The Locals’ Guide to the Best Places to Eat, Do, and Stay in Hudson Valley in the Fall

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Over the years, New York’s Hudson Valley has steadily become an enclave for crafters and makers, leaving behind the hustle and bustle of New York City for a quieter, slower existence.

 

But natives, urban transplants, and tourists alike can all vouch that there’s nothing quite like it in the fall. From apple orchards and antique shops to hiking and exceptional farm-to-table eateries, Hudson Valley is a great destination come autumn.

 

We polled the growers, crafters, and makers at our Open Kitchen conversation series at Ravenwood this fall to get their favorite Hudson Valley recommendation. This is what they told us:

 

RESTAURANTS & EATERIES:

Lagusta’s Luscious and Commissary

“When family comes to town we always go to Boiston’s in Kingston. They have a great deck and lovely cocktails.” – Erin Enouen & Sam Zurofsky, Longseason Farm

Westwind Orchard

“We love Westwind Orchard for pizza, oysters, cider and a great family hang. The apples and other fruits for picking are second to none, but the atmosphere and amazing owners, Laura and Fabio, are what draw us back again and again.” – András GippHudson Workshop & Sarah Copeland, Edible Living

Ravenwood

“Ravenwood dinners are honestly one of the most special experiences you can have!” – Catherine & Nick Carnevale, Eleven Six

SHOPPING:

Catskill Native Nursery

“The Catskill Native Nursery, right next door to Ravenwood. Even when I am thinking about not working, I am thinking about plants!” Erin Enouen, Longseason Farm

Scotts Corner

“Scott’s Corner is our town’s quaint shopping area. It’s a pleasant destination for a cozy fall stroll. You’ll find a nice cheese shop, antiques store and a cozy book shop, amongst other nice places to visit.” Re Jin Lee, BDB NY Ceramics

Modern Living Supplies, Hops Petunia, and Lovefield Vintage 

“Modern Living Supplies, Hops Petunia, and Lovefield Vintage.”Catherine & Nick Carnevale, Eleven Six

Stone Window Gallery 

“The Stone Window Gallery in Accord. And the local potter Brit Baker who was trained in Japan. Amazing work.” Blake Arrowood, Arrowood Farms

PLACES TO STAY:

ElmRock Inn

“We love hosting our friends and family, but when they can’t all fit, they enjoy the Elmrock Inn.” – Erin Enouen & Sam Zurofsky, Longseason Farm

Hasbrouck House, Foxfire Mountain House, and Scribner’s Lodge

“There are a lot of emerging stars in our area, but for full service fun, relaxation and food to match, we love Hasbrouk House, Foxfire Mountain House and Scribner’s Lodge. The fireplaces at all three come fall and winter can’t be topped.” – András Gipp – Hudson Workshop & Sarah Copeland, Edible Living

Ashokan Center

“Every year I attend Catskills Conf (a tech conference in the woods) at the Ashokan Center. Staying overnight out there is one of my favorite things every year.” – Aaron Quint, Kingston Bread Lab

 

Camping in the Catskills 

“Anywhere you can set up a tent deep, deep in the Catskills.” – Christopher Williams, Coppersea Bourbon

THINGS TO DO: 

Hiking at Gertrude’s Nose

“Gertrude’s Nose is one of my favorite hikes nearby, but I also love Slide Mountain in the Catskills. For Gertrude’s Nose, I park at the West Trapp’s lot so I can hike along the ridge.  It’s a great view of the changing foliage!” – Erin Enouen, Longseason Far

Stone Ridge Orchard 

“We go apple picking as much as we can and we love Stone Ridge Orchard.” Aaron Quint, Kingston Bread Lab

Hudson River Sloop Clearwater

“Sailing on the Hudson Sloop Clearwater.” – Christopher Williams, Coppersea Bourbon

O+ Festival

“Attending local art walks and community events like the O Positive Festival in October, plus walking my dog in the beautiful parks of the Hudson Valley.” – Kat Howard, Bookmeat Studio

Field + Supply 

“Going to Field + Supply every Columbus Day weekend and walking at the Ashokan Reservoir.” – Megan Sommerville & Matt Ensner, Materia Designs

Learn more about these Hudson Valley-based growers, makers, and crafters as they gather together for a harvest meal at Ravenwood here.

4 comments about “The Locals’ Guide to the Best Places to Eat, Do, and Stay in Hudson Valley in the Fall

  1. UK Smallholdings

    These are great ideas and easily translate to autumn in a beautiful location like the Isle of Wight With a rich farming and smallholding heritage harvest brings the very best of produce in abundance. I love being minutes from the sea then strolling over to a farmer laden with apples ‘taters’ (potatoes) kale and chard, onions and eggs! Bucolic bliss!

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  2. Lika

    What an interesting and informative article! Be sure to take all the information on the note! By the way, tell us more about the upcoming New Year’s holidays!

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  3. James Bryanr

    Your guide doesn’t make it very far up the Hudson! So much more as you make your way toward the Adirondacks!

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  4. Michael Murray

    A Tavola restaurant in New Paltz NY is not to be missed. Exquisite seasonal Italian inspired offerings, balanced cocktails and a relaxed but elegant environment. Just GO!

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