Top 10 Things to do in Hoosick Falls, United States

December 4, 2017 Rebbecca Marino

Hoosick Falls is a village in Rensselaer County, New York, United States. The population was 3,501 at the 2010 census. During its peak around 1900, the village had a population of about 7,000. The Capital District Regional Planning Commission projects a further decline in population through 2010 and beyond.
Restaurants in Hoosick Falls

1. Old First Congregational Church

Bennington, VT +1 802-447-1223
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4.5 based on 199 reviews

Old First Congregational Church

This 1805 Bennington church is where poet Robert Frost is buried.

Reviewed By dave2840

A piece of early American history, many casualties from the Battle of Bennington lie buried in the adjacent cemetery which is really interesting to walk through, with informative signage to learn from. The church is in excellent help, and on many days their are guides who will provide you with information on the history of the structure. A must stop when in Southwestern, Vermont

2. Robert Frost Stone House Museum

121 Historic Rte 7a, Shaftsbury, VT 05262 +1 802-447-6200
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4 based on 55 reviews

Robert Frost Stone House Museum

Home of poet Robert Frost in his middle years.

Reviewed By susanj329

Many photographs and hand written poems by Frost here - if you love Robert Frost this is a must see.

3. The Alpaca Shack

12 S State Line Rd, North Bennington, Bennington, VT 05257-9693 +1 802-447-3992
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

The Alpaca Shack

Reviewed By Ace J - Chicago, Illinois

Sandy Gordon operates an alpaca breeding farm and store here on Route 67 northwest of Bennington, Vermont, just before entering New York State. Sandy will give you a tour of the farm and a lecture on all you ever wanted to know about alpaca breeding. You can meet and pet her cute and curious alpacas, and even kiss the alpha llama, Charlie, who guards the alpacas. After seeing and hearing about alpacas, you can buy beautiful alpaca fiber clothing from the animals you just met! Hard to resist! This is a hidden gem off the road, but look for the sign as you leave Bennington. Sandy will greet you and make it an interesting experience!

4. Eagle Bridge Antiques Center

152 State Route 67, Corner of Rte 67 and Grandma Moses Road, Eagle Bridge, NY 12057-2447 +1 518-686-4238
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Eagle Bridge Antiques Center

Reviewed By MILA611 - Pocono Lake, Pennsylvania

This very interesting Antique Center has 17,000 square feet of eclectic selections with more than 60 antiques dealers and consigners. The staff are all very friendly and helpful. They really do have everything from A to Z.

5. Bennington Battle Monument

15 Monument Cir, Bennington, VT 05201-2134 +1 802-447-0550
Excellent
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4.5 based on 582 reviews

Bennington Battle Monument

Monument to a key battle of the American Revolution. The monument stands over 300 feet tall.

Reviewed By Cindy G - San Antonio, Texas

This tourist attraction is well worth the visit providing lots of historical detail, beautiful grounds, an amazing monument and a lot of great information about some of the battles which took place in the area. The monument rises up out of nowhere and really makes a statement as you approach. It provides a great deal of detail about the area, the battles, the soldiers who participated and historical detail which is very informative.

6. Why Not Wine

Route 7, Hoosick, NY +1 518-424-7524
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Why Not Wine

Reviewed By Emil F - Bulverde, Texas

While driving from Albany to Brattleboro, we stumbled upon Why Not Wine and so glad we did. It was late in the day and close to closing time, but you would not know it by the greeting we recieved from the proprietress, Peggy Cottrell! Her warm and charming establishment is filled with New York State wines. For only $7 you get to taste as many as six wines from a winery and get to take home a souvenir wine glass.

Peggy is so incredibly knowledgeable and delightful in her presentation of the wines. We had the BEST time and shared so many laughs and stories. If you are anywhere near Route 7 and Hoosick, New York, you MUST stop and visit. Take your friends, this is a great place for groups. PURE DELIGHT!!!

