A Day In Kinderhook – What to Do


A Day In Kinderhook – What to Do


COVID has been crazy but I decided to take this time (and bettering weather) to explore various parts of the Capital Region. If you’re looking for a beautiful day trip, take the quick drive to Kinderhook. Let me plan the day for you!

NOTE: Cosmic Donuts closed in early December 2021

Kinderhook, NY is only about half an hour (about 20miles) outside of Albany but a cute little village inside of Columbia County. It’s full of history, delicious food, and you may be missing out!

To start, I have to recommend Cosmic Donuts (3 Albany Ave). Cosmic Donuts is such a cute little space with a huge amount of flavor. Read my FULL EXPERIENCE HERE.

Open Thursday-Sunday 8:00AM-2:00PM

Next, take a walk around the village center in the same footsteps as former President Martin Van Buren who was born in the area. Eventually, you’ll find yourself at Broad Street Bagel Co. Broad Street Bagel Co (1 Broad St) has some of the best bagels in the area, make it into a sandwich and you have the most delicious lunch. Read my FULL EXPERIENCE HERE.

Open Monday-Thursday 7:00AM-3:00PM; Friday/Saturday 7:00AM-4:00PM; and Sunday 8:00AM-3:00PM

While you’re in town, you can drive a bit up the road and pay your respects to history. Martin Van Buren was the eighth President of the United States who was born and died right here in Kinderhook, NY. He’s currently buried at the Kinderhook Reformed Church Cemetery (21 Broad St) with his wife and you can go see for yourself.

Before you leave, don’t think you’re going without eating a little bit more. Just a bit down the road is the Samascott Garden Market (65 Chatham St). It’s got some great local products, gardening products, fresh fruit and vegetables, and, oh yeah, some amazing cider donuts. Their ice cream was some of the creamiest I’ve ever had so, of course, I had to get the apple cider donut sundae. Read my FULL EXPERIENCE HERE.

Open Monday-Friday 9:00AM-6:30PM; Saturday/Sunday 9:00AM-6:00PM

There are a few other places I have on my list for the next time I visit Kinderhook: The Flammerie (7 Hudson St) and the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site (1013 Old Post Rd). Nearby, if you have more time, you can also check out Art Omi in Ghent and eat at Chatham Brewing in Chatham.

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