Attractions

Brookfield Farm is located 8 miles south of New Paltz in the historic Hudson Valley region of New York state. Situated on 20 acres in apple country near the Shawangunk Wine Trail, Brookfield Farm is the perfect spot for a peaceful upstate New York getaway. Nearby are:

The area offers a treasury of wineries, distilleries, cider producers (including Angry Orchard), antique shops, farmer's markets (see calendar below), historic sites and great restaurants. Other nearby activities include biking, rock climbing, hiking, cross-country skiing, golf, day spa, and sky diving.

"What a wonderful place you have here! It seems as though you have thought of everything to make your guests' stay a pleasurable, peaceful, and memmorable one. Thank you!"
- S. & S., Cambridge, MA

 

2022 Area Events 

Area Farmer's Markets

New Paltz
Sunday, 10am–3pm
June 8–December 11  Water Street Market, 45 Main Street, New Paltz
newpaltzfarmersmarket.com

Milton–Heart of the Hudson Valley
Saturday, 9 am to 2 pm
Open Every Saturday (Rain or Shine) June 12 – Mid-October & Nov. 19 Thanksgiving Market
1801-1805 Route 9W, Cluett Schantz Park, Milton, NY 12547.
hhvfarmersmarket.com

Rosendale
Sunday, 10am–2pm
June–Oct.
408 Main St., behind the Rosendale Theatre

Newburgh Market  Every Sunday until October 17th 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.  Featuring all local vendors from the surrounding areas. Food trucks, baked goods, handmade soaps, beekeepers, and much more. Designed Grind Cafe presents the Newburgh Market at 1401 NY 300 Newburgh in the parking lot of the Newburgh Mall.

 

U-Pick Farms:

Tantillo’s Farm Market, Gardiner tantillofarm.com

Wright’s Farm, Gardiner eatapples.com

DuBois Farms, Highland duboisfarms.com

Wilklow Orchards, Highland wilkloworchards.com

Clarkes Family Farm Modena clarkesfamilyfarm.com

Hurds Family Farm Modena hurdsfamilyfarm.com

Apple Hill Farm New Paltz applehillfarm.com

Dressel Farms New Paltz Facebook: Dressel Farms, New Paltz

Jenkins-Lueken Orchards New Paltz jlorchards.com

Twin Star Orchards New Paltz twinstarorchards.com

 

Events

January 1, 2022 – August 31.  Hudson Valley Wine Tasting Passport

With Passport, you’ll taste a wide variety of wines produced exclusively in the Hudson Valley Region. Enjoy new releases, old vintages, and award winners on your wine journey. It’s a great way to start the year, visit your favorite wineries, and discover new favorites along the way. Fourteen wineries to visit! Plenty of time to visit them all! Visit each of the participating Shawangunk Wine Trail member wineries at your leisure in whatever order you choose to receive your tasting experience.

May 21-22 MayFest Makers and Farmers Market at Walkway Over the Hudson  12p-5p

The Mayfest Essential Farmers and Makers Market brings a curated selection of the Hudson Valley’s finest producers - farms, distilleries, breweries, wineries, restaurants, artists, artisans, and more - to the Hudson Valley Rail Trail and west approach to Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22 from 12-5 p.m.  Vendors will exhibit their wares for tasting or purchase, allowing participants to support several local agribusinesses in one location.

With more than 120 vendors socially distanced throughout the Hudson Valley Rail Trail and the Walkway’s Ulster Welcome Center Plaza (87 Haviland Road, Highland, NY, 12528), Mayfest features not only farm-fresh products, food from local restaurants, and beer, wine and spirits samples in a designated tasting area, but also art installations, locally made goods, a special area for children’s activities, and more. All proceeds from Mayfest benefit the Friends of the Walkway and Hudson Valley Rail Trail, who have partnered to present this farmers market.

Tasting tickets are available now for sampling area is $25 per wristband and includes full access to wine, beer, spirits, and cider samples from more than 20 area purveyors. Walkway members, veterans, active-duty military, and senior citizens (65+) receive discounted admission. General admission to Mayfest (excluding the tasting area) is free.

