Washington County NY offers Winter Weekend Getaways Featuring Seasonal Events, Cultural Attractions and More.

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Visitors to Washington County, New York can enjoy a weekend getaway in upstate New York featuring cultural attractions, seasonal events, skiing, snowboarding, tubing, performances, and outdoor activities this winter.

Enjoy a weekend getaway in upstate New York’s Washington County.

Washington County, New York winter events offered include the 1st Annual Holiday Tractor Parade in Greenwich on November 21st. The parade will feature up to 50 tractors with light displays. Visitors can also enjoy a winter drive the weekend of December 6 & 7 to find truly unique items for gift giving at the 23rd Annual Christmas in the County tour and the Court Houses Arts and Craft Fair.

Washington County is home to a wide variety of accomplished performing arts venues and organizations, offering chamber music, Cabaret and Theater. Past performances have included Tony nominees, Broadway and TV talents, and original productions which feature local performers. The performances take place in unique and unusual places including converted barns, century-old Opera Houses, an 1840 Church, and a prison. A full listing of performances and events can be found at http://www.washingtonnycounty.com/arts/performing.php.

Washington County also has many art galleries and locally-owned shops featuring the work of local artisans. Visitors can stroll through a scenic village or stop by a gallery to find a unique treasure, artwork or gift. For a full list of Washington County artists and galleries, please visit http://www.washingtonnycounty.com/retail/artantique.php.

Washington County has many Christmas tree growers and destinations offering a variety of tree types and sizes, along with beautiful, fragrant trimmings and table tops. Visitors can create a new family tradition by purchasing a tree and the trimmings in Washington County’s scenic country setting.

Outdoor recreation opportunities are plentiful, including over 300 miles of snowmobile trails throughout the county with trails through open space farm land, along the Champlain Canal and in wooded terrain. Nine snowmobile clubs support the trails within the county. Family skiing, snowboarding and tubing is offered at Willard Mountain, with special programs available during winter school breaks. Visitors can learn more at http://www.willardmountain.com. Winter birding is also a popular activity in Washington County and the IBA offers a series of programs on bird education and fun. Visitors can learn more about the IBA at http://www.ibafriends.org.

About Washington County, New York
Located where the Hudson River Valley meets the Southern Adirondacks, scenic Washington County offers visitors charming country roads, covered bridges, agri-tourism and farm experiences, local artisans and cultural activities, charming boutiques for shopping and so much more. Visitors can learn more about Washington County at http://www.washingtonnycounty.com.    

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