There are endless things to do and places to explore in the Hudson Valley. Here are some great options nearby.

EAT & DRINK

High Falls Food Co-op

1398 Route 213 (Corner of Lucas Trnpk)

High Falls, NY

845-687-7262

Located about 2 miles up the road, the co-op is perfect for picking up a few groceries, prepared vegan food, or even a quick to-go coffee. 

Kitchenette

1219 Route 213

High Falls, NY

845-687-7464

This warm, cheerful cafe is located in downtown High Falls just minutes from the sanctuary! Kitchenette features some vegan sandwich and salad options, with many items on the menu that can be made vegan. Tables are all made from old doors and filled with architectural artifacts from upstate NY. 

Rosendale Cafe

434 Main Street

Rosendale NY

845-658-9048

A staple for many years, the Rosendale Cafe offers vegetarian food and live music some nights. The cafe is almost entirely (but not 100%) vegetarian, and has many vegan options and specials. The tempeh reuben is a classic.

Hash Food NY

3928 Main Street

Stone Ridge, NY

845-687-9794

A modern take on traditional cafe style breakfast and lunch. Hash uses local and organic ingredients and offers numerous vegan options and delicious drinks. 

Diego's Taqueria

38 John Street

Kingston, NY

845-338-2816

Diego's offers street-style tacos and traditional dishes all scratch-made with a unique spin and local ingredients. We recommend trying a variety of their vegan tacos!

Outdated, Antique Cafe

314 Wall Street

Kingston, NY

845-331-0030

A unique cafe featuring vegetarian and vegan breakfast and lunch options with in house bakery and organic coffees – card-carrying Woodstock Sanctuary members get 10% off any purchase! Located in the historic stockade district of Kingston, NY. Shop for cute antiques and vintage clothes and housewares on the bottom floor of the shop.

Palizzata 

298 Wall Street

Kingston, NY

845-802-0202

Fine Northern Italian cuisine in the historic stockade district of Kingston. Perfect for a romantic dinner or date night, they have a dedicated vegan menu of their Italian specialties.

Rough Draft Bar & Books

82 John Street

Kingston, NY

845-802-0027

A neighborhood pub that offers a cozy atmosphere, vegan snacks, coffee and BOOKS!

Lagusta's Luscious Commissary

11 Church Street

New Paltz, NY

845-288-3426

This completely vegan cafe sets the bar for artisanal vegan fare with a second location around the corner dedicated to ethically sourced chocolate and sweets. 

Karma Road

11 Main Street

New Paltz NY

845-255-1099

Fresh, organic food for the soul, Karma Road is a (nearly) all-vegan cafe in nearby New Paltz. They offer a 5% discount when you show your WFS membership card, they use organic ingredients, and work with several local farms. We love their smoothies!

Rail Trail Cafe

310 River Road Extension

New Paltz, NY

845-399-5450

Tucked away in the woods just off a hiking/biking trail, it’s a bit hard to find but a real treat once you do. It’s outdoor dining in the true sense of the word — there is no interior space. On the small menu many dishes can be vegan-ized upon request. Many ingredients come from the adjacent farm.

Garden Cafe Woodstock

6 Old Forge Rd 

Woodstock, NY

(845) 679-3600

A 100% vegan menu in the heart of downtown Woodstock. Garden Cafe offers creative and seasonal dishes plus some of the best dessert in the region. Great outdoor dining in warm weather, full juice bar, and card-carrying WFS members receive a 10% discount! 

Woodstock Pizza Theater

132 Tinker St

Woodstock, NY 

845-679-6608

Directly next to Upstate Films, Woodstock Pizza Theater has a great selection of vegan pizza, burgers and all around comfort food.

Wildflower Cafe

35 W Market St Suite 1

Red Hook, NY

845-779-0770

A completely vegan burger bar! Wildflower cafe is about a 40 minute drive from the sanctuary and worth the travel. Take a mini road trip and explore the area, then stop for a delicious burger and shake.

Morgan's Cat Cafe

35 West Market St Suite 1

Red Hook, NY 

845-250-2272

Hang out with rescued, adoptable kitties at the Hudson Valley’s first ALL-VEGAN Cat Cafe! Proceeds from the cafe help support their cat & kitten rescue and adoption efforts. All items on the menu are vegan, and they have gluten-free options!

Tuthilltown Spirits Distillery

14 Grist Mill Lane

Gardiner, NY

845-419-2964

New York's first whiskey distillery since prohibition, distilling some of America's most prized spirits here in The Hudson Valley. Taste some of Tuthilltown's best batches in the on site tasting room, or take a tour of the full distillery to receive an in depth look at their process.

