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Guidebook for Accord

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Guidebook for Accord

Essentials
Great, for a mid-size, local market. Solid organics section, and helpful staff. (845) 687-2214
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Emmanuel's Market Place
3853 Main Street
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Great, for a mid-size, local market. Solid organics section, and helpful staff. (845) 687-2214
Nice local/organic grocery. Small, but can cover most needs for a weekend. Even has a small hot-bar: soups, coffee, & cookies! Open to all. 845-687-7262 www.highfallsfoodcoop.com
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High Falls Food Co-Op Inc
1398 New York 213
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Nice local/organic grocery. Small, but can cover most needs for a weekend. Even has a small hot-bar: soups, coffee, & cookies! Open to all. 845-687-7262 www.highfallsfoodcoop.com
Our friends, who are great cooks, swear by this market. Actual location is between John & Main Streets. Check Website for hours & free parking info: http://kingstonfarmersmarket.org
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Kingston Farmers Market
278 Wall Street
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Our friends, who are great cooks, swear by this market. Actual location is between John & Main Streets. Check Website for hours & free parking info: http://kingstonfarmersmarket.org
Huge, pricey organic/natural market. Upstate answer to Whole Foods. Good prepared-food counter, & enough seating to make this a shopping/meal 1-stop. (845) 336-5541 www.motherearthstorehouse.com
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Mother Earth's Storehouse
300 Kings Mall Court
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Huge, pricey organic/natural market. Upstate answer to Whole Foods. Good prepared-food counter, & enough seating to make this a shopping/meal 1-stop. (845) 336-5541 www.motherearthstorehouse.com
Great market, wide selection. Doesn't focus on organics like Mother Earth's, but more gourmet options, larger produce section, and good meat & fish departments. 845-336-6300 http://adamsfarms.com
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Adams Fairacre Farms
1560 Ulster Avenue
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Great market, wide selection. Doesn't focus on organics like Mother Earth's, but more gourmet options, larger produce section, and good meat & fish departments. 845-336-6300 http://adamsfarms.com
The best cheese closer than New Paltz. Knowledgeable, friendly staff. Great deli & Mediterranean foods, coffe bar... & vintage clothes - go figure. 845-658-7175 http://thebigcheeserosendale.com
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The Big Cheese
404 Main Street
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The best cheese closer than New Paltz. Knowledgeable, friendly staff. Great deli & Mediterranean foods, coffe bar... & vintage clothes - go figure. 845-658-7175 http://thebigcheeserosendale.com
"Artisan cheese, charcuterie, and chocolate." In a pleasant little shopping area removed from the center of New Paltz. 845-255-2444 http://cheeseplatenewpaltz.com
The Cheese Plate
10 Main Street
"Artisan cheese, charcuterie, and chocolate." In a pleasant little shopping area removed from the center of New Paltz. 845-255-2444 http://cheeseplatenewpaltz.com
Sightseeing
Interesting little museum dedicated to the history of the local canal system. Be sure to tour the remains of the canal. (845) 687-9311 www.canalmuseum.org
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Delaware and Hudson Canal Museum
23 Mohonk Road
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Interesting little museum dedicated to the history of the local canal system. Be sure to tour the remains of the canal. (845) 687-9311 www.canalmuseum.org
Pricey, but worth a visit, on so many levels. Great hiking, gorgeous vistas, boats, fish feeding, dining, full spa, skating, horse riding, grounds, etc. Make reservations. 855-883-3798 www.mohonk.com
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Mohonk Mountain House
1000 Mountain Rest Road
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Pricey, but worth a visit, on so many levels. Great hiking, gorgeous vistas, boats, fish feeding, dining, full spa, skating, horse riding, grounds, etc. Make reservations. 855-883-3798 www.mohonk.com
Worth the trip for anyone even remotely interested in seeing running, flying planes dating to the Wright Bros. Biplane rides. Great museum, too. Open June-Oct. (845) 752-3200 www.oldrhinebeck.org
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Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome
9 Norton Road
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Worth the trip for anyone even remotely interested in seeing running, flying planes dating to the Wright Bros. Biplane rides. Great museum, too. Open June-Oct. (845) 752-3200 www.oldrhinebeck.org
Waterfalls, lakes, cliffs, forests. Gorgeous hiking, picnic grounds, inexpensive entry. No frills - bring water, food, and anything else you might need. http://nysparks.com/parks/127/details.aspx
Hamilton Point Trail
Waterfalls, lakes, cliffs, forests. Gorgeous hiking, picnic grounds, inexpensive entry. No frills - bring water, food, and anything else you might need. http://nysparks.com/parks/127/details.aspx
Stunning views over the Hudson, from this top-notch conversion of rail bridge to walking and biking pathway. 7am-sunset 845-454-9649 www.walkway.org Bike trail: http://hudsonvalleyrailtrail.net
Walkway Over the Hudson
Stunning views over the Hudson, from this top-notch conversion of rail bridge to walking and biking pathway. 7am-sunset 845-454-9649 www.walkway.org Bike trail: http://hudsonvalleyrailtrail.net
This is the parking area for the other end of the bridge.
