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here is an extensive list of things to do in and around hudson, ny 

 

GETTING TO HUDSON

BY TRAIN: Hudson is easily reached from Penn Station via Amtrak. It's a gorgeous two-hour train ride North along the Hudson River, with WIFI courtesy of Amtrak. The Hudson train station is only a 10 minute walk to/from the Hudson Milliner. Amtrak has a user friendly app, which you can easily buy tickets. Trains run hourly, but we recommend booking early.

 

FOR DRIVERS/PARKING: 

Overnight parking rules (all streets / municipal lots): parking permitted on odd numbered side if date after midnight is odd, on even numbered side if date after midnight is even. 

Metered streets: Warren Street & Numbered cross streets (25 cents p h, Mo-Sat: 9AM-5PM)

Unmetered streets parallel to Warren: Union & Columbia

Fines are $8 for meters, $15 for wrong overnight parking, payable 24/7: 518-8283388, so don't beat yourself up should you get a ticket. 

 

 

HUDSON CAB SERVICES:  Pronto Taxi (518) 822-9500 Open from 6AM-11PM (open later on weekends, generally needs 1 day notice for longer distances, sound more flexible). Buzz Taxi (518) 828-0504 Open from 7AM-11PM (weekends later and for short distances a couple hours notice is fine, longer rides need a day notice). 

Hudson also has UBER service now - though it might take a little longer than in the city.

 

RENT A CAR:

Enterprise Rent a Car (518) 8285492(arrange for pick up in advance)350 Fairview Ave, Hudson, NY 12534

 


WHAT TO DO IN HUDSON

While staying here, you will have a great selection of restaurants, incredible antique stores, coffee shops, bakeries, local pubs, art galleries, as well as live music venues, all within walking distance. Here is great website that constantly updates cool events by Ellen Thurston: http://gotohudson.net/ae.php. Often there are events at the

 

Hudson Opera House (located at 327 Warren Street) has just been freshly renovated. It's New York state's oldest surviving theater dating back to 1855:

 www.hudsonoperahouse.org art shows are in the lobby and the program is well worth checking out.

 

 

AM COFFEE/BREAKFAST/BRUNCH/LUNCH

Cascades, 407 Warren Street, sweet little diner (open early and nothing fancy) good service and decent food & coffee (Mon-Sat, 8 AM - 4 PM)

 

Need Fresh squeezed Juice in the morning? We do: Aeble. 447 Warren Street: just up the block Aeble, serves  great veriety fresh squeezed juices early in the morning till about 2 PM Tuesday through Sunday...

 

Rivertown Lodge, 731 Warren Street:Excellent breakfast for die hard foodies - our favorite place  with chef Gabbi (love the Sabzi Koukou) and set in a great decor, the fresh squeezed OJ though is a bit pricey: (Sat & Sun 8 AM - 2 PM) (518) 512-0954

 

SuperNatural/Lick

Stump town Coffee, knowledgeable barristas as well as a nice variety of baked goods Mo-Fr 7AM-5PM, Sat-Sun 8AM-6PM, 623 Warren Street, Hudson

 

Olde Hudson( a few doors further up at 449 Warren: gourmet sandwiches, salads , soups, ice cream and coffee and organic produce (open daily from 10 AM to 6 PM) (518) 828-6923

www.oldehudson.com

 

Bruno's, 227 Warren St: Our favorite hole-in-the-wall lunch place. Great and interesting flavors, inexpensive offering organic produce too (open Monday-Friday 10 AM - 6 PM, Saturday 10 AM - 3 PM) (518) 822-9344

www.facebook.com/Brunos-218628811504084/

 

Talbot & Arding: 323 Warren St, Hudson, NY, a high quality high priced food market with excellent choices on salads, produce, cheeses, meats and prepared meats (Tuesday-Sunday generally 10AM-6PM) (518) 828-3558

www.talbottandarding.com

 

(new) Home/Made, located at 108 Warren Street, Hudson, NY it's our newest culinary addition. Excellent omelettes and eggy dishes for brunch in a lovely homey atmosphere. We attended an unforgettable Thanksgiving Smorgasbord (tip is included in the bill). They are just beginning to open for dinner (Friday-Sunday for brunch and dinner) 

info@homemadehudson.com
www.homemadehudson.com

 

Le Perche, 230 Warren St. kid friendly, low key with great breakfast and baked goods (open 7AM-4PM Tuesday - Sunday) (518) 822-1850

www.cafeleperche.com/

 

Fish & Game, Union & 3rd: It's the hip place - great food and wine - pricey (open Saturday - Sunday 10 AM - 2 PM) (518) 828-3558

www.fishandgamehudson.com/

 

