Joan's Local recommendations

Joan
Joan's Local recommendations

Food scene

Local food within a 1/2 hour drive from the farm.
Track 32 is close by, a 10 min drive. They make good pizza and a variety of Italian dishes. There is a Stewart’s next door which is a small market with a gas station and delicious ice cream. They do not deliver here.
Track 32 Italian Pub
1368 Indian Fields Road
Track 32 is close by, a 10 min drive. They make good pizza and a variety of Italian dishes. There is a Stewart’s next door which is a small market with a gas station and delicious ice cream. They do not deliver here.
Excellent home cooked style Italian food. Close by and a lovely 10 minute scenic country drive. In summer you can sit out on the deck by the pond. A little pricey, but a great place to celebrate a special occasion. Excellent home made deserts!
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Vince Anna's
160 Creamery Road
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Excellent home cooked style Italian food. Close by and a lovely 10 minute scenic country drive. In summer you can sit out on the deck by the pond. A little pricey, but a great place to celebrate a special occasion. Excellent home made deserts!
Decent pizza and they will deliver here if your order is over $40. 10-15 minute drive.
R Pizza House
1182 Route 9W
Decent pizza and they will deliver here if your order is over $40. 10-15 minute drive.
Nice restaurant right on the Hudson River, but it is only open during summer months. There’s a small pavilion out back with a few tables that sits beside the water and is a great place to eat where you can watch the boats go by. About a 20 min drive.
Boathouse Grille
80 Shady Harbor Drive
Nice restaurant right on the Hudson River, but it is only open during summer months. There’s a small pavilion out back with a few tables that sits beside the water and is a great place to eat where you can watch the boats go by. About a 20 min drive.
Good Chinese take out place. Reasonable prices, fast service, fresh food, funny owner. 15-20 minute drive. Located next to a big grocery store, pizzeria, bank and gas stations.
China King
2480 Route 9W
Good Chinese take out place. Reasonable prices, fast service, fresh food, funny owner. 15-20 minute drive. Located next to a big grocery store, pizzeria, bank and gas stations.
A local apple farm with seasonal apple picking, a cafe, gift shop, farm animals to pet, a cidery and brewery. The farm and cafe are closed in winter but the cidery and brewery are open all year and serve food. About a 20 min drive, and very close to Thacher Park.
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Indian Ladder Farms
342 Altamont Road
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A local apple farm with seasonal apple picking, a cafe, gift shop, farm animals to pet, a cidery and brewery. The farm and cafe are closed in winter but the cidery and brewery are open all year and serve food. About a 20 min drive, and very close to Thacher Park.
Tasty Thai food in the heart of downtown Catskill, a charming old town that has been recently revitalized and has many quaint shops and unique restaurants. The historic town was built along the Catskill creek and follows the creek to where it merges joins the Hudson River.
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Wasana's Thai Restaurant
336 Main Street
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Tasty Thai food in the heart of downtown Catskill, a charming old town that has been recently revitalized and has many quaint shops and unique restaurants. The historic town was built along the Catskill creek and follows the creek to where it merges joins the Hudson River.
Semi fancy seafood restaurant with an unintentional surreal atmosphere. Feels like your dining in ‘The Shining’...
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Reds Restaurant
12005 State Route 9W
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Semi fancy seafood restaurant with an unintentional surreal atmosphere. Feels like your dining in ‘The Shining’...
Excellent Pho and other authentic Vietnamese food. Located near downtown Albany, it’s a good place to eat or get takeout if you are in the city.
Van's
307 Central Avenue
Excellent Pho and other authentic Vietnamese food. Located near downtown Albany, it’s a good place to eat or get takeout if you are in the city.
Amazing Chinese food. Usually crowded and bustling scene. The thickest most expansive menu ever! Delicious food if you can decide on what to get, the options are endless! Even for vegetarians!
Shining Rainbow
209 Central Ave
Amazing Chinese food. Usually crowded and bustling scene. The thickest most expansive menu ever! Delicious food if you can decide on what to get, the options are endless! Even for vegetarians!
This small deli is 10 mins away and makes good subs. They sell a variety of take out food with daily specials.
P & L-Deli and Pizza
599 New York 143
This small deli is 10 mins away and makes good subs. They sell a variety of take out food with daily specials.
A bit further out, but a lovely drive. This place has a charming hand sculpted interior and in summer you can sit out back on the terrace which overlooks the Catskill Creek. The Yellow Deli is one of many such restaurants created and owned by the twelve tribes, which is an odd religious cult who has members and communities across the globe. They often can be found with their bus at music festivals recruiting lost souls into their community. Don’t worry, it’s safe to just go for lunch and not be brainwashed! They are friendly and the place is very creatively decorated. Not many options for vegetarians but they raise their meat on their farm and make tasty baked goods.
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The Yellow Deli
7771 New York 81
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A bit further out, but a lovely drive. This place has a charming hand sculpted interior and in summer you can sit out back on the terrace which overlooks the Catskill Creek. The Yellow Deli is one of many such restaurants created and owned by the twelve tribes, which is an odd religious cult who has members and communities across the globe. They often can be found with their bus at music festivals recruiting lost souls into their community. Don’t worry, it’s safe to just go for lunch and not be brainwashed! They are friendly and the place is very creatively decorated. Not many options for vegetarians but they raise their meat on their farm and make tasty baked goods.
Very fancy and expensive restaurant, great for a special occasion. A historic culinary icon of the albany area.
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Jack's Oyster House
42 State Street
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Very fancy and expensive restaurant, great for a special occasion. A historic culinary icon of the albany area.

