A Great American Town
Jefferson is a one of-a kind rural community, with a village green, many original buildings along Main Street, and eateries—Buck Hill Farm, The Breakfast Club, and The Heartbreak Hotel—that attract patrons from a wide area. In summer, the active Historical Society presents free concerts in the magnificent Maple Museum.
A Gem of Upstate New York
There is a charm in towns like Jefferson that isn’t found too often anymore. It is a town with strong roots and real people. A town that is as proud of its past as much as it is excited for its future – and is unwilling to trade off one for the other. Jefferson is a proud community of farmers, shopkeepers, carpenters, and more, who have built this town into a historical American gem.
We welcome all residents and visitors to enjoy the timeless beauty of our town, as well as the majestic natural splendor all around it. And we hope that this website will serve as a guide for all people to become informed and entertained on the events, history, and services that are provided in this wonderful community.
All About Jefferson
With its agricultural roots, Jefferson harkens back to a time not often seen these days. Once known as Buttertown for its abundance of dairy farmers, it still continues to produce many local products such as maple syrup from the many maple trees that surround the area.
Something for Everyone
Shop for locally-produced cheeses, butter, maple syrup and candy, free-range eggs and meats, hand-made soaps, fresh locally-grown vegetables, and more at our weekly farmers market or visit the farms where they are produced. Eat in our two excellent restaurants, stay in charming BnBs, a newly restored Inn, or campsites. Walk our trails, ride horses, cross-country ski or snow mobile, hike our mountains, shoot skeet, and more. Enjoy free, weekly concerts in summer including a band concert from the iconic bandstand on the village green. And, come for our Heritage Day celebration fair in July and our pumpkin festival on Halloween.