New York April 14, 2017
The Small Town In New York That’s One Of The Coolest In The U.S.
Ready to hit the road but have nowhere to go? Then feel frazzled no longer, because there’s a scenic destination that has more to offer than you might imagine. Bringing you down along the Hudson where there’s plenty of breathtaking scenery, Dutchess County features a gem hiding in plain sight that you’ll want to check out.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
Fascinating you from the moment you arrive to town, Rhinebeck is full of history and waterfront views.
If you take a look at the National Register of Historic Places, you'll find that there are handfuls of buildings in Rhinebeck that have made their way onto this list. With so many historic sites scattered throughout town, you may be wondering which ones are worth your time. Giving you a wonderful view of the Hudson, the Wilderstein Historic Site is a 19th century country house that offers tours during the year! To find out more information about this location,
Home to New York's oldest operating inn, the small town provides visitors with the option of staying at Beekman Arms.
Depending on where you grew up in New York State, making visits to Beekman Arms may have very well been a part of your family traditions. The historic site is one of the oldest inns in the country, originally built back in 1766. After undergoing renovations in 1995, the beautiful location now features over twenty rooms and a rustic tavern that will take you back in time. To find out more about this intriguing inn,
With everything you need right at your finger tips, most of our favorite Rhinebeck attractions can be found right on East & West Market Street.
With Easter almost here, now's the perfect time to use the holiday as an excuse to head on over to Samuel's Sweet Shop. A delightful old-fashioned candy shop that's long been a part of town, the most recent owners behind the shop are a pair of faces that are most likely familiar to you. Saved by actors Paul Rudd and Jeffrey Dean Morgan, the charming little store continues to bring smiles to visitors faces. To find out more information about this tasty location,
Because most things in town are within walking distance of each other, that means you'll be working up an appetite!
Whether you're looking for an early morning breakfast sandwich that will start your day off right or you're craving a savory burger that almost looks too good to eat, Rhinebeck Bagels has you covered. Making your mouth water from the second you step through the door, this cafe has a menu that will provoke your stomach to rumble. To take a look at this one-of-a-kind menu,
If you're looking to experience what adventures the town has to offer, you can spend the day outside exploring the Ferncliff Forest.
A 200-acre forest that's not too far from the river, hikers can make their way to the top of the tower to get sweeping views of the Hudson and surrounding mountains. In this forest you'll discover a 2-mile long loop that's easy enough for everyone to explore, making for a relatively quick adventure that you'll be glad you experienced. To find out more about this trail,
Still not ready to head indoors? Then do all of your shopping outside at the Rhinebeck Farmers Market.
This time of year one of the things our residents look forward to the most is the return of our favorite farmers markets. Right in town, the Rhinebeck Farmers Market happens weather it's rain or shine. A local tradition since 1984, it's impossible to leave this market empty handed. To find out more about when you can experience this farmers market,
Something else we look forward to each year? Visiting Rhinebeck for the annual Dutchess County Fair.
For a week during August you'll find people from all over New York coming to this small town to check out the annual fair. One of the largest fairs in our entire state, the event has been popular since it first started in the mid 1800's. Taking you back in time, this exciting fair features both education and entertainment. To learn more about what oyu can expect to experience at this amazing fair,
With so many things to keep you busy in town, you'll be glad to discover that the area features a relaxing retreat.
A non-profit retreat that's been welcoming intrigued guests since the late 1970s, Omega Institute for Holistic Studies is a true gem of the area. From saunas and sanctuaries to gardens and bodies of water, there's an endless supply of activities here that will keep you nice and relaxed. To find out more about what Omega is all about,
Who's ready to take a trip to the scenic town of Rhinebeck?
To find out more information about all that this town has to offer,
What’s your favorite part about visiting Rhinebeck? If you’re looking to explore another area of our state, head out to the Finger Lakes where you’ll find a
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