A Saturday Ride: Two New York Mail Pouch Tobacco Barns

On Saturday morning when Kenny and I left the house, I didn’t have very much of a plan for our motorcycle ride other than I knew that I wanted to try to see the two most southern of New York State’s Mail Pouch Tobacco barns.

The first barn we would visit was in Orange County near the town of Walden. Unfortunately for us the barn was set way back on someone’s property so we had to take our pictures from quite a distance away. I have traveled the road that this barn is on many times yet never spotted it before. I guess it just goes to show you that there is always something interesting to be found and it can be hiding right in plain sight.

Mail Pouch Tobacco Barn - Walden, Orange County New York

The second barn which was in Dutchess County sits right down the road from Wing’s Castle, which we’d visited several years ago. If you are in the area do stop in. It is quite fascinating to watch someone’s ever-evolving dream come to fruition.

Mail Pouch Tobacco Barn - Dutchess County New York


Rachael is the whimsical writer behind the 20+ year old Girlie Motorcycle Blog. As a freelance blogger, she is on a mission to inspire laughter, self-examination, curiosity, and human connection. Girlie Motorcycle Blog can be found on several Best Motorcycle Blog lists.

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3 Responses

  1. Roadkill says:

    Can you tell me where the Mail Pouch Tobacco barn is located in Walden, please?

    • Fuzzygalore says:

      Hi Roadkill – I did post a reply on the original comment you left but I will email to the address on your comment as well~

      It is on 208 about a mile south of where 208 comes into Wallkill. It’s set back from the road in someone’s backyard so you’ll have to zoom in to photo it. Try this link: http://bit.ly/4rBTTy you can see it in Google streetview.

  1. December 31, 2009

    […] Riding around Dutchess, Orange and Columbia counties looking for a Mail Pouch Tobacco barn with Kenny. Beautiful day, great riding with my honey. […]

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