Hillsdale, New York
Hillsdale is a rural town located in Columbia County, with rolling hills, open farmland, wooded tracts and properties that date back to the 18th and 19th centuries. It is in close proximity to New York City, Massachusetts and several popular ski areas.
With a total 47.9 square miles, the town is the site of the historic Dr. Joseph P. Dorr House and Pine View Farm, both of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. As well, according to the town’s website, “Very quietly, on a cold day in January 2010, the Hillsdale Historic Hamlet District was added to the National Register of Historic Places, the National Park Service’s official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation.”
Hillsdale caught the attention of The New York Times, which featured it in 2005, noting “Hillsdale, a New York gateway to the Berkshires, feels like an insider's secret. Maybe that's because many weekenders there are friends who introduced each other to it, showing off their getaway of fields, forest and stunning views, threaded by winding dirt roads and babbling creeks.”
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