WASHINGTON COUNTY EXPERIENCES

We’re more than just a home base for your visit to Upstate NY. We have a scene all our own, with plenty of farm-to-table restaurants, museums, theaters, trails, and waterways to explore. Find your adventure in Washington County!

Our Trails

Apple & Berry Trail

Love farm-fresh fruit? Enjoy the freshest berries and apples right here in Washington County, with just a bit of work in exchange. Heading out to the orchard or berry fields is a fun way to spend the afternoon, and the fruits of that labor can be enjoyed for weeks after!

Antiques Trail

With historical events dating back to the early 1600s, it’s no wonder Washington County is home to incredible antique collections! Whether you’re looking for furniture, home decor, books, or collector’s items, we have it all. Head out to our many antique shops for a high-quality selection of antiques, and learn the incredible history of each item and our area.

Craft Beverage Trail

Our county is home to more craft beverage producers than you can shake a glass at! Our unique landscape makes for incredible wine growing, not to mention an inspiring backdrop for our farm-to-glass breweries, distilleries, and cideries. Everything from unaged brandy and ice cider to funky ferments and sour ale, and everything in between, can be found right here!

Cheese Trail

Like ice cream, it’s only natural that Washington County is home to so many cheesemakers. From traditional farm cheese to fresh, soft, and bloomy varieties made with goat and sheep’s milk, you can find a new favorite made here.

Fiber Trail

Ever see sheep dotting the Washington County countryside and think to yourself, “They could help me with my next knitting project”? We do! While it doesn’t make up as much of the market as dairy and meat production, there are dozens of fiber farmers in our county. It’s a wonderful, sustainable way to make use of animal wool and hair that must be removed anyway. Plus, once spun, it can be used to create high-quality heirloom goods. What’s not to love!

History Trail

Washington County was a major gateway for settlers, tradesfolk, and the military during the first several decades of European settlement. Today you can still explore those historic trails and locations, from the revolution through the Civil War and beyond.

Ice Cream Trail

What could be better than an ice cream cone on a hot summer day? How about tasting some of the best ice cream in New York State! Washington County is home to dozens of ice cream parlors and stands. Think you could stop at them all in one day?

Maple Trail

As the annual boil begins, many maple producers open their sugar houses to visitors so they can see the process. Be sure to contact the sugar shack you’re hoping to visit to ensure they’re open or to make any reservations. Many have also opened online shops and are shipping all over the country!

Open Studios Trail

It comes as no surprise that Washington County’s incredible landscapes have called to artists, musicians, and performers for decades. And all that inspiration has led to the creation of incredible art of all kinds! Whether you’re looking for folk art, classic-style paintings, or unique metalwork, you can find it, and more, here!

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