A 'Pokemon Go' Map of Katonah, N.Y.


When I made the claim the other day that the suburbs are basically a barren wasteland when it comes to Pokemon, I was only being slightly dramatic. It seems to me that the higher the population density, the more like you are to encounter Pokemon and, well, population is something we just don't have up here in the woods. However, what we lack in shear numbers we make up for with our beauty and charm.

Enter: Katonah, N.Y.

One of my top things to tell people about Katonah is that it's not actually a town, it's a hamlet. If that doesn't clue you in to how quaint it is, nothing will. It's also listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a bonafide historic district -- that, plus numerous places to eat, cute boutiques and family-owned businesses that have been around for as long as anyone can remember make it a great place to spend half a day wandering around. My recommendation: start your walk at the train station where there are not one, but two Pokestops (and probably a Weedle, possibly an Eeevee). While you're there, grab one of the walking tour pamphlets from the town bulletin board. It's a great way to squeeze in some history while chasing down that Poliwag of your dreams.


Kerry Erlanger is a writer from New York (state not city). If you find that Nidoking that escaped from her last week on Cherry St., please let her know. She can be found on twitter @hellokerry.