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Our mission is to help stimulate the local economy by promoting and introducing the faces behind independently owned businesses and organizations. As a community, we support each other by shopping locally and by experiencing all that this area has to offer. VISITvortex is a celebration of each season and a visual display of the Catskills and Hudson Valley’s treasures in print, online, and through video. 



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Featured Videos

Featured Videos

  • Enjoy amazing videos from throughout the Hudson Valley shot and produced by VISITvortex.
Hudson Valley Towns

Hudson Valley Towns

  • Explore our Hudson Valley and Catskill towns through fun videos and photo slideshows.
Outdoor Fun

Outdoor Fun

  • Preview some of our local hikes, swimming holes, or even learn to rock climb the Gunks!
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  • Chili Bowl Fiesta at #Rosendale Rec Center going on now. Choose your bowl and your chili.more
  • Perfect day for #IceClimbing in the #Gunks or #Catskills with #alpineendeavors Right @trentster125 ?more
  • When will it begin to melt? #SoMuchSnow #HudsonValley by @hilltophanoverfarm tagged to #visitvortexmore
  • Another #UptownKingston gem of a #mural #HudsonValley #KingstonNY #hudsonvalleyartistsmore
  • #Ski #weekend in the #Catskills ?? #skiresort #skihunter #skibelleayre #skiwyndham #winterfunmore
  • The China Rose Rhinecliff #Rhinecliff home of the Sake Margarita. #Zaget Rated BEST Chinese in the #HudsonValley for 15 years www.chinaroserestaurant.commore
  • Find out where Condé Nast Traveler's editors went in 2014, and which destinations made the biggest impression.more
  • We're yearning for warm days and green grass around here. While you're day dreaming of summer... sign up for summer camp! We have day and overnight programs for children spanning the ages of 6-16! Check them out and sign up today. You can't beat those smiles.
  • #luckychocolates Bunnies!more
  • Founded by John Krenek and Jamie Niblock, Spruce Design + Decor in Rhinebeck- offers high quality 20th century furnishings. The store is a blend of both American and European mid-century furniture, art, lighting and decorative objects.more
  • The incredibly beautiful Nancy Ostrovsky in action. If you've been following our feed she did the #mural at Emmanuels in #StoneRidgeNY She is such an #inspiration @hudsonvalleyartists #performanceartist #visitvortexmore
  • View from the fire tower at #FerncliffForest near #RhinebeckNY shot by @briannax241 posted to #visitvortex #HudsonValley #hike #hudsonvalleyhikesmore
  • Crunch Time and losing our minds! Just a few days till we go to press with the spring magazine. Feels like running a marathon when it gets this close to the end. Can't wait to share it with you all. #SPRINGiscoming #HudsonValley #visitvortex #workinprogressmore
  • No matter what you would like to buy or sell, George Cole Auctions & Realty can help you get a fair price. Give us a call and see why our 30+ years in the business will put money in your pocket... 845.758.9114more
  • Friday 3-7.. Vendors.. Gluten Free Dessert KItchen ( spinach / ricotta muffins) Chicken Pot Pies, soup & more.. The Cheese Plate.. Select local cheeses Perry's Pickles ..not just pickles! Cereghino Winemakers.. Vly Farm.. (Pork/ Lamb) Movable Beast.. (beef) Twisted Jeanne's Ka stania Olive Oil Inner Goddess Naturals.. The Farm Down The Road.. Champagne Tea Kombucha.. Antiques...more
  • Such a great place to stay in #Woodstock! @hoteldylan @loveisallyouneed #woodstockNY #wheretostayhudsonvalley #UpstateNY #Catskillsmore
  • The views from our Newburgh Garden Show are amazing! Feels like spring!more
  • An exquisite mural in #UptownKingston #HudsonValley Not sure of the artist but would like to know. #visitvortexmore
  • The Burning of Kingston is seeking volunteers for the reenactment happening October 16, 17 and 18. His Majesty, George III is seeking recruits for the Queen's 16th Light Dragoons, to attack and "burn" the City of Kingston. Contact Don Beale at or Hank Yost at Thank you for the great shot @mrcirce posted to #visitvortex #KingstonNY #HudsonValleymore
  • Flirty. Feisty. And soon to be your favorites. Discover the Cobb Hill Spring Footwear Collection!
  • How about now?more
  • Word February 7, 2014 By Jackie Batterman Leave a Comment “A person knowing the power of the word becomes very careful of his conversation. He has only to watch the reaction of his words to know that they do ‘not return void.’ Through his spoken word, man is continually making laws for himself.” –…more
  • Some of our favorite wedding favors for your guests!more
  • Who knows where this mural graces the walls? How bout by what local artist? #whereinthevalley #HudsonValleymore
  • On February 28th, the Women’s Studio Workshop will once again transform the Rosendale Community Center with a vast and colorful landscape of hand-crafted pottery. Not only will Fiesta guests enjoy live entertainment, raffle drawings, and the satisfaction of supporting local arts, but they’ll also put their new wares to use with a complementary serving of delicious, piping hot chili. More than 20 Hudson Valley restaurants and chefs donate 50+ gallons of chili, satisfying meat-lovers, vegans, and vegetarians alike. Guests can also buy a paper bowl, and bottomless bellies can purchase additional servings. Over 800 handmade bowls, mugs, and tumblers are created throughout the year by staff, interns, resident artists, students, and volunteers. Because so many hands contribute to this process, each vessel is one-of-a-kind, and widely varied in shape, size, color, decoration, and, of course, price-point. Guests always have a blast looking for the perfect piece(s)! Where: Rosendale Community Center 1055 New York Rte 32, Rosendale, NY 12472 When: Saturday, February 28, 2015 $5 early admission: 2-4pm Free admission: 4-7pm Featuring live music by Dog on Fleas, 4-7pmmore




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