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Whether you’re seeking solitude and serenity in the saddle or a “family bonding” ride, you’ll find it at these renowned horse farms. An equestrian’s dream list, we’ve chosen the best places to saddle-up for the most rewarding rides on acres of trails through open fields and natural forests—with the bonus of incredible panoramic Valley vistas. Many farms offer additional amenities for family entertainment—from petting zoos to overnight camp trail rides.
Ashokan Horseback Riding Club – A full service riding facility with escorted and supervised trail riding on well-trained horses for both fun and education in a beautiful setting. Lessons, specialized for beginners, will take you from the ring into the field, down to the river, then up the cliffs into the woods. Lessons by appointment only. 363 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge. 845-657-8021; ashokan.com/riding
Bailiwick Ranch and Zoo – Everything you can imagine in one place for the entire family! Year-round trail riding with scenic mountain views. Plus a petting and exotic animal zoo with picnic areas; open until end of October. Paintball park, games, horseback lessons, and pony rides also available. 118 Castle Road off Route 32, Catskill. 518-678-5665; bailiwickranch.com
Cogi Farm – A five-star equestrian facility with rolling countryside and hundreds of acres of bridle paths and trails. A perfect way to spend family time or immerse yourself in the quiet serenity far from the hustle and bustle of civilization. The shaded trails connect to 50 miles of trails throughout Harlem Valley. Lessons available. 15 Kirby Hill Road, Pawling. 845-855-5096; cogifarm.com
Coyote Ridge Stables – Provides visitors with beautiful, scenic trail riding right near the Hudson River. Enjoy hundreds of acres of spring, summer, and fall foliage guided by experienced staff. Trail rides are for age 7 and up. Pony rides for pee-wees. English and Western lessons available. 80’ x 150’ indoor arena. Open 7 days. 583 Lattintown Road, Marlboro. 845-236-1136 or 845-236-7556; coyoteridgestableny.com
Juckas Stables – Enjoy the friendly, family-owned and operated business on 117 acres of trails winding through the breathtaking Hudson Valley countryside. Any level of horse-riding ability is welcome as the horses are gentle, responsive, and part of the family. Come for a single-day ride or engage in overnight camping by horseback. Lessons are also available for any level. Bullville. 845-361-1429; juckasstables.com
Minnewaska State Park Preserve – Horse owners can enjoy the all-season trails within the dramatic Shawangunk Mountain ridge. The Preserve is part of the New York State Park System and is considered one of the most unique parks with waterfalls, sky lakes, cliff-edge views, and more. 5281 Route 44/55, Kerhonkson. 845- 255-0752; nysparks.state.ny.us
Mohonk Mountain House – Day visitors will find the best horseback riding trails around at this nirvana of magnificent enchantment. Besides being able to view a grand 266-room Victorian castle at one of America’s oldest family-owned resorts, visitors discover thousands of acres of pristine forest and winding trails. 1000 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz. General info at 845- 255-1000; mohonk.com
Payne Farms Too – Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Shawangunk and Catskill mountain ranges from the saddles of this farm’s safe and sweet horses or ponies. This family-owned working horse and dairy farm also gives riding lessons for all ages. 125 Dubois Road, New Paltz. 845-255- 0177; paynefarmtoo.com.
Rocking Horse Ranch Resort – This ranch’s riding adventure takes you back in time with the flavor of the Old West with all the activities you would expect to find in a Westernstyle dude ranch. However, all horse related activities are a part of an allinclusive vacation package only. Enjoy trail riding and horse-drawn wagon and sleigh rides all year long! The trail riding program starts at age 7. For little Wranglers there’s a pony ride area. Riding instruction is available. 600 Route 44/55, Highland. 800- 647-2624; rhranch.com
Stone Tavern Farm – Trail riding at its best from private trail riding to groups. Children from 6 to 9 years must have a guide. Plus picnic lunch and dinner trail riding with full spreads to satisfy hunger after your ride. 2080 Upper Meeker Hollow Road, Roxbury. 607-326-3600; stonetavernfarm.com
The Hudson Valley Rail Trail – If you own your own horse this famous 3.7-mile rail trail stretches from the hamlet of Highland westward toward New Paltz. Once a rail line, this area has been converted into a natural wonderment for many activities. 845-691-2066; hudsonvalleyrailtrail.net
Wallkill Valley Rail Trail – Bring your horse and ride on the 23.7- mile rail trail and linear park running along the former Wallkill Valley Railroad rail corridor and stretches from Gardiner through New Paltz. gorailtrail.org
Angelstarr Farm – Offers several types of lesson programs for both adults and children—specializing in beginner lessons. Lessons are one-hour long consisting of learning to groom, tack, as well as ride your horse/pony. Red Hook. 845-453-3394; angelstarrfarm.com
Ashokan Horseback Riding Club – Specializing in lessons for beginners. Your first lesson will take you from the ring into the field, down to the river, then up the cliffs into the woods. Must make appointment. 363 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge. 845-657-8021; ashokan.com/riding
Cedar Crest Farm Equestrian Center – Lessons available at a brand new equestrian facility on 70 secluded acres. 200’ x 80’ indoor or 160’ x 160’ outdoor arena. 2054 Route 83, Pine Plains. Call for rates. 518-398-1034; equestcenter.com
Duchess Equestrian Center – We cater to all ages from beginners to advanced and also adult jumping. Indoor & outdoor arenas in a bucolic country environment. Open 7 days from 9am-5pm; Call for lesson times. 914-388-3128; duchessfarm.com.
