Keep your gift purchases hyper-local during the holidays by shopping in these charming Greene County towns…
It’s time to makes those lists and check them twice: The holidays are upon us! Here in the Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountains, that means heading to your favorite charming town to inject some dough into the local economy while selecting thoughtful, individualized gifts for friends and family.
Ready to shop like you give a damn? Get to Greene County, NY for these five shopping destinations…
Situated on the western shores of the Hudson River, the village of Catskill boasts a Main Street packed with boutiques, galleries, and antique shops. Mahalo boutique offers handmade products created by local and international artisans. For the nerds in your crew, stop in at Kirwan’s Game Store for table-top and card games, role-playing accessories, and more.
The scenic Hudson River village is about 20 minutes north of Catskill and well-worth the extra drive time. After all, nothing’s more holiday-tastic than old-fashioned Victorian homes, brick buildings, and storefronts, and Coxsackie has those by the boatload. For music lovers, Sundazed Music provides vinyl and CDs in a multitude of genres. Find your holiday greeting cards at Pilothouse Paper, and don’t forget to grab journals, stationary, and paper-related accessories.
Otherwise known as “The Painted Village in the Sky,” the Catskill Mountain community of Tannersville is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts looking for tasty repast after a day conquering the peaks, snowy or otherwise. It’s also the perfect place for one-stop holiday shopping at the Tannersville Antique & Artisan Center. With over 80 vendors on-site seven days a week, you’re bound to find something for everyone.
Head north of Tannersville deeper into the Catskills for Windham village. Nestled at the base of Windham Mountain, Windham plays host to skiers, snowboarders, outdoors enthusiasts, and tourists with local shopping and dining. Shops like Carole’s Gift Emporium, which offers items that change with the seasons, Twigz & Thingz furniture store, and Tiger Lily Jewelers line NY-23, Windham’s main drag.
Back to Greene County’s river towns for our final destination: Athens, NY. In Athens village, you’ll be treated to Hudson River views while you wander around historic streets. Refuel at Bonfiglio & Bread with breakfast or pizza for lunch (not to mention baked goods for holiday feasts). Stock up on holiday beverages at Sally Hamilton Wine and Spirits, and don’t forget to make a stop at Black Horse Farms north of the village for your turkey, pies, and Christmas trees.
Want to see more about Greene County’s 14 Catskill Mountain, Rural Valley, and Historic Hudson River Towns? Visit BuyInGreene.com to find over 1,000 local businesses right from the palm of your hand! For more about Building a Future in Greene County, visit InvestInGreene.com.