D&H Canal Park
A large county park with hiking trails, picnicking and fishing. Neversink Valley Area Museum (seasonal), a 1 mile walking trail next to the canal and a Visitor Center for party rentals are all available.
205 Hoag Rd. (off Rt. 209)
Cuddebackville, N. Y.
Point Peter and Mount William
Entrance on Route 97 westbound side of road
It was also during the Gilded Age that the largest park in the city was developed, the Elks-Charles Brox Memorial Park, located on what was then called the Twin Mountain Tract, or Point Peter and Mount William. As early as 1911, local citizens became concerned with the future of the property that overlooked the city and had an important view of the Shawangunk and Kittatinny mountains, along with the Delaware and Neversink river valleys. At that time, the owner, Almira St. John Mills had just died, and the property was about to be disposed of by her estate. Port Jervis residents turned down a proposal to buy it, by a vote of 191-123, but immediately after the vote, Port Jervis Lodge No. 645 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks began discussions to purchase the property.
In 1914, the Elks, seeing the possibilities of the development of the area as a public park, raised the necessary funds to purchase the tract under the leadership of the Rev. William J. Donohue, then pastor of the Most Sacred Heart Church. The property was named Elks Park. In the years that followed, Skyline Drive, a four-mile road that ran along the crest of the two mountains, was built and other improvements to the park were made. In 1932, Sarah Belle Thorne made a substantial donation in memory of her brother-in-law, Charles Brox, and the property was conveyed from the Elks to the city and became known as the Elks-Brox Memorial Park.
In later years, part of it was used as a Girl Scout Camp and as late as the 1980s, a public campground. In 1996 the park was reopened and new picnic areas, trails, and bathrooms were constructed. Of all city's parks, none is as beautiful or serves as such a focal point of interest as the Elks-Brox Park with its panoramic vistas of the Neversink Valley.
Goosepond Mountain State Park
Goosepond Mountain State Park, located in Orange County, has 1,558 acres of open space. Almost completely wooded, the park is open to hikers and horseback riders. Come and enjoy this beautiful and undisturbed area.
Bear Mountain, N. Y>
THe first multi-use asphalt trail developed in the parks systen. This trail offers attractive scenic vistas and access from the Village of Goshen to the Village of Monroe. Trail users may enjoy biking, walking, rollerblading and nature study.
Goshen, N. Y.
Mountain Wilderness of Sullivan County
Encomapssing over 47,500 acres, this beautiful mountain is the largest and most popular wilderness area in the Catskills. Extensive foot trails provide access to the remote interior, often climbing over lofty peaks with spectacular views. Slide Mountain, the tallest peak in all of the Catskills offers an expensave trailless area providing visitors with the solitude, challenge and independence commonly associated with wilderness. Your wilderness experience may include day hiking, back packing, camping, hunting and trapping, fishing, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, observing and photographing nature.
Neversink Valley Area Museum
A private, non-profit organization, the Museum occupies historic canal-era buildings in D&H Canal Park right on the Neversink River. In addition to our exhibitions, the museum provides various educational activities for children and adults throughout the year.
The Museum is chartered by the New York State Education Department and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Neversink Valley Area Museum
phone: 845-754-8870 | email: email@example.com
D&H Canal Park
26 Hoag Rd.
The Riverside Park begins at the end of River Street.
The city has a long-range plan to develop this property in a number of ways including the construction of additional sports facilities, boating and fishing access areas and the creation of additional trails and picnic areas. The area was once a roadbed for the Erie Railroad.
Sterling Forest State Park
Comprised of 17,953 acres of nearly pristine natural refuge amidst one of the nation's most densely populated areas, this remarkable piece of woodland is a watershed for millions, and a tremendous outdoor recreation area. To truly enjoy and gain a better understanding of the Sterling Forest State Park, please be sure to visit the US Senator Frank R. Lautenberg Visitor Center. The new center overlooks Sterling Lake and features exhibit about the local environment as well as an auditorium for related presentations.
Storm King State Park
Storm King State Park offers unsurpassed views of the Catskills and the Hudson Valley. Hikers and hunters enjoy this undisturbed green space.
Call for more info: 845-786-2701
Tusten Trail Hiking Trail
The Tusten Trail Hhiking Trail overlooking the Upper Delaware River with access off of New York State 97 and Crawford Rd. in Sullivan County.
West End Beach
Prot Jervis, NY
West End Beach is owned and operated by the city and is open during the summer with lifeguards on duty.
Also available are picnic facilities, a basketball court and baseball field. Public access is available for boaters and fishermen.
Willowemoc Wild Forest
Located in the southwest corner of the Catskill Park, Willowemoc Wild Forest contains more that 14,800 acres of Forever Wild Forest Preserve. Just eighteen miles north of Liberty and nine miles northeast of Livingston Manor, Willowemoc Wild Forest lies largely within the northern Sullivan County towns of Neversink and Rockland. The Wild Forest surrounds the Mongaup Pond State Campground. An extensive trail network to several ponds is ideal for hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, backpacking, mountain biking, snowmobiling, dog sledding and cross-country skiing.
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