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Eastover Estate and Retreat

Travel Resources

Amtrak Empire Service between Albany, Hudson or Rhinecliff, NY and Penn Station, NYC.

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited between Pittsfield and South Station, Boston.

Bard Bus and Shuttle  On select summer weekends, Bard offers round-trip bus service from Manhattan’s Lincoln Center directly to the Fisher Center, exclusively for performance ticket holders: $30 round-trip. Reservations are required. Box dinners can be ordered in advance for $10. Bard also offers shuttle service from and to the Poughkeepsie Metro-North train station for select performances: $10 each way.

Mega-bus between Albany and Ridgewood, N.J. and Penn Station, NYC.

Metro-North Railroad between Wassaic, Dover Plains, or Poughkeepsie, NY and Harlem (125th Street)  or Grand Central Station, NYC.

Peter Pan Bus Lines  Boston/Albany route serving Albany, Great Barrington, *Lee, Lenox, *Pittsfield, Stockbridge, Williamstown, and Boston South Station and Boston Logan Airport  (*greater frequency, better fares). NYC/Williamstown route serving Williamstown, Lee, Stockbridge, Great Barrington, MA, or Canaan, CT and Port Authority Bus Terminal, NYC.

Roosevelt Ride Free Shuttle  Free round-trip shuttle service daily (summer through October) from the Poughkeepsie train station to Hyde Park, Val-Kil, the Vanderbilt Mansion, Top Cottage, and the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum so Metro-North train passengers can tour historic sites without a car. For reservations and tour info, call the Wallace Visitor Center: 845-229-5320.

Weather Underground
The radar is especially useful for tracking snow, sleet and thunderstorms.

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The Old Treasures of New Concord

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There’s a lot to be said for the New Concord (Columbia County) tour this Saturday: twenty exceptional late 18th- and early 19th-century houses and/or their gardens, including the Hosea Bebe house (above), all in one tiny hamlet so, instead of spending the day climbing in and out of a car and wreaking havoc on the environment, you get to park and WALK from place to place. Oh and what enchanting places they are.  New Concord is one of those hamlets that give New England its good name.  (Okay, so the town is in New York State, but it has that look: one perfect house after another, most of them white and apparently painted yesterday.)  Here’s a question: how come our forefathers couldn’t design an ugly house?  Whereas, we….
Saturday, June 28 (rain date: Sunday) 11 - 3
Ticket and map: $15/adults; $25/families
New Concord Village Green; County Route 9 & New Concord Road, Chatham

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