52 Weekend Getaways: Pine Plains, NY
In Dutchess County, New York, bragging rights reach far past Chelsea Clinton’s nuptials — it’s also the Northeast’s unofficial horse country. Cedar Crest Farm Equestrian Center offers riding courses, taught by internationally trained instructors, that have become a celeb magnet in their own right. 2054 Route 83, Pine Plains, NY, 518-398-1034, equestcenter.com.
[sidebar]STAY: The Pines, 5 Maple St., Pine Plains, NY, 518-398-7677, thepinesinn.com.
DRIVE: Three hours, 30 minutes