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Area Attractions

Places to Visit While in Saugerties 

Art

Opus 40 – The Opus 40 Sculpture Park can be your first stop on an art tour showcasing the massive outdoor sculpture at (10-minute drive), then you can drive west to Woodstock (20-minute drive) for a look at the hippie-flavored lifestyle and fine art or east to Bard College (20-minute drive) to see some trend-of-the-moment international art.  Galleries in Kingston (15-minute drive) offer a beguiling variety, too.

Saugerties Artists Studio Tours  – Over 10 years in the running this art tour has hosted over 85 local Saugerties Artists.

Woodstock Film Festival – A highlight of Hudson Valley with independent movies and performances featured.

Hiking

The gorgeous private waterfront leads directly into The Esopus Bend Nature Preserve, a 150-acre nature conservancy containing meandering trails and spectacular views all along the Esopus “creek” (it is actually wider than most rivers!). The hike can last hours and reward you with multiple bird sightings, animal tracking adventures, and fifty-odd varieties of butterflies. The terrain varies from steep hills to lush wetlands. (See below for Calendar of Events)
(40-minute drive north), the queen of the Hudson Valley museum estates, once the home of the renowned nineteenth-century painter Frederic Church. Doing the Wine Trail

from Ulster County to Dutchess. The decorated wines are in Millbrook, but that shouldn’t stop you from sipping the vino all over the region.

Pick-your-own seasonal fruit and vegetables at the local farms.

Saugerties Farmers Market (a 3-minute drive) is where locals gather to shop in the summer
every Saturday. NEW! Saugerties Farmers Market winter hours, offering local produce and artisans’ gifts. Holiday Schedule: November 23, December 21, January 18, February 15, March 15, April 5, Noon – 4p.m., Senior Center on Market Street.


 

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