Even though the eponymous 1969 music festival didn’t actually take place in Woodstock (that honor goes to the nearby town of Bethel), this small upstate New York town is full of a counter-culture, bohemian spirit unlike any other. Disney World has hidden Mickeys, Woodstock has peace signs, and they’re just about everywhere you look. Made out of twigs, emblazoned on flags or graffitied on fence posts, the town proudly displays its music history. But Woodstock isn’t just about rock n’ roll, although there’s plenty of vintage band tees and tie dye to be found—it’s also a town that boasts a picturesque main street home to exceptional restaurants, world-famous cupcakes and plenty to explore off the main drag.
Read on for my weekend guide to exploring Woodstock, New York.