Woodstock NY Pictures

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    Hippies Welcome Sign

    ••• Woodstock NY, which has long drawn bohemians and iconoclasts, is tolerant of local and weekend hippies. 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...MORE idiosyncratic — is a sign that you have arrived in Woodstock, NY.

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    Tinker Street

    ••• All of the retail and restaurants in Woodstock, NY are located along 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

    ••• Yoga, Buddhism, and worship of many things Eastern are part of the Woodstock NY gestalt. 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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    ••• Creek in Woodstock, NY. 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

    ••• Flowers bloom in the window box outside The Golden Notebook. Next door is Taco Juan's eatery. 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

    ••• Byrdcliffe is among the oldest artists' colonies in the United States and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 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

    ••• The Woodstock Playhouse is located at the intersection of Routes 212 and 375. Olivia Bernard.

    The Woodstock Playhouse is a seasonal community theater.

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    Bearsville Theater

    ••• The Bearsville Theater was founded by legendary music manager Albert Grossman, a Woodstock resident. His best-known client was Bob Dylan, whom he represented from 1962-70.

    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

    ••• Celebrity guests at The Wild Rose Inn have included Arlo Guthrie, Donovan, Kate of the B52s, and Mike McCready and Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam. 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

    ••• Jewelry, old vinyl, T-shirts, musical instruments, and garage-sale fodder are at the Woodstock Flea Market for the haggling. Olivia Bernard.

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

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    Woodstock Music

    ••• There isn't as much live music available in Woodstock as there was in the days of Dylan and The Band, but the town still drawns itinerant players and many make their home here full-time. Olivia Bernard.

    A visit to the Woodstock Flea Market can be entertaining.

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    ••• A Woodstock, NY institution, Candlestock opened in 1970. 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 customers who visit the Woodstock store or encounter the brand at high-end crafts markets can order made-to-measure items. 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

    ••• Shoes from Pegasus enable customers to walk farther and happier. 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

    ••• On a recent visit, Uma Thurman, her two tow-headed children, her mother, and her boy friend Arki Busson were in the shop stocking up for an upcoming vacation. 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

    ••• Pleasures is located next to Vidakafka, a store that sells delicate lingerie. 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

    ••• Olivia Bernard. 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

    ••• In spring, Gallo's of Woodstock sells plants and flowers that help residents enhance their gardens. 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

    ••• The Landau Grill overlooks Tinker Street and is an ideal spot for people-watching. Olivia Bernard.

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

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    Ashokan Reservoir

    ••• Woodstock, NY residents and others visit the Ashokan Reservoir because it's a scenic spot to walk and bike. Swimming and outside boats are prohibited. 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.