Just walk across the historic Willowemoc Covered Bridge(1860) onto
500 acres of Catskill Forest Preserve. Hike along a meandering stream to a beautiful 20’ waterfall.
There is a small pool at the base, which is fun to cool off and splash in.
Or enjoy a wonderful hike along the river. Both of the hikes are easy enough
to take the children on. Best yet, you don't have to drive anywhere.
NEARBY HIKING TRAILS
Just 10 minutes away by car, is an additional 10,000 acres of State Forest at Mongaup Pond. There are well
marked hiking trails there. Here you can hike from 20 minutes to 20 hours.
For more difficult trails with views, just 35 minutes away is Slide Mountain and Big Indian. The Slide
Mountain Wilderness, encompasses over 47,500 acres, is the largest and most popular wilderness area in the
Catskills. Extensive foot trails, lofty peaks, spectacular views. http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/9150.html
Another good hiking linkhttp://www.catskillhikes.com/catforst.html
Great fishing in the Willowemoc River. You can use flies, artificial lures or live
bait. The river is stocked with Brown, Rainbow and native Brook Trout.
Just a short drive to the Beaverkill and famous Junction Pool.
SWIMMING and BOATING
10 minutes away is Mongaup State Park, with a lake with a swimming beach.
Picnic tables, grills, bathrooms. Canoes, kayaks, paddleboat and rowboats rentals for $5-$20 a day.