Center for Photography at Woodstock


Founded in 1977, this creative space gives classes, hosts lectures and mounts exhibitions that expand the strict definition of the art form, thanks to a lively artist-in-residence program.

This was formerly the Café Espresso, and Bob Dylan once had a writing studio above it – that’s where he typed up the liner notes for Another Side of Bob Dylan in 1964. Janis Joplin was a regular performer.

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6. Saugerties Lighthouse

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7. Empire State Railway Museum

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8. Kaaterskill Falls

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