4.5 based on 6 reviews
The Catskill Art Society is based in the CAS Arts Center, located in the lovely hamlet of Livingston Manor, NY. Our vibrant, newly expanded 4,500+ square foot multi-disciplinary facility with lots of natural light, loft-like ceilings, and beautiful natural bamboo flooring includes a designated fine arts gallery, a large multi-purpose space, a pottery studio, a painting studio, and two studio classrooms. The CAS Arts Center is wheelchair accessible.
My spouse and I went to the Catskill Art society to see a photography exhibition od till man Cranes Pt prints. The exhibition was excellent but the Art Center was also excellent. well designed space and pleasant staff Not particularly large. check their website. Well worth a stop if you are passing by on route 17 in New York
4.5 based on 29 reviews
This location has been fixed up from years ago. The building is modern, with a nice decorative interior. As you walk in, go to an available table. A small appetizer form is at the table listing 5 apps. I tried the "pigs in blanket" and it came with 4 out of 6 dipping sauce that one chooses. Submit the form to the barkeep and order your beer. A good way to try the beers is to order a sample of four. It comes on a wooden fish that holds 4 glasses in place. You choose the samples. Free popcorn from a machine is offered for the taking. This is a nice location to rest and grab a drink with eats after a long drive.
4.5 based on 13 reviews
Apple Pond Farm and Renewable Energy Education Center is an Organic Farm in the Catskills - a 2 hour drive from NYC. 95% of the farm's power is derived from sustainable solar thermal, solar electric and wind energies. We grow vegetables and raise sheep, goats, chickens, horses, turkeys, and a lovely donkey named Arlow. A bunch of cats and dogs also call Apple Pond Farm home. We offer tours, workshops, programs geared to both children and adults in farming, homesteading, and energy efficiency and sustainability. Here is a look at our 2016 schedule, as well as by request classes that we offer: TOURS 1 hour reserved in advance and scheduled at your convenience. Minimum tour $50 for 5 people. Each additional person $8. (Except as noted in Farming With Kids below). EDUCATIONAL FARM TOURS: Milk a dairy goat, collect eggs, feed chickens, goats and sheep, visit the turkeys, lambs, horses, inspect organic gardens and orchards. Overview of Renewable Energy systems. Seasonal Variability FARMING WITH KIDS: Much like our farm tours, Farming with Kids allows participants to actually perform farm chores and have a great time. Available every Saturday May - October and additional Fridays in July and August. Starts promptly at 10am. Adults- $8, Children - $6. No reservation required. RENEWABLE ENERGY TOURS: Learn about our solar systems that provide over 95% of the farm’s power. You will interact with our wind turbine, solar electric and solar thermal systems, used vegetable oil furnace and truck. CLASSES Our classes are a great way to dig deeper into a subject matter and come away with tangible knowledge to work with at home. Classes are usually 2 hours in length and vary in price. Reservations Required. Many scheduled classes below are also available as private classes, arranged on request. 2016 Offerings: March 26, Saturday 2-4PM Solar Power for Everyone – Understanding the Available Options $50/person $90 for two people from same family April 16, Saturday 1pm– Sunday, April 17 12PM Mother Daughter Overnight Weekend at The Farm One mother and child is $350.00 plus tax. $75.00 for each additional. May 1 – Sunday 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. July 1, Friday 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. A Lotta Ricotta – Cheese making from milking to serving $40 per person July 8, Friday 1 – 3 pm July 9 Saturday 1 – 3 pm Preparing healthy snacks with sugar alternatives Adults - $25 Children - $15 August 7, Sunday 1-3pm September 2, Friday 1-3pm Stocking your medicine cabinet with natural remedies. Adults - $25 Children - $15 October 15, Sunday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. End of The Season Field Day Celebration *No reservations needed. Other classes available on request: YEAR ROUND SPROUTS: all materials included $25, minimum class size of 4 people DRIVE A HORSE TO CARRIAGE: learn to harness, drive with instructor and drive solo. $75, minimum class size of 2 people RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS FOR YOUR HOME: capabilities, costs, financial assistance, return on investment. $75, minimum class size of 2 people
We were in the area and read what appeared to be incorrect time to visit. We showed up - my 3 year old, my husband and myself to see the farm and take a tour that was advertised. A woman came out and told us she heard there was an error in an advertisement but that the tour was 10 AM and was over. She said for the 3 of us she would charge $40 and give us a little guide but she was about to have lunch. Then said they usually have a 5 person minimum. The ad I read said $5 per adult and $4 per child - Had she said $25/$30 to cover the 5 person minimum I would have agreed - - $40 was a bit excessive - my child is 3! There was a person left over from the tour and he looked at me and said no way is $40 worth it for the 3 of us. Just think, poor approach on her part. Never even gave a sterile apology for the false advertisement.
4.5 based on 15 reviews
If you happen upon Liberty, New York with surrounding hills exploding in color and are looking for a satisfying way to spend a few hours, find Walnut Mountain Park, enjoy the exercise and take a hike. Although Sullivan County, NY offers the natural beauty of upstate rural countryside intersected by scenic roads, rugged hamlets and villages, there are few places to stop the car, put on a day pack and actually escape into the region’s natural beauty.