Whitecliff Vineyard and Winery

331 Mckinstry Rd

Gardiner, NY 

845-255-4613

Vegan wine with a view! Whitecliff Vineyard has spent the past 30 years dedicated to sustainability, environmentalism and producing incredible vegan wines. Learn about the vineyard while tasting glasses of wine and relaxing mountainside.

Aba's Falafel

54 E Market St

Rhinebeck, NY

845-876-2324

Across the Hudson River in Rhinebeck you'll find one of the most delicious falafels in the Hudson Valley. Aba's uses organic chickpeas and local ingredients in their dishes.

ART & SHOPPING

Storm King Art Center

1 Museum Road

New Windsor, NY

stormking.org

Storm King is a 500-acre outdoor museum located about an hour south of the Sanctuary where visitors can experience large-scale sculpture and site-specific commissions under open sky.

Opus 40

50 Fite Rd

Saugerties, NY 

www.opus40.org

An earthwork sculpture park and arts center set against Overlook Mountain. Founded in 1978, this 6 1/2 acre sculpture curls around trees and embraces quarry springs creating living artwork.

Water Street Market

10 Main St

New Paltz, NY

waterstreetmarket.com

A shopping village in downtown New Paltz. This small business and community gathering place is filled with antiques, hand made goods, art studios, eateries and even a wine bar. Next, enjoy exploring the streets of downtown New Paltz.

Downtown High Falls

NY-213

High Falls, NY

Every Sunday from April to October Downtown High Falls holds a flea market flooded with antiques, clothes, food, flowers and artisan goods. Downtown High Falls is also the home to various year-round creative retailers such as Black Barn/ Barn Days, a pop up space for local vendors, and The Green Cottage which offers seasonal flowers, handmade jewelry and unique gifts.

Rosendale Theater Collective

408 Main St

Rosendale, NY

rosendaletheatre.org

The historic Rosendale Theater located in downtown Rosendale is a small theater showing a wide array of programs including mainstream, independent and educational films.

Kingston's Stockade District

400 Wall Street

Kingston, NY

Also known as 'Uptown Kingston', this eight-block area is packed with shops, restaurants and bars. Be sure to check out Bluecashew Kitchen Homestead, a dual shop and teaching kitchen dedicated to helping you take your culinary skills to the next level!

Kingston's Historic Waterfront District

thekingstonwaterfront.com

This artsy and industrial area is the home to over 52 businesses including shops, cafes and restaurants, art studios and attractions all along Rondout Creek. 

OUTDOORS

Bicycle Depot

15 Main Street

New Paltz, NY

845-255-3859

bicycledepot.com

Rent a bike for the day! They have Cannondale Trail 5 mountain bikes in sizes from x-small to x-large. These rental bikes are ideal for riding Minnewaska State Park, Mohonk Preserve, the Wallkill Rail Trail and even the Walkway Over The Hudson. They also rent trailers and trail-a-bikes for children. 

Mohonk Preserve

mohonkpreserve.org

Some amazing trails are right in our own backyard. Mohonk Preserve has many trails ranging in difficulty. For a special treat visit Mohonk Mountain House and enjoy views, spa services, golf and delicious food.

Minnewaska State Park Preserve

minnewaskapreserve.org

About 15 minutes up the road you'll find Minnewaska Preserve including Minnewaska Lake. This park has it all-- trails, views, swimming and picnic areas.

Wallkill Valley Rail Trail

wallkillvalleylt.org

This rail trail is perfect for an easy walk, run or bike ride. It's almost completely flat and can be accessed at many points. We suggest starting in Rosendale, parking in the Binnewater Kiln Parking Lot and walking across the beautiful Rosendale Trestle. For an exciting day trip, ride your bike on the trail heading south towards New Paltz and grab some delicious vegan lunch at The Rail Trail Cafe. They may even have live music and homemade popsicles.

Walkway Over The Hudson

walkway.org

High above The Hudson River you'll have many opportunities to explore in all directions. 

Berger Hill

NY-9G

Rhinebeck, NY

hikethehudsonvalley.com

For sprawling views of The Catskills and a perfect location to watch the sunset without a difficult hike, Berger Hill is a great option. 

Poet's Walk

Red Hook, NY

scenichudson.org

Take a relaxing stroll along this picturesque trail. Poet's walk was appropriately named for it's ability to evoke inspiration for many artists, writers and poets. 

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