Listed below are different community places to visit, explore and see.
Delaware River Public Access
Cul-du-sac on River Road next to the
(near the intersection of Routes 55 and 97)
NPS Fishing Access
Route 97 between Barryville and Minisink Ford
In front of the Zane Grey Museum
Ten Mile River
Route 97 between Minisink Ford and Narrowsburg
Town of Highland’s Senior Center
725 State Route 55
Maintained by the Highland Senior Citizens, Inc.
Sunshine Hall Free Library
14 Proctor Road
Eldred, NY 12732
HOURS: Tuesday 12:00-4:30, Wed 12:00-4:30, Thursday 12:00-6:00, Friday 12:00-4:30,
Saturday 10:00-3:00, Closed Sunday & Monday.
Located next to the Eldred post office. Town of Highland residents can get a library card, free of charge, with proof of residency. We have books, videos, dvds, newspapers, and magazines. Computers with internet access are available to library card holders. Fax, copier, and printer can be used for a small fee.
Library card can be used to access subscription databases from our computers or yours. Visit our website at http://sunshinehallfreelibrary.org to browse our catalog, and check for dates of upcoming programs and events, and to see all we have to offer.
Bashakill Wildlife Management Area
Orange County, NY
This Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) is located 65 miles northeast of New York City, south of NYS Route 17 and east of NYS Route 209 with major access points from Haven and South Roads. Upland, wetland, hiking trails, handicapped access, boat access, parking lot, viewing tower, scenic vistas, birdwatching, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing and trapping. 2,213 acres.
Barryville Gazebo Park
Corner of Route 55 and 97
Barryville, NY 12719
Maintained by volunteers of Highland Renaissance
Buckhorn Natural Area
Sulivan County, NY
(Near Pond Eddy, NY)
A high mountain swamp surrounded by mixed oaks. Reptiles and amphibians are protected by special regulations within the Buckhorn Natural Area. There is a Pennsylvania State Forest primitive camping area for river users only within the Buckhorn Natural Area of Delaware State Forest near Pond Eddy, NY. There are no facilities at this location and you must get there by water. Free permits are available by calling the National Park Service Barryville Office at 845-557-0222. 535 acres.
Glen Spey, NY 12737
The 9+ acre parcel denoted by the Town Board to be used as a community park is located on County Route 32, to the west of the Lumberland Town Hall. (Just right of the pavillion)
Crystal Lake State Reservation
Delaware County, NY
Recreational activities are abundant here: hiking, cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing, hunting, fishing, camping, mountain biking, small-craft boating (electric motors only) and swimming. 497-acres with a 32-acre man-made lake.
A small parcel with park benches across from the Town Hall.
French Woods State Forest Preserve
Town of Hancock
Delaware County, NY
Day hiking, wildlife viewing and camping. General Site Information: NYSDEC, Region 4.
Hickok Brook Multiple Use Area
Town of Highland
Sullivan County, NY
(1.5 miles Southeast of Eldred)
Recreational activities are abundant here: hiking, cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing, hunting, camping and mountain biking. 1,064 acres.
Lake Superior State Park
Dr. Duggan Road,
Bethel, New York
Off Route 17B, 10 miles west of Route 17, Exit 104
Phone: 845-807-0261 (Sept. — May)
Phone: 845-583-7908 (June — August)
Lake Superior State Park consists of 1409 acres and features Lake Superior and Chestnut Ridge Pond. The park is part of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission and is operated by Sullivan County through a long-term license agreement.
The County operates two areas of the Park:
Lake Superior's Beach Area (fee) features a swimming area, sand beach, picnic areas with grills, group picnic pavilion (fee) rowboat and paddle boat rentals, boat launch (electric motors only), full service food concession, restrooms, shower/changing area, fishing (DEC fishing license required), volleyball court and playground (ages 5-12).
Lake Superior's Dam Picnic Area features picnic tables and grills, a group picnic pavilion (fee), portable toilet facilities and fishing access to Lake Superior.
