Where To Explore

Exploring the Secluded Landscape of Schoharie County

Exploring the Secluded Landscape of Schoharie County

Bold expanses, distant mountains, rippling tributaries – welcome to Schoharie County, the meditative heart of New York State.

 

Where to Stay

Upstate Renovation: Creating a Future Getaway

Upstate Renovation: Creating a Future Getaway

Everyone needs a cozy spot in the Hudson Valley to get away to. That’s what drove me to buy this charming two-family home on Gray Street in Poughkeepsie. The vision: to bring this beauty back to life and turn it into a home away from home for guests looking to explore the region, or just kick back with a good book.

 

Architecture & Design

Amsterdam - The Factory City

Amsterdam NY: The Undiscovered Beauty of The Rust Belt

Not long ago, nearly all of the things we enjoyed in our daily lives were made here in America, in handsome brick-clad cities like Amsterdam, NY.

 

Recent Posts

Autumn, Music, Winter

Upstate Mixtape: Fall Into Winter

Upstate Mixtape: Fall Into Winter

Our music advisor & DJ-at-large Giovanni di Mola curated the perfect mixtape for venturing off on a road trip, toting our bags through the departure gates, or collapsing into a sofa this holiday season.

Autumn, Monroe County, Winter

A Time of Restless Readiness: Two Poems

A Time of Restless Readiness: Two Poems

A poetry collaboration by Judy DeCroce and Antoni Ooto celebrating the quiet tradition of a season.

Autumn, Explore, Farming & Agriculture, Hidden Gems, Rivers, Routes, Schoharie County, Spring, Summer

Exploring the Secluded Landscape of Schoharie County

Exploring the Secluded Landscape of Schoharie County

Bold expanses, distant mountains, rippling tributaries – welcome to Schoharie County, the meditative heart of New York State.

Dutchess County, Lodging, Real Estate

Upstate Renovation: Creating a Future Getaway

Upstate Renovation: Creating a Future Getaway

Everyone needs a cozy spot in the Hudson Valley to get away to. That’s what drove me to buy this charming two-family home on Gray Street in Poughkeepsie. The vision: to bring this beauty back to life and turn it into a home away from home for guests looking to explore the region, or just kick back with a good book.

Autumn, Music, Upstate Albums, Winter

Upstate Albums: Antony & the Johnsons “Cut The World”

Upstate Albums: Antony & the Johnsons “Cut The World”

Whether you’re contemplating the universe on a windswept country drive, or gazing longingly from the window of a grand Victorian home, Antony & the Johnson’s “Cut the World” serves as the perfect soul-searching accompaniment.

Autumn, Dutchess County, Eats, Hidden Gems, Winter

Cider Doughnuts Meet Their Match: Joe the Grower, Poughquag NY

Cider Doughnuts Meet Their Match: Joe the Grower, Poughquag NY

Pumpkin doughnuts? Banana doughnuts? Experience Joe the Grower’s homemade varieties that are out to dethrown the apple cider classic.

Adirondacks, Antiques, Autumn, Columbia County, Dutchess County, Explore, Finger Lakes, Herkimer County, Montgomery County, Mountains, Rivers, Routes, Ulster County, Vistas

The Ultimate Upstate New York Leaf Peeping Guide

The Ultimate Upstate New York Leaf Peeping Guide

You want to experience the glorious fall foliage of Upstate New York, but you have no idea where to go, or when to be there. Here’s the guide you’ve been looking for. This list isn’t just about colorful leaves. It’s about the State of New York bringing its autumnal A-Game.

Music, Tompkins County

Upstate Electronic Artist Dubotomist Makes Music Out of PS2 Game “Ico”

Upstate Electronic Artist Dubotomist Makes Music Out of PS2 Game “Ico”

Dubotomist is part of a small, experimental music movement that’s bringing an edgy undercurrent to the middle of New York State. “Icotomy” EP out now.

Autumn, Farming & Agriculture, Summer

Upstate Color Story: Summer Harvest at the Union Square Farm Market, New York City

Upstate Color Story: Summer Harvest at the Union Square Farm Market, New York City

The Union Square Farm Market in New York City – there’s no better time or place to experience Upstate New York’s natural bounty than right now, the culmination of the summer harvest.

Dutchess County, Eats

A Heavenly Dining Experience in a Reclaimed Church: Terrapin, Rhinebeck NY

A Heavenly Dining Experience in a Reclaimed Church: Terrapin, Rhinebeck NY

Housed in a beautifully reclaimed church in Rhinebeck NY, Terrapin makes for a memorable dining experience that is as much about the food as it is about the space.