East Mountain Farm and Stables – Manager/head trainer Karen Penney teaches with 25 years of overall experience in dressage, hunter, and Western pleasure; USDF Certified Associate Instructor; NARHA Certified. 543 Poplar Hill Road, Dover Plains. 845-877-3728; eastmountainfarmandstables.com
Flying Change Farm – Specializing in beginners and building confidence. Appointments are necessary. Also summer camps with private lessons. 235 Airport Road, Accord. 845-626-0020 or email Diane at email@example.com
Green Heron Farm – Provides quality riding instruction suited to every level of rider from beginner through advanced, including dressage, jumping, and pleasure riding. Children and adults. 446 John Joy Road, Woodstock; 845-246-9427; greenheronfarm.com
Horses and Hounds Stables – Hunter, jumper, equitation, and dressage lessons available with experienced trainers. Large indoor/outdoor arenas with safe and Travel Right dust-free footing. Beautiful 100- acre farm. 1470 Albany Post Road, Gardiner. 845-895-9376; horsesandhoundsstable.com
Lily Pond Stables – Lessons for Western, English, hunter, jumping, and all riding pleasures on the best and safest
footing. Gorgeous Valley views. All ages. 321 Skidmore Road, Pleasant Valley. 845-677-1248; lilypondstables.com
Lucky C Stables – Lessons in English instruction are available in the evening and weekends. Group or private setting. A perfect venue for beginners and experienced riders. Yankee Folly Road, New Paltz. 845-255-3220
or 845-389-7222; luckycstables.com
MLC Farm – Whether a beginner or advanced rider—this experienced staff helps you to achieve your riding goals in a family friendly atmosphere. Children and adults learn jumping, hunters, and equitation. Evening lessons available. 731 Cold Spring Road, Stanfordville. 845-868-7946; mlcfarm.com.
Norwegian Wood Farm – 150 hilltop acres boasting myriad amenities along with lessons for adults and children 4 years and up—beginner to advanced for pleasure, dressage, jumper, cross-country, or hunting. 15 Old Queens Highway, Kerhonkson. 845-616-3608; norwegianwoodfarm.com
Payne Farms Too – Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Shawangunk and Catskill mountain ranges from the saddles of this farm’s safe and sweet horses or ponies. This family owned working horse and dairy farm also has riding lessons for all ages. New Paltz. 845-255-0177; paynefarmtoo.com
Southern Dutchess Equestrian Center – Offers both private and semiprivate affordable riding lessons for students at all levels, disciplines, and ages. 187 Robinson Lane, Wappingers Falls. 845-226-1256; southerndutchess.com
Southlands Foundation – Equestrian lessons including equitation, showing, hunters, trail riding, fox hunting, jumpers, cross-country, and dressage. Beginner through advanced. 5771 Route 9G, Rhinebeck. 845-876-4862; southlands.org
Stone Tavern Farm – Western and English lessons for children ages 6 and up and adults. Pony rides for the wee ones. Helmets provided. 2080 Upper Meeker Hollow Road, Roxbury. Reservations necessary. 607-326-3600;
One of the biggest names in Vegas bestows its brand on the Hudson Valley. Reporter Geoff Redick breaks down the Caesars New York plan.
Set on a plot of land just a stone's throw from Woodbury Commons, Caesars would build an $880 million palace featuring 300 luxury hotel rooms and suites. The gaming floor would have nearly 3,000 slots and table games. And with it would come the worldwide name that started on the Las Vegas Strip.
The siting board said they were intrigued by Caesars prominence and experience. But they noted that more northern bids have decried giant groups like Caesars.
Caesars responded: they'll have to compensate for us.
