If you're an Upstate New Yorker like me, you may have had some trouble finding the perfect spot to get your healing crystals. When I lived in the Catskills, I used to drive over an hour to shop for stones, so I understand the struggle - and yes it is real. I hope this guide can help you find the crystal shop of your dreams.
Tushita Heaven - Saratoga Springs
My favorite!!! I used to love going to this store and would reserve an entire day to browse. The crystals this store has have a unique, beautiful, light energy. I feel as though of all my crystals, the ones from Tushita Heaven have the strongest power. The only trouble I had with this store is the prices were a little high for what I was used to seeing. However, for the quality and the energy - it was well worth the price. From tumbled stones, to palm stones, to collector's pieces - they've got it all. I was also impressed by this store's book and oracle card selection. While you're shopping at Tushita Heaven, be sure to get a reading. They get some of the best psychics and tarot readers. Tushita Heaven is also my favorite place to buy gifts; they carry several home decor items that I have gifted to others that are still absolutely treasured by them.
The best place to park is in the free parking garage located just around the corner! Tushita Heaven is full of great finds. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled so you don't miss out on anything! My favorite crystal I have brought from this store is a Fenster Quartz that has the perfect enhydro. You can literally see the water droplet move.
The Magic Moon - Saratoga Springs
While you are shopping in Saratoga Springs, be sure to walk around the corner to visit The Magic Moon. One thing I love about this store is their friendly staff. It is so difficult to walk into a crystal shop and be left alone while you want to browse, as some people want to be the guru and even sometimes a security officer. However, when you have a question, the customer service is impeccable and the ladies here know their stuff!
This used to be a small crowded store, but they have expanded since I last visited. While you're there, check out the dressing room! The artwork on the walls was unforgettable, feminine, and expressive. This store is amazing for purchasing candles, clothes, and of course CRYSTALS! This shop opened in the 1970's, contributing to Saratoga Springs' amazing history.
This store fills every nook and cranny with their wide variety. They have everything for the hippie, the witch, and the spiritualist. I've bought many crystals, gifts, bumper stickers, candles, and oils from here. They also have some really cute clothes - perfect for festival season!
Tannãre - Walton
I am blessed to be friends with the owner of this eclectic boutique, Tammy - a loving goddess who is tough as a nail and still has the biggest heart. Her shop is full of artisan crafts from the gorgeous furniture she upcycles and custom signs she creates, to goods crafted by local artists. There are many talented people in our small county who don't get the recognition they deserve, and Tannãre offers them a chance to display their wonderful items. From everything to unique woodcarvings, to jewelry, to custom cards (I also have a few products in her store!). Tannãre is also a great place to fulfill your natural needs. The owner creates her own line of Full Moon Elixirs: natural goods including body scrubs, laundry detergents, and my favorite - the waxing and waning body whip.
Tannãre frequently gives back to the community by composing beautiful gift baskets to be auctioned or raffled. She recently has begun offering "Creating Chaos" classes to give the community a chance to express themselves creatively by offering art projects that you can take home (and want to take home - step aside, paint & sip!!!)
Obviously this store wouldn't be mentioned if it weren't for the crystals she offers! From amazing deals on her Himalayan Salt Lamps, to beautiful tumbled stones, to spells in a jar. She sometimes carries home decor for the bohemian soul; such as beautiful dreamcatchers or tapestries.
Props to Tannãre for bringing a bit of light into our rural community! This shop is a true hidden gem (no pun intended!)
Located at 150 Delaware St., Walton, NY 13856.
Crystal Connection - Wurtsboro
This shop has gotten some awesome attention lately from Insider's video that went viral. If you missed it, you can watch it below. If you plan on checking out this shop, be sure to make a day of it because there is just so much to see. I love Crystal Connection for providing knowledge and information to the public. They offer a ton of workshops and classes. Crystal Connection is also more than a store, it a place of healing and self knowledge. While you're here try a reiki session, a reading, or even aura photography to see what your aura looks like. This shop also offers psychic fairs!
This beautiful shop has amazing prices on crystals and an immense selection. With all the hype of this store, they truly keep their prices affordable for all to enjoy the beauty and energy of the stones. This store is for the spiritual one, the one seeking enlightenment, the one possessing magic. However, if you are just learning stones - this is a great place to start.
