Village of Saugerties
Saugerties is an antique shopper's
treasure chest waiting to be opened, right in the Mid-Hudson
Valley! There are over 30 shops filled with an exceptional
range of fine quality antiques and collectibles. Whether
you're looking for the best in Mission Oak or 19th Century
European furniture, pieces to fill in a collection,
that perfect piece to complete a room or just beginning
to experience the never-ending joys of treasure hunting,
Saugerties must be your first stop.
Antique dealers first gravitated to
this picturesque town over 25 years ago. Purchasing
their wares from local and distant estates, auctions
and markets in New England, Canada and New York State,
each shop is different in its decor and offerings --
there are items to amuse, items for practical use and
there are items for serious investment. Indeed, locally,
it is thought of as the town where "Dealers shop".
Located at the foot of the Catskill
Mountains and on the shores of the Hudson River, Saugerties
is one of the most attractive communities on the river.
Just 100 miles north of Manhattan, the 8 block commercial
section has been designated as a Historic District on
the National Register of Historic Places and is home
to over 30 antique shops. Beautiful old stone and mid
to late 19th century brick buildings framed by huge
old trees and surrounded by lovely gardens, sit on the
hills overlooking the river.
Saugerties is a walking town,
so park your car and take a stroll down Main, Market
and Partition Streets where most of the antiques and
craft shops are found. There are plenty of good restaurants
to take a break from shopping in and there are fine
country inns in which to spend the night -- you'll want
to stay a couple of days in this delightful little village.
Once you've gotten acquainted with Saugerties, head
south on Route 9W to visit the antiques stores on top
of the hill and west to see the shops on Route 32. The
oldest lighthouse on the Hudson River is a half mile
walk from the center of the Historic District. In the
fall there are the Garlic and Mum Festivals. In the
winter it's a half hour drive up the mountain to several
major ski resorts.
So shop in Saugerties before you shop
anywhere else. The selection is wide, the quality is
high and the prices are very fair.