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Ambika Boutique

Fashion designer and fiber artist Ambika Conroy runs this quirky vintage st...

Fashion designer and fiber artist Ambika Conroy runs this quirky vintage store. And while there are many treasures to unearth, the standouts are her sustainably made garments (crochet bikinis in summer, humanely sourced angora knits in winter).

63 Main St.
Mountain Dale, NY 12763

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Arati Store

The tagline here is “spirit, beauty, health”--and it honestly fits this...

The tagline here is “spirit, beauty, health”--and it honestly fits this shop to a T. Whether you left your book on the Dalai Lama at home, need some incense to mask the musky smell in your Airbnb, or are just looking for that something special (you’ll know it when you see it), you probably won't leave empty handed--at the very least, don’t miss their amazing hot chai to-go.

278 Brickman Road
Hurleyville NY 12747

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Ba & Me

You may have to wait up to an hour for a table at this Vietnamese spot, but...

You may have to wait up to an hour for a table at this Vietnamese spot, but it’s worth it; the vegan pho and fresh summer rolls are out-of-this-world delicious and chock-full of flavor.

54 Main St.
Mountain Dale, NY 12763

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Cafe Adella Dori

There’s one word that sums up Cafe Adella Dori: charming. This quaint caf...

There’s one word that sums up Cafe Adella Dori: charming. This quaint café uses locally sourced ingredients and boasts a ton of gluten-free options—from rolls to housemade granola—along with a slew of dairy-free milks to add to your frothy matcha latte.

33 Lower Main St.
Callicoon, NY 12723

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Foxfire Mountain House

Boho chic lives! This insanely charming 11-room bed and breakfast is decora...

Boho chic lives! This insanely charming 11-room bed and breakfast is decorated with vintage furniture, Moroccan-tiled floors, and white linen bedspreads. With their hammocks, floor-to-ceiling fireplace, and Chef’s Table dinners, you can’t go wrong here.

72 Andrew Ln.
Mt. Tremper, NY 12457

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High Voltage Cafe

Peak mountain-chic vibes at this all-day cafe that serves up brunch (avocad...

Peak mountain-chic vibes at this all-day cafe that serves up brunch (avocado toast and grain bowls FTW), dinner (their veggie burger is a must!), and even bevs (from matcha to wine).

47 Main St.
Mountain Dale, NY 12763

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Hurleyville Market

The spot to load up on (high-end, healthy) groceries. From quality organic ...

The spot to load up on (high-end, healthy) groceries. From quality organic ingredients to a made-to-order coffee bar, this market is a worthwhile gourmet product shopping experience--and an Airbnb cabin kitchen godsend.

238 Main St.
Hurleyville, NY 12747

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Java Love Roasting Co.

Freshly roasted coffee, vegetarian snacks, and locally sourced fare are in ...

Freshly roasted coffee, vegetarian snacks, and locally sourced fare are in the cards here. Grab your provisions to-go or hang out and get some work done amidst the fragrant smell of beans roasting (or, in warmer months, outdoors on the wooden front porch that overlooks White Lake).

1577 NY State Rt. 17B
White Lake, NY 12786

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Justine’s Just Breathe Yoga

It’s hard to resist views of the Catskill Mountains in a state-of-the-art...

It’s hard to resist views of the Catskill Mountains in a state-of-the-art yoga facility situated on an organic farm. Justine offers traditional yoga, yoga boot camp, and gong sound bath classes on a spectacular piece of property in Parksville. No need to sign up—just show up and ~chill~.

108 Somewhere in Time Ln.
Parksville, New York 12768

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Kaaterskill Falls

Say hey to the highest waterfall in New York. It’s a quick hike with some...

Say hey to the highest waterfall in New York. It’s a quick hike with some steep hills, but the incline’s worth it when you spot that 260-feet surging waterfall.

NY-23A
Haines Falls, NY 12436

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Lander’s River Trips

The Delaware River is a must-see for anyone visiting the Catskills--and Lan...

The Delaware River is a must-see for anyone visiting the Catskills--and Lander’s River Trips helps you work for your view. They have seven locations throughout the region (check the website), but the one at Skinners Falls has land with large rocks scattered along the river where people post up and chill. Whether you opt for a canoe, kayak, raft, or lazy-river tube, it’ll def be a sunny afternoon well spent.

