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Area Attractions Summer 2021

Now is the perfect time to explore exciting Hudson Valley destinations! Enjoy visiting long-time favs and have fun getting to know many new must-visit sites that have opened in the past year. Be inspired by what you’ll find right in your neighborhood!

Celebrate life’s meaningful moments

Located in a century-old former convent and chapel, The Abbey Inn & Spa emerges wholly renovated and re-imagined as the Hudson Valley’s premier retreat for today’s modern traveler. Perched high atop historic Fort Hill where Washington’s army set up a key lookout post in the Revolutionary War, The Abbey Inn & Spa features 42 unique guestrooms and suites, exquisite private event spaces, a full-service spa, and the Apropos farm-to-table restaurant and bar. Nominated 3rd best new hotel in the US by USA Today and a multiple Best of Westchester winner, including best new hotel, new restaurant, new bar, best new place for business meetings, and rehearsal dinners, The Abbey Inn & Spa is the ideal venue for celebrating all of life’s meaningful moments in northern Westchester and the lower Hudson River Valley.

The Abbey Inn & Spa
900 Fort Hill Rd

Your destination for the perfect running shoe

Baldwin Running Company is a run specialty store located in the Village of Pawling. Stop by for a complimentary 3-D foot scan that not only provides information to find the shoe that best fits your needs, but the data can be used to create personalized 3-D printed insoles. It offers a variety of road and trail shoes, running gear, nutrition, and fitness apparel to support your fitness needs.

Baldwin Running Company
26 E. Main St, Suite 2

Discover your happy place 

On the grounds where the 1969 Woodstock festival was held, we are still all about peace and love. Through the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts’ 16,000-person outdoor amphitheater; museum dedicated to the greatest festival of all time and the decade that led up to it; and programs for creatives of all ages, get lost in the legacy of the place where people went to find themselves. This summer, discover your happy place. For concert tickets, exhibit information, and a full calendar of events, visit

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
200 Hurd Rd
Bethel, NY

Experience exquisite tastes

Discover The Blue Olive, a unique premium olive oil and vinegar tasting room and gourmet store located in the quaint villages of Pawling and Cold Spring, features a wide range of infused styles as well as premium varietal extra virgin olive oils. Visitors will also find specialty and infused balsamic vinegar, homemade bread, cake and pizza kits, pasta and risotto, gift baskets and wedding favors, infused sea salts, Hudson Valley-based jams, jellies, herbs, spices, and maple syrup, as well as handmade olive oil-based soaps. Stop by and experience these exquisite tastes!

The Blue Olive
26 Charles Colman Blvd

125 Main St
Cold Spring

Indulge in a one-of-a-kind music-lovers experience

City Winery offers music lovers a one-of-a-kind experience by combining a concert venue, restaurant, and winery in one location. Join us on weekends this summer for our Concerts In the Vineyard series on our truly unique outdoor amphitheater. The sound system is designed for an exceptional listening experience. Take in a show by Joan Osborne, Jorma Kaukonen, Dar Williams, and more or come for a wine tasting and tour and stay for dinner. The menu is locally sourced, featuring signature City Winery items and rustic, seasonal food.

City Winery Hudson Valley
23 Factory St

Family fun is back! 

The 175th Dutchess County Fair in beautiful Rhinebeck takes place August 24-29. Come enjoy the agricultural bounty of Dutchess County with thousands of farm animals, beautiful horticulture, endless shopping, thrilling midway rides, and of course, delicious foods all spread out over 150 acres! Free Grandstand entertainment is featured, including headlining acts, Tuesday through Friday night with paid admission. There’s endless entertainment around every corner! Buy your advance discount tickets online at We can’t wait to see you!

Dutchess County Fairgrounds
6636 U.S. 9

Explore a whimsical sculpture farm

Hogpen Hill Farms is Edward Tufte’s 234-acre landscape sculpture farm in Northwest Connecticut with 100 Edward Tufte artworks, miles of walking paths, and joyous beautiful open space. Also featured are studio shows of indoor artworks, stainless steel Feynman diagrams, prints, and books on data visualization and analysis. “It is wild, whimsical, grand, and incredibly beautiful, with sculptures ranging from stainless steel surfaces reflecting every nuance of light, to lacy stone walls and silent boulder megaliths,” states Michele McDonald, Boston Globe “Each of the artworks transforms the landscape; see these amazing pieces up close,” from Atlas Obscura. Please visit to purchase tickets.

Hogpen Hill Farms
100 Weekeepeemee Rd
Woodbury, CT
Twitter: @EdwardTufte
Facebook: Edward Tufte

Discover vintage toys and your inner child

The Imperial Castle is a delightful mix of old and new toys. Bring kids in to shop Lego, LOL, board games, Fidget Pops, Funko, puzzles, and everything you’d expect from a toy store without going to a big box retailer. For some nostalgia, check out the most robust vintage toy selections with Star Wars, GI Joe, Transformers, He-Man, Thundercats, and more!! They’ll also buy your vintage toys and comics! Clear out your attic — give them a call!

The Imperial Castle Toy Shop
33 E Main St

Find one-of-a-kind fashions

NicólJoë NY offers affordable, versatile fashions for men and women, it’s the go-to fashion outlet for those mom and daughter shopping trips. Combining upscale fashion-forward clothing brands with local, handmade accessories and the latest beauty trends, NicólJoë NY has a powerful collection of spring and summer arrivals waiting for you. Come take a peek inside and you’re sure to fall in love!  

NicólJoë NY
23 East Main Street
Facebook:  @nicoljoeny
Instagram:  @nicoljoe_ny

Savor award-winning wines and soak in the view

Tucked quietly on a hillside in Dutchess County, Milea Estate Vineyard garnered fame shortly after its debut in the Hudson Valley with awards for its Pinot Noir, Papa Joe Merlot, and Chardonnay, to name a few. Wednesday through Sunday, the winery opens its doors to Hudson Valleyites for tastings along its scenic outdoor patio. And did we mention it makes cider, too?

Milea Estate Vineyards
450 Hollow Rd

Sample artisan breads and excellent coffee

Pawling Bread Co. started out as a home-based business in the fall of 2015. Thanks to the support of the local Pawling community, it grew into a brick-and-mortar storefront and offers to its customers a steadfast menu of excellent coffee, sourdough breads, 100% European butter pastries, artisan cheese, craft beer, and more. Good vibes come free of charge! Open Wednesday through Saturday 9 am to 7 pm, Sunday 9 am to 1 pm. 

Pawling Bread Co.
10 E Main St

Enjoy spectacular views while walking over the Hudson

Bring the whole family to walk, bike, or run across the 12-foot-wide shared-use path across the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge connecting Rockland and Westchester counties. Enjoy spectacular views from themed glass platforms, interpretive displays, and public art overlooking the serene Hudson River or listen to a mobile audio tour available to download hands-free on your excursion at Historic Hudson River Towns Mobile Audio Tours or the TravelStorys app via the App Store or Google Play. After your excursion, be sure to visit the quaint riverfront Village of Nyack known for its fine restaurants, boutique shopping, arts and entertainment, and beautiful Victorian homes.   

Rockland County Tourism

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