In the foothills of the Catskill Mountains lies a scenic area of family-owned farms, fresh food markets, local artists, and small businesses. Rochester offers a plethora of natural beauty and outdoor explorations away from the craziness of New York City life, yet is close to all you might need. Here, you'll discover peace and quiet again. Experience the tranquility of the Rondout Creek, and several other streams, that flow through Rochester. Head to the Hudson Valley Resort and Spa for some extra R & R. And take in an old world nostalgia of this unique area of the Hudson Valley, this country town boasts the largest number of continuously inhabited old stone houses in New York, some dating back to the 17th century. Whether you're looking for a great hike, a massage or historical endeavor, you'll get what you came for.