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.
The maturely dissected plateaus of the Catskills (they're not technically mountains) around Woodstock feature many lush valleys fed by creeks and streams.
Woodstock Festival Souvenirs
Channel the 1960s with tie-dye T-shirts, Woodstock Festival posters, guitars, bumper stickers, pins, and other Woodstock souvenirs.
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.
Tannery Brook runs through Woodstock, a reminder of the region's history as a leather-tanning hub.
Woodstock Flea Market
Every weekend locals and tourists congregate at the Woodstock Flea Market.
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.
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.
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.
Inside Pegasus Shoes
It's not a big store, or a fancy one. But Pegasus Shoes shods Woodstock residents.
Anatolia Tribal Rugs & Weavings
Anatolia Tribal Rugs Weavings get underfoot in Woodstock, NY.
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.