* On parking when driving into town from the house, just before the center of town there is a large free lot on the right and then a pay lot on the left. In town there is on street parking and parking next to flea market and behind Houst hardware store.
* Big market on 375 coming into town from Rt 28 before you get to 212
* Organic food market in shopping mall in center of town
* Meat market next to Catskill Mountain Pizza across from CVS
* Farm stand heading West on 212 before you get to Bear Cafe
* CVS and RiteAid in town
* On 212 just past Tinker St Cinema near center of town
• Plastic playground – next to cemetary and town meeting hall and fields on Rock City Road
• Wooden playground – behind elementary school at corner of 212 and 375
* You can get local babysitters quickly on http://www.sittercity.com/.
LIBRARY AND STORY HOUR FOR KIDS
* The town library has children's story readings on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. The Woodstock Library is at 1 Library Lane http://www.woodstock.org/kids-teens/. There is story hour Tuesday at 4PM, Wednesday at 10:30AM and Saturday at 10:30AM.
* There are two petting zoos nearby, Woodstock Sanctuary http://www.woodstocksanctuary.org/ and Catskill Animal Sanctuary in Saugerties http://casanctuary.org/.
* The Little Gym in Kingston has gymnastic classes for toddlers: http://www.thelittlegym.com/KingstonNY/Pages/default.aspx
* On weekends there is a flea market in a field just behind the hardware store in the center of town, and that is fun to go through with kids.
THINGS TO DO
* You can look in the Woodstock Times for kid things like 4H club animal shows. There are often weekend crafts fairs, parades and fireworks in places like Phonecia and Margaretville and Saugerties. The Woodstock Times has an Almanac section with daily event listings. A version of this is online here: http://www.hudsonvalleyalmanacweekly.com/2013/05/02/kids-almanac-may-2-9/ and here: http://www.ulsterpublishing.com/pages/events_new
• Also consider taking a drive to downtown Saugerties, Phonecia, Pine Hill and Margaretvile
o Maria’s Bazaar
o Pine Hill Cafe - on the way to Ashokan
o Oriole 9
o Bread Alone
o Sweet Sue’s in Phonecia
• Lunch and Dinner
o Yum Yum (Asian inspired, outdoor seating)
o Catskill Mountain Pizza
o New World Café (on 212 on the way to Saugerties), New World has music on Friday and Saturday nights.
o Bear Café (Bearsville)
o Red Onion
o Mexican restaurant on the way to Bear Cafe
* For brunch the upmarket choice is Oriole 9, laid back is Maria's Bazaar, and breadie is Bread Alone.
• Maverick Concerts
• Bearsville Theater
• Belleayre Music Festival
• Hunter Mountain
• Bard College
* The Levon Helms Midnight Ramble music experience is very close by and a number of groups have stayed at the cabin for Midnight Ramble weekends (see http://www.levonhelm.com/).
• Woodstock Art Association and Museum
• Woodstock Guild
• Varga Gallery
• Opus 40
• Center for Photography
• Tinker St Cinema
• Upstate Films in Rhinebeck
• Red Hook multiplex
• Saugerties cinema
• Rosendale cinema
• Woodstock Film Festival
* There is a playhouse in town and some summer outdoor Shakespeare at the town hall.
We like to go to the Pine Hill Lake Beach just before Belleayre Mountain (http://www.belleayre.com/summer/lake.htm), which is open until September 3rd.
For fishing I recommend Esopus Creek near Phoenicia. In the town of Phoenicia, fishing tackle, worms and licenses are available at Morne Imports which is a general store at 52 Main St. in Phoenicia. You can call them at (845) 688-7738. The NY State DEC has maps of public fishing rights areas along the Esopus, you can see those here: http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/fish_marine_pdf/pfresopusck.pdf
• There are a couple of walking access points to the creek that runs through Woodstock, at Comeau Rd/Town Hall and at Zena Rd and at Big Deep access across from Episcopal Church on 212
• Also consider a drive to Phonecia west of Woodstock
• Tubing in Phonecia
• Horseback riding with Umberto and Elene (http://www.ashokan.com/)
• Skiing at Belleayre, Hunter, Windham, Plattekill (has daycare)
• Woodstock Aikido (http://www.woodstockaikido.com/)
• There’s a Tibetan Monastery at the top of Rock City Road, also in Mt. Tremper there is a retreat and Zen Mountain Monastery
• Many churches in town as well as a nearby synagogue