currently serves as a bed & breakfast with each room reflecting different periods of the Hasbrouck family with fully updated modern amenities. It is on 45 acres of groomed lawns and beautiful gardens.

innatstoneridge.com

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The Graham & Co

The Graham & Co

The side project of 4 enterprising Brooklynites working in the realms of fashion and design, the Graham & Co is a cool mix of mid-century modern and quaint American rustic-chic. Camp-like features include outdoor movie nights, a fire pit, inner tubes in the pool and a rustic bar. Their 20 rooms are very popular among the twee, so book early! thegrahamandco.com

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1850 House Inn & Tavern

1850 House Inn & Tavern

The “house” has operated as a hotel since 1850. The newest owners have restored it and it’s 11 rooms with historical integrity and modern amenities but most importantly, they have revived the public tavern. Check-out the recently installed enormous deck off the back of the hotel overlooking Rondout Creek. the1850house.com

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Captain Schoonmaker's Bed & Breakfast

Captain Schoonmaker's Bed & Breakfast

Captain Frederick Schoonmaker was a local Civil War hero. Of his large estate, only the stone house remained in his name when the war ended. For the past 30 years, it has been a well known bed & breakfast with quaint charm. www.captainschoonmakers.com

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Beekman Arms and Delamater Inn

Beekman Arms and Delamater Inn

America’s oldest continuously operating inn has all the historic trappings one would expect: wide-plank floors, beamed ceilings, and a stone hearth. It contains the sturdy Bogardus Tavern, built to withstand an Indian attack and a stage coach stop and hangout for revolutionaries. Of course, George Washington slept here. Its “sister” inn, the Delameter is considered an American Gothic masterpiece. beekmandelamaterinn.com

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Minnewaska Lodge

Minnewaska Lodge

This hotel earns the word “lodge”—Tall ceilings, huge windows, lots of wood, an outdoor fire pit and adirondack chairs. The huge back yard abuts the intimidating cliffs of the Shawangunk Ridge and the surrounding 22,000 acres of state preserve. You practically fall out of bed onto a hiking trail. minnewaskalodge.com

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The Mill House Brewing Company

The Mill House Brewing Company

This cavernous brew-pub restaurant sits alongside its namesake brewery and currently serves 6 house made beers: Kold One, PK Pale Ale, Alpha, De Raileur, Kilt Spinnei and Velvet Panda Stout. We’ve had them at many of our events because it’s all really good. Their motto: “Food, Farms, and beer.” 

millhousebrewing.com

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The Brewery at Bacchus

The Brewery at Bacchus

The 2 year-old Brewery at Bacchus operates as a series of experiments with unusual beers categories: Brett saisons, farmhouse ales aged on fruit, dark sours, 100% Brett IPAs, whiskey-aged imperial stouts. Because it’s such a small operation, there is limited production and each barrel goes quickly.

http://www.bacchusnewpaltz.com/brewery

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Stony Kill Falls

Stony Kill Falls

The reward for a relatively brief walk in a portion of the Minnewaska Park, near Wawarsing is a stunning 90 foot waterfall flowing over a sheer cliff face into a pristine swimming hole. Above the fall is a pool from which there are marvelous views of the Stony Creek and Roundout Valleys, into Sullivan County.

nysparks.com  Wikipedia

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Split Rock Swim Hole

Split Rock Swim Hole

Split Rock Hole is a collection of unique wading opportunities. A brisk stream between two sizable cliffs where jumping off is a popular option. Take 44/55 to Clove Rd. Keep to the right on this dirt road, over bridges, until you get to the to the Coxing Kill Trailhead and parking area. Requires Mohonk Preserve Day Pass $10.

mohonkpreserve.org/coxing-trailhead

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The Hotel Dylan

The Hotel Dylan

The Hotel Dylan bills itself as a gateway to the music and the arts of the Hudson Valley. Reflecting the bohemian spirit of Woodstock it’s more Scandinavian chic than hippy and tie-die. The rooms look out over a central lawn where you can engage in “spontaneous leisure” activities like ping-pong, badminton, bocce ball, or just lazing in the hammock. thehoteldylan.com

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Woodstock Playhouse

Woodstock Playhouse

As a “rural extension of Broadway,” the Playhouse mounts traveling versions of famous musicals and summer repertory performances. The docket is also chock full of films, musical events and local theater. 

woodstockplayhouse.org

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The Bearsville Theater

The Bearsville Theater

Ostensibly the center of the Hudson Valley folk music scene, the venue has been recently renovated to house theater, experimental performances and special catering events. 

bearsvilletheater.com

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Springwood Estate, home of FDR

Springwood Estate, home of FDR

Where Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born and lived throughout his life, this fabulous estate hosted kings, queens, prime ministers and politicians. It is is marvelously preserved, containing FDR’s myriad collections of books and art, but it still remains “homey” for a mansion and inviting for a picnic on the grounds. 

