The hamlet of Hillsdale, 10 minutes drive from Sam Hill Road, has grocery shopping, a weekly farmers market, Hillsdale General Store, cafes, bars, diners and restaurants. Hillsdale is in the heart of the Berkshires.
The City of Hudson, 20 minutes drive via Route 11 and Route 23, has award winning restaurants, high-end shopping and dining on Warren Street, and cultural attractions and activities year round. Great Barrington, MA is about 25 minutes drive via Route 23.
Sam Hill Road is about 25 minutes drive northeast of Rhinebeck, and about 30 minutes drive from Kingston.
Directly over the hill from Berkshire Lake, Copake Lake offers waterskiing, motorboat rentals, swimming, boating, a 18 hole golf course and The Greens Clubhouse and Resturant, open to the public 7 days a week.
Rail service via Amtrak to Hudson or via MTA to Wassaic. Bus service to Kingston. Albany is the nearest commercial airport. Private airports adjacent to Sam Hill Road or 20 minutes away on Route 23 just before Great Barrington, MA.
Bike trails; hiking trails at Pumpkin Hollow Retreat Center, Bash Bish Falls, New Forge Forest and Tagkhanic Lake State Parks; skiing, tubing, zip-lining and mountain biking at Catamount, Windham, Hunter and Jiminy Peak.