"Caesars has been around for 48 years, and if you go around the world and you ask people, 'In the gaming world, what do you associate with luxury and opulence, excellence, indulgence, and Evel Knievel going over the fountains, and Muhammad Ali, and Celine Dion, and Cher?' It's Caesars. And that's what we want to bring to New York," said Gary Loveman, of Caesars New York.
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More than 20 regional wineries will gather once again at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts for the annual Wine Festival on Saturday, October 4 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Wine Festival will feature tastings from wineries in the Hudson Valley and Finger Lakes region, all of which will be available for sale.
The tasting fee admission ticket is $20, which includes a complimentary wine glass.* General admission to the festival and The Museum at Bethel Woods for designated drivers is $10. Tickets can be purchased in advance online, at the Bethel Woods Box Office or by phone at 1.800.745.3000. Parking for the Wine Festival is free and the event will take place rain or shine. Tickets will also be available at the gate.
Everyone MUST BE 21+ years of age to purchase tickets and valid ID is required for admission. Event staff reserves the right to refuse service to anyone at anytime. Sorry, no children, strollers or pets. No outside food or beverage permitted. The event held in the Market Sheds and is rain or shine.
Attendees will enjoy a sampling of wine from the vine, as well as specialty foods, cheeses and craft vendors. The afternoon will also feature live musical performances to entertain guests while they enjoy the festival set against the beautiful backdrop and scenery of Bethel Woods.
Wine Festival picnic baskets are now available for pre-order! After purchasing your favorite wines, enjoy a picnic experience crafted by Bethel Woods. Each picnic basket will include an assortment of light fare meant to complement your wine selections. End your afternoon by stretching out on the great lawn to enjoy live music, a glass of wine, and a basket full of perfectly prepared refreshments. Baskets serve 4.
Pre-order now while supplies last.
Formaggio Family Discount! Show your receipt for purchasing any Formaggio product (valid within the last year) at the Bethel Woods Box Office and receive a $2.00 discount on Wine Festival tasting tickets.
Confirmed Wineries include:
Check back often for new additions of confirmed wineries and specialty vendors!
Wine Festival Perfomers:
For those unfamiliar with the Hudson Valley Music Scene, it can be surprising that the region has been home to such renowned blues talent as Bill Perry, Popa Chubby, Murali Coryell and Little Sammy Davis among others. But it was under the tutelage of these master bluesmen, that Dan Brother began his guitar playing and singing career.
Since his teens, Dan Brother has been performing in venerable local blues clubs like The Corner Stage, Waterwheel Café, Bodle’s Opera House, and The Downtown Tavern. Having shared the stage with mentors like his, it’s no wonder Dan picked up a little of everything along the way – from protest era psychedelia to straight-up blues; classic era soul to southern rock and Texas twang.
Now in his twenties, Dan’s star is rising faster than ever. Having turned all that early on-stage learning into a sound all his own, Dan’s high energy performances are drawing fans new and old to an increasing number of gigs and venues every month. Dan’s fans expect a mix of blues, soul, rock & roll, and the band accommodates, with sets that go from low-down monstrous slow blues to booty-grooving ecstatic funk.
Fiery guitar work is Dan’s forte. He twists and squeezes notes out of his guitar with furious aplomb, often leaving all kinds of audiences – from young college crowds to older fans of guitar music – with a look of “whoa” on their faces. Unlike so many guitar slingers, he is also a gifted songwriter. His upcoming debut CD will feature a dozen tracks all written or co-written by Dan. These road tested songs – including the crowd pleasing (Plain Ol’) White Girl – have already proven to be built on danceable grooves, with memorable sing-along hooks.
Liza Doolittle is a soulful singer with a passion for improvisation and originality. Her unique sound is inspired by artists like Billie Holiday, Bessie Smith, and John Lennon. Liza covers a wide range of music with the intention of reaching peoples hearts and souls. She is accompanied by Michael Purcell on keyboard, Robert Kopec on upright bass, and Dean Sharp on drums.
Applefest began in 1989 as a simple harvest celebration to support the Warwick Valley Community Center. Named one of the “Top 100 Events” in the country, over 30,000 visitors now attend the one-day event, traveling from neighboring states to experience the extraordinary variety of Warwick’s apples, culture, and entertainment. The festival is produced by the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Warwick Valley Community Center. Festival proceeds benefit these and other local non-profit organizations.
Located in the Hudson Valley Village of Warwick, New York Admission is FREE !
• Over 200 craft vendors
• Dozens of food vendors
• 50 local non-profit exhibitors
• Music & entertainment on several stages all day!
