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Top bookstore recommendations from locals

Historic Site
“The tour in the mansion gives historic details but we favor the grounds at Olana. Perfect for a long woodsy walk or hilly run or simply taking in the instillation art found throughout the land. ”
  • 130 locals recommend
Concert Hall
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“Great farm to table comfort food alongside live performances—check their website to see which musicians, comedians, magicians, or circus performers will be there during your time upstate ”
  • 95 locals recommend
Nature
“Hillsdale, NY: 35 minute drive from house. Modest ski resort with 7 lifts, 3 terrain parks, 36 trails, night riding & equipment rentals.”
  • 86 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Situated on three-hundred acres in the Hudson Valley, Art Omi presents the works of contemporary artists and architects, and offers the opportunity to experience a range of large-scale works in a singular outdoor environment, plus a 1,500 square foot gallery. The Sculpture & Architecture Park currently offers more than 60 works of art and architecture on view, with pieces added or exchanged each year.”
  • 93 locals recommend
Trail
“The entrance is located in Copake, NY. It is a bit of a drive from Great Barrington, about 25 minutes, but worth it to spend the day hiking and cooling off along the falls. ”
  • 83 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Prairie Whale – 30 mins - One of our favorites. If you’re familiar with Andrew Tarlow (Diner, Marlow and Sons, etc…) then you’ll get the vibe of Prairie Whale. ”
  • 63 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The home of Frederick Edwin Church, key figure in the Hudson River School of painting. Stunning setting and a significant example of neo-moorish architecture. Really worth a visit! ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“This place is a top-notch grocery store that you can get all your specialty food items at. Great for sandwiches or to grab some food for a picnic at Tanglewood or even at home to cook!”
  • 69 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Hudson, NY: Former blacksmith's shop-turned-eatery serving a seasonal menu of farm-to-table New American fare .”
  • 68 locals recommend
Boarding House
“Incredible farm to table restaurant with unique dishes and $1 oyster specials ”
  • 66 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Hudson, NY: Locally sourced, inventive New American cuisine from a husband-wife team in a lively, upscale space.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Bar
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“Asian inspired bar with eclectic decor, good cocktails and Asian food with a great vibe. Outdoor courtyard! ”
  • 54 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Best farm to table restaurant in the region! Beautifully designed, wonderful ambience ”
  • 56 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
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“Maker Hotel – 40 mins - $$$ Go here for cocktails. They have a bar with a fireplace and ”
  • 53 locals recommend
Museum
“Historic home and studio of painter Thomas Cole. Hosts beautifully curated art exhibits year-round ”
  • 37 locals recommend