Hiking and swimming

Favorite local swimming holes and beautiful places to hike
A beautiful secluded lake in a public park, just 1.5 miles from here. A good place to kayak, fish and have a picnic. Local people swim here, although there are signs that say no swimming. We swim here often. There are no life guards.
Lawson Lake
A beautiful secluded lake in a public park, just 1.5 miles from here. A good place to kayak, fish and have a picnic. Local people swim here, although there are signs that say no swimming. We swim here often. There are no life guards.
Nice hiking trails with beautiful views. Great visitor center for kids.
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Thacher Park
345 W Shore Rd
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Nice hiking trails with beautiful views. Great visitor center for kids.
A little bit of a hike in, but the path is fairly flat and ends at a waterfall with a swimming hole.
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Hannacroix Preserve
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A little bit of a hike in, but the path is fairly flat and ends at a waterfall with a swimming hole.
Katterskill is a remote and impressive waterfall with a strenuous hiking path that takes you top of the falls where you will find a refreshing swimming hole. This is a great place to go on weekdays but it tends to be crowded on weekends and holidays. Parking is limited. The drive to the falls is breathtaking and there are a few quaint little towns in the area.
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Kaaterskill Falls
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Katterskill is a remote and impressive waterfall with a strenuous hiking path that takes you top of the falls where you will find a refreshing swimming hole. This is a great place to go on weekdays but it tends to be crowded on weekends and holidays. Parking is limited. The drive to the falls is breathtaking and there are a few quaint little towns in the area.
Lovely hiking trails with a visitor center and a nice place for a picnic lunch. The winding drive to the quaint and historic town is rural and scenic.
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Eldridge Research Center
284 Pond Hill Road
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Lovely hiking trails with a visitor center and a nice place for a picnic lunch. The winding drive to the quaint and historic town is rural and scenic.
Quiet, remote hiking trails crisscross waterways and forest. There is a small visitor center with a picnic table near the parking lot. Rensselaerville is a quaint historic town.
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E.N. Huyck Preserve
5052 Delaware Turnpike
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Quiet, remote hiking trails crisscross waterways and forest. There is a small visitor center with a picnic table near the parking lot. Rensselaerville is a quaint historic town.