The beach area operates for swimming on weekends and holidays from Memorial Day weekend through June. Daily beach operation commences the last week of June through Labor Day. The park is open year round. Big game hunting (DEC hunting permit required), ice fishing, hiking and sleigh riding are permitted at the park.
There is a per person fee at the beach area from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day as follows:
* Day Pass : $5
* County Resident Season Pass : $15 (Available at the Government Center, DPW Office)
* Children Under 3 Years Old : Free
Minisink Ford Eagle Observation Area
A covered shelter to watch and learn about eagles and their habitat.
Mongaup Valley Wildlife Management Area
parts of the Towns of Deerpark and Highland, NY
Site Name: Mongaup Valley Bird Conservation Area
State Ownership and Managing Agency: Department of Environmental Conservation
Upland, wetland, hiking trails, handicapped access, boat access, parking lot, scenic vistas, birdwatching, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing and trapping.
Bald Eagle Observation Blind (on the left side of the road, just before the Mongaup Falls Reservoir bridge). Inside the blind you will find a map and display describing the New York State Bald Eagle Restoration project, along with other interesting information about bald eagles.
Location: Sullivan County, Towns of Forestburgh, Lumberland; Orange County, Town of Deer Park. Follow Route 97 north from Sparrowbush approximately 3 miles to the confluence of the Mongaup and Delaware Rivers.
General Site Information: The Mongaup Valley Bird Conservation Area includes all of the Mongaup Valley Wildlife Management Area, and consists of a series of reservoirs, the Mongaup River, and creeks flowing through the Mongaup River Valley to the Delaware River. The river corridor is surrounded by relatively undisturbed and forested rolling hills. The area hosts one of the largest Bald Eagle wintering sites in the state, and also supports several active eagle nests. Rare communities include: a perched bog, a flood-plain forest, and a pitch pine-oak-heath woodland. Rare species, other than birds, include Timber Rattlesnake and Spotted Salamander. Vision Statement: Continue current management to conserve the diversity of bird and wildlife species using the area, particularly Bald Eagles. Develop systems for monitoring status of bird species at the site, especially state-listed species. 11,967 acres
New York State Forest Preserve Bouchoux Trailcher
Town of Hancock
Delaware County, NY
Day Hiking, wildlife viewing and camping. General Site Information: NYSDEC, Region 4.
Tusten Mountain Trail
Town of Tusten, Sullivan County, NY
Approximately 500 vertical feet, for a moderately strenuous hike. Allow 1.5 to three hours minimum. Open from 8:30am until 6:00pm only. View the Tusten Stone Arch Bridge, Tusten Rd. at Ten Mile River, on the National Register of Historic Places.
General Site Information: In July 1999, the National Park Service (NPS) entered into an agreement with the Greater New York Councils of the Boy Scouts of America to provide public access to one of its trails along the Delaware River. Please respect the authority of the Ten Mile River Scout Camps as you enjoy their Tusten Mountain Trail near Narrowsburg, New York.
Restrictions: No fires or camping. No bikes or motorized vehicles. Pets must be leashed. Hunting in season by permit only.
Trailhead: The trailhead is near the Ten Mile River public access site off New York State Route 97 — between Barryville and Narrowsburg, New York.
A trail brochure is available from the
National Park Service:
Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River
274 River Road
Beach Lanke, PA 18405
From Barryville, NY: Take New York Route 97 approximately nine miles. Turn left onto Crawford Road. River access parking is one half mile on your right. Size of Area: 3-miles round trip.
Yulan Fireman’s Field
A cleared field and baseball field with several covered areas with picnic tables.
Cliff Lake Reservoir
Located in the towns of Bethel, Highland and Lumberland, Sullivan County.
Located in the towns of Lumberland and Forestburgh, Sullivan County, and in the town of Deerpark, Orange County.
Swinging Bridge Reservoir
Starlight Rd, Mongaup Valley, NY
Located in the towns of Bethel, Thompson, Lumberland and Forestburgh, Sullivan County.
Located in the town of Bethel, Sullivan County.