nps.gov/hofr/index.htm

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Historic Huguenot Street

Historic Huguenot Street

Beautifully preserved and maintained by descendants of the Huguenots who in 1678 began this community. Historic Huguenot Street is fabulous collection of stone homes, churches and meeting places of various colonial styles. With names like Bevier, Hasbrouk, Walloon and Freer on tombstones and plaques.

huguenotstreet.org

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Fisher Center

Fisher Center

It’s not hard to guess who designed this splendid performing arts hall, but it is hard to fathom how much cultural output it nurtures and produces. It comprises 2 theaters and 4 rehearsal studios and its climate is controlled by geothermal sources. A jam packed performance schedule make the center “[possibly] the best small concert hall in the United States” per The New Yorker

fishercenter.bard.edu

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Mountain Trails XC Ski Center

Mountain Trails XC Ski Center

The 300 acres of gorgeous Catskill park has 22 miles of former logging roads have been upgraded and are continually groomed and re-graded. Fear not if you are un-initiated to Nordic skiing since all necessities for skiing (or snowshoeing) can be rented or purchased at the lodge

mtntrails.com

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Zen Mountain Monastery

Zen Mountain Monastery

This is one of the most respected Zen Buddhist monasteries in the West, where monks are teaching and practicing ancient monasticism. Open to daily visits, retreats and other cultural programs to engage the dharma. The grounds are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 

zmm.mro.org

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Omega Institute

 Omega Institute

The Omega Institute is a mind and spirit retreat. The Institute hums with seminars by hundreds of noted thinkers, artists and healers and draws over 23,000 attendees to its programs yearly.The recently constructed building to house the Center for Sustainable Living is worth a visit in and of itself. 

eomega.org

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Mama Multi Arts Center

Mama Multi Arts Center

This very busy community center hosts Yoga classes daily, but also Tai Chi, Chi Hung, Zumba and even Chinese Straight Sword sessions. 

cometomama.org

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Whole Sky Yoga

Whole Sky Yoga

Located in a lean, bright lofty space with hardwood floors in the brand new High Falls Emporium. Whole Sky offers classes of vinyasa and also custom yoga sessions for those who to go to the next level. 

wholeskyyoga.com

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Mohonk Mountain House Spa

Mohonk Mountain House Spa

Ranked the #1 resort spa by Condé Nast Traveller in 2013, the facility has 16 treatment rooms, fantastic views of the Catskills, a heated outdoor mineral pool and a “spa menu” that is actually 28 pages long. 

mohonk.com/spa

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Simhara Center

Simhara Center

It’s unusual enough to find a full service spa in a colonial stone home, but Simhara aspires to help you “reach ever higher levels of holistic and restorative beauty, health, relaxation and happiness” with a host of services, treatments and yoga. 

simhara.com

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Robibero Family Vineyards

Robibero Family Vineyards

A fairly new vineyard on the New York scene, Robibero is also one of the most scenic, located on 42 acres in and around the Shawangunk Ridge. It’s a family operation who’s mission is less corporate and more about passion. Wines are crafted in small lots, in very limited production and sold mostly on site. 
rnewyorkwine.com

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Ashokan Reservoir

Ashokan Reservoir

Bike, walk or run around New York City’s most attractive drinking water. The historic and beautiful Ashokan Reservoir was completed in 1915 and still supplies 40% of NYC’s daily usage. The views across the basin to the Catskills is awesome, and the bridges and old stonework have the effect of bringing you back in time. Very easy wide, paved trails are great for any athletic level.

http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/html/watershed_protection/ashokan.shtml

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Walkway over the Hudson

Walkway over the Hudson

A formerly abandoned railroad bridge is now a glorious if somewhat vertiginous pedestrian park. The Walkway over the Hudson connects Highland to Poughkeepsie, and at1.28 miles, is the longest, elevated pedestrian bridge in the world. Among the more popular events scheduled there are the frequent “Moonwalks” and a very dramatic 4th of July.

http://walkway.org

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Rosendale Trestle

Rosendale Trestle

The most impressive stage along the 24 mile long Walkill Valley Rail Trail, this refurbished train truss bridge that crosses over the Rondout Creek dates back to 1872. Peer over Rosendale, and while you’re there, marvel that rail trail now extends continuously from Gardiner to Kingston thanks in large part to the efforts of the Open Space Institute.

http://www.wvrta.org

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Holiday Mountain Ski & Fun Park

Holiday Mountain Ski & Fun Park

4 lifts service 7 slopes and trails of varying skill levels but mostly for kids and beginners. Other fun stuff includes a tubing hill and night skiing on all trails. Come Summer, the area turns into a kid-cetric resort with bumper boats, go-karts, mini-golf, batting cages, bungee trampolines, and on and on…

http://www.holidaymtn.com

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Vernooy Kill Falls

Vernooy Kill Falls

Gently sloping cascades, a gentle waterfall and a kid friendly 4 mile round trip hike. Enter at 576 Upper Cherrytown Road. 