• Children’s Carnival
• Farmers’ Market
• Walk to Village shops, restaurants & businesses
• Apple Pie Baking Contest (slices for sale!)
• Fun for the whole family!
An updated Applefest Visitors’ Guide will be posted on the website before Applefest next fall, and will also be available for free at the festival.
This 32-page booklet contains schedules of Applefest events, transportation information, directories for craft/food vendors, wineries, u-pick apples, a user-friendly map of the festival area, ads for local businesses, and more.
The guide is also available free at the festival.
You can view the PDF online: HERE
For the safety and consideration of all —
the Applefest Committee advises everyone to leave their pets home for the day!
Thank you in advance…
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts continues to brew up fun with the Bethel Woods Craft Beer Festival and Chili Cook-Off, an outdoor beer, food and music festival designed to stimulate and educate your palate through local food and unbelievable regional beer. Craft beers from over 20 breweries will be available for sampling against a backdrop of live music at the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival. The spacious Market Sheds at Bethel Woods will also be the place for local food favorites for sale by a selection of vendors.
General Admission Sampling Pass ticket includes a commemorative glass and unlimited sampling. Tickets, if available on October 11, will be $45 at the gate. Only a limited number of tickets will be sold.
A VIP Sampling Pass is available for $75 per person and includes the above, plus early access to the breweries from 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM, souvenir shirt and laminate, and admission to The Museum at Bethel Woods.
A $15 designated driver ticket is available and includes Museum admission, access to vendors, food and live music only -- NO BEER SAMPLING.
IMPORTANT INFO: Everyone MUST BE 21+ years of age to purchase tickets and valid ID is required for admission. Event staff reserves the right to refuse service to anyone at anytime. Sorry, no children, strollers or pets. No outside food or beverage permitted. We are well stocked, but beer selections are subject to availability and may change without notice.The event held in the Market Sheds and is rain or shine.
The traditional Chili Day in October Chili Cook-off starts at 12:00 p.m. inside the Event Gallery for ALL AGES. It features chili sampling and voting for a $2 donation to benefit participating organizations. Tickets to the Craft Beer sampling NOT required for admission to the Chili Cook-off
Confirmed Breweries include:
Check back often for new additions of confirmed breweries and specialty vendors!
Craft Beer Festival Performers:
New York natives, Emish, have forged their own Americana folk rock sound by colliding a background of Irish, rock, and folk influences. This independent, power-folk band initially found success in a grassroots manner. Supported by their local and dedicated fan base, Emish has repeatedly been voted the "Best Band of the Hudson Valley", including the 2012 title. Since it's inception in 2005, the group has grown to include support from the national stage as well. Their high energy, live performances and distinct sound have catapulted Emish to be a sought-out headlining act at major festivals and concerts across the US, including the likes of Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Folk & Irish festivals, as well as, the more intimate setting of theaters or small concert settings.
In Emish's fourth album, the group ventured further into the Americana movement focusing on their original songs written by award winning front man, Bobby Curreri, while highlighting the bands multi-instrumentalists Christy Brown and Jen Curreri on fiddle, flute, cello, accordion, trumpet and whistle and rounding out the sounds with powerful rhythm of bass and Andrew Hulle on percussion. With the anticipated release of this album, which was completely funded by their fan base, it will be more evident than ever why one of the largest US festivals, Irish 2000 has quoted Emish as a "Force to be reckoned with", while the NY based IPH radio station awarded the first annual "Mighty Craic Award" to Emish. Bobby Curreri has also been named as the"Best Singer/Songwriter" of both 2011 and 2012 while the full band took home "Best Band" for the fourth year.
It is hard to remain indifferent in front of this band. You feel trapped by their music, drunk with it.
Every performance by MARAH is an explosion of vitality, energy and authentic passion for pure, undistilled rock&roll. Their melodies are so wonderful that they almost hurt, hitting you with well-aimed blows of honesty. Getting through them is entering a magical universe of deep lyrical poetry, across which parade the dark side of the street, the soul’s emotions and dreams. Stories that scratch the surface looking for deeper meanings, that go right through your skin and broaden your heart.
Without a break, without respite, they knit a moving visceral rock which they spit from deep inside, making bitterness turn out beautiful if you truly feel it. Without renouncing the freshness of present time, they integrate their chords together with ancestral roots which they re-invent time and time again, shaking your blood and soul to the point of distorting your senses. The result is a sort of gorgeous music they generously give away to make the world look more inhabitable to us, with more room for goodness and beauty. Thanks MARAH!
For concert information, cancellations and updates call the West Point Band's hot line at (845) 938-2617.