Do you happen to live in any of these areas within New York state?

Each town within New York state has it's own unique vibe to it. I enjoy learning about the historical information of some of our favorite places within New York state and especially in the Hudson Valley region.

World Atlas shares towns within New York state that are the 'quirkiest' including Aurora, Clayton, City Island, Westfield and more.

Let's take a look at what Hudson Valley towns made the list of being the 'quirkiest' and if you also agree with these selections.

What Hudson Valley Towns Are Known For Being The 'Quirkiest' In New York State?

1.) Goshen, NY


This Orange County, NY town was once nominated as one of the best small towns to visit. It's known for its quaint charm, locally owned businesses and beautiful historic homes.

The painted trotters throughout this area represent its historical past. The race track in Goshen, NY dates back to the 1800's and it's still in use today.

LEGOLAND New York Resort is a new and main attraction that has made it's way to Goshen, NY with visitors from all over the world.

Goshen, NY made it to the list of being one of the 'quirkiest' towns in New York state.

2.) Rhinebeck, NY


This Dutchess County, NY town was once referred to as Kipsbergen which is no surprise with it's rich historical past.

Guests can explore Rhinebeck, NY local businesses and eateries along with its hidden, historical gems including a trip to the home of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's cousin, Wilderstein Historic Site.

If you're in the mood to drop in on a celebrity owned business or get their favorite candy delivered to you, Samuel's Sweet Shop is located in Rhinebeck, NY. Paul Rudd, Hilarie Burton and additional Hollywood stars own this popular sweet treat shop within Dutchess County, NY.

Rhinebeck, NY made it to the list of being one of the 'quirkiest' towns in New York state.

3.) Woodstock, NY

Canva, Google Maps
Canva, Google Maps

This Ulster County, NY area is one of a kind. Guests may not expect a drum circle upon arrival along Tinker Street but could experience one along with a pop up farmers market or two.

Woodstock, NY is also filled with locally owned eateries, businesses and the previous home to some of the top singers and songwriters in the past.

Hidden gems such as The Woodstock Waterfall Park may go unnoticed by those who don't know that it exists in this quaint and peaceful area.

Woodstock, NY made it to the list of being one of the 'quirkiest' towns in New York state.

I agree that these 3 Hudson Valley towns could be the quirkiest. However, I would add New Paltz and Beacon, NY to this list to make it complete.

Do you also agree with World Atlas that Goshen, Rhinebeck and Woodstock, NY are the quirkiest towns within the Hudson Valley?

The Ultimate Day Trip Around Woodstock, NY

This Ulster County area has a wide variety of different things for all ages to explore.

A majestic cornfield, historic theater, cafe and hidden waterfall awaits those who visit Woodstock, NY.

Gallery Credit: Allison Kay, Facebook, Woodstock Land Conservancy, Candlestock, Woodstock Guild

6 Best Hudson Valley Backdrops For Capturing Special Moments On Camera

Ready, set, smile! The Hudson Valley is an ideal location to not soak up all of mother nature but to capture breathtaking pictures. 

It may be time for a wedding or engagement photoshoot, prom pictures, an improtu photoshoot or something to add to your social media account, these Hudson Valley backdrops are perfect.

Gallery Credit: Allison Kay, Woodstock Land Conservancy, Facebook, Canva