http://www.trails.com/tcatalog_trail.aspx?trailid=HGN065-021

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Peekamoose Blue Hole

Peekamoose Blue Hole

A deep (and sort of blue)  swimming hole on the Rondout Creek fed by water rushing through a gap in a rock. When you do your cannonball off the rocks on shore, you’ll notice the water is rather cold.

http://swimming-holes.info/item/peekamoose-blue-hole/

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Mohonk Mountain House

Mohonk Mountain House

The grand dame of Hudson Valley resorts (and longest surviving), the enormous Mountain House is perched in one of the most memorable settings in the country. The fairly new spa comes highly recommended and the dated nine-hole golf course set in a mountain is a wild pitch and putt. Skating in the winter is perfect and the grounds are brilliantly gardened. mohonk.com

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The Inn at Stone Ridge

The Inn at Stone Ridge

This 18th century mansion, built by the prominent Dutch Hasbrouck family has been continuously occupied. It currently serves as a bed & breakfast with each room reflecting different periods of the Hasbrouck family with fully updated modern amenities. It is on 45 acres of groomed lawns and beautiful gardens. innatstoneridge.com

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Blue Willow Bed & Breakfast

Blue Willow Bed & Breakfast

A 1750 stone home impeccably remodeled with all of today’s amenities. This Martha Stewart ready gem is nestled in historic Stone Ridge, where there is a smattering of Arts & Crafts homes amongst the abundance of Dutch stone colonials. 

bluewillowgetaways.com

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Elmrock Inn Bed & Breakfast

Elmrock Inn Bed & Breakfast

A 1770 Dutch Boutique-Style Farmhouse offering guest accommodations and often hosting weddings for locals an out of towers. Apparently the catering is superb…

elmrockinn.com

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Hasbrouck House

Hasbrouck House

This 18th century mansion, built by the prominent Dutch Hasbrouck family has been continuously occupied. It currently serves as a bed & breakfast with each room reflecting different periods of the Hasbrouck family with fully updated modern amenities. It is on 45 acres of groomed lawns and beautiful gardens.

innatstoneridge.com

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The Graham & Co

The Graham & Co

The side project of 4 enterprising Brooklynites working in the realms of fashion and design, the Graham & Co is a cool mix of mid-century modern and quaint American rustic-chic. Camp-like features include outdoor movie nights, a fire pit, inner tubes in the pool and a rustic bar. Their 20 rooms are very popular among the twee, so book early! thegrahamandco.com

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1850 House Inn & Tavern

1850 House Inn & Tavern

The “house” has operated as a hotel since 1850. The newest owners have restored it and it’s 11 rooms with historical integrity and modern amenities but most importantly, they have revived the public tavern. Check-out the recently installed enormous deck off the back of the hotel overlooking Rondout Creek. the1850house.com

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Captain Schoonmaker's Bed & Breakfast

Captain Schoonmaker's Bed & Breakfast

Captain Frederick Schoonmaker was a local Civil War hero. Of his large estate, only the stone house remained in his name when the war ended. For the past 30 years, it has been a well known bed & breakfast with quaint charm. www.captainschoonmakers.com

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Beekman Arms and Delamater Inn

Beekman Arms and Delamater Inn

America’s oldest continuously operating inn has all the historic trappings one would expect: wide-plank floors, beamed ceilings, and a stone hearth. It contains the sturdy Bogardus Tavern, built to withstand an Indian attack and a stage coach stop and hangout for revolutionaries. Of course, George Washington slept here. Its “sister” inn, the Delameter is considered an American Gothic masterpiece. beekmandelamaterinn.com

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Minnewaska Lodge

Minnewaska Lodge

This hotel earns the word “lodge”—Tall ceilings, huge windows, lots of wood, an outdoor fire pit and adirondack chairs. The huge back yard abuts the intimidating cliffs of the Shawangunk Ridge and the surrounding 22,000 acres of state preserve. You practically fall out of bed onto a hiking trail. minnewaskalodge.com

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The Hotel Dylan

The Hotel Dylan

The Hotel Dylan bills itself as a gateway to the music and the arts of the Hudson Valley. Reflecting the bohemian spirit of Woodstock it’s more Scandinavian chic than hippy and tie-die. The rooms look out over a central lawn where you can engage in “spontaneous leisure” activities like ping-pong, badminton, bocce ball, or just lazing in the hammock. thehoteldylan.com

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Rock and Rye Tavern

Rock and Rye Tavern

Outdoors get a spectacular view of the Shawangunk Ridge; indoors, dine in the 1759 stone tavern or the elegant 1830’s wing. Chef Kolakowski’s New American bistro-style menu sources from local farms, but truth be told, many just go for the cocktails with names like “Bitter-Sweet Symphony,” “Fitzcarraldo” and “Honey Badger.” 

rockandrye.com

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Asia

Asia

Amazingly there are two restaurants in Stone Ridge that serve fantastic sushi. Asia also features a long list (over 100!) of Chinese, Korean, Thai and Indian dishes on its menu? It was opened recently by a pair of Malaysian sisters who have another popular restaurant in Kingston under their belt. 

