• Mist rises over fields on Martin Van Buren's farm Lindenwald as the Catkill Mountains loom in the distance.

    Martin Van Buren

    National Historic Site New York

Outdoor Activities

Red tail hawk

A red tail hawk seen along the Kinderhook Dutch Farming Heritage Trail.

Andreas Stresseman

Trail Information

There are several trails which pass through the park or are nearby which you can enjoy while visiting Martin Van Buren NHS. The trails allow you to enjoy the beautiful scenery and interesting history while you stretch your legs and enjoy the fresh air. Click on the links to retrieve a bulletin which will explain the route and rules of each trail.

Lindenwald Wayside Trail

Martin Van Buren Nature Area

Kinderhook Dutch Farming Heritage Trail

Did You Know?

Dutch windmill and tulips

Martin Van Buren is the only president for whom English is a second language. He was raised in a community where Dutch was more common than English reflecting New York’s beginning as a colony of Holland. As a boy he spoke Dutch at home with his parents, siblings, and throughout the Village of Kinderhook.