5961 NY-97
Narrowsburg, NY 12764

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Livingston Manor Fly Fishing Club

Sure, it’s located literally right by the birthplace of flyfishing, but y...

Sure, it’s located literally right by the birthplace of flyfishing, but you don’t have to be a rod regular to fall hard for this spot: The property has mastered rustic luxury with its Lexington Company bed linens, organic facial products, and a wood-fired sauna (perfectly located next to their private river, so you can take a dip and cool off after). They play host to retreats too, FYI.

636 Old Rte 17
Livingston Manor, NY 12758

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Mayer Wasner

This socially conscious clothing store features the owner’s namesake line...

This socially conscious clothing store features the owner’s namesake line, Pamela Wasner, in addition to a who’s who of up-and-coming sustainable designers, beauty products, and more. It’s definitely on the pricier side--but then again, how often can you say you own a piece of clothing literally created by the hands of just four people?

55 Main Street
Narrowsburg, NY 12764

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Morgan Outdoors

Everything about the Catskills is very entrepreneurial, including the activ...

Everything about the Catskills is very entrepreneurial, including the activities. This outdoor sports store will hook you up with quality snowshoes in the winter and waders in the spring. The staff here is also very knowledgeable of local trails in the area, which means a whole lot less time spent on Google trying to find your next hike destination.

46 Main St
Livingston Manor, NY 12758

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North Branch Inn

Expect local fare, handcrafted cocktails, and lots of lazy lounging at this...

Expect local fare, handcrafted cocktails, and lots of lazy lounging at this farmhouse-style hotel. There’s a private two-lane bowling alley, high-end toiletries, and ample outdoor space to hang here. Make sure to join their director of gardens for his tour of the indigenous flora and fauna on Saturdays.

869 N Branch Rd.
North Branch, NY 12766

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Northern Farmhouse Pasta

Found: The cleanest Italian food possible in the Catskills. The fresh pasta...

Found: The cleanest Italian food possible in the Catskills. The fresh pasta at this off-the-beaten-path gem is made using local farm ingredients, and the menu rotates depending on the season.

65 Rockland Rd.
Roscoe, NY 12776

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O & W Rail Trail

This 7.5 mile path runs along an old train line that operated from 1888-195...

This 7.5 mile path runs along an old train line that operated from 1888-1957; walk at your own pace or bike this gorgeous terrain and take in the wildlife, wetlands, greenery, and history. Even better: This flat and long hiking path can be accessed from several towns in Sullivan County, including Mountain Dale, Woodridge, Hurleyville, and South Fallsburg.

Greenfield Rd. at Green Ave.
Woodridge, NY 12789

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Oriole 9

This isn’t your typical all-day breakfast spot; dishes like curried cocon...

This isn’t your typical all-day breakfast spot; dishes like curried coconut hash and broccoli rabe shakshuka round out the menu—and yup, the produce comes straight from the owners’ organic farm.

17 Tinker St.
Woodstock, NY 12498

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Pilates at the Barn

Housed in an old barn with vines hanging from exposed wooden beams, this fu...

Housed in an old barn with vines hanging from exposed wooden beams, this fully-equipped Pilates studio offers solo or duet classes--so book ahead, because no group classes are currently offered (although we can dream…).

29 Head Rd. Callicoon, NY 12723

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Reveries

Exactly the type of shop you’d imagine would be in Woodstock: Filled to t...

Exactly the type of shop you’d imagine would be in Woodstock: Filled to the rainbow-and-peace-sign decor’d brim with healing crystals, mala beads, hand-made soaps, and more.

53 Rock City Rd
Woodstock, NY 12498

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River Family Wellness

Sliding-scale acupuncture is one of the many reasons why we heart this spot...

Sliding-scale acupuncture is one of the many reasons why we heart this spot. (Another: their incense-fueled yoga classes.) The holistic community center’s mission is to make health care accessible to all--and that translates to a welcoming, friendly space that’s a bit more affordable than the luxe resorts that dot the area.

21 Lower Main St.
Suite 2
Callicoon, NY 12723

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Rolling Stone Ranch

Nestled on 20 beautiful acres, this family-run equestrian center is a fun a...

