Fall Colors Pro-Tip: You can hit three of our favorite Columbia County parks/trails/historic sites in one afternoon. That’s right. For about an hour’s worth of driving, you can see Olana, Omi Art Center, and the Martin Van Buren Historic site. Granted, you may need a full day if you plan to spend any length of time at these famous and beautiful spots, but a full day? Of wandering the countryside, taking in the autumn colors and sights? Yeah, what a drag. If you prefer to live close to these places so you can visit whenever you want, check out this circa-1700s Center Hall Colonial in Canaan, Columbia County, about 20 minutes from Omi Art Center and 45 minutes from Olana. The $200,000 price tag affords you a 3700 sq. ft. country home on 7 acres of land with an interior boasting a host of authentic period details, such as ceiling beams, plank floorboards, forged hardware (the two sweetest words you can whisper into an antique farmhouse lover’s ear), and fireplaces. Situated close to I-90 just over the border from MA, near the Berkshires, and approximately 2.5 hours from NYC.
553 Maple Drive E, Canaan (Country Life Real Estate)