You’ve hardly heard about Mountain Dale, a tiny hamlet in Upstate New York. Until very recently, it wasn’t much more than a few abandoned storefronts and old homes. Today though it’s in full swing to cultural growth through the help of local artists and culture makers. This summer, put it on your travel agenda as one of the most promising new weekend getaway destinations.

Mountain Dale is hardly more than a few streets but it’s a charm to walk
Street Art by Ann Krajewski
Bà & Me, a Vietnamese restaurant by Nhi Mundy (
High Voltage is Mountain Dale’s hip new cafe and gathering place (
A Guide to the Field, a project gallery devoted to showing, making and collecting socially and politically sensitive artwork, including; textiles, sculpture, clothing, furniture, photography, painting, ceramics (
Some storefront are about to get a makeover


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