May 26-July 31 Hudson Valley Maritime Museum

Join us this season on board Solaris, our 100% solar-powered tour boat and floating classroom, for one of over a dozen themed boat tours happening on the Rondout Creek and Hudson River. Our popular Rondout Lighthouse tours are back (Yes, you can go inside!), plus more fan favorites as well as some new ones. 2022 is shaping up to be a great season!  ​All boat tour tickets include admission to the museum which is open Thursday-Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm.

May 28, 29, 30  Woodstock Craft Show

New Paltz Fairgrounds, Libertyville Road.  The Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Crafts Fair has been voted one of the top art and craft shows in America by Sunshine Artist Magazine. Over the years, the fair has attracted the finest artists and craftspeople from across the country. We continue to welcome tens of thousands of visitors through our gates every Memorial and Labor Day weekend.

July 9 Red, White, and Blue Spectacular

The Town of Plattekill, where Brookfield Farm is located, has a fun evening of music, food, and fireworks at the park at the end of our road.  The fireworks are visible from our yard and can be enjoyed here or with the throng at the park.

September 3, 4, 5 Woodstock Craft Show

New Paltz Fairgrounds, Libertyville Road.  The Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Crafts Fair has been voted one of the top art and craft shows in America by Sunshine Artist Magazine. Over the years, the fair has attracted the finest artists and craftspeople from across the country. We continue to welcome tens of thousands of visitors through our gates every Memorial and Labor Day weekend.

October 1 & 2 Walktoberfest at the Walkway Over the Hudson 12-5p

The Walktoberfest Farmers and Makers Market brings a curated selection of the Hudson Valley’s finest producers - farms, distilleries, breweries, wineries, restaurants, artists, artisans, and more - to the Hudson Valley Rail Trail and west approach to Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park on Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2 from 12 PM - 5 PM  Vendors will exhibit their wares for tasting or purchase, allowing participants to support several local agribusinesses in one location.

With more than 120 vendors located throughout the Hudson Valley Rail Trail and the Walkway’s Ulster Welcome Center Plaza (87 Haviland Road, Highland, NY, 12528), Walktoberfest features not only farm-fresh products, food from local restaurants, and beer, wine and spirits samples in a designated tasting area, but also art installations, locally made goods, a special area for children’s activities, and more. All proceeds from Walktoberfest benefit the Friends of the Walkway and Hudson Valley Rail Trail, who have partnered to present this farmers market.

Tasting tickets are available now for $25 and include full access to wine, beer, spirits, and cider samples from more than 20 area purveyors. Walkway members, veterans, active-duty military, and senior citizens (65+) receive discounted admission. General admission to Walktoberfest (excluding the tasting area) is free. Children do not need a ticket to enter the tasting area when accompanied by an adult.

Oct. 1, 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23. 24, 30 "Boos & Brews," Haunted Huguenot Street Site Walking Tour

Begins at the DuBois Fort Visitor Center at 6:30 p.m. with a glass of locally-made hard cider or craft beer followed by a guided exterior walking tour. Explore both the myths and real-life frightening events that have haunted Huguenot Street for centuries. Admission includes two beverages. $20 general admission; $17 for HHS members, seniors, students, veterans, active military members and their families and children under 13. Children under 6 free. 81 Huguenot St, New Paltz. 845-255-1660; huguenotstreet.org

November 19-20 and December 3-4  Wreath Fineries at the Wineries 11am - 5pm

Attendees receive a handmade grapevine wreath, a Shawangunk Wine Trail souvenir wine tasting glass and SWT ornament, and a wine tasting flight and winery ornament at the starting winery of your choice; then continue on a self-guided tour to the participating member wineries designated for the day and date between 12-5pm, for another tasting flight and winery ornament to decorate your wreath with.

Dress in your best seasonal attire or ugly sweater and get a jump on your holiday shopping and stock up for the season! The wineries will be decked out for the season and are excited to see you!