The call of the valley brings people from New York City and the tri-state area North for arts, culture, health and wellness, and access to scenic nature in all its glory. Charming, picturesque towns offer world-class dining and lodging, antique and boutique shopping, organic farmers markets, unique crafts and makers markets, all surrounded by a breathtaking backdrop of verdant mountains and glistening waterways. People come for a weekend getaway—and many choose to stay.