Tiny House(boat) on the Lake

Mary Ann
Tiny House(boat) on the Lake

Basic Needs

A full service supermarket. Food, beer, ice also.
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Hannaford Supermarket
2967 U.S. 9
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A full service supermarket. Food, beer, ice also.
Pharmacy right close by
CVS
2982 U.S. 9
Pharmacy right close by
Gas & Convenience store, but with the best local milk, eggs and ice cream anywhere. Made-to-order sundaes, shakes, cones, or by the pint or gallon. Try their award-winning Philly Vanilla Ice Cream!
Stewart's Shops
2931 U.S. 9
Gas & Convenience store, but with the best local milk, eggs and ice cream anywhere. Made-to-order sundaes, shakes, cones, or by the pint or gallon. Try their award-winning Philly Vanilla Ice Cream!
When you need a doctor, quick. Affiliated with local hospital, and nearby. In Ocean State Plaza on Rt. 9.
Columbia Memorial Hospital Rapid Care
2827 U.S. 9
When you need a doctor, quick. Affiliated with local hospital, and nearby. In Ocean State Plaza on Rt. 9.
Beer & ice nearby. Of course, you can get similar at Stewarts and Hannaford's.
Kinderhook Beverage
3332 NY-9H
Beer & ice nearby. Of course, you can get similar at Stewarts and Hannaford's.

Farm stands etc.

Fresh, local fruit & pies, apples & other fruit from their own orchards, and the best apple cider donuts in the world. Also Harvest Spirits distillery on site.
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Golden Harvest Farms
3074 U.S. 9
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Fresh, local fruit & pies, apples & other fruit from their own orchards, and the best apple cider donuts in the world. Also Harvest Spirits distillery on site.
Distillery using their own fruit. Attached to Golden Harvest Farms, so you can get your food & drink in one location lol.
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Harvest Spirits
3074 U.S. 9
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Distillery using their own fruit. Attached to Golden Harvest Farms, so you can get your food & drink in one location lol.
Pick-your-own (when available in season), plus you can buy fresh fruits and veggies, plants and garden decor, soups, sandwiches, baked goods, and ice cream and eat outside under their covered porch, or in their greenhouse.
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Samascott Orchards
5 Sunset Avenue
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Pick-your-own (when available in season), plus you can buy fresh fruits and veggies, plants and garden decor, soups, sandwiches, baked goods, and ice cream and eat outside under their covered porch, or in their greenhouse.
Orchards, Farm stand, organic veggies, sandwiches, sometimes Pick-Your-Own, and a Petting Zoo! And a nice 10-15 minute drive.
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Love Apple Farm
1421 New York 9H
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Orchards, Farm stand, organic veggies, sandwiches, sometimes Pick-Your-Own, and a Petting Zoo! And a nice 10-15 minute drive.

Food scene

Pizza and Italian, take out or eat in. Good quality food, nice atmosphere, a step above what you'd expect from a restaurant in a strip mall. Allow longer than you'd expect if you're picking up. Pro tip: don't bother with delivery. It's faster to just go there and pick it up yourself.
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La Bella Valatie
2967 U.S. 9
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Pizza and Italian, take out or eat in. Good quality food, nice atmosphere, a step above what you'd expect from a restaurant in a strip mall. Allow longer than you'd expect if you're picking up. Pro tip: don't bother with delivery. It's faster to just go there and pick it up yourself.
Greek pizza restaurant with a '70s vibe. Try their Greek Salad. The dressing is great. Every Wednesday is Pasta Night (but you can get pasta other days, too.) Eat in or take out.
Four Brothers Pizza Inn Restaurant
2960 U.S. 9
Greek pizza restaurant with a '70s vibe. Try their Greek Salad. The dressing is great. Every Wednesday is Pasta Night (but you can get pasta other days, too.) Eat in or take out.
A no-nonsense Greek restaurant, favorite with locals. Huge breakfasts, and their Aegean Salads are a favorite.
Main Street Diner
3032 Main Street
A no-nonsense Greek restaurant, favorite with locals. Huge breakfasts, and their Aegean Salads are a favorite.
Baked goods & sandwiches made by family in the deli and bakery business for generations. A local favorite
Filli's Deli And Jersey Baking
3019 Main Street
Baked goods & sandwiches made by family in the deli and bakery business for generations. A local favorite
'cause sometimes you just crave Chinese food. Very close in Hannaford Plaza.
Kings Wok
2967 U.S. 9
'cause sometimes you just crave Chinese food. Very close in Hannaford Plaza.
McDonald's
2939 U.S. 9
Authentic, family operated Mexican food, right nearby in Valatie village.
Magdalena's
3018 Main St
Authentic, family operated Mexican food, right nearby in Valatie village.
Traditional Greek Diner, a short but merry drive away.
Schodack Diner
1842 Columbia Turnpike
Traditional Greek Diner, a short but merry drive away.
Coffee & Donuts (but not as good donuts as Golden Harvest right nearby)
Dunkin'
3366 NY-9H
Coffee & Donuts (but not as good donuts as Golden Harvest right nearby)
Can there ever be too many pizza joints? on Main St. in Valatie.
Mark's Pizza
3017 Main Street
Can there ever be too many pizza joints? on Main St. in Valatie.
It's really hard to get a good bagel outside NYC. They have authentic Brooklyn bagels & Italian Bakery, right nearby in Kinderhook village.
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Broad Street Bagel Co.
1 Broad St
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It's really hard to get a good bagel outside NYC. They have authentic Brooklyn bagels & Italian Bakery, right nearby in Kinderhook village.

