Visiting Charming Chatham (NY)
decorating this downtown area in princely fashion.
Settled in the 17th century by the Dutch, the town was incorporated in 1795. I thoroughly enjoyed the architecture and architectural elements as we walked through town.
We crossed the street and shared a flight of beers at the Chatham Brewing (just $3 for all three).
The highlight of the day for my sweet husband. He thoroughly enjoyed all three: Imperial Stout,
Chatham Brewing Porter, and Maple Amber (front).
Driving back into town gave us a good view of the clock tower, constructed in 1872.
Next we headed just outside of town to the Old Chatham Sheepherding Company,
makers of award-winning cheeses. This is one of t he views along the way.
Of course we passed a barn…
or three. But this one is the Sheepherding Company itself, where guests are invited to…
visit the sheep and buy some cheese, on the honor system.
Then we headed home via the small towns of Kinderhook and Valatie (Dutch names),
stopping at The Berry Farm to buy some luscious blueberries.
Can you feel the juices running down your chin?
They are too irresistible; I cannot leave them —
The owner invited me to take a stroll “out back” to photograph the greenhouses,
berry bushes, and rows of flowers.
Pretty pink Coreopsis.
What better way to end this post than with a bright-faced sunflower?
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This post is just loaded with goodness! I would go there in a heartbeat! Everything from the shops to the food to those views! It really is a piece of heaven on earth! Thank you for sharing this one with us friend! Loved it all! Nicole xoxo
Thanks so much Nicole 🙂 We had such a lovely day together. Blessings to you and your "beans!"
That sweet sheep was smiling as was I when I read this post. What a beautiful place. What a perfectly blessed day!!!
Ha! I think he was smiling at you because he knows what an animal lover you are, Mary Ann. Yes, it was a perfectly blessed day 🙂
Oh, my, Diana! what an amazing day! Great photos of a quaint town and beautiful countryside! Makes me want to visit home (VT). Thanks for sharing!
Hi June–so sweet of you to say. My mother's from VT and all her "people" are still there so we get up to Burlington, Barre, and Montpelier every now and again. We go to Bennington quite a lot since it's only about 45 minutes away.
Thank you for sharing your trip. Beautiful photography. The sheep and the green door are my favorites.
Your welcome, Donna 🙂 Thanks for the kind compliment. I'm kinda partial to that crazy sheep myself. I'm thinking about posting it on fb and asking for captions…
Absolutely beautiful…my father was born in Schenectady & I always enjoyed visiting relatives in the area way back when. This reminds me of the small towns on our drive there.
I find out more and more everyday what a small world it is 🙂 Not too many people have heard of Schenectady–
Beautiful photos and a beautiful trip. Thanks for sharing.
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures
Thanks so much for the visit Audrey!
Visiting via Kim's, where your link caught my eye, and I'm so glad I popped over to discover such beautiful images of the simple life, charming indeed! Although the architecture and landscape is different, the little town of Chatham has many similarities to my own Mediterranean neighbourhoods on the island of Crete. Your photographs have mesmerized me, for their colour, composition and mood! I'm off now to explore the Adirondack ambiance of your blog!
Hi Poppy–thanks so much for the visit; I shall return the favor 🙂 Thanks also for the kind compliments about my photography. It's an art form I truly love.
Thanks so much for sharing another one of your wonderful adventures. Love your pictures!
Thanks so much Betsy! And thanks also for hosting such a great party 🙂
You really captured my town beautifully!
I'm so glad you think so! You're very blessed to live there–
Gorgeous article. Just a little fun fact; the first red barn picture was actually a barn converted into a house.
No kidding?! What a neat home–
Diane….the farm market pictures are lovely……but you had taken them at The Berry Farm as well as the flower pics glad you enjoyed your visit
Oh my goodness! I'm so sorry for the mistake (which I've corrected). I'm so glad you found my blog so you could see how much I enjoyed your farm! (And so I could set the record straight.)
oh no problem Diana…stop by in the winter months and see the 6 greenhouses in full production of vegetables,… and take all the pictures you like
Grew up in Chatham, so many wonderful memories. All my friends and class mates no matter where we live or have lived, still call Chatham "Home"
Perfect word, Diana – charming – reminds me of a town I love to visit nearby! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,