Tag: East Chatham

Scenic Sunday

This week, fall foliage on an East Chatham road.



Thanks to @sethdavisphoto for submitting.

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Winter Botany with Farmscape Ecology

The Flying Deer Nature Center presents a Winter Botany series to identify trees and shrubs in the “off” season.  Join ecologists Conrad and Claudia Vispo of the Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program, who have led ecology walks throughout Columbia County and taught people how to identify plants in all seasons since 2004.

Winter Botany provides a combination of plant clues that help reveal which species they belong to. These clues include the habitat where the plant is found, its general shape and branching pattern, and its bark and bud characteristics. Some plants even have unique smells that can help with their identification. Finally, the ground may offer remains of leaves and/or fruit and nuts.

This course combines indoor and outdoor instruction to provide participants with a set of tools to improve their skills with winter identification of woody plants, no matter their prior knowledge. Everybody with a curiosity about the natural world can benefit from this course and gain a new appreciation for the patterns discernable in the plants of our wintry woods.

The full course consists of three consecutive sessions that will build on each other. Although the first session has already taken place, there are two remaining sessions.

February 3 from 10:00 am–12:00 pm
February 24 from 10:00 am–12:00 pm

Suggested donation: $50 for all three sessions; $20 for one session
For ages 18 and over

Register early as space is limited. Preference will be given to participants signing up for the entire course. To register, email tresca@flyingdeernaturecenter.org

122 Daley Rd., East Chatham, NY. Please approach from Route 9 only



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Jeff McKinney is a Realtor in Columbia County, NY. Connect with him on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, or Pinterest.

A Classic Midcentury Ranch w/ Income Potential in East Chatham

This classic 3-bedroom, 2-bath Ranch on nearly 3 acres in East Chatham has multiple surprises. There’s a roomy suite with separate entrance, bedroom, full bath, living room and kitchen. This suite is ready to use as an AirBnB rental, or guest suite. It could also be converted into a large master suite.

The home’s main living area features a large living room with a wood-burning fireplace, and newly refinished wood floors. The home’s Eat-In Kitchen features original vintage 1960’s counters and cabinets that are all in perfect condition. The kitchen also has a distinctive wood-burning stove in a multi-toned brick corner hearth. There are also two bedrooms, a bathroom, and a bonus room, that could be an office or additional bedroom.

A mudroom connects the expansive garage to the kitchen, backyard, and laundry area. Mature trees in the front yard create a secluded appearance, while the large backyard is completely private with surrounding woods that can be enjoyed from the 3-season porch.

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The home is just a few minutes away from Chatham’s restaurants, shops, and more. Plus, it’s a short drive to Hudson, the Berkshires, and an easy Albany commute. At roughly 2 hours from New York City and Boston, this home is also great for weekenders.

Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 2,014
School District: Chatham

The house is offered at $289,000. If you’d like to see it in person, email me at Jmckinney@BeachandBartolo.com.

For more pictures and additional info, check out the listing on BeachandBartolo.com by clicking here.


Jeff McKinney is a Realtor in Columbia County, NY (Beach & Bartolo Realtors ~ 34 Main St., Chatham NY 12037 ~ 518-392-2700). Connect with him on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, or Pinterest.

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Taking Woodstock Taking Over Columbia County

Check out the following trailer for Ang Lee’s new movie, Taking Woodstock, which was filmed around New Lebanon and East Chatham.

taking-woodstockThe motel prominently featured in the movie is a real motel, about a two minute drive down the hill from our house. The whole town was buzzing when Hollywood came a calling last summer and aside from the occasional traffic hickup (traffic does not normally exist in these parts) it was groovy times for all. We saw our hippie population (already fairly large) rise by one VW bus, selling tie-die t-shirts in the parking lot of our beer, booze, and head-shop strip mall (for real, this strip mall has four stores – the three I just mentioned and the world’s best Chinese take-out place) with said hippie staying in town after the filming wrapped (Hollywood lingo for ended).

Hopefully the only movie theater in town will be showing Taking Woodstock when it comes out this summer. If it does, I’ll be there with my new tie-died t-shirt and freak flag flying!