Wappinger Creek Cottage in Kid-Friendly Wappingers Falls, $248,000

Considering a second home in the Hudson Valley? This two bedroom cottage could work out great for weekend trips within 90 minutes of NYC. Located in the southern Dutchess County town of Wappingers Falls, the home features lots of updates including custom kitchen with breakfast bar and butcher block counters, bamboo flooring on the second floor (the first floor has its original hardwood flooring), and an open, lofty living room with woodstove.

Speaking of the living room, it comes with glass doors that open onto a cedar balcony with views of the creek. The yard is generous in size at nearly a half-acre, fenced-in for the safety of your pets and kids.

While a two bedroom, 1400 square foot house might be a bit tight for a country house (unless you’re used to shoehorning your family into a tiny apartment), it would make an idea base of operations for visiting the Hudson Valley. The New Hamburg train station is four miles away, and the Taconic Parkway is also nearby. There are also plenty of kid-friendly things to do in and around Wappingers Falls, like Bowdoin Park and Splashdown Beach Water Park. The schools are also decent in the Wappingers School District, 7/10 overall on GreatSchools.org.

22 Lakeside Drive, Wappingers Falls (FSBO)

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