Pay attention trend spotters: Kinderhook’s emerging as Columbia County’s newest destination. Look no further than coverage on the popular blog, Rural Intelligence, for proof that Kinderhook’s coming into its own. Recently, Rural featured the town in its continuing “10 Things to Love” series.
Of course, Kinderhook has more than just ten things to love. And if you visit, you’re going to discover that there’s nearly an embarrassment of riches. Here are ten of the biggies writer Jamie Larson spotted:
2. The School Jack Shainman Gallery
3. Broad Street Bagel Co.
4. Dyad Wine Bar and The Flammerie
5. Lovers’ Leap Farm
6. Prospect Hill Cemetery
7. Carolina House Restaurant
8. Kinderhook Farmers’ Market
9. Golden Harvest/Harvest Spirits
10. Dutch Desserts
Things are changing so fast in Kinderhook that as of this week, the list should read: “11 Things to Love about Kinderhook.” That’s because another fresh-food purveyor that your tastebuds will love just opened up last week in the Village of Kinderhook. Eat. Sip. Smile on Albany Avenue features a friendly atmosphere, home cooking, and, just in time for spring (yes!), a fresh juice bar.
Here’s what Larson had to say:
“While the City of Hudson has rapidly re-ascended in stature over the past decade and a half, the town of Kinderhook, New York had been the center of life and less-fashionable culture in Columbia County for generations before that. The town’s rolling farms, forests and streams is the definition of bucolic. And the two villages contained within, Kinderhook and Valatie, are steeped in history and built with architecture that sends you back to an earlier time. But with the rise of Hudson, and Kinderhook’s formerly increasing status as Albany’s farthest suburb, there weren’t a whole lot of reasons to visit the town. We can all be thankful that’s changed. New restaurants and attractions have joined old favorites to liven up the sleeping beauty. Here are 10 things we love about Kinderhook that shouldn’t be missed.”
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