Woodstock

 

Woodstock is one of the most famous small towns in the world, due, of course, to the generation-bending, spectacularly successful 1969 Woodstock Music Festival held at Yasgur’s dairy farm some 43 miles away. But before “Woodstock”, there was Woodstock: the town - a sleepy village with no paved sidewalks but plenty of music, food and a long history as an artist colony and a tolerance for all kinds of eccentric behavior. The energy of Woodstock continues today with locals, visitors, second homeowners, celebrities, artists and musicians all basking in the light of a laid-back attitude amid the splendor of the surrounding mountains and streams. The sidewalks are paved now, but the enthusiasm of its people is as vibrant as ever. The plethora of live music venues make for a lively scene.

The Village Green is the center of town. A short walk along the main street provides an extraordinary shopping experience with everything from Woodstock-era beads and glitter to sculpture, painting, Asian art, galleries, jewelry, unique clothing and best of all, restaurants catering to all tastes buds. There is also Overlook Mountain with one of the best views of the Catskills. Byrdcliffe art colony is the nation’s oldest arts and crafts colony dating back to 1903. Maverick Concerts is home to the oldest chamber music festival in America. Stay a day or a lifetime. Woodstock is ready for you to experience its charms.