Catskills + Hudson Valley

Catskills + Hudson Valley Travel Guide

an ice cream spot that’s especially Beware long lines at this icecream store; it's especially popular after the nearby multiplex lets out. Sweetest of all: friendly service and retro prices ($1 for a kiddie cone, $3 for a brownie sundae).

Less than 90 minutes from Manhattan's Fifth Avenue, savvy shoppers can find the same branded merchandise at up to 65 percent off, thanks to this 220-strong ultra-luxe outlet hub.

The 1948 post–Art Deco cinema in Callicoon, NY, charges a mere $5 a seat for matinees.

The Beaux-Arts Vanderbilt Mansion crowns a 212-acre parkland with river panoramas.

Housed in several beautifully laid out barns, converted into a museum space in 1950, is the world's premier collection of Shaker artifacts and archives, though the site itself had nothing to do with the Shakers.

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.