Located on the doorstep of the Catskill Mountains and nestled in the Catskill Park is the famous town of Woodstock. A Woodstock holiday promises to offer a range of activities that will leave you with lasting memories of your holiday. A Woodstock holiday rental house is the perfect option for those who love the outdoors, art and music.
In the town of Woodstock itself there is an abundance of cultural activities for visitors to enjoy. As the home of a well-known art colony, a Woodstock holiday will offer an abundance of art galleries, theatres and concerts to be enjoyed. Many artists run their own workshop, which are perfect for keen painters and photographers.
Woodstock also has several trails leading off to the Catskill Mountains which are perfect for walking, mountain biking or trekking. Other outdoor activities available in the immediate area of the town include horse riding, golf, fishing, white water rafting and skiing.
If you can tear yourself away from your luxurious Woodstock holiday rental house, then a trip to the city of Kingston is recommended. Located on the River Hudson, Kingston was a Dutch settlement that has historical significance in American history. Fist on your list of things to do should be the Senate House State, which was the first meeting place of the New York Senate. The building is now a museum on two floors and is home to collections of art, furniture and paintings including works by Thomas Sully and John Vanderlyn.
Also not to be missed in Kingston is the Hudson River Maritime Centre. The centre tells the history of this magnificent river as well as displaying artefacts, restored antique boats, photographs and paintings. It is also possible to take boat trips to the Rondout Lighthouse from the centre in the summer months.
Travellers on a Woodstock holiday will be able to enjoy a humid Continental climate with warm summers and cold winters. The area is not as humid as other areas of New York State thanks to its altitude in the Catskill Park. The average daytime temperature during the summer months is 25°C but it can creep up to 27°C. The winter months, particularly December and January are bitterly cold with average daytime temperatures of 2°C.
Travellers on a Woodstock holiday can land at Stewart International Airport (SWF) in Newburgh, which is about an hour’s drive away from the town. Operators that offer cheap flights to the area include US Airways, Delta Airlines, Flybe, United Airlines and Lufthansa. Passengers can depart from several UK airports such as Birmingham (BHX), Liverpool (LPL), East Midlands (EMA), Edinburgh (EDI) and London Heathrow (LHR).