Christine's Guidebook

Christine
Christine's Guidebook

Outdoor Fun

This is a great place to go for some summer activities or winter fun, open year round and just a short drive away. Be sure to check out the Tavern for lunch or dinner while you're there!
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Jiminy Peak
37 Corey Rd
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This is a great place to go for some summer activities or winter fun, open year round and just a short drive away. Be sure to check out the Tavern for lunch or dinner while you're there!
Long Pond in Grafton Lakes State Park is open for skating from 8AM until 5PM every day. The pond gets cleared every Friday, so if it snows during the week, you may be out of luck
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Grafton Lake State Park
254 Grafton Lakes State Park Way
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Long Pond in Grafton Lakes State Park is open for skating from 8AM until 5PM every day. The pond gets cleared every Friday, so if it snows during the week, you may be out of luck
Mount Greylock State Reservation Visitor Center
30 Rockwell Rd
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Cinch 'em Up Stables Horseback Riding
365 NY-43
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Ramblewild Adventure Park
110 Brodie Mountain Rd
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One Trick Pony Rides
542 Kautz Hollow Rd
Every summer, tubing down the Battenkill River is on the top of my to do list! There are a couple of outfitters/rental shops to choose from. I prefer the tubes with the mesh bottoms, pack a cooler, throw in some lunch (no glass please) and you’ll be good to go! I’ve got some tips of what to bring for your relaxing River float, feel free to ask me:) They also offer kayak rentals along with transportation to and from the start & stop. BVO is an excellent summer adventure option. *Reservations required Offering rentals of canoes, kayaks, rafts, tubes, and bicycles Sales of canoes, kayaks, and gear for the outdoors Area hiking options
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Battenkill Valley Outdoors
1414 NY-313
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Every summer, tubing down the Battenkill River is on the top of my to do list! There are a couple of outfitters/rental shops to choose from. I prefer the tubes with the mesh bottoms, pack a cooler, throw in some lunch (no glass please) and you’ll be good to go! I’ve got some tips of what to bring for your relaxing River float, feel free to ask me:) They also offer kayak rentals along with transportation to and from the start & stop. BVO is an excellent summer adventure option. *Reservations required Offering rentals of canoes, kayaks, rafts, tubes, and bicycles Sales of canoes, kayaks, and gear for the outdoors Area hiking options

Groceries

I recommend picking up groceries on the way. While we have local smaller stores for the basics, you’ll want to check out one of these options for more variety.
Open May 1st-December Family owned with a large array of fresh, locally grown vegetables, meats, fruits, cheese etc. Be sure to take a look at the freshly baked in house, cookies, fruit pies, muffins and my favorite, the whoopie pies! They also have an ice cream window, ATM, and the most beautiful flower bouquets!
Engel's Acres
445 Brunswick Rd
Open May 1st-December Family owned with a large array of fresh, locally grown vegetables, meats, fruits, cheese etc. Be sure to take a look at the freshly baked in house, cookies, fruit pies, muffins and my favorite, the whoopie pies! They also have an ice cream window, ATM, and the most beautiful flower bouquets!
Wild Oats offers several organic options and fresh prepared snacks and meals. They have a lot of great items here
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Wild Oats Market
320 Main St
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Wild Oats offers several organic options and fresh prepared snacks and meals. They have a lot of great items here
If you’re heading in via route 2, this is a great spot to stop for groceries along the way
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Stop & Shop
876 State Rd
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If you’re heading in via route 2, this is a great spot to stop for groceries along the way
Local aqua farm greenhouse offering the most delicious sustainable produce, including Arugula, butter crunch, cucumbers, peppers and tomatoes. They have a cash only, walk up window where you can order, quick, easy and so fresh! M-F 10-3 (518)658-2729
16 Satterlee Hollow Rd
16 Satterlee Hollow Road
Local aqua farm greenhouse offering the most delicious sustainable produce, including Arugula, butter crunch, cucumbers, peppers and tomatoes. They have a cash only, walk up window where you can order, quick, easy and so fresh! M-F 10-3 (518)658-2729
About a half hour drive. Perfect to stop if you’re coming via route 7
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Market 32 by Price Chopper
1640 Eastern Pkwy
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About a half hour drive. Perfect to stop if you’re coming via route 7
A 5 minute drive, for anything you may have forgotten or need
Dollar General
18322 NY-22
A 5 minute drive, for anything you may have forgotten or need

Hiking trails and more

Plenty of hiking trails offering stunning views. I recommend using the AllTrails App on your smartphone to read reviews and plan your route. There is a seasonal road to the summit if hiking isn't your thing :)
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Mount Greylock State Reservation Visitor Center
30 Rockwell Rd
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Plenty of hiking trails offering stunning views. I recommend using the AllTrails App on your smartphone to read reviews and plan your route. There is a seasonal road to the summit if hiking isn't your thing :)
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The Snow Hole
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This is a beautiful hike just over an hour away. Highly recommend visiting!
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Vroman's Nose Hiking Trail
264 Mill Valley Rd
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This is a beautiful hike just over an hour away. Highly recommend visiting!
Pine Cobble Trailhead

