Saugerties is an easygoing, down to earth town that was called one of the “coolest small towns” by Budget Travel. Situated between the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains it is a very picturesque.
Location: Saugerties is 20 minutes from the also popular towns Kingston, 15 minutes to Woodstock & Catskill. 25 minutes to Hudson & Rhinebeck, 30 minutes from New Paltz & Hunter Mountain. All of these towns have great food, hiking, shopping, etc
Dogerties General Store & Gallery next to the movie theater on Main Street carries quirky home, pet, and outdoors items. Brooklyn expat Susie DeFord (me) hosts gallery opening parties that partner with nearby Inquiring Minds bookstore (also pet friendly) for events like involving music & writing on Saugerties popular First Fridays where stores stay open late and do special things for the community.
Wolf Moon carries pet food & treats.
There are plenty of pet friendly reasonable Air B&Bs in Saugerties & nearby Catskill. We are about to open one 10 minutes from Saugerties in Catskill on our 7 acres with creek & mountain views. Message me for details.
There are great easy hikes/walks to the Lighthouse & Falling Waters Preserve both along the Hudson River. Also check out Esopus Creek Conservancy Trail, Indian Head Mountain Loop, Huckleberry Point Trail. If you’re active in general there’s also good kayaking & biking (see also Revolution Bicycles)
Food: Who doesn’t love a town with 2 chocolate shops? Krauses is traditional & while Lucky Chocolates has more eccentric flavors & is also is a café that serves lunch, juices, & coffee. Rae the owner is a pet lover & lets pups come in from time to time. There are tables outside as well.
New World Home Cooking– innovative dishes.
Hudson Valley Dessert Company serves up great bakery items.
The Dutch Ale house: OMG best burgers in town, truffle French fries, & great food in general.
Pig Bar & Grill also has good burgers.
Miss Lucy’s kitchen: has the best brunch & deserts bar none.
Love Bites serves American fare.
Rock Da Casbah: for Rainbow Cheesecake & interesting twists on food
Takeaway Black Eyed Suzie’s
Vegan Gourmet to Go
Coffee Shop: Blue Stone Roasters, Lucky Chocolates, & Inquiring Minds Bookstore also serve coffee.
I already mentioned Dogerties General Store but there are a slew of shops in town that have interesting finds.
Quirky vintage etc stuff: Rock Star Rodeo.
Entertainment: Orpheum Theater has 3 screens and is awesome. $7 movies $5 on Mondays & Thursdays. Great popcorn.
There are several events in the summer & fall months. Hits horse shows, Saturday Farmers market, Garlic Festival, Food trucks, Zombie Crawls, 4th of July parade, Bed races Car shows & other shenanigans.
We hope you’ll come visit!