Details: Hudson River School Art Trail and Catskill, N.Y.

If You Go

Want to take a spur-of-the-moment trip to Catskill, N.Y.? Here’s what you need to know for the weekend of May 27-29:

Getting There

Southwest flies nonstop from BWI Marshall to Albany starting at $241 round trip. Catskill is about 43 miles south of the airport.

Where to Stay

The Post Cottage

174 Spring St.

518-719-0747

thepostcottage.com

Friendly inn with great food, steps from the Thomas Cole site. Rooms from $175.

Where to Eat

Bell’s Cafe

387 Main St.

518-943-4070

www.bellscafeny.net

Mediterranean-inspired food downtown. Entrees around $20.

Village Pizza II

416 Main St.

518-943-6556

Authentic New York pizzeria. Slices from $1.85.

What to Do

Thomas Cole National Historic Site

218 Spring St.

518-943-7465

www.thomascole.org

Learn about the founder of the Hudson River School at his Federal-style 1815 home. Thursday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May through October. $9, seniors and students $7.

Hudson River School Art Trail

www.thomascole.org/trail

Take one of the Thomas Cole site’s monthly tours, which visit two of the sites, or explore all eight locations made famous by the painters on your own.

Olana

5720 State Rte. 9G, Hudson

518-828-0135

www.olana.org

Reservations recommended for tours of Frederic Church’s Persian-inspired house. Tuesday-Sunday May through October, Friday-Sunday November through April, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Main floor tour $9, $8 seniors and students.

Information

www.greenetourism.com

B.K.

All lodging and fight info valid as of press time Thursday.

Becky Krystal covers food for the Going Out Guide and Weekend and Food sections. In her spare time she loves to, of course, eat and cook.
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