Walkway Over the Hudson
This is the parking area for the other end of the bridge.
Single-track mountain biking. Difficulty varies "from fairly flat cruises over rocks & roots, to super-technical trails." See Website for many other trails, too. http://www.fatsinthecats.com/?p=1009
Jockey Hill Road
Single-track mountain biking. Difficulty varies "from fairly flat cruises over rocks & roots, to super-technical trails." See Website for many other trails, too. http://www.fatsinthecats.com/?p=1009
The name speaks for itself. Great compliment to tour of the FDR Mansion. 845-486-7770 ww.fdrlibrary.marist.edu
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Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
4079 Albany Post Road
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The name speaks for itself. Great compliment to tour of the FDR Mansion. 845-486-7770 ww.fdrlibrary.marist.edu
Well maintained, fascinating. Well-run tours. Make reservations. Be sure to also visit the Presidential Library and Museum, the Top Cottage, and Val-Kill (Eleanor's house). www.nps.gov/hofr/index.htm
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Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site
4097 Albany Post Road
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Well maintained, fascinating. Well-run tours. Make reservations. Be sure to also visit the Presidential Library and Museum, the Top Cottage, and Val-Kill (Eleanor's house). www.nps.gov/hofr/index.htm
"Remarkably complete example of a gilded-age country place." Nice grounds; about 2 mi North of Roosevelt house. www.nps.gov/vama/index.htm
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Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site
119 Vanderbilt Park Road
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"Remarkably complete example of a gilded-age country place." Nice grounds; about 2 mi North of Roosevelt house. www.nps.gov/vama/index.htm
"An elegant example of the great estates built ... during the Gilded Age." Gorgeous trails with river view. http://millsmansion.org http://nysparks.com/historic-sites/25/details.aspx
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Mills Mansion 1 Road
"An elegant example of the great estates built ... during the Gilded Age." Gorgeous trails with river view. http://millsmansion.org http://nysparks.com/historic-sites/25/details.aspx
Shopping
Good selection, knowledgeable staff. (845) 687-7125 http://stoneridgewineandspirits.com
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Stone Ridge Wine & Spirits
3853 Main Street
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Good selection, knowledgeable staff. (845) 687-7125 http://stoneridgewineandspirits.com
Great selection, knowledgeable staff. In the far, right corner of the shopping plaza. 845-255-7475 www.foxandhoundwines.com
Fox & Hound Wine & Spirits
271 Main Street
Great selection, knowledgeable staff. In the far, right corner of the shopping plaza. 845-255-7475 www.foxandhoundwines.com
One of many major chain stores & restaurants on the main commercial strip in Kingston.
Target
1300 Ulster Avenue
One of many major chain stores & restaurants on the main commercial strip in Kingston.
"Specialists in Rock Climbing, Ice Climbing, Hiking and Cross-Country Skiing Since 1970" 845-255-1311 www.rockandsnow.com/store/
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Rock and Snow
44 Main Street
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"Specialists in Rock Climbing, Ice Climbing, Hiking and Cross-Country Skiing Since 1970" 845-255-1311 www.rockandsnow.com/store/
Food Scene
Good pizza, and they deliver to the house! (845) 687-4243 www.bennyspizzeriany.com
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Benny's Pizzeria
3835 U.S. 209
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Good pizza, and they deliver to the house! (845) 687-4243 www.bennyspizzeriany.com
In Kingston. Never been there, but heard it's a "first-rate French bistro." (914) 339-2003 http://le-canardenchaine.com
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Le Canard Enchaine
276 Fair Street
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In Kingston. Never been there, but heard it's a "first-rate French bistro." (914) 339-2003 http://le-canardenchaine.com
In New Paltz. Never been there, but has a reputation as a good local restaurant, brewery/bar, and live-music venue. 845-256-1700 www.gildedotter.com
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Clemson Bros. Brewery - New Paltz
3 Main Street
