Is Rhinebeck nicer to live than Woodstock for a middle aged woman with in kids?

I like safe areas with excellent food markets, restaurants and nice place to walk
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Arij Kurzum PRO 2yrs+
Rhinbeck is one of my favorite towns in the Hudson Valley. The village is such a unique place where you can walk around enjoy a lot of interesting boutiques and have a delicious bite to eat. With its proximity to the Culinary institute of America some really talented chefs work in the Rhinebeck restaurants and offer a verity of creative dishes.
The Wilderstein Estate is a great mansion to visit if you are into history, art and culture. Additionally there are other mansions and parks in nearby Annandale-on-Hudson and Hyde Park such as the FDR home and presidential library, Vanderbilt and Mills mansions among others.
Rhinebeck is home to the Dutchess County Fair Ground that hosts the annual Dutchess County Fair. Other events that take place at the Fair ground are antique car shows, Hudson Valley wine and food festival, antique fair, art festival and more. Check out the fairgrounds calendar of events for more info.
If hiking and the outdoors are what you prefer, Rhinebeck offers several places you could enjoy such as the Poet Walk and the Ferncliff Forest Preserve. Go for a hike or a simple stroll and enjoy the most magnificent views of the Hudson Valley.
The Omega Institute is another venue with great offerings for adults as well as children. It offers a variety of workshops, summer camps and more with focus on Yoga, Health and fitness. Check out their website at
Additionally, the town recreation department offers many activities including swimming lessons, soccer, basketball, dance as well as summer camps. For more info on the recreation department offerings check out their website at
Simply put Rhinebeck has great offerings for all interests! Make sure to plan a visit soon! I'm sure You'll love it.
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Chloe1027 Wow. I didnt know that rhinebeck has so much going on. is there alot of traffic in town on weekends?
Arij Kurzum
Arij Kurzum PRO Actually no. There is a municipal parking lot and several of the shops and restaurants have parking lots behind their properties. Mostly people park their cars and just walk around and enjoy the quiet village atmosphere. I don't notice any increased traffic on weekends. The only exception I notice is during the Dutchess County Fair. At such times the locals know the back roads and can still manage to avoid traffic and get where they need to in a timely fashion.
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