The location of Crystal Connection is 116 Sullivan St, Wurtsboro NY 12790.
Nutz - Wappingers Falls
If you're more of a hippie than a goddess, I say go to Nutz! When I first pulled into the parking lot of this store, I did not believe that crystals were going to be inside! However, they have a huge selection of crystals, singing bowls, smudge sticks, deity figures, and oils - even among all the bongs and pipes (for tobacco, of course). They have a wide selection of incense and candles, tapestries, and everything else you could ever want out of a store. However, if you're like me and you want to touch the crystals before you buy, this may not be the shop for you. Most of their items are locked away. Feeling the energy of the stones is a huge part of the crystal shopping experience, so if you want to tap into that vibe, I would recommend a store that lets you do that instead.
Dreaming Goddess - Poughkeepsie
The Dreaming Goddess is a shop like no others. From one twenty-something-year-old-free-spirit-love-and-light-believer-modern-flower-child to the next, this is the shop to go to!!! They have beautiful clothes (the kind we actually WANT to wear), they carry beautiful crystals, and they offer classes - another store that's not afraid to share their knowledge and light. This store combines the sacred culture behind esoteric practices with a modern twist. They tend to our current culture, but do not allow us to forget the beauty in ancient practices.
"We’re creating ceremony relevant to our time and to our culture, allowing these auspicious days to have deep meaning in our lives and in our connection to the Earth. "
- The Dreaming Goddess
Sacred sprays, herbs, roots, resins, candles, oils, tumbled stones, raw crystals, exquisite specimens, jewelry, and pottery are just some of the wonderful products offered by this shop. This shop also recycles your old books! Great way to save the trees and spread the love! Another way this shop gives back is by helping build bridges for their customers and an array of charities. Pay it forward, get karma on your side, help one in need, and donate as you shop.
Once again, boho babe, you've found the store for you. You've found the place to build connection with yourself, with like-minded souls, with the beauty of the earth, and with spirit. This is not just a crystal shop, this is a boutique for the modern goddess.
Located 44 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Crystal Shops In Upstate New York
Central New York
- Earthbound Metaphysical Shoppe - Syracuse (Onondaga County)
- Mystic Side - Syracuse (Onondaga County)
- Healing Inspirations - Liverpool (Onondaga County)
- Sandalwood Stone - Marietta (Onondaga County)
- Fall Hill Bead and Gem - Little Falls (Herkimer County)
- Herkimer Diamond Mine & Gift Shop - Herkimer (Herkimer County)
- Sticks n Stones - Waterville (Oneida County)
- Multi-faceted Minerals - Ithaca (Tompkins County)
- Two Hawks Gallery - Homer (Cortland County)
Western New York
- Spirit & Crystal Connections - Rochester (Monroe County)
- Archimage - Rochester (Monroe County)
- Malachite & Gems Of Africa - Rochester (Monroe County)
- Mythic Treasures - Rochester (Monroe County)
- Crystal Cove - Lily Dale (Chautauqua County)
Southeast New York
- Moonstone Melody - Florida (Orange County)
- The Pointed Hat - Port Jervis (Orange County)
- Crystal Connection - Wurtsboro (Sullivan County)
Northern New York
- Crystal Caboose - West Chazy (Clinton County)
- Twin Crystal Rock Shop - Saranac Lake (Franklin/Essex County)
Hudson Valley New York
- Mirabai - Woodstock (Ulster County)
- The Awareness Shop - New Paltz (Ulster County)
- Traders of the Lost Art - Kingston (Ulster County)
- Nutz - Wappingers Falls (Ulster County)
- The Dreaming Goddess - Poughkeepsie (Dutchess County)
Capital Region New York
- Crossroads Gallery - Schenectady (Schenectady County)
- Among Angels - Clifton Park (Saratoga County)
- Hippies, Witches & Gypsies - Troy (Rensselaer County)
- Tushita Heaven - Saratoga Springs (Saratoga County)
- The Magic Moon - Saratoga Springs (Saratoga County)
South Central New York
- Imagicka - Binghamton (Broome County)
- New York Southern Tier Geology Club's Gem Show - Check for dates
- Tannare - Walton (Delaware County)
Thank you for reading! Please keep in touch - let me know how your crystal shopping goes and which of these was your favorite.