39 Main St., Livingston Manor
A roaring fire is one of my favorite things—maybe one of everybody’s favorite things—and I’m always guaranteed one at this Livingston Manor restaurant. The place is buzzing with locals no matter the season, and it is just as much fun on hot, humid summer evenings as it is on cozy winter ones. I love the wood-fired pizzas, craft cocktails, and local beer.
Livingston Manor Fly Fishing Club
636 Old Rte. 17, Livingston Manor
More than just a fishing club, this five-acre wooded retreat hosts weekend getaways on a property that includes a clubhouse, cottages, 600 feet of private riverfront, and four tepee-like tents. When you want an entire weekend of cooking fresh-caught trout and relaxing with friends in nature, I can’t think of anywhere better. There’s also a wood sauna, fire pits, and lawn games—plus all the fly-fishing you’d want in Willowemoc Creek.