asiastoneridge.com

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The Depuy Canal House

The Depuy Canal House

This formerly infamous tavern has been restored and lovingly maintained for over 44 years by Chef John Novi. Novi is deeply connected to local growers and works that knowledge into his menu that some call “kitchen theater.” Be prepared to settle in for a while they can over-serve at times.

depuycanalhouse.com

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The Country Inn

The Country Inn

Wait, are we in Williamsburg? This former biker bar has brief but considered menu, over 400 beers from around the world, a beautiful deck with a lake view and plenty of taxidermy. They have recently installed a pizza oven as well. Here come more hipsters… beat them before kitchen closes at 9.

krumville.com/

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Mountain Brauhaus

Mountain Brauhaus

The German kitsch decore and the menu may not had changed much since the Ruoff family opened the Mountain Brauhaus in 1955, but that’s a good thing. Classic German cuisine and beers plus really good cocktails draw a bustling crowd, among them many weary rock climbers. Where else will your waitress be wearing a dirndl?

mountainbrauhaus.com

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Aroma Thyme Bistro

Aroma Thyme Bistro

A restaurant that’s certified Green and focuses on sourcing pure ingredients. The food is healthy and delicious, and the bar is well stocked, featuring 250 craft beers.

aromathymebistro.com

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A Tavola Trattoria

A Tavola Trattoria

A Tavola Trattoria is the effort of two chefs from two of the best Italian restaurants in the city – Sfoglia and Al Di La. They combine classic Italian with local farm ingredients. We think it’s the best restaurant in New Paltz.

atavolany.com

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The Huguenot

The Huguenot

The Huguenot isa collaboration between A Tavola Trattori, New Paltz and nearby Karl Family Farms. An organic, adventurous gastropub that would please any carnivore. There are plenty of vegetarian options but the farm sets the daily agenda with their meats. The cocktails are widely considered to be genius.

thehuguenot.com

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High Falls Kitchenette

High Falls Kitchenette

This retro-adorable eatery serves rather decadent comfort food, shakes, pies and most notably, a lavish country breakfast. A High Falls version of the popular locations in Manhattan. Mom will be jealous.

www.kitchenetterestaurant.com

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Momiji

Momiji

Who knew you could get pretty darn good sushi in Stone Ridge? Momiji has all the Japanese staples in the non-sushi zone, and remarkably fresh fish. Kids love the cool Ramune bubble sodas.

momijius.com

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Market Street

Market Street

A favorite for catering our Hudson Woods events, Market Street is the closest to resembling a “scene” in the area. The American-Italian fare by seasoned Hudson Valley chef Gianni Scappin is all about sharing small plates before a seasonably informed, elegantly executed entree. Or sit by the pizza over (shown) and dive into the excellent wine list.

marketstrhinebeck.com

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Oriole 9

Oriole 9

The emphasis at Oriole 9 is on fresh, seasonal, simple and de rigueur local farm sourcing. Its “fresh from the garden” blackboard requires lots of chalk, making it a huge favorite in Woodstock. Co-owner Nina Moeys-Paturel’s parents served the likes of Dylan and Baez at their Woodstock espresso café.

oriole9.com

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Bread Alone, Boiceville

Bread Alone, Boiceville

This Bread Alone location is perfect before or after a jaunt through the Ashokan Reservoir. It carries almost all of the organic grain products, and the kitchen cooks a mean brunch. Coming soon, they will host a farmer’s market Friday afternoons.

breadalone.com/boiceville

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Mercato Osteria & Enoteca

Mercato Osteria & Enoteca

This authentic Italian osteria serves very upscale food to the dining cognoscenti on both sides of the Hudson. Co-owner Francesco Buitoni is in fact a 7th generation member of the Buitoni pasta family and according to the Times, the restaurant “enables him to cook the way he grew up eating in Italy.”

mercatoredhook.com

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The Red Onion

The Red Onion

Housed in an old Colonial eyebrow on the road where Woodstock blends into Saugerties, the Red Onion serves “international bistro cuisine” and is well known for its generous portions, consistently inventive dishes and the proper cocktails at the busy bar. Unpretentious, but not inexpensive. 

redonionrestaurant.com

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The Bear Café, Woodstock

The Bear Café, Woodstock

On the banks of the Saw Kill (river) and adjacent the Bearsville theater, the Bear Café is as Woodstock as it gets. It opened in 1971 by then manager of Bob Dylan, the Band, Janis Joplin and many others. The crowd is there to “see-and-be-seen” and to enjoy the emphasis on organic ingredients on the “big city-class” menu.

bearcafe.com

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Cucina, Woodstock

Cucina, Woodstock

The setting alone makes this excellent, contemporary Italian restaurant worth the visit. A rambling rustic farmhouse and companion barn (now a gorgeous catering space) are where chef Giovanni Scappin serves “straight forward” but consistently delicious pastas, and a “sensational” flatbread pizza. 

