Places We Love

● REfill REstore in Beacon is a one-stop shop for eco-friendly home and beauty products. They have an extensive refill section, with dozens of different scents, in everything from hand soap to shampoo to cleaning products. My favorite items to grab are the cinnamon- and watermelon-flavored toothpaste tablets and nontoxic nail polish. —Jessie Zarrelli, account associate

● Craving classic southern comfort food? Look no further than Darlings in Tillson. During a recent visit, I ordered the vegan fried “chicken” (perfectly crisp local oyster mushrooms) with sweet potato parsnip mash, collard greens-style kale, and a corn muffin. I was absolutely blown away by how delicious and fresh everything was. Highly recommend this cozy spot! —Megan Wilson, assistant editor

● If you’re looking for an easy but rewarding hike, check out Mills Norrie State Park in Staatsburg. On the wooded trail that winds through the forest and along the banks of the Hudson, you’ll see historic homes scattered around the property and a gorgeous view of the distant Esopus Meadows Lighthouse.—Francesca Furey, senior associate editor

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