Woodstock NY Pictures

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    Hippies Welcome Sign

    Olivia Bernard.

    See the Real Woodstock NY in this Picture Gallery

    Famed for the Woodstock Music Festival (which took place in another NY county 50 miles southwest), the town of Woodstock, NY is a laid-back, bucolic, bohemian place that seems frozen in time.

    In Woodstock, NY 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, NY.

    The pictures below focus on Woodstock, NY attractions and include the colorful, fanciful shops and eateries that make it such a unique place to visit.

    Images by Olivia Bernard

    The presence of hippies — aging, grimy, and idiosyncratic — is a sign that you have arrived in Woodstock, NY.

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    Tinker Street

    Olivia Bernard.

    The main drag in Woodstock NY is Tinker Street, and its hub is the Village Square.

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    Dharmaware Clothing Shop

    Olivia Bernard.

    It's a long, long way from the Catskill Mountains to the Himalayas, but Woodstock NY merchants don't let that deter them in outfitting locals and tourists.

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    Catskills Creek

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    Olivia Bernard.

    The maturely dissected plateaus of the Catskills (they're not technically mountains) around Woodstock, NY feature many lush valleys fed by creeks and streams.

    Nothing beats a dip in the creek on a warm summer day.

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    Woodstock Festival Souvenirs

    Olivia Bernard.

    Channel the 1960s with tie-dye T-shirts, Woodstock Festival posters, guitars, bumper stickers, pins, and other souvenirs from Woodstock, NY.

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    Golden Notebook Woodstock NY

    Olivia Bernard.

    The Golden Notebook is an independently owned bookstore in Woodstock, NY.

    Find out more about The Golden Notebook.

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    Byrdcliffe Theater

    Olivia Bernard.

    Woodstock NY's Byrdcliffe Art Colony, founded in 1903, predates the town's notoriety for the music festival.

    Find out more about the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild.

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    Joshua's Restaurant

    Olivia Bernard.

    A Woodstock, NY landmark, Joshua's Restaurant serves fresh, healthy fare with Middle Eastern flair.

    Find out more about Joshua's Restaurant.

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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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    Candlestock

    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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    Loominus

    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

    Olivia Bernard.

    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

    Olivia Bernard.

    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.