Coxsackie is another one of those Catksill towns with a story. This town has been around since before the Declaration of Independence. In fact, when the area around Coxsackie was first settled, New York was still being called New Amsterdam. No surprise that this is a town steeped in a history it is determined to preserve.
How determined, you ask? It has features that smack of small-town, almost forgotten Americana, such as:
A community park or two - in this case, Riverside Park, which borders none other than the Hudson River; and Four Mile Point Preserve, a popular spot for hiking.
An actual drive-in theatre
A collection of old-school diners and eateries that stress good old American food rather than a panorama of international dishes
A band (Coxsackie-Athens Community Band) that performs in Riverside Park.
If youíre feeling like youíve stepped back in time ever so slightly, the County Historian and Greene County Historical Society can help you appreciate just where the town is coming from. Youíll also want to see local landmarks, such as the oldest structure in upstate New York, the Bronck House, or the Thomas Cole National Historical Site in the nearby village of Catskill.
Looking for a place to stay thatís slightly more modern? Check out the vacation rental home listings here or in a nearby community. Vacation rentals give you more space for less money than a hotel or resort, and they add local flavor to your trip.