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In New Paltz. Never been there, but has a reputation as a good local restaurant, brewery/bar, and live-music venue. 845-256-1700 www.gildedotter.com
FKA Jack & Luna's... We haven't been there since the name change, but still looks like a good brunch/salad/sandwich spot. Catering, and live music, too. Short drive. (845) 687-9794 www.lekker209.com
Lekker
83 Mill Hill Road
FKA Jack & Luna's... We haven't been there since the name change, but still looks like a good brunch/salad/sandwich spot. Catering, and live music, too. Short drive. (845) 687-9794 www.lekker209.com
Seems to be a go-to spot for a bit of gear and a pre-climb breakfast wrap. 845-255-2999 3124 Route 44/55, Gardiner, right at the Route 299 intersection
Bistro Mountain Store
3124 Route 44 55
Seems to be a go-to spot for a bit of gear and a pre-climb breakfast wrap. 845-255-2999 3124 Route 44/55, Gardiner, right at the Route 299 intersection
Great nutty-cruncy cafe at the edge of town. "Fresh, Organic Food for the Soul," rotating menu of "fresh, organic ingredients from the plant kingdom." Great soup. 845-255-1099 http://karmaroad.net
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Karma Road
11 Main Street
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Great nutty-cruncy cafe at the edge of town. "Fresh, Organic Food for the Soul," rotating menu of "fresh, organic ingredients from the plant kingdom." Great soup. 845-255-1099 http://karmaroad.net
Relaxed, attentive, slightly funky vibe. Some veggie options; reasonable pricing. Food seems a notch or two better than the casual setting might imply. 845-687-7464 www.kitchenetterestaurant.com
1219 New York 213
1219 NY-213
Relaxed, attentive, slightly funky vibe. Some veggie options; reasonable pricing. Food seems a notch or two better than the casual setting might imply. 845-687-7464 www.kitchenetterestaurant.com
Haven't been yet, but I'd go just to check out a combo Irish bar / farm-to-table health-conscious eatery. Easy to miss driveway, just off Old Rte 213. 845-687-7298 www.murphysbistroandtavern.com
25 Orchard St
25 Orchard St
Haven't been yet, but I'd go just to check out a combo Irish bar / farm-to-table health-conscious eatery. Easy to miss driveway, just off Old Rte 213. 845-687-7298 www.murphysbistroandtavern.com
Great casual cafe offers local friendliness, and a combination of homey and healthy fare (including smoothies and juices). 845-687-7779 http://thelastbitehighfallsny.weebly.com
103 Main St
103 Main St
Great casual cafe offers local friendliness, and a combination of homey and healthy fare (including smoothies and juices). 845-687-7779 http://thelastbitehighfallsny.weebly.com
Semi-formal dining, some unusual choices, but solid, with some home-runs. Period building has character and interesting history, and is near remnants of the old canal. 845-687-7700 depuycanalhouse.com
1315 New York 213
1315 NY-213
Semi-formal dining, some unusual choices, but solid, with some home-runs. Period building has character and interesting history, and is near remnants of the old canal. 845-687-7700 depuycanalhouse.com
Eccentric choices all around. Can be hit-or-miss, but may be fun and worth a visit, if it appeals to you. Cash only. (845) 687-7255 www.theeggsnest.com
1300 NY-213
1300 NY-213
Eccentric choices all around. Can be hit-or-miss, but may be fun and worth a visit, if it appeals to you. Cash only. (845) 687-7255 www.theeggsnest.com
"Casual country comfort in a friendly environment ... Full Bar, LIVE MUSIC, Pool Table, ATM, Wireless Internet, kids menu, handicap accessible." 845-687-2699 www.highfallscafe.com
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High Falls Cafe
12 Stone Dock Road
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"Casual country comfort in a friendly environment ... Full Bar, LIVE MUSIC, Pool Table, ATM, Wireless Internet, kids menu, handicap accessible." 845-687-2699 www.highfallscafe.com
Drinks & Nightlife
Across from the co-op. Farm-to-table menu, craft beers. Live music and local art. 845-687-4750 www.hoppedupcafe.com
Hopped Up Cafe LLC
2303 Lucas Turnpike
Across from the co-op. Farm-to-table menu, craft beers. Live music and local art. 845-687-4750 www.hoppedupcafe.com
Everything Else
Our exit strategy. Gas, okay coffee, and the bathrooms are pretty darn clean for a gas station/convenience store. Friendly, and not creepy like the Mobil in New Paltz.
Stewart's Shops
212 Main Street
Our exit strategy. Gas, okay coffee, and the bathrooms are pretty darn clean for a gas station/convenience store. Friendly, and not creepy like the Mobil in New Paltz.
