Results for category: Cool Places * Hot Trips

Cool Places: Hot Trips
3/1/2011

Summer arrived six months early on Pine Island. A farmers market—normally regarded as a rite of summer—held its grand opening at the famed Rogowski Farm on January 29. To the surprise of organizers, a...


Mohonk Mountain House
1/20/2011

Residents of the Hudson Valley might not be aware of how close they live to an actual castle, which Conde Naste has named as one of the top-twenty resorts in North America. Travel expert, Anthony Bour...


Road trip into history: Hyde Park
12/23/2010

As the nation worries about the economic downturn spiraling into a depression and politicians battle over cutting services such as Social Security, it seems as if Franklin Delano Roosevelt is as relev...


A Hudson Holiday
11/23/2010

The city of Hudson attracts visitors interested in architecture, history, shopping, arts and culture. Easily reached by car or train, the city has variously been dubbed, “the little town with the big ...


Inside Beacon New York
10/22/2010

Travel articles about Beacon pop up with regularity in the New York Times and other places and most follow what by now is a well-known story line, some version of old industrial town in decline gets r...


Saugerties: Mayberry on the Hudson or Upstate Brooklyn?
10/1/2010

Budget Travel Magazine recently selected Saugerties as one of “America’s Top Ten Coolest Small Towns.” The designation was only available to towns with a population under 10,000, which were judged on ...


Marlboro Land
9/30/2010

Along 9W, between Newburgh and Milton, lies the Township of Marlborough and the hamlet of Marlboro. As you continue north beyond the ’Burgh, nondescript businesses dot the roadscape—welding supplies, ...


Wine, food, and fun in Marlboro
9/30/2010

Marlborough is the home to great wine and food: Gravitational wines Stephen Osborn and Kimberly Wagner, owners of Stoutridge Vineyard, may have advanced degrees in chemistry, but on the weekend ...


Culture amid the scenery
9/2/2010

When you visit Kent, Ct., you will not find a mere drugstore. My partner Stephanie and I arrived with our 9-month old son one recent Sunday only to realize we had left behind both his hat and sunscree...


Visit Kent CT. for art galleries and fantastic festivals
9/2/2010

Galleries: Eckert Fine Art   This gallery in the middle of town is host to an exhibition of major works by the sculptor Boaz Vaadia. Pieces are on display in the courtyard at the Kent Town Center f...


Hudson Valley Artist Exhibits in Kent
9/2/2010

    Newburgh artist Clayton Buchanan is this year’s winner of the Kent Art Association’s President’s Show. This entitles him to a solo show at the KAA gallery on South Main Street in Kent. The show op...


Travel to Hershey, PA
7/23/2010

Milton S. Hershey built his chocolate-making empire among the green rolling hills in Lancaster County, PA for good reason. The land would support dairy farming, a critical component in the making of m...


Picasso Looks at Degas
5/26/2010

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, located in Williamstown, MA, in the Berkshire Mountains, is one of the few leading art museums that also acts as a resource center for international rese...


Take a trip to historic Troy
5/1/2010

Carved out of three Dutch farms along the Hudson River a few miles north of Albany, Troy took shape in the 1780s when early Americans realized that its horizontal water was ideal for commerce and its ...


It's flea season in the Valley!
4/1/2010

Everyone has their own barometer of spring. For some it’s a crocus peering through the snow. For others it’s taking out the bike for the inaugural ride of the season. But for diehard treasure seekers ...


Insider secrets: What the pros won't tell you.
4/1/2010

Many high-end antique dealers shop these markets for merchandise. Here are some tips the pros don’t want you to know.   The early bird gets the great stuff. By the time the general public arrives,...


Shopping and golf can be a blast in Mystic
3/8/2010

One of a kind shops The colonial-style Olde Mystick Village is a quirky collection of over 40 stores, many of which are independent retailers you won’t find anywhere else, including Irish Eyes, Yanke...


A Mystic Experience
2/22/2010

Just two hours away from the Hudson Valley, Mystic is a quintessential New England shore town. Though the beaches along Long Island Sound don’t open until Memorial Day, there are plenty of attractions...


7 reasons for a Romantic Getaway
1/25/2010

Who needs Valentine’s Day as a reason to celebrate the love you share with a special someone? Make a date now for a romantic getaway to add a little spark to your love life. We’ve come up with seven o...


10 Fun Things to Try in the Valley
1/4/2010

Across the Hudson Valley, you can find 101 things to do whether you're an adventurous person or not. So for the New Year instead of setting resolutions to lose weight, to get organized or to save mone...


Cool Places: Ski Resorts in the Hudson Valley and Beyond
12/29/2009

If you aren’t one who hibernates throughout the winter and enjoys a nice snowy adventure, then we have the best ski and snowboarding destinations for you. These resorts offer plenty of other entertain...


Taming the Mountain for Less
12/29/2009

Check out the following ski resorts that offer discounts this winter season. Five out of the ten resorts on our list are offering the new CATS discount card. The card takes 20 percent off the purchase...


Single and ready to mingle
11/19/2009

Looking for something to do, but tired of the fact that most venues cater to the younger 20-something set? Spots in the Hudson Valley cater to the older, more sophisticated crowd. It’s time to get out...


Need a date night? Check out these two great restaurants.
11/19/2009

Need a date night? Check out these two great restaurants.   The Stissing House, history and delicious food   Located in Pine Plains, The Stissing House Restaurant and Tavern (stissinghouse.com), i...


Adventurous Dating
11/19/2009

If you are new to the dating scene and you’re looking for adventure, then these two hot spots might be for you.   Sing while you bowl   Tarsio Lanes (tarsiolanes.com) is a family owned and operat...


Daytripping in picturesque Warwick
9/7/2009

Warwick is a beautiful destination celebrated for its Victorian charm, sense of community and distinctly rural character. Visit for the day and discover its agricultural richness and the charm of this...


Celebrate with Bethel Woods!
7/28/2009

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Woodstock Music Festival. The Museum at Bethel Woods is dedicated to remembering the music festival and the 1960s. The multi-media exhibits display the key ...


Become a part of Quadricentennial history
5/22/2009

400 years of history being celebrated in the Hudson Valley. Who would have thought that a captain sailing from the Netherlands in 1609 would have such a great impact on the Hudson Valley? Take this op...


Take a breather with local theatre and fine arts
5/22/2009

Looking for something a bit different? On June 20, Try Los Tres Balceneros: I’d Rather be Grateful than Dead dinner theatre: A unique mixture of live interactive theater and old time radio drama—truly...


Looking for a sweet serenade?
5/22/2009

From West Point to Woodstock, the Hudson Valley jumps with excitement. If you like to sit under the stars or want the comfort of wonderful theater seating, you can find it close to home. On Sunday...


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