The hamlet is centered on the junction of NY 32 and Greene County Route 67. There are some buildings there, such as the firehouse and a general store. Although it is not in the Catskill Mountains, the range's northern Escarpment dominates the view south from Freehold.
Freehold Airport is located one mile northwest of the hamlet and is a major hub for gliders.
Author Frank Vander Pyle lived and wrote his books in Freehold, where he lived most of his life and raised his family there. His daughter, Carrie Taranova, also an author, was born and raised in Freehold, New York.