Redefines "molehill", but it's close, fine for little kids and beginners, and has a great tubing slide. 845-336-6977 www.sawkillski.com
Sawkill Family Ski Center
167 Hill Rd
Redefines "molehill", but it's close, fine for little kids and beginners, and has a great tubing slide. 845-336-6977 www.sawkillski.com
Supposed to be very family-friendly. Mountain biking in the summer. 800-942-6904 www.belleayre.com
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Belleayre Mountain Ski Center
181 Galli Curci Road
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Supposed to be very family-friendly. Mountain biking in the summer. 800-942-6904 www.belleayre.com
No Killington, but it's the biggest game in town. Crowd can be a bit wild. 800-486-8376 www.huntermtn.com
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Hunter Mountain Resort
8827 New York 23A
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No Killington, but it's the biggest game in town. Crowd can be a bit wild. 800-486-8376 www.huntermtn.com
Another option. Tamer than Hunter. Supposed to have a good ski school. 800-754-9463 www.windhammountain.com
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Windham Mountain Resort
19 Resort Drive
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Another option. Tamer than Hunter. Supposed to have a good ski school. 800-754-9463 www.windhammountain.com
For our longer-term guests. Too far for a day-trip (2h 45m), but superior to the local options. 800-787-2886 www.stratton.com
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Stratton Mountain Resort
5 Village Lodge Road
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For our longer-term guests. Too far for a day-trip (2h 45m), but superior to the local options. 800-787-2886 www.stratton.com
Vassar campus is beautiful (and it's my Alma mater). Good course for beginners / intermediates. 845-473-9838 www.vassargolfcourse.com
Vassar Golf Course
124 Raymond Avenue
Vassar campus is beautiful (and it's my Alma mater). Good course for beginners / intermediates. 845-473-9838 www.vassargolfcourse.com
It's close! 845-626-2513 http://rondoutgolfclub.com
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Rondout Golf Course
10 Bank Street
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It's close! 845-626-2513 http://rondoutgolfclub.com
Pretty location, short drive to the Rt. 9 commercial strip in Poughkeepsie. 845-463-0900 www.casperkillgolf.com
Mahoney's
2320 South road
Pretty location, short drive to the Rt. 9 commercial strip in Poughkeepsie. 845-463-0900 www.casperkillgolf.com
"Year-round rock climbing, ice climbing, alpine climbing, and mountaineering ... Accredited ... state-licensed." 877-486-5769 http://alpineendeavors.com
Alpine Endeavors LLC
"Year-round rock climbing, ice climbing, alpine climbing, and mountaineering ... Accredited ... state-licensed." 877-486-5769 http://alpineendeavors.com
"Rock climbing specialists since 1974 ... Clinics for beginners and experienced climbers." 800-777-2546 www.high-xposure.com
HighXposure Adventures, Inc. - Rock Climbing Guide
3197 Rte 44 55
"Rock climbing specialists since 1974 ... Clinics for beginners and experienced climbers." 800-777-2546 www.high-xposure.com
Arts & Culture
Art-house / film festival alternative to the big-box movie houses in Kingston. 845-876-2515 http://upstatefilms.org
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Upstate Films Rhinebeck
6415 Montgomery Street
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Art-house / film festival alternative to the big-box movie houses in Kingston. 845-876-2515 http://upstatefilms.org
Art-house / film festival alternative to the big-box movie houses in Kingston. 845-679-6608 http://upstatefilms.org
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Upstate Films Woodstock
132 Tinker Street
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Art-house / film festival alternative to the big-box movie houses in Kingston. 845-679-6608 http://upstatefilms.org
Vroom, vroom! Bleachers, a dirt track, and race cars - what more is there to say? April through November. 845-626-1142 www.accordspeedway.com
Accord Speedway
299 Whitfield Road
Vroom, vroom! Bleachers, a dirt track, and race cars - what more is there to say? April through November. 845-626-1142 www.accordspeedway.com
"America’s oldest continuous summer chamber music festival" in a historic, hand-built hall in the woods. 845-345-3234 www.maverickconcerts.org (Readings, too: see www.actorsandwriters.com)
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Maverick Concerts Inc
120 Maverick Road
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"America’s oldest continuous summer chamber music festival" in a historic, hand-built hall in the woods. 845-345-3234 www.maverickconcerts.org (Readings, too: see www.actorsandwriters.com)
"Dedicated to high-quality, professionally produced plays and musicals." 845-647-5511 www.shadowlandtheatre.org
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Shadowland Stages
157 Canal Street
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"Dedicated to high-quality, professionally produced plays and musicals." 845-647-5511 www.shadowlandtheatre.org
Small movie theater. Makes for a quirkier, more personal-feeling dinner-and-movie night. Mainstream-meter hovers between Kingston megas - Upstate Films. 845-658-8989 rosendaletheatre.org
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Rosendale Theatre
408 Main Street
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Small movie theater. Makes for a quirkier, more personal-feeling dinner-and-movie night. Mainstream-meter hovers between Kingston megas - Upstate Films. 845-658-8989 rosendaletheatre.org
Heritage train rides on old freight and tourist rails. Special holiday rides; unique way to enjoy the scenery. Two lovely rides: in Kingston, and Esopus. 845-889-4242 www.catskillmtrailroad.com
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Catskill Mountain Railroad
149 Aaron Court
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Heritage train rides on old freight and tourist rails. Special holiday rides; unique way to enjoy the scenery. Two lovely rides: in Kingston, and Esopus. 845-889-4242 www.catskillmtrailroad.com