At number five, a dark horse (check out the political meaning:) was the low expectation park for Martin Van Buren and his home Lindenwald near Kinderhook, NY. The house is nice and well-presented but does not have the grandeur of the Roosevelts or the Rockefeller’s a bit further south. It is on a rather small portion of the remaining farm and fronts on the old Albany Post Road a few yards of which still remain. The presentation by the ranger was excellent and we were impressed with the setting that still retained much of the rural feel of the early 1800’s when Van Buren served as the 8th President of the United States. And his role as father and grandfather added a lot to personalize his story. Nice day here.