Take in Some Culture
Whether you are into buying art, creating art, or just standing back and looking at art, Kingston has it all. ASK, the Arts Society of Kingston, offers events, classes, and displays for the art lover. There are numerous galleries that sell a variety of art pieces like paintings and sculptures. If your tastes run more to the theater, never fear. The Coach House Players put on many different productions throughout the year. For those with more eclectic tastes, make a visit to the Deep Listening Institute, which promotes a heightened consciousness of the world of sound.
Get Back to Nature
Nearly every town has a parks and rec department that offers outdoor activities, but the Forsyth Nature Center in Kingston, goes above and beyond in what they offer locals. If you love fresh maple syrup, try your hand at maple sugaring offered at the center. Kayaking is a great way to get in some exercise and take in the gorgeous scenery in and around Kingston and the nature center has kayaking classes for all ages. There are a number of different gardens and ponds at the center as well as educational exhibits like a tree nursery, an apiary (bee hive), and the John Burroughs Reading Nook.
Immerse Yourself in H
Locals can enjoy the rich and vibrant history that Kingston has to offer. The city was permanently settled in 1652, and today there are nearly two dozen original pre-revolutionary homes that are still standing, many of which you can tour. In the Rondout, which was originally a port on the Hudson River, you can enjoy 19th century-style commercial and residential buildings that offer the feel of a cozy colonial village. Other opportunities that are worth a look include a tour of the Rondout Lighthouse, a ride on an antique trolley, or visiting Kingston's different museums.