Situated in the heart of Rondout Valley between the Catskill Mountains and Shawangunk Ridge is this picturesque town that’s rich in history. Formed from a number of hamlets, many of which had their own one-room schoolhouses, the town boasts the largest number of continuously inhabited old-stone houses in New York, some dating back to the 17th century. Accord (the site of the Rochester Town Hall and other town offices) and Kerhonkson are the town’s two largest hamlets.

Visitors to Rochester flock to family-owned farms and markets, breweries and wineries, indoor riding arenas, outdoor recreation areas and campsites, and historical landmarks. We recommend a tasting at Arrowood Farms or Westwind Orchard, or some Friday night excitement at Accord Speedway.

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About Rochester

Rochester — including the hamlets of Accord and Kerhonkson — boasts the largest number of continuously inhabited old-stone houses in New York. But history is only one part of the area’s allure.

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