William Farmer & Son, 20 S Front Street: well made soups, salads and sandwiches (pricey) (Wednesday to Sunday11AM-2PM) 518 828-1635

www.wmfarmerandsons.com/dine-with-us/

 

Back Bar, 347 Warren Street: in the rear of a great antique store is Back Bar, a very cool little spot serving truly delicious Malaysian cuisine (Zak Pellaccio from Fish and Game's pet project). organic box wines (not my favorite - ugh) &  spiffy cocktails that taste great but could have better names and a very cool atmosphere  (open every for lunch from 12 to 2 AM, sometimes later)

www.backbar-hudson.com/

 

Le Gamin: 609 Warren Street, sweet and savory crêpes and must go for it's authentic French Bistro fair (Thursday - Tuesday. 9 AM - 4 PM)

www.facebook.com/pages/Le-Gamin/122384741168804

 

Rev, 742 Warren St: funky coffee shop, very laid back and loungey with a laid back atmosphere some backed goods and bar menu (dailly 7AM-10PM) (518) 828-2210 

/www.facebook.com/revhudsonny

 

 

DINNER ON OR VERY NEAR WARREN STREET

Fish & Game, Union & 3rd: It's the hip place - great food and wine - pricey due to tasting menu, James Beard award winning chef Zak Pellaccio from Fatty Crab (open Thursday-Sunday  5:30 PM to close)  (518) 822-1500 

http://fishandgamehudson.com/

 

William Farmer & Son, 20 S Front St: pricey and lovely rustic fair, great wines, great atmosphere though most reminiscent of Manhattan - well done though (open Tuesday-Saturday) (518) 828-3459

 

Food Studio, 610 Warren St: Clean simple Thai fusion - we really liked it - inexpensive (open Wednesday-Monday) (518) 828-3459

http://hudsonfoodstudio.com/

 

Little Deb's Oasis: 747 Columbia Street: FANTASTIC little hole in the wall run by a few local culinary geniuses serving Pan Latin comfort Food, very moderately priced with a groovy 50s pastel decor - it's a real gem, going totally against the grain (Wednesday 11AM-3PM, 5-10PM) (518) 822-1500 

www.lildebsoasis.com

 

Rivertown Lodge, 731 Warren Street: most excellent dinner for die hard foodies - our favorite place  with chef Gabbi - his lamb gnocchi are out of this world - great wines too - it's a bit more low key than others on the main strip - but that will change (Thursday to Monday 5-10PM) (518) 512-0954

 

Swoon340 Warren Street, Farm-to-table, consistently great dishes, excellent wines and on the pricey side, but worth it (open Thursday-Monday 5-10PM) (518) 822-8938 

www.swoonkitchenbar.com

 

Ca'Mea333 Warren Street: Southern Italian, great food: steaks, lambs, seafood, great wines, not cheap, but always consistently delicious and great service (open Tuesday-Sunday 12-10PM) (518) 822-8938 

www.camearestaurant.com

 

Crimson Sparrow746 Warren Street : New cuisine with an extensive tasting menu. We love having really great wine (good prices too) at the communal table and in the bar area with Salmon Poke (open Thursday-Saturday 5:30-10PM, Sunday 2-8PM) (518) 828-3558

www.thecrimsonsparrow.com

 

Baba Louie's, 517 Warren St: Italian, hearty salads, great pizzas, super cheap, middle of the road wines, kid friendly, well populated with locals (open Thursday-Tuesday 11:30AM-9:30PM)  (518) 751-2155

babalouiespizza.com

 

Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street: Southern food, generous portions, good wines, great to go before a show (Helsinki is on 3rd & Columbia) (open daily 5 PM - 10 PM) (518) 828-4800 

 

Back Bar: in the rear of a great antique store is Back Bar, a very cool little spot serving delicious Malaysian cuisine (Zak Pellaccio from Fish and Game's pet project). spiffy cocktails (wines are organic box wines and I'm not exactly a fan)  and a very cool atmosphere: 347 Warren Street, Hudson, NY (open every evening) (518) 828-0567

www.backbar-hudson.com

 

Aeble. 447 Warren Street: just up the block Aeble is a riff on the Danish word apple. It's Hudson's newest addition and the brainchild of 2 great restaurant veterans who really put a lot of thought into everything. The food is excellent - the decor has a very slick clean NY decor (at times a bit cold though)...Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday 5-9 PM, Friday & Saturday 5-10 PM (518) 697-7987

www.aebleny.com

 

 

BARS

The Spotty Dog Books and Ale: A Hudson fixture: great book store, art store & beer bar with live music, poetry readings & great other events. It's on the same block as the Hudson Milliner: 440 Warren Street. Our favorite (open every day)

www.thespottydog.com

 

Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street: BEST live music venue with hearty well done food (pricey) and good wines (open Thursday-Tuesday check program),  (518) 828-4800 

www.helsinkihudson.com

 

Red Dot, 321 Warren Street: Funky, très local the oldest continually running restaurant of Hudson, some great dishes - gorgeous garden - not pricey at all (open Wednesday-Monday 5-10PM) 518-828 3657

www.reddotrestaurant.com

 

Half Moon: It was an old bar that's been taken over. It's where you will meet locals (open Tuesday-Sunday) live music on weekends

www.thehalfmoonhudson.com

 

Ör: 35 South 3rd Street: Great big art / bar with horse shoe bar in an old gas station. Great live music program, decent ales and eclectic menu (open daily 8AM-12AM) (518) 828-0798

www.orgalleryandtavern.com

 

Back Bar, 347 Warren Street: (see above)

www.backbar-hudson.com/

 

 

NEED A BABYSITTER? Lovely Rae Hatch will be happy to help. She babysits for many folks around here: (518) 755-7041.

 

SPA / YOGA / FITNESS
B
odhi, a few doors uphill, is a yoga/spa space. They do massages, organic juices, yoga, hoydrocolonic therapy and more: http://www.bodhiholisticspa.com,

 

Sadahana is yoga spot a few doors downhill: sadhanayogahudson.com

Planet Fitness in Greenport: http://www.planetfitness.com/gyms/NY/Hudson

Atlas Jiu Jitsu in Greenport: http://m.atlasjiujitsu.com/index.html

Steiner Sport Bike Rental, 301 Warren St:  bike and ski rental as well as sports goods and clothing (daily 10AM-6PM) (518) 828-5063
www.steinersskibike.com

 

 

FARMER'S MARKET / FARM TO TABLE / FOOD
F
armer's Market: (6th Street & Columbia) every Saturday in Hudson

Bruno's: our favorite throw back mom & pop provisions store too: local produce, very charming, located on the 200 block of Warren Street.

Olde Hudson( a few doors up on  449 Warren) has a great selection of cured meats and cheeses, fruits. Great to nosh on with some wine from 

Hudson Wine Merchants on Warren's 300 block ... something we love to do

 

Italian Market: 717 Columbia Street in Hudson, NY: Mon-Fri from 10am to 6:30pm and Saturdays from 10am to 4pm. Phone:518.671.6610http://www.italianmarkethudson.webs.com

Talbot & Arding: 323 Warren St, Hudson, NY, a high quality high priced food market with excellent choices, www.talbottandarding.com (Tuesday-Sunday)

 

 

ORDER A FARM BOX:
B
lack Horse Farm is happy to deliver a Farm Basket to the Milliner. To order: http://www.blackhorsefarms.com/#!csa-farm-baskets/czpc. It just requires a few days notice. You can also pick up your farm basket from them in Athens or have it delivered to the Milliner. 

 

 

THEATER/MOVIE/LIVE MUSIC: 
Helsinki: great restaurant and live music venue, located on 4th & Columbia: : http://helsinkihudson.com/events.html

 

Basilica Hudson: a great wedding and live music venue right by the Hudson near the train station: http://basilicahudson.com/events/

TSL: time space limited, interesting off off off movies, and sometimes they have exhibits & kids programs, 434 Columbia St, Hudson

 

ANTIQUES / ECLECTIC FURNITURE/ART
All along Warren are the main stores, look also in the backs stores and antique collectives, some places are great to see amazing stuff, but expensive & others have great deals. 

 

A lot of the old guard of dealers are now at Riverfront Antiques & Design Center (RADC), located in the former L&B Furniture Factory at 99 South Third Street, Hudson New York, is a community of antiques dealers and designers operating their retail shops under one roof: http://www.hudsonradc.com

OTHERWISE: The Hudson Opera House, the oldest opera in NY state, pop in during the day & just have a look at this gorgeous old space - it's on the 300 block of Warren, www.timeandspace.org

 

 

WHAT TO DO AROUND HUDSON
O
lana: Up on a hill near Rip Van Winkle Bridge is what once was the home to Frederick Church, a wealthy land scape painter. A tour of this really interesting piece of architecture with moorish and Persian influences is really insightful.

Thomas Kohl House (Catskill): the home of the painter. Really lovely low key museum.