cucinawoodstock.com

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Peekamoose Restaurant & Tap Room

Peekamoose Restaurant & Tap Room

This restaurant has lots going for it: Chef Devin Mills is from Brooklyn; he and his wife trained at Le Bernardin, Gramercy Tavern and Picholine among others; 35 beers are on tap; ingredients are sourced from local growers; the prices are reasonable; it’s got “lodge appeal”

peekamooserestaurant.com

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Phoenicia Diner

Phoenicia Diner

Classic diner favorites updated with a modern twist and ingredients sourced from local farms and artisans. This well maintained and well attended 50 year old diner is popular with the locals and hipsters alike, noted for it’s well thought out menu and super friendly servers.

http://www.phoeniciadiner.com

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Elephant

Elephant

A wine and tapas bar that’s quite small, very reasonable and has devoted local following for it’s “punk rock” tapas and extensive, Spanish dominated wine list. Unusual combinations of ingredients update the Basque and Spanish classics. 

http://www.elephantwinebar.com

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Le Canard Enchainé

Le Canard Enchainé

Classic, French cuisine that’s “so behind the curve, it’s probably ahead of it” says the Wall Street Journal. Come early for the almost ridiculously reasonable prix-fixe menu, or settle in later for a lavish meal, but always with proper French service.

http://le-canardenchaine.com

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Boitson's

Boitson's

A clubby bistro whose center of attraction is it’s boisterous bar with the word, “Lubrication’”  written in large stained glass type above it. Boitson’s succinct but well considered menu combines French bistro, pub fare and Southern standards into what Hudson Valley Magazine calls, “American bistro comfort food.” Off menu there’s always a considerable list of more dressed up dishes.

http://www.boitsons.com

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Duo Bistro & Bar

Duo Bistro & Bar

“New American cuisine,” “eclectic American, timely and healthy,” “focus on responsibility and sustainability,”  “eclectic comfort food menu,” “in-house and organic with a twist.” This very popular bistro garners great quotes… and it serves breakfast all day! 

http://duobistro.com

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Lekker

Lekker

“Lekker” is Dutch for “delicious,” and indeed the spare but eclectic menu delivers on that promise at this Stone Ridge breakfast and lunch spot. There’s no particular cuisine, but more like a survey of many favorites from Moroccan lamb to Oaxaca tacos to an Italian breakfast. Created by the owners of Oriole9 in Woodstock NY, and Yum Yum Noodlebar in Woodstock & Kingston, Lekker is a local and weekender favorite where free wi-fi keeps a few folks lingering for a while and casually observing who’s wandering in and out.

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The Village Tea Room

The Village Tea Room

Housed in a 200 year old building that was the village tailor shop, the Tea Room is a seasonal farm to table restaurant and bakery that reflects the wandering imagination of a former Union Square Café chef. The three cozy dining rooms are named after historical local families, and the step back in time is counteracted by the freshness of the local farm sourced ingredients and the adventurous baked goods. Open breakfast, lunch and dinner: http://www.thevillagetearoom.com

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Tuthilltown Spirits

Tuthilltown Spirits

The adorable but pricey family of Hudson Whiskeys as well as Half Moon Orchard Gin, Indigenous Vodkas and evan a Cassis are all distilled from locally grown grains, apples and corn. Take a tour, hit the store, and have lunch or dinner next door at the historic grist mill turned restaurant. 

tuthilltown.com

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Hillrock Estate

Hillrock Estate

The Hillrock Distillery is a “field-to-glass” craft distilling operation, i.e. farm-to-table for booze. Hillrock’s custom-made copper distillation equipment gives them extraordinary control over the quality of each batch. They produce aged Bourbon, and will release a single malt whiskey and a rye in the coming months. 

hillrockdistillery.com

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Keegan Ales

Keegan Ales

Only 11 years old, Keegan Ales Brewery in Kingston is now a Hudson Valley staple and a testament to local sourcing and production. The bottling operation creates 8 regular styles and countless seasonal batches. Tour the brewery, sample the line up at the bar, or kit-up a home brew.

keeganales.com

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The Mill House Brewing Company

The Mill House Brewing Company

This cavernous brew-pub restaurant sits alongside its namesake brewery and currently serves 6 house made beers: Kold One, PK Pale Ale, Alpha, De Raileur, Kilt Spinnei and Velvet Panda Stout. We’ve had them at many of our events because it’s all really good. Their motto: “Food, Farms, and beer.” 

millhousebrewing.com

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The Brewery at Bacchus

The Brewery at Bacchus

The 2 year-old Brewery at Bacchus operates as a series of experiments with unusual beers categories: Brett saisons, farmhouse ales aged on fruit, dark sours, 100% Brett IPAs, whiskey-aged imperial stouts. Because it’s such a small operation, there is limited production and each barrel goes quickly.

