Rhinebeck Tennis Club's team of certified USPTA professionals shepherds aspiring racket wielders through a three-hour beginner clinic, lobbing expert guidance and instruction. During elucidative sessions, one of these seasoned tennis gurus will lay the groundwork with the fundamentals and rules, teaching the basic techniques of serving, scoring, and constructing a doctoral-level thesis when presenting your argument against a line judge's call. Rhinebeck hopes to help you make the transition from whishing the racket through air molecules to effectively using it to deflect solid objects, such as tennis balls and fondue-dipped bressane thrown by the sport's notoriously rowdy spectators, so that you'll be ready to host your own matches.
MAC Fitness wants exercise to be accessible to everyone. That's why they designed their program lineup to be so diverse, with offerings that range from special programs for kids to a senior-citizens-friendly Silver Sneakers class. The everyday class schedule is just as varied, with workouts that range from Zumba and kickboxing, to yoga and Pilates. Personal trainers carefully tailor routines to the varying abilities and goals of each student, while those who prefer to workout at their own pace can take full advantage of either of the Kingston locations, which include machines, free weights, and an artificial turf area.
Winemakers from across the state of New York flock to the Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest each year, bottles of their finest wines in tow. Hosted on the sprawling Dutchess County Fairgrounds, the two-day festival features food and wine seminars, live music, and tastings of hundreds of local New York and international wines. To fuel the weekend's activities, a variety of specialty food vendors peddle gourmet treats, and local restaurants dole out samplings of some of their best dishes.
FASNY Museum of Firefighting traces the history of firefighting from ancient Rome to today. Pieces of equipment in the museum's collection range from steam-powered fire pumpers to helmets and self-contained breathing apparatuses. The pieces are scattered through seven exhibitions, which include a replicated 19th-century firehouse interior, as well as select fire engines for children to climb aboard.
Norwegian Wood Farm is a 148 acre playground for horse enthusiasts. Owner and Trainer Cori Nichols offers an array of services including: Balanced Seat riding lessons (ages 4 and up); Carriage Driving Tours & Instruction; Boarding & Training packages; Summer and School Holi-Day Camp; Birthday Parties, XC Jumping & more.
Cuisine Type: Small-batch, hand-built spirits
Handicap Accessible: No
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Offering: Vodka
Delivery/Takeout Available: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
In 1990, Thomas Yozzo and Chris Moyer met at their fraternity at Bloomsburg University. They got along so well that they'd vacation together with their families over the ensuing years and even discussed opening a business together. They didn't necessarily know what type of business it would be, but they knew they'd be able to work well together, unlike raisins and any known dessert.
In 2009, Thomas suggested they open a distillery, and after years of research, the duo purchased a small farm and apple orchard in 2013. They renovated the farm's 150-year-old barn from the ground up and turned it into the distillery and tasting room. They also used the orchard's four acres of apples to create their apple-based vodka and applejack liquor. Thomas and Chris have created a bourbon as well, and plan on introducing the public to their whiskey and their gin—made with botanicals grown on their farm—as soon as they're ready.