Eats, Hidden Gems, Westchester County

Where to Eat on Your Way Upstate: Julianna’s, Cortlandt Manor NY

Where to Eat on Your Way Upstate: Julianna’s, Cortlandt Manor NY

Julianna’s Schoolhouse (or just “Julianna’s” for those in the know) is a restaurant everyone needs in their back pocket before heading north. The menu is a culinary dream with just the right balance of creativity and comfort.

Music, Summer

Download or Stream Garden Party Mix: “Summer Breeze Makes Me Feel Fine”

Download or Stream Garden Party Mix: “Summer Breeze Makes Me Feel Fine”

Sign up for our UPSTATER newsletter and download a 90-minute DJ mix, featuring new tracks by Goldfrapp and Washed Out – and remixes by Lana Del Rey and The XX.

Dutchess County, Explore, Vistas

Road Trip Diary: The Magic & Mystery of Upstate New York

Road Trip Diary: The Magic & Mystery of Upstate New York

“There’s an authentic charm and romance to these places – a world of its own that merits multiple explorations.” – Art Director & Designer Catherine Mangosing on Upstate New York

Music, Upstate Albums

Upstate Album: The Smiths “Best… Volume 1″

Upstate Album: The Smiths “Best… Volume 1″

The Smiths are made for Upstate New York. They’re introspective, a little bitchy, and they make you feel like you’re in on the joke.

Shop

Upstate New York Poster – GO NORTH AND CONQUER

Upstate New York Poster – GO NORTH AND CONQUER

$30 / Represent the Empire State with an elegant poster that stakes your claim.

Finger Lakes, Ontario County, Summer, Swim, Water

Canandaigua: Diving Into the Finger Lakes

Canandaigua: Diving Into the Finger Lakes

Go swimming in a pristine glacial lake, nestled in one of the world’s most renowned wine regions – rent a cottage in Middlesex, NY.

Columbia County, Dutchess County, Lodging, Montgomery County, Ontario County, Ulster County

Top 5 Places To Stay in Upstate New York (That I’ve Discovered So Far)

Top 5 Places To Stay in Upstate New York (That I’ve Discovered So Far)

One of the best things about visiting Upstate New York is getting to stay overnight. Here’s a quick round up of some of my latest and greatest finds.

Antiques, Dutchess County, Explore, Routes, Shop

Favorite Route: Dutchess County Antiques & Eats

Favorite Route: Dutchess County Antiques & Eats

A road trip guide to Dutchess County, one of Upstate New York’s best kept secrets – rolling pastures, cool shops, and an interconnected community of classic American towns.

Architecture, Hidden Gems, Montgomery County

Amsterdam - The Factory City

Amsterdam NY: The Undiscovered Beauty of The Rust Belt

Not long ago, nearly all of the things we enjoyed in our daily lives were made here in America, in handsome brick-clad cities like Amsterdam, NY.

Music, Upstate Albums

Upstate Album: The Very Best of Daryl Hall & John Oates

Upstate Album: The Very Best of Daryl Hall & John Oates

There’s something about Hall & Oates that was meant to be heard on a car stereo as you meander from antique shop to swimming hole to farm stand.

Antiques, Columbia County, Shop

Cool New Shop: Harvey’s Counter, Hudson NY

Cool New Shop: Harvey’s Counter, Hudson NY

Harvey’s counter is what I like to call “Edgy French” – where beautiful linens and scarves commingle with strange carnival relics, chunky handmade bags, and industrial lighting fixtures.

Explore, Finger Lakes, Music, Tompkins County

Electronic Music was Born in Upstate New York

Electronic Music was Born in Upstate New York

The Moog Synthesizer: A sound made famous in England on an “instrument” born in Upstate New York.

Adirondacks, Explore, Hidden Gems, Montgomery County, Routes

Upstate Hidden Gem: Route 5 and Palatine Bridge

Upstate Hidden Gem: Route 5 and Palatine Bridge

There’s an incredibly pretty stretch of Route 5 between Amsterdam and Little Falls . Palatine Bridge is one of the charming villages you’ll pass along the way.

Autumn, Dutchess County, Explore, Fitness

Sneak Peak: New Dutchess County Rail Trail Extension

Sneak Peak: New Dutchess County Rail Trail Extension

The new stretch of the Dutchess County Rail Trail, connecting the Walkway Over the Hudson with the rest of the county, is due to officially open this fall. Here’s a sneak peak.

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