Walnut Mountain Park is apparently a local community endeavor located southwest of Liberty, NY on land heavily forested with mature maple, oak and hickory surrounding areas of exposed granite and slate. From a grassy park area containing picnic tables, fireplaces and playground equipment, trails varying in difficulty from steep mountain bike paths to gradual carriage trails lead up into forested terrain, probably 600 or 800 feet to the summit with it’s accompanying views stretching out many miles onto the surrounding countryside. Most of the more than 5 miles of trails are easily identifiable with various colored markers allowing the hiker their choice of length and/or difficulty of exercise. Forested surroundings are natural and superb, the views at the top are well worth the effort.
Pack a lunch. Somehow the good people who designed the park were able to lug picnic tables to the two scenic locations at the top of Walnut Mountain Park. There may be no place around more perfect to share a meal with a friend in a natural setting.
4.5 based on 27 reviews
BHF offers horseback riding for all levels and for all ages,English, Western, Trail lessons, Boarding, Summer Camp, After School Programs, Educational Programs, Shows, Sales, Training, Weddings and Partiesopen all year round / Winter Trail Rides available
I take the kids here every year. The farm is immaculate. The horses are well-cared for and responsive and really good with new riders. They have a 1/2 day camp (you can go one day or all week) that is great for kids age 5-11. The kids get to hang around a barn, learn horse care and go riding.
4.5 based on 424 reviews
The idea of visiting the Woodstock site has been in the back of my mind for decades. I am a child of the 60s and that event had a huge impact on me personally. I had initially assumed that a trip there would mean looking at a farmer's field in the middle of nowhere. Boy was I wrong.
On a beautiful sunny October day, we spent 5-6 hours pouring over many state-of-the-art exhibits in this lovely museum which REALLY captures the spirit of "Woodstock" and of the 1960 music scene. It was not busy that day so we felt like we had the place virtually to ourselves.
It was a thrill to walk the hills where the event actually occurred and to visit the monument. My only (minor) complaint is that it would have been nice to somehow mark exactly where the stage was. We had a good general idea, but a flagpole or two might make for a nice addition.
Long story short, I can happily check this off my bucket list. This visit exceeded ALL of my expectations. Kudos to the organizers and administrators!
4 based on 10 reviews
A center for flyfishing buffs that includes access to a creek, a casting pond and a museum dedicated to the sport.
I was in the area to catch trout on the famous streams and found a few hours slip pleasantly away here. Phenomenal collection of fly fishing memorabilia, equipment and history. Definately worth a stop just across a little bridge over the beautiful and 'open to the public' Willowemoc Creek.
4.5 based on 22 reviews
We visited this "Trout Town" craft distillery on a beautiful Indian Summer afternoon.
Brian the owner/master distiller gave us a thorough tour of the gluten free distilling process. (Corn based spirits)
We tasted all the good stuff at the end. All very smooth. We particularly enjoyed the Bootlegger 21 Bourbon.
We enjoyed some cocktails next door at the bar along with the owner's homemade pulled pork sandwich. This outdoor pub had a great vibe with 20-something's out playing corn hole. We enjoyed a leisurely time sipping and relaxing.
This is a great road trip destination. The small downtown has some unique shops and plenty of places to gear up for your fly-fishing trip.
Two enthusiastic thumbs up!
4.5 based on 2 reviews
Althouth the Grossinger's Hotel is in ruin, the golf course was in excellent condition. It is challenging but fair. Lots of water and traps but not undoable with proper club selection and course management. It is right off rt 17 so an easy 90 minutes from nyc . They are part of the Hudson Valley Calendar golf card with a nice discount. There is a driving range, putting ,sand trap and chipping practice areas.
4.5 based on 381 reviews
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is a not-for-profit cultural organization committed to inspiring expression, creativity, and innovation through the arts. Located at the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival in Bethel, NY., just 90 miles from New York City on a lush campus featuring bucolic countryside views, the center is comprised of the Pavilion Stage amphitheater that accommodates 15,000, an intimate 440-seat indoor Event Gallery, and the award-winning Museum at Bethel Woods. The center offers a diverse selection of popular artists, culturally-rich performances, and educational and community programs that inspire creative expression and civic engagement to enrich the human spirit. Bethel Woods is exemplary in its efforts to engage, inspire and advocate for the accessibility of the arts for all ages and to connect with community partners to broaden programmatic reach and to strengthen support and resources for its activities.
I had long wanted to see where Woodstock took place and was able to grab the opportunity on a sunny Wednesday morning in September. We’d allowed ourselves three hours before we needed to head off, which we thought would be plenty of time. To be honest, we could have spent much longer here.
The museum is beautifully done and more comprehensive than expected; starting with the cultural changes in the 1950’s that led to the Woodstock generation and why it happened. It was hugely informative, well laid out and utterly fascinating. I had assumed we’d whistle through ‘a museum about a festival’ in 30 minutes. Wrong. There’s a few short films along the way, so leave plenty of time. The final 20 minute film (about the music) before the exit is excellent. We actually ran out of time to really appreciate the additional exhibition in the additional space below the museum.
A quick trip out to the memorial plaque is a must for a photo, but you get a much better feel for what it could have been like from the top of the field behind the museum. There’s a nice ‘You are here’ picture from 1969 to help you see where you are. We grabbed some lunch from the café and sat out on the grass of the original festival bowl (which is well away from the new venue), looking down to where the stage once was and the lake beyond. Funny how an empty field can be so captivating.
Three hours came and went far too quickly and we needed to be away. I could have stayed sat in that field for the rest of the day. It’s such a beautiful and evocative place – I hope to go back one day. If you have any interest in Woodstock, then this is worth the effort to get to. It really is outstanding given it is just about three days in August nearly fifty years ago.
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