Canaan NY Real Estate Homes
Office of Barns & Farms Realty
Shaker Ridge Drive, Canaan, NY 12029
Canaan NY Real Estate Homes borders the Berkshires and is convenient to Jiminy Peak and Tanglewood as well as Chatham, Austerlitz and New Lebanon. Explore our listings with our principal broker who lives on Shaker Ridge Drive in Canaan and serves on the Canaan Planning Board. From his Home office in Canaan NY he brings his comprehensive knowledge of the local real estate market, including Stephentown and Nassau in Rensselaer County. And we are also licensed in Massachusetts and very familiar with Richmond, Pittsfield and Hancock.
The Geography of Canaan NY
The general character of the town is elevated. The Taghkanic range traverses its eastern border. Its valleys are narrow but fertile. Geologically the town offers a great variety of formations and several mineral ores abound. The few streams include the outlet of Queechy Lake, Flat Brook and a branch of the Kline Kill. Queechy Lake is a small body of pure water in the northeastern part of the town. Interstate 90 passes through the town, connecting the Massachusetts Turnpike to the east with the New York State Thruway to the west. I-90 has one interchange in the town, with New York State Route 22. A few years ago a major truck stop was built which supplies considerable tax revenue for town without a major commercial tax base.
Canaan NY Real Estate Homes Today
All the residents of Canaan have access to Queechy Lake. Canaan is 40 minutes from downtown Albany and 15 minutes from Pittsfield Massachusetts. It is bordered by Austerlitz to the south, New Lebanon to the north, Massachusetts to the east, and Chatham to the west. Its population of less than 1,800 in an area of 36.7 square miles. Enjoy a great vacation spot, close to Tanglewood, Jiminy Peak, Queechy Lake, and Albany. Canaan is an idyllic location between multiple vacation areas, great for a family or second home. While providing seclusion and serene mountain views Canaan NY homes are still reasonably close to several commerce centers.