New York City North / Newburgh KOA Holiday: Plattekill, NY

This campground was our stop-over on the way up to the Hops and Hounds competition in Maine.

We stayed on site 145.  This site was awesome!

It was a pull-through site and had a deluxe patio and private campfire/sitting area.

This campground had so much to offer Рthey even had a wine store with a tasting room featuring local NY wines!  You can check out their other amenities HERE.

Streamside Campground and Golf Course, Pulaski, NY

When we took our trip to Canada for the Canadian Regionals, we stopped for an overnight stay at Streamside Campground and Golf Course to break up our trip. File Jul 22, 8 54 20 AM

Our campsite:

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Beautiful views… the campground backed up to the golf course.File Jul 22, 8 55 05 AM

Rita and Lager officially touching ground in New York to stay the night! Now we can officially add New York to their States Visited Map! Click¬†HERE to see Lager’s Map… and click HERE to see Margarita’s Map!File Jul 22, 8 55 35 AM

The food we ordered from the¬†restaurant was great too! …¬†A perfect stop-over !

Limoncello at the Orange Inn: Goshen, NY

After all of our winery visits on the Shawangunk Wine Trail, how could we resist stopping here for a bite to eat!?!unnamed (80)

Limoncello at the Orange Inn was opened by brothers Luigi and Victor Kapiti in August of 2006.  These brothers renovated what was once a rundown restaurant and inn.  The Orange Inn was a Goshen Landmark, dating back to 1790.  Many historical figures were guests at the inn, especially from the Revolutionary War era.  The inn’s well-known guests ranged from George Washington to James Cagney.

unnamed (81)During the Civil War, the Orange Inn was used as a haven for escaped slaves. The building itself is built on the foundation of an old prison!

unnamed (93)Located across the street from the World’s oldest harness racetrack –¬†¬†Goshen’s historic race track¬†– many people would come to the inn (especially to the bar within the inn!) after the races.

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We enjoyed a snack of fried calamari served with Thai chili sauce Рwhich I highly recommend if you ever find yourself visiting Limoncello at the Orange Inn! unnamed (94)

Bon appetit!

Brimstone Hill Vineyard: Pine Bush, NY

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Our last stop on the Shawangunk Wine Trail – – Brimstone Hill Vineyard, located in Pine Bush, NY.

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Brimstone Hill has been in operation for 30 years, and has a great list of wines to choose from.  We did a wine tasting here.

The vineyard is 13 acres, and the small winery building houses a cozy dog-friendly 2nd-floor tasting room overlooking the vines.

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Overall, we had wonderful experiences at each of the wineries we visited on the Shawangunk Wine Trail!

Whitecliff Vineyard: Gardiner, NY

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Our next-to-last visit at White Cliff Vineyard on the Shawangunk Wine Trail was yet another great experience.  unnamed (98)

 

Whitecliff is an artisanal, family run winery fashioned by the current owners and founders from the ground up, in what was an empty field thirty years ago.

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The view of the White Cliffs from the tasting room patio was magnificent!unnamed (99)

 

Arriving at the winery, there was a driveway lined with artistically painted doors – really cool! This driveway leads you right through the heart of the vineyard.

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They had a great list of wines to choose from here!  The dogs were allowed in the tasting room Рbut with this view, who wants to sit INside?!unnamed (90)

Check out the storm drain!

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Currently, White Cliff Vineyard is one of the largest vineyards in the Hudson Valley, with over 20 varieties of grapes planted in their vineyard.

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We enjoyed the wine, the dog-friendly atmosphere,  and the view at this vineyard!

 

Stoutridge Vineyard: Marlboro, NY

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Continuing along the Shawangunk Wine Trail, we came across Stoutridge Vineyard.  This winery is located in Marlboro, New York,  which is about 70 miles north of Manhattan, and located in the Hudson Valley.   

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Stoutridge Vineyards is built on the historical foundations of vineyards planted in the late 1700’s. ¬†The old winery’s foundation wall is all that remains of the historic structure. ¬†You can see it in the above picture, as it is now the¬†beautiful front wall for the Stoutridge tasting room patio.

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This is a very unique winery!

