Leaving Poughkeepsie, Route 44 heads northeast by way of the center of Dutchess County. Take pleasure in bucolic views of horse farms and the rolling foothills of the Taconic Vary between stop-offs within the village facilities of Nice Valley and Millbrook, whose flourishing Principal Road outlets and farm-to-table eateries welcome guests to a genteel lifestyle.
Millbrook Beef & Dairy Market
Millbrook (845) 380-2971 Millbrookbeefdairy.com
Millbrook Beef & Dairy is a farm retailer nestled on route 44 in Millbrook. Brian and Keegan Donovan, a primary technology farming couple, supply pasture-raised proteins and dairy merchandise. You’ll discover pasture-raised black angus beef, artisanal cheeses, and extra raised proper on the farm. The Donovans consider residing an easier life is extra of a step ahead, quite than backwards. Using regenerative farming practices permits the Donovans to supply high-quality merchandise whereas offering utmostrespect to the land in addition to the animals. Learn extra about what they’re as much as on their web site, or take a go to to the farm retailer.
Millbrook (845) 677-5888
Initially a c.1830s church, now a longtime restaurant within the Millbrook Hunt Nation serving all of your favorites. In winter, loosen up by one of many wood-burning fireplaces and revel in a bottle from the award-winning cellar. In the summertime, take pleasure in a mango margarita within the out of doors backyard. Good for a dinner for 2 or a household reunion. Personal rooms accessible.
The Village of Millbrook
A bucolic village surrounded by rolling hills and far to supply–Orvis Sandanona, Innisfree Backyard, Trevor Zoo, two of the most effective outlets on the planet (Veranda Journal 2022), Cary Institute, an genuine diner, Millbrook Vineyard, a ironmongery store based in 1907, a traditional French bistro, a volunteer fireplace division, and a lot extra.
Shady Knoll Orchards & Distillery
Shady Knoll Orchards & Distillery is a household farm distillery close to Millbrook. The apples and grains grown there create its Shady Knoll Apple Brandy, Pommeau, Rye Whiskey, Single Barrel Rye Whiskey, 4 Grain Whiskey and Whiskey. They concentrate on producing small portions of high-quality specialty craft distilled spirits. Excursions and tastings by appointment by way of their web site.