Check out whynotwineny.com

7. Downtown Bennington Visitor Center

215 South St, North Bennington, Bennington, VT 05201-2247 +1 802-442-5758
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4.5 based on 8 reviews

Downtown Bennington Visitor Center

Public Restrooms, Hiking Trail Maps, Local Menus, Accommodation Assistance, Road Maps, Brochures, Activity Listing, Historical Tours, Nature Walks, Loaner Bikes and Relocation Information. Parking in Rear

Reviewed By Boston-Tea-Drinker - Boston, Massachusetts

The volunteers here were very helpful and very friendly. There are brochures for local attractions and upcoming events. The bathrooms were clean and the lace was open and airy inside. While you are there check out the painted cats and moose on the lawn.

8. Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site

Route 67, Walloomsac, Hoosick Falls, NY 12090 +1 518-279-1155
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4 based on 9 reviews

Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site

Reviewed By Bob S - Lake Wales, Florida

I was born and raised in the area - left 30 years ago, the park was always such a treasure remember great memories of church picnics and other outings, so sad to see how the over all condition of the park has gone down hill. Roads, hedgerows are over grown, flagpole has broken off over the years and been reduced to half the height. Very sad, however it is still a national landmark, worth the trip to understand the history.

9. Bennington Museum

75 Main St, Bennington, VT 05201-2885 +1 802-447-1571
Excellent
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4.5 based on 286 reviews

Bennington Museum

Celebrating Vermont art, culture, and history with the largest collection of Grandma Moses paintings and 19th-century Bennington Pottery, Battle of Bennington memorabilia and weaponry, and more. New in 2013 - Gilded Age Vermont Gallery highlights the industrial and cultural innovation of the late 1800s to the 1920s through objects that were made or owned in Bennington and the surrounding region, or created by artists with connections to the area. The items on view, all from the Bennington Museum's collection,include the 1924 Wasp Touring Car, elaborate Renaissance Revival furnishings, a stylish parlor organ manufactured by the Estey Organ Company of Brattleboro, Vermont, Frederick MacMonnies' sumptuous portrait of May Suydam Palmer, and paintings by William Morris Hunt. Glass and metal works by Lewis Comfort Tiffany add to the gallery. The art found in the new Bennington Modernism Gallery celebrates the art created from the early 1950s through the mid-1970s, a group of avant-garde artists working in and around Bennington who led the nation in artistic thought and innovation. Among the artists of national and international stature with local ties were Pat Adams, Willard Boepple, Anthony Caro, Paul Feeley, Helen Frankenthaler, Patricia Johanson, Vincent Longo, Kenneth Noland, Jules Olitski, Dan Shapiro, David Smith and Tony Smith. Changing exhibits all year.

Reviewed By tektektek - Hopewell Junction, New York

Didn't know what to expect- what we found were three galleries dedicated to exhibits featuring the work (and life story) of Grandma Moses- and that isn't including the school she attended that was moved from NYS to be part of the museum.

While obviously the highlight of the museum, other exhibits were interesting as well- a room dedicated to the Battle of Bennington, businesses in the area, and more. Very good way to spend a few hours and a must-see if you like American art.

10. Hathaway's Drive-In Theatre

4762 State Route 67, Hoosick Falls, NY 12090-4824 +1 518-659-6098
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

Hathaway's Drive-In Theatre

Reviewed By bklyn56 - Westford, Massachusetts

Hathaway's Drive In is old fashioned family fun. The drive in shows a double or triple feature, depending upon the time of year. The drive in is immaculately maintained. The views from every space are outstanding as the hills are extra steep. The snack bar is great and has an endless bucket of fresh and delicious popcorn. The drive in was near capacity, but everyone was extremely well behaved and noise was never a problem. It is a relaxing family friendly environment. We live 200 miles away, but we will definitely be back. It's a short ride from nearby Bennington, Vermont.

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