Woodstock, NY is an easy day trip or weekend getaway out of the city.  We checked in with local Vanessa Geneva Ahern, founder of hudsonvalleygoodstuff.com, for how best to spend a weekend—perhaps your first ever—in Woodstock, New York.

Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary

Ahern, recommends stopping at the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary, open on weekends from April-November.

Yoga studio in woodstock

Taking a yoga class at a studio like Woodstock Yoga Center or Euphoria Yoga.

Oriole 9 brunch

Brunching at Oriole 9.

Yum Yum Noodle woodstock

Power walking around Cooper Lake.

Overlook Mountain fall view

Hiking Overlook Mountain.

Hotel Dylan woodstock
Booking a room at newly opened Hotel Dylan, from $169/weekday, $219/weekend.

How to get there: From Port Authority, take Adirondack Trailways, which will drop you off at the village green. 

For more info, also see our Woodstock guide.

Photos: pyramis, rachel daleStan Lupo


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