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Hippies Welcome Sign
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.Continue to 2 of 19 below.
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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.Continue to 3 of 19 below.
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Woodstock Festival Souvenirs
Channel the 1960s with tie-dye T-shirts, Woodstock Festival posters, guitars, bumper stickers, pins, and other Woodstock souvenirs.Continue to 4 of 19 below.
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The Woodstock Playhouse is a seasonal community theater.Continue to 5 of 19 below.
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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.Continue to 6 of 19 below.
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Wild Rose Inn
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.
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Tannery Brook runs through Woodstock, a reminder of the region's history as a leather-tanning hub.Continue to 8 of 19 below.
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Woodstock Flea Market
Every weekend locals and tourists congregate at the Woodstock Flea Market.Continue to 9 of 19 below.
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A visit to the Woodstock Flea Market can be entertaining.Continue to 10 of 19 below.
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Woodstock's Candlestock store exclusively sells candles and candle holders, some of which are impressive examples of candle makers' and sculptors' art.
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Another Woodstock institution, Loominus is a local workshop that creates buttery soft chenille scarves and clothing in exquisite color combinations.
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Pegasus Footwear is another Woodstock NY institution. It specializes in shoes that are as stylish as they are comfortable.
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Inside Pegasus Shoes
It's not a big store, or a fancy one. But Pegasus Shoes shods Woodstock residents.Continue to 14 of 19 below.
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Pleasures of Woodstock
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.Continue to 15 of 19 below.
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Anatolia Tribal Rugs & Weavings
Anatolia Tribal Rugs Weavings get underfoot in Woodstock, NY.Continue to 16 of 19 below.
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Sidewalk vendor attempts to drum up business.Continue to 17 of 19 below.
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Gallo's of Woodstock
A nursery and a grocery, Gallo's of Woodstock is located on the outskirts of town on Route 212.Continue to 18 of 19 below.
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Open-air Landau Grill has served burgers to generations of Woodstockers.Continue to 19 of 19 below.
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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.