short uggs uk Three towns in Hudson Valley that you have to visit
The region offers lots to do, see, eat and drink, all surrounded by a pristine landscape that feels far removed from the stress and noise of the Big Apple.
Here are three towns worth visiting Saugerties, Woodstock and Kingston each with its own unique charm.
Instantly identifiable by its gorgeous lighthouse on the Hudson River, Saugerties seamlessly blends its historic charm with a resurgent, creative Brooklynish energy that’s filling the town with lots of great new casual restaurants, bars and shops.
Opus 40 Sculpture Park and Museum
For a mix of fresh air and mind blowing artwork, take a 15 minute ride from the heart of Saugerties to Opus 40 Sculpture Park and Museum, the swirling, zany vision of one man, Harvey Fite, a brilliant local artist who labored on this mind bending project for 37 years.
Using ancient techniques, Fite single handedly built countless intertwined ramps and terraces to create this monumental masterpiece from his own bluestone quarry. It has to be seen to be believed. But hurry,
it’s only open through next weekend.
(50 Fite Road, Saugerties, 845 246 3400. Admission: $10 adults/$3 kids 6 12. through Columbus Day weekend.
On those rainy (as well as sunny) days, when you want to scratch your own artistic itch, or just need to engage a bunch of antsy kids, try out Fiberflame Studio. This DIY art studio both offers organized classes and welcomes drop ins most days without reservations, where each family member can select their own project from dozens of options. Whether it’s glazing pottery, jewelry making, or designing and printing your own stationery, there are endless creative possibilities for as little as $10 per person plus materials.
Little Apple Juice Bar is where to go for a pick me up in Woodstock.
Fiberflame in Saugerties offers family oriented crafts classes and activities.
For a tasty, belly filling meal and a true bargain, a good bet is the aptly named Yum Yum. Right in the heart of town, Yum Yum serves pan Asian noodle bowls for a mere $10 a pop. 11 13) offers an array of talented, cash strapped musicians and artists of every stripe performing over a three day marathon in exchange for donated health care services provided by doctors and dentists from across the region. Tickets cost just $25 and are good throughout the festival.