Nestled on 20 beautiful acres, this family-run equestrian center is a fun activity for all riders, whether a total novice or extremely experienced. Beginners can try a personalized lesson; otherwise, you have the option of hitting the trails. Either way, you’ll take in a sweet view showcasing the Catskill Mountains.

82 West Shore Rd.
Bethel, NY 12786

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Sam’s Point

This strenuous and rewarding hike boasts spectacular views of the Shawangun...

This strenuous and rewarding hike boasts spectacular views of the Shawangunks region and the Catskill Mountains. Spelunk in an ice cave, spot a waterfall, or just get your daily steps in--just make sure you bring snacks!

400 Sam’s Point Rd.
Cragsmoor, NY 12420

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Sat Nam Yoga Center

You can drop into this studio for daily Kundalini yoga and select gong bath...

You can drop into this studio for daily Kundalini yoga and select gong bath classes--or turn it into a weekend by lining up your visit with one of the retreats that regularly takes over the red barn.

333 Mt. Cliff Rd.
Hurleyville, NY 12747

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Scribner’s Catskill Lodge

See and be seen at this trendy Catskills resort. It’s conveniently locate...

See and be seen at this trendy Catskills resort. It’s conveniently located near the base ski lift chair at Hunter Mountain--but you don’t have to leave the grounds to get in a workout (or at the very least, chill out): The hotel offers vinyasa flow classes, sound baths, and meditation. And to top it off, the food served at the onsite restaurant Prospect is sourced from local Hudson Valley ingredients.

13 Scribner Hollow Rd.
Hunter, NY 12442

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Silvia

Don’t let the cushy green velvet booths fool you: This Woodstock dining h...

Don’t let the cushy green velvet booths fool you: This Woodstock dining hotspot epitomizes farm-to-table dining. All the bread is made with local grains, while the produce and dairy are sourced from nearby farms.

42 Mill Hill Rd.
Woodstock, NY 12498

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Sivananda Yoga Ranch

Found in the 1970s by Swami Vishnudevananda, this ashram is a real-deal hav...

Found in the 1970s by Swami Vishnudevananda, this ashram is a real-deal haven to experience an immersive yoga and meditation practice. Day passes are offered, but guests tend to stay for a week or more in modest--but comfortable--accommodations. There’s a range of amazing classes, including vegetarian and Ayurvedic nutrition cooking courses, plus a wellness center with a Russian-style sauna, hot stone massages, and more.

500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788

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Sunny’s Pop

This homewares pop-up-shop-turned-brick-and-mortar is filled with myriad un...

This homewares pop-up-shop-turned-brick-and-mortar is filled with myriad unique --not to mention upcycled and sustainably made--items. Think charcoal-colored decanters, desk brushes made of foraged wood, and more gorgeous, statement-making pieces.

76 Main St.
Narrowsburg, NY 12764

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The Chi Hive Studio

From myofascial release to Pilates mat class and tai chi, the “Hive” is...

From myofascial release to Pilates mat class and tai chi, the “Hive” is dedicated to all things progressively holistic. You’ll find calm, peaceful vibes here with a bunch of rotating classes and workshops. Bonus: It’s open year-round.

22 Main St.
Narrowsburg, NY 12764

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The DeBruce

Overlooking the Willowemoc River, this 14-room inn is a real treat. Think m...

Overlooking the Willowemoc River, this 14-room inn is a real treat. Think massive swimming pool, a gorgeous glass-walled dining room overlooking the mountains, and an appointment-only spa. Guests can also follow the executive chef into the woods for his daily foraging excursion to see what ingredients will end up on their famous tasting menu.

982 Debruce Rd.
Livingston Manor, NY 12758

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The Glen Wilde

The Glen Wilde is a modern take on bungalow colony living...all designed by...

The Glen Wilde is a modern take on bungalow colony living...all designed by Brooklyn expats. Set on 11 acres, there’s a communal table for outdoor dinners--or take advantage of the full kitchens in your restored cabin.

44 Church Rd.
Mountain Dale, NY 12763

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The Heron

This is the kind of place a vegetarian can happily dine with a carnivore. O...

This is the kind of place a vegetarian can happily dine with a carnivore. Our menu faves include the avo toast, chopped salad, and beyond-delicious veggie quinoa burger, but honestly you can’t go wrong if you’ve nabbed one of the outdoor terrace seats overlooking the Delaware River. (For that, you will want to make a reservation, FYI.)

