Steep yourself in 1970s lore, attend a transformative concert, drink locally distilled spirits and enjoy yourself lakeside with a slice of pizza (from heaven). I am sure you know by now that the Woodstock Music and Art Fair of 1969 did not actually take place in Woodstock, but in Bethel on Max Yasgur’s farm. It was originally supposed to be in Wallkill, but that didn’t work out. So, from August 15 to 17, 1969, half a million revelers flooded here. A large concrete slab marks
Several adorable hamlets make this one of my favorite towns in Sullivan County. From a one-block hamlet (no blinking!) to a few with hopeful Main Streets, Callicoon has a lot of promise. Always a good meal and a place to snuggle up. Of note: Do your level best not to confuse the one-block hamlet of Callicoon Center (here in Callicoon) with its bigger namesake (also Callicoon but in the Town of Delaware). It IS confusing! But don’t miss out on this place either, especially on
To me, Fallsburg is all about the hamlet of Hurleyville. Its story alone is worth a visit. But the passion and the creativity in that hamlet are something to behold too. Right between its two bigger sisters, Monticello and Liberty, Hurleyville played a role in the Borscht Belt era with its starring Columbia Hotel. Now, taking on a new role in the Catskills, Hurleyville has a beautiful renaissance story (read it in The Inside Scoop). Fallsburg also includes the hamlets of Fall
2071 State Route 52 Liberty, NY (845) 292-7211 piccolopaeseny.com @piccolopaeseny Founded in 1998 by Executive Chef Baco Vulaj, Piccolo Paese boast some seriously good Italian cuisine now matched by a recent spiff-up by new parent Foster Supply Hospitality, an outfit that knows good stuff when it sees (or in this case, tastes) it. I have chef friends whose salivary glands go nuts when you mention this little known secret. Let it be known! XOXO Farm Girl #farmgirlsguide #getti
You can’t hear this name and not think of Sullivan County’s king reservoir that feeds NYC’s legendary water system. But, there’s more: the annual Little World’s Fair, farms, plus Neversink is also home to one-half of the Rondout Reservoir that it shares with Ulster County. Neversink includes the hamlets of Aden, Bradley, Claryville, Curry, Grahamsville, Neversink, Unionville and Willowemoc. Where do we go from here? From Neversink, head to these other towns and their hamlets.