Shopping

Unique places to buy local goods
A labyrinth of antique stalls full of old and odd items.
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Coxsackie Antique Center
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A labyrinth of antique stalls full of old and odd items.
Located in Voorheesville, about 1/2 hour from the farm, this unique yarn shop is owned by my friend Cece, a local sheep farmer, who sells a variety of locally produced yarns and equipment to hand process fiber. She has a second shop next door, where classes are held for weaving and knitting and all sorts of yarn and fiber related projects. Cece taught me most of what I know about spinning, dying and weaving the fiber from our angora goats and I have bought most of my equipment from her as well.
CeCe's Wool Yarns and More
2080 Western Avenue
Located in Voorheesville, about 1/2 hour from the farm, this unique yarn shop is owned by my friend Cece, a local sheep farmer, who sells a variety of locally produced yarns and equipment to hand process fiber. She has a second shop next door, where classes are held for weaving and knitting and all sorts of yarn and fiber related projects. Cece taught me most of what I know about spinning, dying and weaving the fiber from our angora goats and I have bought most of my equipment from her as well.
Unique western clothing and gift shop with some locally made items.
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Westerner
11305 New York 32
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Unique western clothing and gift shop with some locally made items.
A labyrinth of small stalls full of old oddities.
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Coxsackie Antique Center
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A labyrinth of small stalls full of old oddities.
A well stocked and bustling asian market filled with a plethora of produce, noodles, rice, condiments, teas, spices, and prepared foods. A buffet bar serves fresh and delicious take out trays. A fun place to shop!
Asian Supermarket
1245 Central Avenue
A well stocked and bustling asian market filled with a plethora of produce, noodles, rice, condiments, teas, spices, and prepared foods. A buffet bar serves fresh and delicious take out trays. A fun place to shop!
Four acres of used farm equipment is a small farmer’s and photographer’s paradise. A labyrinth of old odd machines pepper the landscape as far as the eye can see. A truly unique place to find the antique tractor of your dreams!
Smiley's Equipment
3493 County Road 67
Four acres of used farm equipment is a small farmer’s and photographer’s paradise. A labyrinth of old odd machines pepper the landscape as far as the eye can see. A truly unique place to find the antique tractor of your dreams!

Local seasonal attractions

Entertainment changes with the seasons here in upstate NY. Listed are some seasonal favorites.
Ice skating in the city amongst Albany’s unique architecture
Empire State Plaza Ice Rink
Ice skating in the city amongst Albany’s unique architecture
This local outdoor movie theater has been in operation for 63 seasons and is a local hotspot on warm summer nights. Our volunteers love this place and go nearly every weekend. They offer movies, music, cocktails, family nights and host special events.
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Greenville Drive In
10700 New York 32
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This local outdoor movie theater has been in operation for 63 seasons and is a local hotspot on warm summer nights. Our volunteers love this place and go nearly every weekend. They offer movies, music, cocktails, family nights and host special events.

