You may have already seen a copy of the new local tourist map that just appeared all over the area. Besides Red Hook, the map covers Tivoli, Annandale and Clermont, and goes all the way south to the Belvedere Mansion south of Rhinebeck, west to Rhinecliff and east to Pine Plains. This map introduces more than 80 businesses to visitors.
Amanda Bodian, owner of the Red Hook Emporium, a consortium of dealers in antiques, collectibles, art, and craft items, saw a need for a map of Red Hook, Rhinebeck and surrounding communities as a way to attract business to the area.
“I knew there was a need for a tourist map for the area and while visiting Hudson, I found an excellent one and contacted the company, Miles of Smiles. They were willing to partner with me to produce the Red Hook/Rhinebeck map,” said Bodian.
There are already plans to make this an annual project and Bodian looks forward to including more businesses next year.