Food scene

This is a beautiful taproom & restaurant that sits alongside the Walloomsac River. Try a flight of their award winning beer with an order of soft pretzels, wings or delicious wood fired pizza. The menu has something for everyone.
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Brown's Brewing Company's Walloomsac Taproom and Brewery
50 Factory Hill Rd
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This is a beautiful taproom & restaurant that sits alongside the Walloomsac River. Try a flight of their award winning beer with an order of soft pretzels, wings or delicious wood fired pizza. The menu has something for everyone.
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421 Craft Bar and Kitchen
421 Main Street
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This is my favorite Mexican restaurant! Everything is fresh and much of the produce used is locally sustained. Be sure to try their house made margaritas, guacamole and fish tacos!
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Norte Azul Cantina
15952 NY-22
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This is my favorite Mexican restaurant! Everything is fresh and much of the produce used is locally sustained. Be sure to try their house made margaritas, guacamole and fish tacos!
This is one of my favorite places to get brunch or a delicious dinner with friends. Their menu is top notch!
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The Barn Kitchen & Bar
103 Spring St
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This is one of my favorite places to get brunch or a delicious dinner with friends. Their menu is top notch!
Be sure to sit out on the deck during the warmer months and take in the view. Or sit fireside and enjoy the panoramic views from inside!
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The Publyk House
782 Harwood Hill Rd
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Be sure to sit out on the deck during the warmer months and take in the view. Or sit fireside and enjoy the panoramic views from inside!
Beautiful lakeside setting, great menu & friendly staff. Call ahead or check Facebook for hours, they sometimes close for weddings.
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Old Daley on Crooked Lake
2339 NY-43
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Beautiful lakeside setting, great menu & friendly staff. Call ahead or check Facebook for hours, they sometimes close for weddings.
This is a great local hot spot and just a short drive away. They’re famous for their burgers and great sandwiches, I personally love the Sussex by the Sea, their wings and the pesto salmon. There’s something for everyone!
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Man of Kent Tavern
4452 New York 7
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This is a great local hot spot and just a short drive away. They’re famous for their burgers and great sandwiches, I personally love the Sussex by the Sea, their wings and the pesto salmon. There’s something for everyone!
This is my personal favorite! It goes year round and offers several vendors.
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Troy Waterfront Farmers Market
272 River St
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This is my personal favorite! It goes year round and offers several vendors.
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Blueberry Hill Market Cafe
515 US-20
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Great place for brunch offering soups, salads, sandwiches and sweets in addition to their extensive tea menu
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The Whistling Kettle
254 Broadway
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Great place for brunch offering soups, salads, sandwiches and sweets in addition to their extensive tea menu
Brown's Brewing Company's Troy Taproom
417 River St
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Madison Brewing Company Pub & Restaurant
428 Main St
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Mezze Bistro + Bar
777 Cold Spring Rd
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Coyote Flaco
505 Cold Spring Rd
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Grazie
26 Marshall St
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Lakeview On Crystal Lake
4 Old Rte 66
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The Towne Tavern, Averill Park, NY
2850 NY-43
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Paolo Lombardi's Ristorante
104 W Sand Lake Rd
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Blue Mango
27 Spring St
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Purple Pub
65 Spring St
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Sightseeing

This is within walking distance and really worth checking out.
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Grafton Peace Pagoda
87 Crandall Rd
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This is within walking distance and really worth checking out.
This is an amazing place to visit with incredible views of 3 states! If heights aren’t your thing, it’s still a great spot to check out.
Dickinson Hill Fire Tower
259 Fire Tower Rd
This is an amazing place to visit with incredible views of 3 states! If heights aren’t your thing, it’s still a great spot to check out.
Williamstown is a beautiful gem here in the Berkshires and is just a short drive away. It’s a small town filled with shops, libraries, art museums, theaters, restaurants and outdoor activity galore! Be sure to check out Spring St. and look into local area hikes here!
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Williams College
880 Main St
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Williamstown is a beautiful gem here in the Berkshires and is just a short drive away. It’s a small town filled with shops, libraries, art museums, theaters, restaurants and outdoor activity galore! Be sure to check out Spring St. and look into local area hikes here!
MASSMoCA is such a fun and interesting place to visit. (Be sure to check out KidsSpace for kids of all ages!) The gift shop is full of unique gifts and several local artisan’s creations.
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MASS MoCA
1040 Mass MoCA Way
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MASSMoCA is such a fun and interesting place to visit. (Be sure to check out KidsSpace for kids of all ages!) The gift shop is full of unique gifts and several local artisan’s creations.
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The Clark Art Institute
225 South St
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Neighborhoods

Bennington is located about 20 minutes away and has restaurants, shops and a little bit of everything.
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Bennington
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Bennington is located about 20 minutes away and has restaurants, shops and a little bit of everything.
Grafton is a beautiful town located close to Massachusetts and Vermont. We have a lovely state park offering year round activities, a great General store offering an expansive beer selection as well as take out food options.
Grafton
Grafton is a beautiful town located close to Massachusetts and Vermont. We have a lovely state park offering year round activities, a great General store offering an expansive beer selection as well as take out food options.
Something for everyone here, loads of outdoor activity options, shopping on Spring Street, getting a bite to eat or relaxing at Tunnel City coffee shop, they have it all!
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Williamstown
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Something for everyone here, loads of outdoor activity options, shopping on Spring Street, getting a bite to eat or relaxing at Tunnel City coffee shop, they have it all!

Local Fall Favorites

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Ioka Valley Farm
3475 Hancock Road
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A beautiful fall foliage drive & our favorite place to pick!
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Mad Tom Orchard
2615 Mad Tom Rd
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A beautiful fall foliage drive & our favorite place to pick!
The Potter Hill Barn
3862 NY-7