Catskills + Hudson Valley

Catskills + Hudson Valley Travel Guide

Rodgers has more than 50,000 items, including record albums in mint condition, crammed into every cranny of the place and guarded by a sleepy spaniel.

Offseason, hike the ski runs to see the entire yellow and bronze valley below.

Stop in for owner ex-Vogue and W magazine staffer Anna Bern' eclectic merchandise—exquisite artisan goods and handmade finds sourced by Bern on her twice-yearly trips to her native Brazil. Pickup everything from handwoven bedspreads to cowhide chairs.


At Bard College, Frank Gehry’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts hosts cultural events as creative as its architecture. For four weeks this summer, the Spiegeltent, a mirrored pavilion staging everything from circus acts to saucy cabaret, sets up camp.

Save room for house-made cookies at this indie movie house.

Aspiring chefs and food lovers should experience the gourmet craftsmanship of the wunderkinds studying at the CIA at Hyde Park by stopping in their Apple Pie Bakery Café, the last class for gifted pastry students.

Often cited as the toughest hiking trail in the East, this east-to-west voyage in the Catskill Mountains of New York traverses the spine of the mountain range.

Stopy by for the cider doughnuts.

River tube ( $5/day) on the easy ripples of the Delaware River—float past the towering cliffs and swaying trees, no paddles or stamina required.

Tour Springwood, the lifelong home of four-term U.S. president Franklin D. Roosevelt, plus acres of gardens, landscaped lawns, and some of the remaining half-million trees FDR had planted himself.

Haddad was a Hudson pioneer, planting Hudson's first gallery on Warren Street in 1991.