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Erik & Cristin’s guidebook

Erik & Cristin
Erik & Cristin
Joined in 2012
Erik & Cristin

Erik & Cristin’s guidebook

Food & Groceries
- The nearest grocery store is Emmanuel's in Stone Ridge. About 10 minutes from the house. They close at 9pm most nights. You will also pass grocery stores in New Paltz on the way up. - There is a liquor store in the Stone Ridge shopping center - Applestone Meat is a 24-hour butcher shop in Stone Ridge and Accord
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Emmanuel's Market Place
3853 Main Street
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Applestone Meat Co.
3607 Main St
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Our Favorite Local Restaurants (less than 20 mins)
a very eclectic local eatery in the heart of High Falls
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The Egg's Nest
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a very eclectic local eatery in the heart of High Falls
a favorite among the locals. It’s located at the Stone Dock Golf Course and has wonderful breakfasts, sandwiches and soups. Pro tip: get the cajun turkey sandwich.
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High Falls Cafe
12 Stone Dock Road
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a favorite among the locals. It’s located at the Stone Dock Golf Course and has wonderful breakfasts, sandwiches and soups. Pro tip: get the cajun turkey sandwich.
good spot to grab a breakfast wrap or sandwich before a day of hiking. Located in the middle of High Falls.
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The Last Bite
103 Main Street
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good spot to grab a breakfast wrap or sandwich before a day of hiking. Located in the middle of High Falls.
just down the road overlooking a small lake with hundreds of beers on the menu.
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The Country Inn
1380 County Road 2
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just down the road overlooking a small lake with hundreds of beers on the menu.
the restaurant at the newly renovated Hasbrouck House. They also havean outdoor restaurant serving fast casual food on the patio during the summer months.
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Butterfield Restaurant
3805 Main St
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the restaurant at the newly renovated Hasbrouck House. They also havean outdoor restaurant serving fast casual food on the patio during the summer months.
a historic apple orchard that serves pizza from a wood burning oven and delicious local cider. They also offer pick-your-own apples, pumpkins, andberries. (check hours before you go - limited during the week and off-season).
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Westwind Orchard
215 Lower Whitfield Road
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a historic apple orchard that serves pizza from a wood burning oven and delicious local cider. They also offer pick-your-own apples, pumpkins, andberries. (check hours before you go - limited during the week and off-season).
next to Westwind Orchard, serving locally made beer & food.
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Arrowood Farm-Brewery
236 Lower Whitfield Rd
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next to Westwind Orchard, serving locally made beer & food.
Kingston
a cool microbrewery in old town Kingston. A great place to spend a rainy afternoon throwing peanut shells on the floor.
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Keegan Ales
20 Saint James Street
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a cool microbrewery in old town Kingston. A great place to spend a rainy afternoon throwing peanut shells on the floor.
awesome taqueria in old town Kingston. Great guacamole!
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Diego's Taqueria
38 John Street
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awesome taqueria in old town Kingston. Great guacamole!
another old town Kingston favorite. wonderful sandwiches and specials.
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Duo Bistro
299 Wall Street
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another old town Kingston favorite. wonderful sandwiches and specials.
a hipster-y family friendly brunch spot/antique store in the middle of oldtown—great baked goods, coffees and teas.
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Outdated, Antique Cafe
314 Wall Street
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a hipster-y family friendly brunch spot/antique store in the middle of oldtown—great baked goods, coffees and teas.
greek-inspired casual restaurant with great roast chicken & vegan options. try the sesame crusted cheese
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Kovo Rotisserie
43 N Front St
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greek-inspired casual restaurant with great roast chicken & vegan options. try the sesame crusted cheese
bookstore/bar/coffee shop - all good things in one spot. try the doughnuts
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Rough Draft Bar & Books
82 John St
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bookstore/bar/coffee shop - all good things in one spot. try the doughnuts
Outdoor Activities
8,000 protected acres of cliffs, forests, fields, ponds and streams. It is located on the Shawangunk Ridge, a section of the Appalachian Mountains. The Preserve maintains over 70 miles of carriage roads and 40 miles of trails for hiking, cycling, trail running, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and horseback riding. We go here almost every weekend with the dog and are still finding incredible areas we’ve never seen. It’s also a great place to cross-country ski in the winter.
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Mohonk Preserve
3197 Route 44 55
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8,000 protected acres of cliffs, forests, fields, ponds and streams. It is located on the Shawangunk Ridge, a section of the Appalachian Mountains. The Preserve maintains over 70 miles of carriage roads and 40 miles of trails for hiking, cycling, trail running, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and horseback riding. We go here almost every weekend with the dog and are still finding incredible areas we’ve never seen. It’s also a great place to cross-country ski in the winter.
a 20,000 acre preserve with great hiking trails circling a beautiful sky lake with swimming areas. Also has great cross-country ski trails.
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Minnewaska State Park-Ptrsklls
2589 US-44
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a 20,000 acre preserve with great hiking trails circling a beautiful sky lake with swimming areas. Also has great cross-country ski trails.
a beautifully-maintained conservancy with hiking trails to the Ellenville Fault Ice Caves, a series of winding crevices and tunnels caused by re-freezing snow melts. It is a designated National Landmark and is well worth the visit. Pick wild blueberries along the trail in the summertime. The parking lot fills up, so it’s best to go early in the morning. And if you make the trip out there (about 30 minutes), definitely make a stop at the Mountain Brau Haus for a German lunch.
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Sams Point
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a beautifully-maintained conservancy with hiking trails to the Ellenville Fault Ice Caves, a series of winding crevices and tunnels caused by re-freezing snow melts. It is a designated National Landmark and is well worth the visit. Pick wild blueberries along the trail in the summertime. The parking lot fills up, so it’s best to go early in the morning. And if you make the trip out there (about 30 minutes), definitely make a stop at the Mountain Brau Haus for a German lunch.
Swimming
There are a number of places to swim. We love to swim in the Rondout creek. There’s a huge waterfall right in the middle of High Falls, and lots of people swim right beneath it. Further down the creek it feeds into something called the Peekamoose Blue Hole which is a great swimming spot. You can also swim in Lake Minnewaska, which is about 25 minutes away, the Awosting Falls in the same park, or a number of local creeks that stay ice cold all year round like this one https://www.alltrails.com/trail/ us/new-york/vernooy-falls-trail
Rondout Creek
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Peekamoose Blue Hole
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Vernooy Falls