http://www.bacchusnewpaltz.com/brewery

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Robibero Family Vineyards

Robibero Family Vineyards

A fairly new vineyard on the New York scene, Robibero is also one of the most scenic, located on 42 acres in and around the Shawangunk Ridge. It’s a family operation who’s mission is less corporate and more about passion. Wines are crafted in small lots, in very limited production and sold mostly on site. 
rnewyorkwine.com

Culture

Storm King Art Center

Storm King Art Center

Over 100 intelligently sited works of the most acclaimed artists of our times dot the 500 brilliantly landscaped acres of Storm King Arts Center, known as the world’s finest sculpture park. Calder, Serra, Bourgeois, Dubuffet, Moore, Judd, Smith… An absolute must for the life list. 

stormkingartcenter.org

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The Olana Estate

The Olana Estate

Former home of Frederic Edwin Church, a Hudson River landscape painter this grand, eccentric mansion is a mixture of Victorian, Persian and Moorish style. It is lavishly accoutered with objects from Church’s extensive travels and contains over 40 of his paintings.

olana.org

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Dia Beacon

Dia Beacon

Dia:Beacon occupies a massive (240,000 sq ft!) former Nabisco box printing facility that was renovated for the purposes of presenting Dia Art Foundation’s collection from the 1960’s to the present and for mounting temporary exhibitions and hosting a bevy of education programs. 

diaart.org

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Woodstock Playhouse

Woodstock Playhouse

As a “rural extension of Broadway,” the Playhouse mounts traveling versions of famous musicals and summer repertory performances. The docket is also chock full of films, musical events and local theater. 

woodstockplayhouse.org

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The Bearsville Theater

The Bearsville Theater

Ostensibly the center of the Hudson Valley folk music scene, the venue has been recently renovated to house theater, experimental performances and special catering events. 

bearsvilletheater.com

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Springwood Estate, home of FDR

Springwood Estate, home of FDR

Where Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born and lived throughout his life, this fabulous estate hosted kings, queens, prime ministers and politicians. It is is marvelously preserved, containing FDR’s myriad collections of books and art, but it still remains “homey” for a mansion and inviting for a picnic on the grounds. 

nps.gov/hofr/index.htm

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Historic Huguenot Street

Historic Huguenot Street

Beautifully preserved and maintained by descendants of the Huguenots who in 1678 began this community. Historic Huguenot Street is fabulous collection of stone homes, churches and meeting places of various colonial styles. With names like Bevier, Hasbrouk, Walloon and Freer on tombstones and plaques.

huguenotstreet.org

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Fisher Center

Fisher Center

It’s not hard to guess who designed this splendid performing arts hall, but it is hard to fathom how much cultural output it nurtures and produces. It comprises 2 theaters and 4 rehearsal studios and its climate is controlled by geothermal sources. A jam packed performance schedule make the center “[possibly] the best small concert hall in the United States” per The New Yorker

fishercenter.bard.edu

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In The Area

In The Area

Ski

Hunter Mountain

Hunter Mountain

Hunter Mountain offers snow tubing and snowshoeing as well skiing. Hunter Mountain also features two terrain parks and holds freestyle events throughout the ski season.

huntermtn.com

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Belleayre Mountain

Belleayre Mountain

Belleayre Ski Center is located in the unblemished Catskill Forest Preserve on “forever wild” land. Visitors can Ski and snowboard the trails that descend through silent, pristine woodlands of the Forest.

belleayre.com

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Windham Mountain

Windham Mountain

Windham Mountain is located in the northern section of the Catskills . It has 46 trails and 9 lifts, including two high-speed detachable quads, one from the bottom to top of each peak. The highest peak is situated at 3,100 feet (940 m).

windhammountain.com

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Mountain Trails XC Ski Center

Mountain Trails XC Ski Center

The 300 acres of gorgeous Catskill park has 22 miles of former logging roads have been upgraded and are continually groomed and re-graded. Fear not if you are un-initiated to Nordic skiing since all necessities for skiing (or snowshoeing) can be rented or purchased at the lodge

mtntrails.com

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Holiday Mountain Ski & Fun Park

Holiday Mountain Ski & Fun Park

4 lifts service 7 slopes and trails of varying skill levels but mostly for kids and beginners. Other fun stuff includes a tubing hill and night skiing on all trails. Come Summer, the area turns into a kid-cetric resort with bumper boats, go-karts, mini-golf, batting cages, bungee trampolines, and on and on…

http://www.holidaymtn.com

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Lake Minnewaska

Lake Minnewaska

The tour around Lake Minnewaska is not only very beautiful, but it’s also quite manageable at 1.7 miles. Directly off the main parking lot in Minnewaska State Park, the well attended, but not overcrowded trails are open, airy and provide a moment of scenic bliss.

nysparks.com/parks/127/details.aspx

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Lake Awosting

Lake Awosting

With a beach made of solid rock, this gorgeous lake’s dedicated swimming area provides a brilliant way to douse after making the uphill, but moderate 4.5 mile hike. 