Many of the wines and spirits at Stoutridge are locally grown, and all are from New York State sourced fruits and grains.  The winery is built into a hillside, and the wine cellars are underground.  This establishment uses entirely solar generated electricity, and utilizes the heat off of their stills to heat the building in the winter through a radiant system built into the floor.  How cool is that?!

Stoutridge is also what’s known as a “gravity winery,” ¬†meaning the¬†never use pumps or filters in their¬†wine making. In addition, they do¬†minimal chemical processing to their¬†wines. Stoutridge does not¬†¬†not “fine” their¬†wines with gelatins, tannins or clays, doesn’t¬†add water or sugar, or¬†chemically adjust the acidity of their¬†wines. They also¬†do not add sulfites or sorbates to the wines after they are made. All of this ¬†means that the¬†wines are pretty much¬†unprocessed, and in a very natural state. ¬†All Stoutridge¬†wines are sold exclusively at the winery, so that they can make their¬†wines using¬†less processing, and retain higher levels of naturally occurring antioxidants in the wines.

We enjoyed a glass of wine on the great tasting room patio with the pups, although the dogs were allowed inside the tasting room at Stoutridge.

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Black Bear Campground: Florida, NY

Our first non-dock diving camping trip of the year all by ourselves!  This was our annual Anniversary Camping Trip.  This year, we decided to camp at Black Bear Campground, located in the Village of Florida, New York.

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We stayed on site 55:

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Black Bear Campground is located in Orange County, about one hour Northwest of New York City.

Amenities here include:

 

  • Full Hookups
  • Free Wi-Fi & Cable TV
  • Rental Units
  • Mini Golf
  • Swimming Pool (Memorial Day – Labor Day)
  • Playground
  • Basketball
  • Shuffleboard
  • Volleyball
  • Badminton
  • Pavilion / Game Room
  • Arcade
  • Pool Table
  • Fishing Pond
  • Hiking/Nature Trails
  • Picnic Tables
  • Fire Rings
  • Camp Store with Inventory of RV Parts
  • Dump Station
  • Laundromat

 

This Campground is also close to many attractions Рlots to do in the surrounding area!  Here are just some of the things to do/see (click on the attraction to read more):

Benmarl Winery: Marlboro, NY

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After our awesome beer sampling at Rushing Duck Brewery, we continued along the Shawangunk Wine Trail to Benmarl Winery in Marlboro, NY.

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The setting is a 37 acre estate that overlooks the historic Hudson River Valley.  The grounds were stunning!

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This winery had delicious wines,¬†also was very dog friendly. ¬†The allowed Cello and Hooch to come inside to the tasting room – this was Hooch’s very first time INside of a winery’s tasting room!

The inside of the winery was really unique as well!

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This winery was SO neat!  So far, we are very much enjoying the Shawangunk Wine Trail!

Rushing Duck Brewing Company: Chester, NY

We found a dog friendly brewery along our travels on the Shawangunk Wine Trail! ¬†We almost missed the building – until we noticed the “RD” on the door ūüôā

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Rushing Duck Brewery, located in Chester, NY, not only has great beer  Рthey are super dog-friendly, and the dogs are allowed inside! 

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Cello decided to volunteer as the brewery bouncer during our visit:

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When Cello wasn’t checking out new patrons, she was enjoying her time with her Pop!

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This brewery has some really great beer selections!  I highly recommend the Zingerbier!

Brotherhood, America’s Oldest Winery: Washingtonville, NY

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Continuing along the Shawangunk Wine Trail during our anniversary camping trip, we were sure to stop at Brotherhood.

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Established in 1839, this winery is located in the village of Washingtonville, in Orange County, New York.  This winery really has some great history behind it!

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Palaia Vineyards and Winery: Highland Mills, NY

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We visited some great wineries  on our Anniversary Camping Trip.  The first winery we stopped at was Palaia Vineyards.

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This winery is located along the Shawangunk Wine Trail in Highlandland Mills, NY.  The setting is a 200 year old former dairy farm.

The winery and tasting room are located inside the 200 year old barn, which is really cool!

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We enjoyed a tasting of their Traminette during our visit.

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What a great sign:
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This winery offers a menu of light bites and live music every weekend.  Definitely worth the stop if you are ever in the Hudson Valley area!