Our Area

Location, location, location.  It’s as true when you choose a vacation spot as it is when you choose a home.  Located in beautiful Saugerties, NY, (voted one of America’s coolest small towns) Rip Van Winkle Campground is nestled in the foothills between the Catskill Mountains and the Hudson River.

No matter what your interest, you can find an activity to feed it in the Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountain region.  Look beyond hiking, biking and rock climbing to nearby antiquing opportunities and cultural events.  Festivals of Dance and Music feature artists from all over the world as well as upcoming local talent.  Fine Art abounds in local galleries.  Steeped in history, the Hudson Valley features many historic sites and small museums as well as being only an hour from the New York State Museum in Albany, our state capital.

Whether you want a fun family activity or a day out for the grown-ups, you can find it in our area. 
We would be happy to help you plan the perfect outing.  Just ask!


Family Fun

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

Antique plane performances and air shows.

Howe Caverns

Go beneath the earth and discover amazing caves.

World's Largest Kaleidoscope
Visit the 60ft tall kaleidoscope housed in a converted silo.

Tubing the Esopus

Experience whitewater tubing with exciting rapids, flumes, and drifiting stretches.

Cruises on the Hudson River

View the historic shoreline of the Hudson River with a scenic cruise.

American Museum of Fire Fighting

Firefighting equipment from 1731 to present

Kaaterskill Waterfalls

Spectacular 260-foot two-tiered waterfall

Woodbury Commons

Shop more than 220 name-brand outlet stores

Orange County Choppers

Custom motorcycle manufacturer made famous by the Discovery Channel

 


History

West Point

The oldest military and service academy in the U.S.

Empire State Plaza

Featuring the New York State Museum, "The Egg" and Corning Tower

F. D. Roosevelt's Home

32nd President's estate and first US Presidential Library.

Vanderbilt Mansion

Estate showcasing the changes that occurred as America industrialized in the years after the Civil War

 


Culture

Shawangunk Wine Trail

Ten family owned wineries from New Paltz to Warwick

Dutchess Wine Trail

Sample the bounty of the beautiful Hudson River Valley

Opus 40

Six acres of stone ramps and swirling terraces around pools and trees, designed and built by just one man

Woodstock

Made famous by the Woodstock Festival of 1969, this town today is still a hub of modern music and art

 

 

Make sure to check out these great websites for more information on how to keep your schedule full of low stress fun

www.NYWelcomesYou.com Travel Information

www.DutchessTourism.com Dutchess County Tourism

www.UlsterTourism.com  Ulster County Tourism

www.GreeneTourism.com Green County Tourism

www.OrangeTourism.org Orange County Tourism

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