Pictures of Woodstock, New York

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    Hippies Welcome Sign

    A 'Hippies Always Welcome' sign sits in a window in Woodstock, New York.
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    Famed for the Woodstock Music Festival (which took place in another New York county 50 miles southwest), the town of Woodstock, New York is a laid-back, bucolic, bohemian place that seems frozen in time.

    In Woodstock, you still can see (aging) hippies, a store that only sells candles, and another that traffics in 40-year-old pictures of one-time resident Bob Dylan. No one blinks if you wear tie-dye—there's also a shop for that—but you would get an odd glance if you strolled around in a suit and tie.

    A love of the arts (particularly folk and rock music), a fascination with Eastern religions, support for feminism and left-wing politics, a spirit of tolerance, and an appreciation of the outdoors also characterize Woodstock. These pictures focus on Woodstock attractions and include the colorful, fanciful shops and eateries that make it such a unique place to visit.

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    Catskill Creek

    Sunny day at Catskill Creek in New York.
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    The maturely dissected plateaus of the Catskills (they're not technically mountains) around Woodstock feature many lush valleys fed by creeks and streams.

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    Woodstock Festival Souvenirs

    A souvenir shop sells goods as the 40th anniversary of the Woodstock music festival approaches in Woodstock, New York.
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    Channel the 1960s with tie-dye T-shirts, Woodstock Festival posters, guitars, bumper stickers, pins, and other Woodstock souvenirs.

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    Woodstock Playhouse

    Olivia Bernard.

    The Woodstock Playhouse is a seasonal community theater.

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    Bearsville Theater

    The Bearsville Theater is Woodstock, NY's top venue for live concerts. It is surrounded by some of the area's best restaurants.

    Find out more about Woodstock's Bearsville Theater.

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    Wild Rose Inn

    Olivia Bernard.

    The Wild Rose Inn is a pretty little bed-and-breakfast located in Woodstock, NY and a short walk from Tinker Street in the center of town.

    Find out more about The Wild Rose Inn.

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    Tannery Brook

    Olivia Bernard.

    Tannery Brook runs through Woodstock, a reminder of the region's history as a leather-tanning hub.

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    Woodstock Flea Market

    Olivia Bernard.

    Every weekend locals and tourists congregate at the Woodstock Flea Market.

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    Woodstock Music

    Olivia Bernard.

    A visit to the Woodstock Flea Market can be entertaining.

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    Olivia Bernard.

    Woodstock's Candlestock store exclusively sells candles and candle holders, some of which are impressive examples of candle makers' and sculptors' art.

    Find out more about Candlestock.

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    Olivia Bernard.

    Another Woodstock institution, Loominus is a local workshop that creates buttery soft chenille scarves and clothing in exquisite color combinations.

    Find out more about Loominus.

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    Pegasus Footwear

    Olivia Bernard.

    Pegasus Footwear is another Woodstock NY institution. It specializes in shoes that are as stylish as they are comfortable.

    Find out more about Pegasus Footwear online.

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    Inside Pegasus Shoes

    Olivia Bernard.

    It's not a big store, or a fancy one. But Pegasus Shoes shods Woodstock residents.

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    Pleasures of Woodstock

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    Some might say there are many pleasures of Woodstock, including the sylvan setting and the laidback town. There is also a store with that name.

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    Anatolia Tribal Rugs & Weavings

    No self-respecting bohemian can decorate his crib without a rug from an exotic destination.

    Anatolia Tribal Rugs Weavings get underfoot in Woodstock, NY.

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    Drummer Boy

    Olivia Bernard.

    Sidewalk vendor attempts to drum up business.

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    Gallo's of Woodstock

    Olivia Bernard.

    A nursery and a grocery, Gallo's of Woodstock is located on the outskirts of town on Route 212.

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    Landau Grill

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    Open-air Landau Grill has served burgers to generations of Woodstockers.

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    Ashokan Reservoir

    Olivia Bernard.

    The vast Ashokan Reservoir near Woodstock, NY is one of several that provide fresh, clean, delicious-tasting water to the residents of New York City.

    Find out more about the Ashokan Reservoir.