Kinderhook Dutch Farming Heritage Trail

EASY 2 reviews

Kinderhook Dutch Farming Heritage Trail is a 3.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Kinderhook, New York and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
164 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

cross country skiing

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

no shade

historic site

no dogs

The trail runs from the back of the Van Alen House property, owned by Columbia County Historical Society, through areas of Roxbury Farm, down a historic portion of Old Post Road, and to the parking lot of the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site. Hikers can enjoy forest, farm, and stream views, while hiking along rolling hills.

walking
2 months ago

Location begins at the Van Allen or the Martin Van Buren location (I recommend starting at Van Allen).
Make sure to park in the dirt area near 9H even though it looks like you can drive closer to the trail head, there isn't parking there (and you would end up driving over the Van Allen lawn). The initial part of the trail is nicely routed thru the woods, but after 0.2 miles, the rest of the trail is a walk circumventing many fields or walking on dirt roads. It can easily be made into a loop utilizing the connector trail over to the Martin Van Buren Site and then back on the main trail. The trail is easy to follow and a nice walk for families with or without children. This trail does passed thru active animal farm land, and thus dogs are NOT allowed.

walking
2 months ago