Historic Past, Bright Future

From our historic sites, natural beauty, luscious farmland, great eateries, beautiful parks – New Lebanon has something for everyone. New Lebanon is uniquely situated – close to the arts of the Berkshires and the country charm of Columbia County,
New Lebanon has it all!

Shaker Roots

New Lebanon was home to one of the most famous Shaker settlements in the country. Many Shaker buildings still remain intact on Mt. Lebanon.

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A love of Nature

New Lebanon prides itself on its open spaces, beautiful country roads, fishing & hunting spots, and bird watching. 

Farm Roots from the Past to Now

Early settlers to New Lebanon took advantage of the agricultural opportunities here. Today, New Lebanon attracts young farmers wishing to homestead or start out and farming families who trace their lineage back for generations.

We Care

Our community takes care of its own, especially during times of struggle. We have a Free Store, a Community Refrigerator, and a Community group dedicated to improving the lives of all our residents.

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ABOUT NEW LEBANON

 

HISTORIC NEW LEBANON

Read about New Lebanon’s rich history going back to the Revolutionary War, including its spiritual inhabitants from the Mohicans, to the Shakers, to the Abode of the Message.

NATURAL NEW LEBANON

Ask any resident of New Lebanon why they love our town and 99% of them will say they are here because of its beautiful surroundings. Enjoy our parks, preserves, and beautiful walking trails.

FARMING NEW LEBANON

Farmers have always been a part of our history – then and now, producing milk, cows, chickens, pigs, sheep, goats, vegetables of all kinds. New Lebanon wouldn’t be New Lebanon without its farmers.

SUSTAINABLE NEW LEBANON

New Lebanon is a leader in protecting its natural resources and ensuring its future for generations to come.

NEW LEBANON CARES

We can’t change the world, but we can take care of our own. We try to ensure that our residents are taken care of.

NEW LEBANON NOW

Read the Town’s Publications to get a taste of what is going on. Visit New Lebanon’s Facebook page or the New Lebanon Climate Smart Communities Facebook page.

Also visit our Current Town Projects page

Visit New Lebanon Today!

Planning a visit soon? Check out this special web page that lists local places to stay, restaurants, and things to do here and in neighboring areas. 

OUTDOOR GEMS OF NEW LEBANON

Hand Hollow Reserve

For some of the best birdwatching in the Berkshires, spend some time at Hand Hollow Reserve . . .

 

The Historic Rail Trail

Walk or bike along the rail trail and stop at the old Train station . . .

Inviting Country Roads

They may not make the tourist brochures, but New Lebanon’s country roads are one of the most picturesque in the region – any time of the year!

Shatford Park

Bring along your skateboard and try out the new skate park. Play pickle ball or tennis or shoot some hoops. Check out the calendar – maybe there’s a music festival going on or some other event. Or just walk along the beautiful Wyomanock.

Cemetery of the Evergreens

Visit the final resting place of Governor Samuel Tilden and walk the more than eight acres of the park. Stop and see the Revolutionary War, Civil War, and War of 1812 Gravestones in the Cypress Hill section.

Visit and hike the Shaker Museum

The old stone wall and the beautiful Shaker property.

NEW LEBANON FOR YOUNG FAMILIES

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A safe place to raise your kids

Where neighbors look out for neighbors.

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Great schools with small classroom sizes

With an average classroom size of 8-10 students.

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Places to wander and be kids

A public park with a splash pad, skateboard park, winter ice skating, baseball fields, basketball, tennis and more. A walkable downtown with bike paths and plenty of places to park them.

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An Affordable Summer Youth Program

Operating out of Shatford Park, the program has fun activities and is led by a respected professional. Visit the Summer Youth Program page for more info. 

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OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Walter B Howard Elementary School

Serving New Lebanon and surrounding districts.

New Lebanon Jr./Sr. High School

Serving New Lebanon and surrounding districts.