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My family considers the Catskills to be a second home, and for us, spending time at our weekend house in Windham, NY, is synonymous with spending time... Read More

Gone are the days of the Dirty Dancing-esque mega resorts that used to dot the Catskills. Today's rustic getaways are simple and easygoing, but... Read More

A new boutique hotel is about to hit the scene in rapidly-evolving Hudson, New York—yes, just two doors down from the popular all-organic diner, Grazin.... Read More

In late June, artist Melissa McGill stood on a dock off the Metro North train in Beacon, New York, to head by boat to the unveiling of her... Read More

In mid-August, I spot an intriguing item in the newspaper: to supplement their incomes, dozens of farmers across the country are planting corn in the... Read More

The evening I arrived at Esalen in a torrential, one might even say biblical, rain, rockslides closed the Pacific Coast Highway in both directions. I... Read More

On a sunny morning in Hudson, New York, the skies hazy as though made of milk glass, I stand on Warren Street, trying to make sense of this town’s... Read More

Day 1: New York City to Livingston Manor to Cochecton (154 miles) ... Read More

Most people assume rock climbing requires bulging arm muscles and a nonchalant attitude toward bodily harm. Neither is true. In reality, climbers need... Read More

Maine’s Southern Coast ... Read More

My favorite days of the year are ones when the Amtrak train pulls me up to Hudson, New York. I’m being slowly chugged out of Manhattan, past the sun... Read More

Only on the web: More Responses to Our Parents' Poll Question ... Read More

For us, no souvenir is sexier than a taste of something discovered on our travels--farmhouse goat cheese from the Pyrenees, Isle of Skye smoked salmon,... Read More

Whether you're headed to St.-Tropez or Santa Cruz this summer, there's a sunscreen tailor-made for your travel plans ... Read More

Don't let the frivolous pink façade of Lefèvre House fool you. Behind the Victorian frippery is a sleek, European-style inn. The 1870's farmhouse in New... Read More

Sure, there's a fitness center, but who needs it?After a day of rappelling the glacial outcroppings of neighboring 12,000-acre Minnewaska State Park... Read More

As of next month, a treasure trove of contemporary art—works by Donald Judd, Agnes Martin, Bruce Nauman, Robert Ryman, Andy Warhol, and many others—will... Read More

Meet Aimee Szparaga, a former New York magazine editor, and Richard Nocera, an artist, two urbanites who headed for the hills (the Catskills, that is)... Read More

You don't have to be a rock star to hang with the band. Just head to New York's Catskill Mountains, where Kate Pierson of the B-52's presides over the... Read More

In 1609, when Henry Hudson sailed up the river that would soon bear his name, there was little to see. Within a few decades, however, the New World's... Read More

Whether you're aiming to hole up with siblings for a low-key retreat into childhood reminiscence or to invite every cousin thrice removed to a tightly... Read More

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