Indian Ladder Farms has everything you want in a Catskill Mountain vacation in one convenient (and stunningly beautiful) location.
Crisp hard cider. Idyllic beer garden. U-pick produce. Playground. Petting zoo. Great food. Weddings. HEAVEN!
Art, history, and nature converge at the the historic Catskill, NY home of landscape painter Thomas Cole. And it's the kind of place that really lights up when inquisitive children arrive.
A barn-turned-tropical-paradise. Magical reels played in a treehouse-like cafe. A destination-worthy record store. A blacksmith. A soap maker. Some neo-Dadaist art. Hey, it must be Oak Hill Day!
Albany's New York State Museum: A greatest hits collection for fans of the American Museum of Natural History, the New York Transit Museum, and Jane's Carousel.
At Mooney’s Auction House in East Durham, Al Cardamone, Jr. carries on the tradition of singing away solid wood furniture, jewelry, antiques, and ephemera.
Looking to spend a summer weekend driving to breweries around Hudson, NY? Brooklyn Based featured our favorite spots in Hophead road trip: 6 Hudson Valley breweries for day-drinking or growlers to go, and we’ve got your road trip plan here.
A sun-drenched, plant-filled space. Impeccable coffee. Picture-perfect yard. To-go bottles. Crazy-delicious snacks. Artistic goods. Beautiful people. Um, who needs Brooklyn anyway?
The hand-lettered signs out front read "ALL BOOKS 50¢ to $1" and "YES! PARK ON THE GRASS!" If you're a bookworm who is a few beers deep (thanks to the nearby Suarez and Sloop tasting rooms), this roadside bookshop is pure magic.
Spoiler alert: If you’ve been dreaming of a playground that serves beer and snacks, Sloop’s about to manifest that dream for you.
While many brewers are crafting heavily hoppy, dank IPAs, Suarez is focusing on crisp, classic beers. Sample of the finest, freshest lager, pilsner, or kolsch at this Hudson brewery.
BEWARE: These fluffy, white Maremma sheepdog puppies are JUST TOO CUTE. When we visited them at Lime Kiln Farm, the puppies were 9 weeks old and already weighing around 30 pounds.
Opus 40, a wondrous, bewitching Saugerties sculpture park of swirling slate and labyrinthine paths feels M.C. Escher artwork come to life. But is it safe for kids?
Here's a cheat sheet to all my blog posts on the shops, restaurants, farm stands, hotels, and AirBnB's mentioned in my Brooklyn Based piece, “Upstate escape: 3 off-the-beaten-path Catskills towns.” Photo by Beth Schneck.
Lime Kiln Farm feels like a little piece of the Italian countryside tucked into the Hudson Valley. The owners made cheese in Tuscany for over 20 years before moving to the Catskills town of Coxsackie.
So fragrant and almondy, so rich with the jammy sweetness of its fig filling. This cake is the perfect foil to a cup of coffee or tea, and I've been craving it ever since. YOU MUST TRY IT ASAP.
With a gorgeous Catskill Mountain backdrop on her doorstep, a knack for capturing the magic of childhood, and perhaps the most affordable rates in NY State, photographer Christine McIlhenny of HarmonyHill Photography conjures up sweetness in every shot.
Hort and Pott has captured the modern cabin aesthetic and distilled all of its woodsy flavor into a little white barn in Oak Hill.
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