Head to upstate New York for a weekend getaway and you’ll soon discover an abundance of soaring waterfalls and refreshing swimming holes. Hidden treasures are dotted throughout the landscape - the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of New York City. Here are some of our favorites!

Pack a picnic and check out some of our favorites spots for a nature-filled hike, a refreshing dip, and a fun day of just splashing around.

Kaaterskill Falls, Hunter NY

The Blue Hole, On Roundout Creek, Denning NY

The Big Deep, Woodstock NY

Millstream Swimming Hole, Woodstock NY

Fawn’s Leap and a Mini Fall’s Leap, both in Platte Clove, Saugerties

Vernooy Kill Falls, Kerhonkson, NY

Wishing you a happy,…

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When you choose to live near the Ashokan Reservoir you'll be blessed with spectacular views like no other. If you're looking to build your dream home in the country with reservoir and mountain views, then this is the perfect spot for a weekend getaway or permanent home. Here are a few listings on the market but trust me - there's nothing like seeing them in person. 

260 Peck Road, Shokan NY / $799K - 49.7 Acres  - Click HERE for full listing 

Peck Road / Shokan NY / $199K - 9.40 Acres - Click HERE for full listing

Dancing Rock Road / Shokan NY / $139K - 5.05 Acres - Click HERE for full listing

 And one more Peck Road Listing/ Shokan NY - $450K - 40 Acres   Click HERE for full listing            


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Chow time! After all the hiking, running and socializing with your dog (see our post about Pet Friendly Activities in the Hudson Valley ) you'll be ready for a bite to eat. Here are some great local eateries that welcome pets. 

Landau Grill / Woodstock, NY

Landau Grill can be found in the heart of Woodstock and offers simple, delicious fare, such as burgers, chicken wings, crab cakes, salads, spinach-cheese ravioli, and blackened fish. Dogs are welcome at outdoor picnic tables for lunch and dinner.

Zoo Cafe / Stone Ridge NY. 

Dine. Shop. Play.  Zoo Cafe in Stone Ridge is the brainchild of dog lover Mary McNamara. Zoo Cafe offers unique accessories so that owners can include their pets in outdoor activities, Camping, hiking, boating,…

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