catskillhiker.net/Trails/trails_gunks.shtml

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Stony Kill Falls

Stony Kill Falls

The reward for a relatively brief walk in a portion of the Minnewaska Park, near Wawarsing is a stunning 90 foot waterfall flowing over a sheer cliff face into a pristine swimming hole. Above the fall is a pool from which there are marvelous views of the Stony Creek and Roundout Valleys, into Sullivan County.

nysparks.com  Wikipedia

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Split Rock Swim Hole

Split Rock Swim Hole

Split Rock Hole is a collection of unique wading opportunities. A brisk stream between two sizable cliffs where jumping off is a popular option. Take 44/55 to Clove Rd. Keep to the right on this dirt road, over bridges, until you get to the to the Coxing Kill Trailhead and parking area. Requires Mohonk Preserve Day Pass $10.

mohonkpreserve.org/coxing-trailhead

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Vernooy Kill Falls

Vernooy Kill Falls

Gently sloping cascades, a gentle waterfall and a kid friendly 4 mile round trip hike. Enter at 576 Upper Cherrytown Road. 

http://www.trails.com/tcatalog_trail.aspx?trailid=HGN065-021

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Peekamoose Blue Hole

Peekamoose Blue Hole

A deep (and sort of blue)  swimming hole on the Rondout Creek fed by water rushing through a gap in a rock. When you do your cannonball off the rocks on shore, you’ll notice the water is rather cold.

http://swimming-holes.info/item/peekamoose-blue-hole/

Pick & Grow

Westwind Orchard

Westwind Orchard

Fashion photographer Fabio Chizzola and fashion stylist Laura Ferrar are creating a “Holistic Community Orchard” on their 31 acre property in Accord. Already certified organic they are introducing materials like Neem oil, Effective Microbes, seaweed, Kelp and compost teas to help grow healthier soil, trees, fruits and vegetables.

westwindorchard.com

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Saunderskill Farm

Saunderskill Farm

After 12 generations in the same family, Saunderskill Farm isn’t just an historical curiosity, but a thriving, growing business with almost 500 acres in production, a sprawling nursery served by 15 greenhouses, a newly expanded 3100 square foot market selling their produce and scores of other locally sourced goods.

saunderskill.com

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Kelder Farm

Kelder Farm

Yes, that is the world’s largest garden gnome in front of that huge barn. This sprawling farm is a favorite with kids replete with petting farm animals, mini golf, u-pick fields, hay rides and, the highlight for kids, a giant yellow jumpy pillow. You can even become a member of the exclusive “jumpy club.”

kelderfarm.com

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Davenport Farms

Davenport Farms

The Davenport family has been farming this land since Isaiah Davenport moved across the Hudson River in the 1840s, and a family member can still be found working in every phase of the farm. The farm stand makes baked goods and carries local products while the rather robust nursery has a tons of plant life.

davenportfarms.com

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Catskill Native Nursery

Catskill Native Nursery

Catskill Native Nursery is the closest garden source to Hudson Woods. It’s a comprehensive and beautiful nursery that will guide you to create brilliant gardens. We source our seedlings there, and they source their seeds from our friends at the Hudson Valley Seed Library.

catskillnativenursery.com

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Hudson Valley Seed Library

Hudson Valley Seed Library

What was once a side project for a librarian in nearby Gardiner is now a three acre facility that produces 100’s of pounds of seeds each year. Seeds are grown on site or sourced from local farms and all certified Organic. 

seedlibrary.org

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Stone Ridge Orchard

Stone Ridge Orchard

This orchard has been producing apples for over two hundred years. In two major re-plantings, dozens of new gourmet varieties were added on semi-dwarfing or fully dwarfing rootstocks that produce bigger, sweeter and redder fruit. Recently they have started growing sweet cherries, peaches, nectarines, plums and Asian pears. 

stoneridgeorchard.us

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Walkill View Farm

Walkill View Farm

Possibly the best reason to visit this amazing farmer’s market is to soak in the views. Plunked in the middle of a hundred acres of fields, the market is backgrounded by the Shawangunk escarpment. There is a huge variety of produce, baked goods, the locally produced cheese.

wallkillviewfarm.snappages.com/home

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Jenkins & Lueken Orchards

Jenkins & Lueken Orchards

You’ll be in good company if you visit this orchard to pick or the farm stand to purchase. Jenkins & Luekin Orchards offers vegetables, peaches, plums, raspberries, blackberries, pumpkins, summer and winter squash, fall garden mums, and grapes in pure scenery. 

jlorchards.com

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Hudson Valley Farm Hub

Hudson Valley Farm Hub

The Farm Hub is an experimental farming model that aims to be a regional center for farmer training, agricultural research and for incubating innovative farm technologies. Visit the farm stand in Hurley dedicated to building a resilient food system. 

