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Hippies Welcome Sign
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.Continue to 2 of 24 below.
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The main drag in Woodstock NY is Tinker Street, and its hub is the Village Square.Continue to 3 of 24 below.
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Dharmaware Clothing Shop
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.Continue to 4 of 24 below.
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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.Continue to 5 of 24 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 souvenirs from Woodstock, NY.Continue to 6 of 24 below.
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Golden Notebook Woodstock NY
The Golden Notebook is an independently owned bookstore in Woodstock, NY.
Find out more about The Golden Notebook.Continue to 7 of 24 below.
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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.Continue to 8 of 24 below.
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A Woodstock, NY landmark, Joshua's Restaurant serves fresh, healthy fare with Middle Eastern flair.
Find out more about Joshua's Restaurant.Continue to 9 of 24 below.
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The Woodstock Playhouse is a seasonal community theater.Continue to 10 of 24 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 11 of 24 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.
Find out more about The Wild Rose Inn.Continue to 12 of 24 below.
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Tannery Brook runs through Woodstock, a reminder of the region's history as a leather-tanning hub.Continue to 13 of 24 below.
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Woodstock Flea Market
Every weekend locals and tourists congregate at the Woodstock Flea Market.Continue to 14 of 24 below.
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A visit to the Woodstock Flea Market can be entertaining.Continue to 15 of 24 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.
Find out more about Candlestock.Continue to 16 of 24 below.
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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.Continue to 17 of 24 below.
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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.Continue to 18 of 24 below.
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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 19 of 24 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 20 of 24 below.
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Anatolia Tribal Rugs & Weavings
Anatolia Tribal Rugs Weavings get underfoot in Woodstock, NY.Continue to 21 of 24 below.
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Sidewalk vendor attempts to drum up business.Continue to 22 of 24 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 23 of 24 below.
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Open-air Landau Grill has served burgers to generations of Woodstockers.Continue to 24 of 24 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.