During my recent Upstate exploration I was delighted to bump into a small village East of Poughkeepsie called Millbrook. With less then 1,500 people living there, you may expect little — an indeed there are just a few stores and houses. But all of the stores seem to be impeccably curated and new places are popping up.
Getting to Millbrook, NY from NYC
Take Amtrac train from Penn Station to Poughkeepsie ($30)
At Poughkeepsie Train Station take Dutchess County Goverment Bus to Millbrook ($2)