Bowling: Hoe Bowl Family Fun: (518) 943-4980, Located at:305 W. Bridge Street, Catskill, NY 12414. Friends of ours went to this 24 lane bowling alley and really enjoyed it. We still need to go. Friday nights is apparently disco bowl night. Ice skating: Saugerties has a gorgeous ice rink. There is drop in hockey and skating lessons are available too. Saugerties is about 25 minutes over Rip Van Winkle bridge and then south: Kiwanis Ice Arena

The Sanctuary / Greenport Conservation area: A nature walk just north of Hudson in the reserve is just a bike ride or a car ride away. It's great for walks even on really hot days that tree canopies are cooling and you can fans great vistas of the Hudson

Art OMI: International art center, a little further North East in Ghent: www.artomi.org

RESTAURANTS NEAR HUDSON
Superb Restaurants near Hudson (that we have tested):
Local 111 in Philmont: excellent food at a moderate price, great wines (open Wednesday-Sunday)

 

Panzur: in Tivoli, if you are a foodie, you really must stop by Panzur. Come very hungry. Very attentive staff, ecclectic foods and great wines at moderate prices. It is impossible to have a bad meal here (open Wednesday-Sunday)

Gaskins, 2 Church Ave, in Germantown (open Thursday-Monday) opened recently and has a spectacular reputation - I have not tried it yet.

 

WINE TASTING:
Huds
on Chatham Winery (16 mins by car): 1900 Route 66 Ghent, NY 12075 518.392.2598, Extended Summer Hours are: Fridays, 12 to 7 pm, with Happy Hour from 5 to 7, Saturdays, 11 to 6 pm, Sundays, 12 to 5 pm http://www.hudson-chathamwinery.com

 

 

ANTIQUES / ECLECTIC FURNITURE: 
If you have specific things you are looking for (let me know) - we also go to Hoffman's Barn Sale in Red Hook (a big bar with great deals), Zaborski in Kingston has 4 floors of incredible things, & the Bottleshop at Salt Point is great too: iron pieces, old bottles, curious objects, iron tubs... Brimfield is the event of events - 3-4 times a year on specific weekends you will find acres and acres of antiques

 

 

FARM STANDS / FRUIT PICKING:
Country Route 9 or 23
, or 23B:You can drive along almost any country route and find farm stands on each of these routes. Fix Brothers' Farm: 215 White Birch Road, Hudson, NY. Pick your own fruit at To call for what's in season: 518 828 7560http://www.fixbrosfruitfarm.com 

Hawthorne Valley Farm will be opening a farm store in Hudson very soon. They have a store about 25 mins away:327 County Road 21C, Ghent, New York 12075, open Monday through Saturday. for store hours: http://hawthornevalleyfarm.org 

Taconic Orchards: 591 New York 82, Hudson, NY, (518) 851-7477 · taconicorchards.com

 

 

WATERFALLS
B
ash Bish Fallsgreat in early afternoon (the light falls straight down), a really gorgeous steep waterfall you can swim under (feels like Thailand) 40 min drive - there are 2 ways to get there and though here are no swimming signs - people just go in. It's really refreshing, a personal favorite. Directions: Rt. 22 north as it heads up New York along the Connecticut/Massachusetts border. Keep on Rt. 22 north and you'll eventually come to Copake, NY which is located where New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts borders meet. Proceed through the town of Copake. As you near Copake Falls, Rt. 344 east meets Rt. 22. Take a right onto Rt. 344 (east) and follow the signs for "Taconic State Park" The entrance to Taconic State Park is on your left and the entrance to Bash Bish Falls is about a mile up the road from Taconic State Park. (After you pass the entrance to Taconic State Park the road comes to a fork. Bear to your left at this fork following the signs to the entrance of Bash Bish Falls.) You can also visit the official website for Bash Bish. There is a second way to experience the falls by descending the blue trail system to the falls (it's a steep hike though). This north entrance above the falls is about a mile from the main entrance on the right hand side. You can't miss the parking lot and cutout from the road.

 

High Falls: looks really gorgeous and isn't far from Hudson - we have not been, but we heard it's well worth going.

 

Kaaterskill Fall: very crowded hike, but it thins out to the top - bring good boots - it's more the hike and the view than the gushing water: a giant amphitheater, hollowed out by water with a thin stream coming down in the middle of the water basin below.

FLYING REALLY OLD PLANES:
Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome
: Founded in 1958, you can get up close and personal with a walk down airplane history lane. You can even fly the skies with an old plane from the golden age of aviation (helmet and goggles will be provided)
Open daily 10 AM - 5 PM
For a weekday ride email carol@oldrhinebeck.org or call 845-752-3200
9 Norton Rd., Red Hook, NY 12571

 

Here are the best hikes in the Catskill Mountainshttps://www.alltrails.com/parks/us/new-york/catskill-state-park