Pocket Guide to Woodstock NY

198 pages, Bushwhack Books
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The Pocket Guide to Woodstock

An Insiders’ Guide with Suggested Hikes, a Walking Tour of the Historic Village, Maps, Photographs, and the Best Tips for a Memorable Visit

by Michael Perkins and Will Nixon
Illustrated by Carol Zaloom

#1 Paperback Bestseller of 2012, Golden Notebook, Woodstock, NY

Join Michael Perkins and Will Nixon, authors of the bestselling Walking Woodstock, for a personal tour of places they’ve explored on foot for years. Learn about the early Dutch settlers and witches, the bluestone quarries and tanneries, the bohemian arts colony, the historic hotels on Overlook Mountain, the concert that didn’t happen here, the Sixties rock ‘n’ rollers including Bob Dylan and Levon Helm, the promoters and the eccentrics, the legends and the history that have made Woodstock world famous.

Praise For The Pocket Guide to Woodstock

“Wow—an insider’s tour through Woodstock’s incredible history. Meet the great painters, musicians, writers, actors, and good ol’ whisky drinking apple knockers who’ve made this town famous. Even the secrets are here.”
– Jeremy Wilber, Woodstock Town Supervisor

“Michael Perkins and Will Nixon offer a wonderful look at the many places, people, and events that have crafted Woodstock’s remarkable story. I think they’re a little crazy (they walk everywhere, you know), but for readers of this book, that’s a good thing.”
– Richard Heppner, Woodstock Town Historian

“Three years ago, Walking Woodstock: Journeys into the Wild Heart of America’s Most Famous Small Town, a book of essays by Michael Perkins and Will Nixon, some of which had first run in the Woodstock Times, became a local success story—The Golden Notebook’s bestselling paperback of the year. Perkins and Nixon are back with The Pocket Guide to Woodstock, a short but indispensable guidebook to the town’s colorful history as well as its best hiking trails, swimming holes, and other places of interest to visitors and residents alike.”
Woodstock Times

“The Walking Woodstock duo returns with a lively, opinionated guide to ‘a small town with a large hold on the world’s imagination because of a landmark concert that didn’t happen here.’ Compact and wide-ranging, it rambles from Village Green to mountain monastery, scattering fistfuls of facts like Johnny’s apple seeds.”

“The intrepid poet/trekkers Will Nixon and Michael Perkins, who wrote Walking Woodstock after having hiked the streets and alleys and trails of this most famous village, now offer up an amplified guidebook, replete with hand-drawn maps and the evocative sketches of Carol Zaloom.”
Ulster Publishing’s Alm@nac