The Town of Jackson is a rural, agricultural town in southern Washington County, New York, about halfway between Saratoga Springs, New York and Manchester, Vermont. Open fields and rolling hills contain family farms, many of which have been operated by the same family for over a century. While dairy farms still predominate, during recent decades agriculture in the town has become more diverse, with sheep, alpacas, beef cattle, and vegetable production all being introduced or re-introduced.
While Jackson contains no village, it is within about five miles of three villages – Cambridge to the south, Greenwich to the west, and Salem to the north. The town shares schools with each of those adjoining towns. In the geographic center of the town, Jackson has five lakes, around which residents and visitors gather, particularly during the summer.