Sightseeing

Interesting if you like history. In nearby Kinderhook.
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Martin Van Buren National Historic Site
1013 Old Post Road
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Interesting if you like history. In nearby Kinderhook.
James Vanderpoel 'House of History'
16 Broad St
Walking & biking the trail. Sections run alongside the lake on Rt. 203. Park & jog.
The Empire State Trail at Niverville
13 Knollwood Drive
Walking & biking the trail. Sections run alongside the lake on Rt. 203. Park & jog.
The Moorish castle built by Hudson River School artist Frederick Church for his family and inspiration. Fabulous river views, house tours, walking paths. Definitely a Top Three sightseeing destination.
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Olana House
5720 New York 9G
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The Moorish castle built by Hudson River School artist Frederick Church for his family and inspiration. Fabulous river views, house tours, walking paths. Definitely a Top Three sightseeing destination.
WPA era school converted into modern art gallery. Call ahead for showings. Sculpture on the lawn if you just want to walk around historic, picturesque Kinderhook Village.
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Jack Shainman Gallery: The School
25 Broad St
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WPA era school converted into modern art gallery. Call ahead for showings. Sculpture on the lawn if you just want to walk around historic, picturesque Kinderhook Village.
Right near the Martin Van Buren house, so you can visit two historic houses in one trip.
Luykas Van Alen House
2589 NY-9H
Right near the Martin Van Buren house, so you can visit two historic houses in one trip.
Arts Center with sculpture garden, which welcomes hikers on their grounds.
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Art Omi
1405 Co Rte 22
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Arts Center with sculpture garden, which welcomes hikers on their grounds.

Neighborhoods

Historic village with some restaurants, historic sites you can visit (call ahead for times). Nice if you like early architecture and enjoy a stroll around the village, punctuated with good food.
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Kinderhook
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Historic village with some restaurants, historic sites you can visit (call ahead for times). Nice if you like early architecture and enjoy a stroll around the village, punctuated with good food.
Small Main Street with a couple of antique/vintage stores, restaurants etc. Worth a browse if you're eating at the Main St. Cafe, Magdelena's, Mark's Pizza, or Filli's .
Valatie
Small Main Street with a couple of antique/vintage stores, restaurants etc. Worth a browse if you're eating at the Main St. Cafe, Magdelena's, Mark's Pizza, or Filli's .
Compact village with cute Main St., but chock full of eye candy, historic Chatham Village's Main St. has tons of shops, a brewery, restaurants, the Crandall Theater, and its iconic Clock Tower. A fun walk-around. About 15-20 minute drive through a lovely countryside. Especially nice to browse if you're going to the Crandall or MacHayden theaters.
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Chatham
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Compact village with cute Main St., but chock full of eye candy, historic Chatham Village's Main St. has tons of shops, a brewery, restaurants, the Crandall Theater, and its iconic Clock Tower. A fun walk-around. About 15-20 minute drive through a lovely countryside. Especially nice to browse if you're going to the Crandall or MacHayden theaters.
If you need to get your shoes back on a sidewalk, go to Hudson. Check my other guidebooks for an in-depth dive into Hudson. Antiques, art galleries, performing arts, food scene, music...the list goes on. Plan to browse up and down Warren St., the city's main drag. Warren St. is always evolving, so call ahead if there's something in particular you want to see. An easy 25 minute drive.
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Hudson
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If you need to get your shoes back on a sidewalk, go to Hudson. Check my other guidebooks for an in-depth dive into Hudson. Antiques, art galleries, performing arts, food scene, music...the list goes on. Plan to browse up and down Warren St., the city's main drag. Warren St. is always evolving, so call ahead if there's something in particular you want to see. An easy 25 minute drive.

Entertainment & Nightlife

Really good summer stock, about 15 minute drive away. Check their website for Covid limitations. machaydentheater.org
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Mac-Haydn Theatre
1925 New York 203
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Really good summer stock, about 15 minute drive away. Check their website for Covid limitations. machaydentheater.org
Brews on tap!
Reifenberg Brewing
3021 Main Street
Brews on tap!
Unique and historic 1 screen movie theater, showing art films, classics and new releases. Check website for showings, Covid restrictions. Nice to browse Main St., eat at one of the many restaurants, catch a show and end up at the Chatham Brewery or Main St. pub. A full afternoon & evening, about a 15 minute drive.
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Crandell Theatre
48 Main Street
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Unique and historic 1 screen movie theater, showing art films, classics and new releases. Check website for showings, Covid restrictions. Nice to browse Main St., eat at one of the many restaurants, catch a show and end up at the Chatham Brewery or Main St. pub. A full afternoon & evening, about a 15 minute drive.
why not make a night of it in Chatham? Dinner, movie & beer.
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Chatham Brewing
59 Main Street
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why not make a night of it in Chatham? Dinner, movie & beer.
Dance, music, opera, theater, all in the beautiful hills of Chatham township. Check their website for the season's offerings.
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PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century
2980 New York 66
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Dance, music, opera, theater, all in the beautiful hills of Chatham township. Check their website for the season's offerings.
An old-fashioned, family friendly romp back to your childhood, just a 30 minute drive away. Open since 1951! Check their website for film schedule.
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Hi-Way Drive-In Theatre
10769 State Route 9W
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An old-fashioned, family friendly romp back to your childhood, just a 30 minute drive away. Open since 1951! Check their website for film schedule.
Nice change of pace for the kids. Mini golf, bumper boats, batting cages, climbing wall & more. Plus ice cream yum! An easy 20 minute drive from us.
Funplex Funpark
589 Columbia Turnpike
Nice change of pace for the kids. Mini golf, bumper boats, batting cages, climbing wall & more. Plus ice cream yum! An easy 20 minute drive from us.