Hudson Valley Magazine | February 2020
Day trips to the Columbia County town are all about small businesses, convivial restaurants, and celebrations that unite the community.
Driving into Chatham is an unusual sensation – at least the first time. As if you ventured just a little too long on Route 66 (or the Taconic, if you’re so inclined), the moment you finally pull into town seems like a grand arrival and more like a homecoming. It’s an odd feeling for anyone who’s never visited before, although it’s not an uncomfortable one. Similar to the atmospheres in places like Cold Spring or Red Hook, Chatham embraces that covetable mix of sleepiness and vibrancy that lures people to the Hudson Valley as a whole.