Cambridge, New York
Nestled in the rolling valleys of southern Washington County, Cambridge is home to scenic views, historic buildings and one of the premiere fly-fishing streams in the country...not to mention “Pie a la Mode,” which is said to have been first served at the Cambridge Hotel in the 1800s. Arguably the best cheesecake in the country is made by the Nuns of New Skete in Cambridge, and the maple syrup judged best tasting in the world is produced in this little valley.
Cambridge has a long history as an agriculture community and the village is surrounded by majestic farmland filled with cattle, horses, sheep, goats, llamas and even emus. Recently a community group began the process of restoring the historic freight yard in the center of the village, a location where farmers used to bring their herds and crops for transportation to market via train. Already, the freight yard is home to an outdoor farmers market on Sundays from May to October. Eventually the freight buildings will be restored as artist gallery space, a museum and a dance center and the surrounding grounds will be used as a community picnic and performance area.