As the weather warms up in the Hudson Valley, it would be the perfect time to explore the hidden gems of the Hudson Valley. Day trips throughout the Hudson Valley are convenient, fun and could be inexpensive.

Woodstock, NY is located in Ulster County. Many celebrities visited the area and the idea of having the original, 1969 Woodstock Festival in Woodstock was the plan.

The Town of Woodstock shared, that Woodstock, NY was settled in the mid 1700's. During the 1800's, this area moved towards more of an industrial idea.

They also shared,

"With urban expansion in the mid-nineteenth century, Woodstockers also turned to quarrying bluestone along the base of Overlook and Ohayo Mountain for shipment to cities such as New York and Philadelphia."

During the 19th century, visitors from New York City made their way up to the Woodstock, NY area for the summer months.

Today, Woodstock, NY is the home to beautiful nature trails, a historic theater, locally owned shops and eateries, the oldest arts and crafts colony and more. 

I enjoy visiting Woodstock, NY to visit the local shops that are filled with good vibes, jewelry, incense, smiling faces and art. The last time that I visited this area, I came across a drum circle with many people joining in to play, dance and laugh on a warm, sunny day.

The Ultimate Day Trip Around Woodstock, NY

This Ulster County area has a wide variety of different things for all ages to explore.

A majestic cornfield, historic theater, cafe and hidden waterfall awaits those who visit Woodstock, NY.

Gallery Credit: Allison Kay, Facebook, Woodstock Land Conservancy, Candlestock, Woodstock Guild

How would you spend your day trip in Woodstock, NY? Where is your favorite place to explore when visiting this area? Share more below.

5 Must See Scenic Drives In The Hudson Valley

When was the last time that you took the scenic route or the back road? There's something so peaceful about taking in the views of the beautiful farmland and the smells of fresh grass with the windows down. 

The next time that you're out for a drive, take one of these scenic routes to capture the beauty of the area that we get to call home.


Gallery Credit: Allison Kay

How Many of Kingston, NY's Top 5 Attractions Have You Seen?

Trip Advisor has a list of top attractions in Kingston, NY. Play along and see if you have been to all of the top 5 attractions within Kingston, if not then add these to your travel list.

Gallery Credit: Allison Kay,

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