40 Main St.
Narrowsburg, NY 12764

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The Kaatskeller

In the mood for gluten-free (or vegan) artisan wood-fired pizza and incredi...

In the mood for gluten-free (or vegan) artisan wood-fired pizza and incredible cocktails? Look no further than The Kaatskeller. Whether you want to take a seat at their retro-inspired bar in the winter or dine in their sprawling outdoor garden come spring, this year-round spot is a local gem. Pro tip: Don’t miss their smoked brook trout rillettes (after all, the fish is a Catskills delicacy).

39 Main St.
Livingston Manor, NY 12758

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The Launderette

Prepare to utter, “I can’t even…” on repeat when the inventive vege...

Prepare to utter, “I can’t even…” on repeat when the inventive vegetable dishes and gluten-free pizza come to the table at this gourmet spot. The owners revamped an old laundromat and kept its original motifs with incredibly cool retro-industrial decor--although we don't blame you if you opt to head out to the patio and sit at one of the Delaware River-facing tables instead.

20 5th St.
Narrowsburg, NY 12764

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The Red Dot Vegetarian Kitchen

Not to sound hyperbolic here, but everything on this menu is amazing. (If y...

Not to sound hyperbolic here, but everything on this menu is amazing. (If you're feeling overwhelmed, the tofu curry or the power burrito are a good place to start.) Let it be known: It takes up to 45 minutes for them to prepare your meal, so call ahead or be prepared to wait. It’s worth it, though, promise.

106 Sullivan St.
Wurtsboro, NY 12790

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The Spa at The Arnold House

Don’t let the size fool you: This rustic-chic spot is truly a relaxing sa...

Don’t let the size fool you: This rustic-chic spot is truly a relaxing sanctuary. Befitting the space, they do have a slew of “mini” treatments (all 30 minutes) alongside the usual spa options.

839 Shandelee Road
Livingston Manor, NY 12758

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Troutbeck

Low-key vibes meets luxury amenities here. There’s a pool, tennis courts,...

Low-key vibes meets luxury amenities here. There’s a pool, tennis courts, a delicious farm-to-table restaurant, and of course, three trout pools. The bathrooms are stocked with Malin & Goetz products and bedding by Frette (so no, you’ll probably never want to check out).

515 Leedsville Rd
Amenia, NY 12501

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Upstream Wine

Drum roll please for the coolest country wine shop...ever. The focus here i...

Drum roll please for the coolest country wine shop...ever. The focus here is on the big three: sustainable, organic, biodynamic. But that’s not all; each bottle of wine is adorned with a hand-written card that describes everything you’d want to know about it (from how it was made to the key notes you’ll taste). Insider tip: On Saturday there’s always a tasting.

34 Main St
Livingston Manor, NY 12758

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Wayside Cider

If picnic tables, string lights, summer nights, and glasses full of small-b...

If picnic tables, string lights, summer nights, and glasses full of small-batch, heirloom apple-sourced cider sounds like your idea of fun (um, duh), do not miss Wayside Cider. The cider house interior itself is cozy and inviting (read: perfect in winter, too), and there are locally brewed beers and biodynamic wines available to those who aren’t so into the house-made beverages.

55 Redden Ln.
Andes, NY 13731

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Witchey Handmade Herbal Apothecary

You’ll feel calm the moment you walk into this dried flower-draped apothe...

You’ll feel calm the moment you walk into this dried flower-draped apothecary--and that’s before you even use up on the organic skin-care products lining shelves. The shop is the brainchild of a fashion model-turned-herbalist whose focus is on sustainability, seasonality, and plant power. Perfect if you forgot to pack a cleanser--or are looking to bring home a stash of souvenirs.

5 Post Hill Rd
Mountain Dale, NY 12763

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YO1

Spend the weekend doing yoga--or commit to a week-plus undergoing one of th...

Spend the weekend doing yoga--or commit to a week-plus undergoing one of their ultra-detoxifying panchakarma programs. Whatever treatments you choose, expect to leave this Ayurvedic-inspired wellness center feeling waaay more relaxed than when you arrived.

420 Anawana Lake Road
Monticello, NY 12701

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