Plan a Fall Trip to Woodstock, New York

Woodstock, NY
Woodstock, NY

Woodstock, NY is an easy day trip or weekend getaway out of the city.  We checked in with local Vanessa Geneva Ahern, founder of, 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

Dining at Yum Yum Noodle Bar or Cucina.

Cooper Lake 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