http://www.localeconomiesproject.org/initiatives/f…

Trails

Minnewaska State Park

Minnewaska State Park

At 21,106 acres and occupying part of New Paltz, Gardiner and Ellenville, the Minnewaska State Park Preserve is a behemoth size wise, but is also amenable to all levels of hikers, walkers, bikers, horses and XC skiing. Along with its two famous lakes Awosting and Minnewaska, the park contains a bevy of fun destinations.

http://nysparks.com/parks/127/details.aspx

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Mohonk Preserve

Mohonk Preserve

Most famous for it’s highly technical rock climbing routes on the ridges known as “The ‘Gunks”, the 8000 acre Mohonk Preserve is also accessible to the non-hard-hatted with 30 miles of gentle carriageways. It contains sections of the Appalachian Trail.

mohonkpreserve.org/

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The Lundy Estate

The Lundy Estate

Formerly the private estate of famed restaurateur owner of Lundy’s in Brooklyn, the 5400 acre preserve is a playground for mountain bikers and hikers.

fatsinthecats.com/trail.php?id=42

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Mine Hole Trail

Mine Hole Trail

The recently opened 3.5 mile trail now connects the Shawangunks to the Catskills. Access from inside the Minnewaska State Park. 

nynjtc.org/mine-hole-trail

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Ashokan Reservoir

Ashokan Reservoir

Bike, walk or run around New York City’s most attractive drinking water. The historic and beautiful Ashokan Reservoir was completed in 1915 and still supplies 40% of NYC’s daily usage. The views across the basin to the Catskills is awesome, and the bridges and old stonework have the effect of bringing you back in time. Very easy wide, paved trails are great for any athletic level.

http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/html/watershed_protection/ashokan.shtml

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Walkway over the Hudson

Walkway over the Hudson

A formerly abandoned railroad bridge is now a glorious if somewhat vertiginous pedestrian park. The Walkway over the Hudson connects Highland to Poughkeepsie, and at1.28 miles, is the longest, elevated pedestrian bridge in the world. Among the more popular events scheduled there are the frequent “Moonwalks” and a very dramatic 4th of July.

http://walkway.org

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Rosendale Trestle

Rosendale Trestle

The most impressive stage along the 24 mile long Walkill Valley Rail Trail, this refurbished train truss bridge that crosses over the Rondout Creek dates back to 1872. Peer over Rosendale, and while you’re there, marvel that rail trail now extends continuously from Gardiner to Kingston thanks in large part to the efforts of the Open Space Institute.

http://www.wvrta.org

Mind & Body

Pilates at the Bungalow

Pilates at the Bungalow

All the equipment, expertise and rigor of the Joseph Pilates method in a scenic setting just 9 minutes from Hudson Woods. This beautiful studio has been voted best pilates studio in the Hudson Valley by Hudson Valley Magazine. 

pilatesatthebungalow.com

Mind & Body

One Body Spa

One Body Spa

One Body Spa is a full service operation surrounded by nature in a quiet and peaceful setting. Their stated goal is “to nurture the body to bring balance, comfort, relaxation, and peace to enhance the quality of your life.” 

onebodyspa.com

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Stone Ridge Healing Arts

Stone Ridge Healing Arts

The facility features several practitioners of “healing” methods from meditation to nutrition and counseling. Also notable is the building itself is a Dutch stone farmhouse dated from 1753 which has been re-imagined to be more contemporary.

http://stoneridgehealingarts.com

Mind And Body

Zen Mountain Monastery

Zen Mountain Monastery

This is one of the most respected Zen Buddhist monasteries in the West, where monks are teaching and practicing ancient monasticism. Open to daily visits, retreats and other cultural programs to engage the dharma. The grounds are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 

zmm.mro.org

Mind And Body

Omega Institute

 Omega Institute

The Omega Institute is a mind and spirit retreat. The Institute hums with seminars by hundreds of noted thinkers, artists and healers and draws over 23,000 attendees to its programs yearly.The recently constructed building to house the Center for Sustainable Living is worth a visit in and of itself. 

eomega.org

Mind And Body

Mama Multi Arts Center

Mama Multi Arts Center

This very busy community center hosts Yoga classes daily, but also Tai Chi, Chi Hung, Zumba and even Chinese Straight Sword sessions. 

cometomama.org

Mind And Body

Whole Sky Yoga

Whole Sky Yoga

Located in a lean, bright lofty space with hardwood floors in the brand new High Falls Emporium. Whole Sky offers classes of vinyasa and also custom yoga sessions for those who to go to the next level. 

wholeskyyoga.com

Mind And Body

Mohonk Mountain House Spa

Mohonk Mountain House Spa

Ranked the #1 resort spa by Condé Nast Traveller in 2013, the facility has 16 treatment rooms, fantastic views of the Catskills, a heated outdoor mineral pool and a “spa menu” that is actually 28 pages long. 

mohonk.com/spa

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Simhara Center

Simhara Center

It’s unusual enough to find a full service spa in a colonial stone home, but Simhara aspires to help you “reach ever higher levels of holistic and restorative beauty, health, relaxation and happiness” with a host of services, treatments and yoga. 

simhara.com