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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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  • 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.
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Outdoor Fun

  • Preview some of our local hikes, swimming holes, or even learn to rock climb the Gunks!
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  • MAGAZINE. VIDEOS. WEBSITE. A celebration of each season and a visual display of the Catskills & Hudson Valley’s treasures in print, online, and video.more
  • What is it about fall? Is it the crisp autumn days with clear blue skies and trees blazing with orange, yellow, and red? Or maybe the donning of sweaters, afternoons spent picking apples and pumpkins, and cooking up hearty dishes as the weather cools? No matter, nothing goes with fall better than bo…more
  • Dog training is a mystifying topic for many people. There are so many ways to work with dogs, and I certainly have my own preferred methods. At the end of the day, it’s all about having the dog respond to you while still getting to be a dog when he’s off-duty. As a dog trainer, I’m part-handler, par…more
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  • SEE THE VIDEO. Jenkins and Lueken Orchards in New Paltz NY makes apple cider to sell at their farmstand almost all year long. Here's the process for you to enjoy. You'll have to stop in for a taste! Check out the video.more
  • Find out WHAT'S HAPPENING in the Hudson Valley this AUTUMNmore
  • Enjoying some delicious beers on tapmore
  • If you’re like me, you’re probably looking at the calendar and feeling a little sad that summer's ending. It’s back to school and back to business, but it's time to shake off the idea that fall is the end of fun. Fall is actually the BEST time in the Hudson Valley for gorgeous decorating, delicious…more
  • Fall is a fun time to start working toward a healthier heart. The temperature is mild, the scenery is gorgeous, and there’s a bounty of tasty healthy food to choose from.more
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  • Come late September into early October, even the most ordinary journey around the Hudson Valley and/or Catskills becomes a visual feast. The crisp fall air and the slanting gold light of autumn washing the reds and oranges of the leaves are especially breathtaking and poignant.more
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  • Face it, a day in the life of a farmer is tough. Living under the rule of a sometimes-cruel Mother Nature can be daunting to say the least. However, there’s also something to be said for the rewards of this wholesome lifestyle. Why else would so many of our farmer families be doing it for generation…more
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  • Woodstock, NY (September, 2014) - The Woodstock Film Festival will cap off it's 15th Anniversary at the Woodstock Playhouse on October 19 at 7:30 pm with the THE BETTER ANGELS, written and directed by A.J. Edwards.more
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  • The best chicken chili with homemade tortilla chips!more
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  • posted a link to Cheese Louise, NY's timeline.more
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  • posted a link to Millbrook Distillery's timeline.more
  • posted a link to Nine Pin Cider's timeline.more




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