Nevele Falls

This is a very pretty little waterfall, that can be seen from the road just off Route 52 outside Ellenville.  You can park alongside Chapel St. and then walk back just over the main road where you can view the fall from the guard rail.  The fall isn’t deep enough to swim in, but we were […]

Lower Peters Kill

This area has a number of pretty falls, culminating in a spectacular fall with the ruins of an old power station at its base.  We don’t know the safety or legality of swimming in these falls, but it is a beautiful hike. THERE ARE AT LEAST TWO ROUTES TO CHOOSE FROM*** FULL STREAM: From the ranger […]

Washing Machine

Coming from 209, you are looking for Lundy Road, which can be very hard to see, but it is close to the bridge going over Vernooy Kill. Lundy road is a paved road that becomes dirt. The swimming hole is on your left, and there is a little pull off/parking area that can fit 2 […]

Split Rock Coxing Kill

About 1 mile on Clove Road from route NY 55-US44, you’ll see a sign for “Coxing Entry” on the left, where there is a parking area and an entrance fee.  The swimming area is across the road, and you’ll pass a small picnic area and see a bridge leading to a trail.  The swimming area […]

Lake Minnewaska

Minnewaska State Park maintains two swimming areas, one on Lake Minnewaska, and one on Lake Awosting. These areas have been under renovation (and according to some sources, closed because of leeches), so we were not able to visit them. Information can be found on these sites: However, if you enter at the Awosting […]

Deep Hole

We have been told that there is a lot of litter being left at this location.  Please carry out all of your refuse, and help pick up anything left by others.  This is a favorite spot for residents, so please be mindful, and don’t overcrowd the area.  We hope that our site will help people […]

Awosting Falls, Minnewaska

Awosting falls is part of the Minnewaska State Park, which is a popular tourist destination. It is a spectacular fall, one of the most picturesque in the state. The falls can be accessed off of route 44/55 where you’ll see a sign for Minnewaska State Park.  There is a parking lot beside the entrance point, […]