Neighborhoods

A quaint historic town with all your basic stores plus some unique local shops. The drive to Greenville is Gorgeous! Meandering country roads pass through hay fields and old farms, with expansive views of the Catskill mountains in the distance. Greenville has a large grocery store, pharmacy, hardware/lumber store, Just-A-Buck, wine and liquor store, Tractor supply, laundromat, auto parts, gas stations and banks. There’s some unique shops selling goods from western wear to hand made chocolates. There are a few little restaurants, a food truck and ice cream shops. The Greenville Drive-In is just past town center on the way to Freehold, another quaint small town not far away.
Greenville
A quaint historic town with all your basic stores plus some unique local shops. The drive to Greenville is Gorgeous! Meandering country roads pass through hay fields and old farms, with expansive views of the Catskill mountains in the distance. Greenville has a large grocery store, pharmacy, hardware/lumber store, Just-A-Buck, wine and liquor store, Tractor supply, laundromat, auto parts, gas stations and banks. There’s some unique shops selling goods from western wear to hand made chocolates. There are a few little restaurants, a food truck and ice cream shops. The Greenville Drive-In is just past town center on the way to Freehold, another quaint small town not far away.
An upscale suburban town, 15 minutes away. There is a shopping center with several good restaurants, bakery, large grocery store, and a variety of shops. ‘The Four Corners’ area is more historic and has a nice coffee shop, tavern, and deli/butcher shop, post office, bank, laundromat plus a few unique local shops.
Delmar
An upscale suburban town, 15 minutes away. There is a shopping center with several good restaurants, bakery, large grocery store, and a variety of shops. ‘The Four Corners’ area is more historic and has a nice coffee shop, tavern, and deli/butcher shop, post office, bank, laundromat plus a few unique local shops.
Typical shopping epicenter type town. Walmart, Lowe’s, Panera, petsmart, Marshall’s, Staples, Bed Bath and Beyond, tractor supply, Price Chopper, all kinds of take out and sit down chain food places, a pretty good Indian restaurant with good vegetarian options, banks, gas stations, liquor store, laundromat, post office, fast food.
Glenmont
Typical shopping epicenter type town. Walmart, Lowe’s, Panera, petsmart, Marshall’s, Staples, Bed Bath and Beyond, tractor supply, Price Chopper, all kinds of take out and sit down chain food places, a pretty good Indian restaurant with good vegetarian options, banks, gas stations, liquor store, laundromat, post office, fast food.
Close by and convenient but not much going on and not that charming. 15 mins away. Large grocery store, banks, gas stations, auto parts, pharmacy, hardware store, pizza, Chinese take out, couple diners, Stewart’s and some second hand shops.
Ravena
Close by and convenient but not much going on and not that charming. 15 mins away. Large grocery store, banks, gas stations, auto parts, pharmacy, hardware store, pizza, Chinese take out, couple diners, Stewart’s and some second hand shops.
Further away, a 30 minute drive, a very quaint historic town with lots of charming shops and good restaurants. Catskill has been revitalized recently into a happening historic destination. The town sits along the Catskill Creek and terminates at the Hudson River. There’s a movie theater, unique gift shops, many good restaurants, the best DMV on earth, a farmer’s market, and lots of historic architecture that has been restored.
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Catskill
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Further away, a 30 minute drive, a very quaint historic town with lots of charming shops and good restaurants. Catskill has been revitalized recently into a happening historic destination. The town sits along the Catskill Creek and terminates at the Hudson River. There’s a movie theater, unique gift shops, many good restaurants, the best DMV on earth, a farmer’s market, and lots of historic architecture that has been restored.

Unique experiences

One of a kind places
An old drive in theater which has been brought back to life the last couple of years. During Covid an outdoor movie you can watch from your car became a local hotspot on weekends. They recently added a bar and sometimes have live music and theme nights. Our farm volunteers love to go there.
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Greenville Drive In
10700 New York 32
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An old drive in theater which has been brought back to life the last couple of years. During Covid an outdoor movie you can watch from your car became a local hotspot on weekends. They recently added a bar and sometimes have live music and theme nights. Our farm volunteers love to go there.
Craziest hair salon on earth! Janet is incredibly entertaining and talented, you won’t be disappointed! Her shop is so unique, there is so much to look at and she’s hilarious, smart and will make you look amazing! She sells lots of natural hair products and will be opening a vintage clothing shop in an old bread truck in her parking lot next summer.
JAZ Hair Design
10709 Route 9W
Craziest hair salon on earth! Janet is incredibly entertaining and talented, you won’t be disappointed! Her shop is so unique, there is so much to look at and she’s hilarious, smart and will make you look amazing! She sells lots of natural hair products and will be opening a vintage clothing shop in an old bread truck in her parking lot next summer.
A world class disc golf course 10 mins away.
Joralemon Park Disc Golf Course
A world class disc golf course 10 mins away.