Locavore opportunities in the Hudson Valley just continue to expand and surprise. This region is so lucky to have such amazing brewers, vintners and distillers nearby that it's easy to see why this Catskill region has become a libation groupie's year-round destination. A tour of the local treasures requires nothing more than planning an easy and beautiful day trip from the Woodstock Inn on the Millstream (Don't forget to name the designated driver or check out tour options at thelittlebeerbus.com) Here are some of our favorite tasting options:

The Shawangunk Wine Trail is a great offering of area wineries and its seasonal festivals - summer gathering, harvest celebrations, wreath fineries, chocolate and red pairings, etc. are great opportunities to explore and taste lots of delicious varietals.

Certainly, as more Hudson Valley wineries are gaining national recognition for their locally-crafted selections our area is getting some deserved kudos for both reds and whites.  Whitecliff's versatile Red Trail wine is always popular - whether it's part of a picnic lunch for cross country skiiers or enjoyed in front of the fireplace, its blended smoothness reflects the diversity of the area's grapes.

Distilleries are again resurfacing in the Hudson Valley, buoyed by the state's Farm Distillery Bill. In the past five years they've been partnering and working together to draw in visitors as a destination trip. Brewery & Winery Destination in Hudson Valley, New YorkCertainly, Tutilltown Spirits in Gardiner dominates the state's microdistilling field. Its Baby Bourbon, vodkas and whiskey are all popular, but the funky tasting room and behind the scenes tours make this a popular - and insightful - stop. Additional nearby distilleries include Coppersea Distilling in West Park and Catskill Distilling Company down by Bethel, but contact them directly to schedule tours.

And breweries in the region are surging, as the craft beer movement continues its popularity. Currently nine breweries are on the Hudson Valley Beer Trail and they produce a variety of beers. Keegan Ales is right down the road from Woodstock, in Kingston. The brewery has been serving up award-winning beers since 2003, including a delicious stout that the New York Times named one of the Top 10 stouts in the country. Their limited specialty offerings are also popular. The only thing better than lunch in the beer garden is catching some of the live high-quality music acts Woodstock is known for - and without a cover charge!

Of course, after a tough day of tastings, guests at our Woodstock, New York bed and breakfast can relax by the stream or in the gardens, sipping their favorite purchases of the day. Or choose a fireplace room, snuggle up and offer a toast to the amazing bounty within the Hudson Valley.

With great anticipation, the long planned day had finally arrived. I scooped up my mom, and we were off for a fun day with Aunt Fern and Uncle Buster. The first stop of the day was a visit to my Aunt and Uncle's cozy bed and breakfast, Prairie Path Guest House and Sampler http://www.bbonline.com/united-states/illinois/mt-carroll/prairiepath.html Sadly, we did not plan an overnight stay, but we were treated to a warm slice of Aunt Fern's award winning raspberry... Read more
Food Adventures in the Mount Carroll, IL and Clinton Iowa Area My Aunt Fern and Uncle Buster run a wonderful Bed and Breakfast called The Prairie Path Guest House and Sampler https://www.facebook.com/PrairiePathGuestHouse or http://www.bbonline.com/unitedstates/illinois/mt-carroll/prairiepath.html in Mount Carroll Illinois. As a special treat, my mother and I have enjoyed their hospitality on several occasions. My mother adores "her" room with its private bath, and fascinating antique d├ęcor. I love to snuggle in the thick terry cloth... Read more
Snow Report !!! Labrador Mountain 6"- 24" -- Toggenburg Mountain 16"-- 36" --- Song Mountain 6" -- 36" --- Greek Peak 6" -- 24" . Some of the best skiing in central new York, just minutes from our doors. With more snow fall expected this week.  We offer box lunch's, so you wont miss a minute of skiing and at the end of the day relax and leave the cooking to us . Enjoy a fresh Hot... Read more
Virginia's : The 32nd Annual Hampton Bay Days Returns to Downtown HamptonSeptember 5th - 7th, 2014Saturday Night Fireworks Non-Stop EntertainmentHampton Bay Days 8K runEvents & Exhibits More information on the 32nd Annual Hampton Bay Days Festival can be obtained by calling 757-727-1641 or by visiting Hampton Bay Days on Facebook. Additional information can be obtained by calling the Hampton Visitor Center at 757-727-1102. For hotel and package information, check out www.visithampton.com.... Read more
    We have had another great summer of girls camps in June, July and the first part of August. Then we worked our magic for the rest of August with the remodeling of Room #4 and the painting and decorating of the others. Almost have the bigger projects completed, and will be working on the gardens and great outdoors next. So many changes and projects have been completed in the last year it would be... Read more
The pier remains open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until December 31. The only time the pier will close is during extremely bad weather i.e. Nor'easters, hurricanes etc. The Pier will be completely closed January through March.All required fishing licensing has been purchased by the pier, so you do not have to have a license. However if you do have a current Virginia Salt Water Fishing License, you will receive $2.00 off... Read more
Don't forget to bring the kids if you like,  there's a Kid Friendly Play Ground on there an  8 acres Beach .Our end of the beach on Pilot Avenue is very relaxing and less populated and couples enjoy this section. Just ask us for the Beach Chairs & Towels we'll even pack a lunch if you let us know the night before or when making reservations... Read more
Hampton is a Hampton Roads community. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)The NEW Luckie's Virginia is bringing the party back to Hampton Roads! Featuring DJs, VJs, dancing, a VIP room and more! Book your VIP party at parties@luckiesvirginia.com Major Dinning and Shopping throughout this area . Hampton has a safe Taxi Service just in case you prefer not to drive. ... Read more
2014 Touring Artist Performances The Oak Ridge Boys TheatreBranson, Missouri Oak Ridge Boys - Sept 16,17,18; Oct 7,8,9,14,15,16, 21,22,23; Nov 4,5,6,11,12,13,18,19,20,23Neal McCoy - Nov 12,13,19,20,25Sawyer Brown - Sept 19Jim Belushi and The Board of Comedy - Sept 27Bill Cosby - Oct 10Joe Diffie - Oct 17Wynonna Judd - Oct 18, Nov 8Clint Black - Oct 24, 25Charlie Daniels - Nov 7Don Williams - Nov 9Johnny Mathis - Nov 14-15An Evening with Sandi Patty and the 100 Voices... Read more