History along the Finger Lakes Trail - Catskills Region

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History along the Finger Lakes Trail - Catskills Region

Catskills Region: Bainbridge, New York United States

Created By: Diane Lebo Wallace

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Features key places of historic, cultural, and environmental interest near the Catskills region of the main Finger Lakes Trail, a 586-mile long-distance walking path across New York State.

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Bainbridge Historic District is a national historic district with 93 contributing buildings, two contributing sites, one contributing structure, and one contributing object. It encompasses the village's most intensive concentration of hi... Read more
The Masonville General Store is a beloved central New York landmark, started in the 1860s. It retains its character as an old-fashioned general store and gathering spot. Learn more FLT Map M27   ...
This 1,116-acre state forest is located between NYS Route 8 and Delaware County Route 20. The forest is comprised of plantations and natural stands in various stages of succession. This variation in forest type and age should provide good h... Read more
Arctic-China State Forest is a 2,858-acre resource within Delaware County. More infoLearn about the history of New York's state forestsFLT Map M27 ...
This 768-acre state forest is located between Delaware County Route 27 and Steam Mill Road in western Delaware County. The forest is adjacent to Steam Mill State Forest and New York City Department of Environmental Protection property. The ... Read more
Cannonsville Reservoir is formed by damming the West Branch of the Delaware River, which continues south and becomes part of the lower Delaware River, the border between New York and Pennsylvania. It was placed into service in 1964 and hold... Read more
While the Rock RIft Fire Tower is no longer open to visitors, its site above the Cannonsville Reservoir is a reminder of the protection it offered to many farms and villages displaced by the reservoir to provide water for New York City. Rea... Read more
The primary purposes of Bear Spring Mountain Wildlife Management Area (WMA) are for wildlife management, wildlife habitat management, and wildlife-dependent recreation. This WMA consists of over 7,000 acres of upland habitat in Delaware Cou... Read more
The Downsville Covered Bridge is one of six covered bridges still standing in Delaware County. The 174-footlong, single span structure was built by Robert Murray in 1854. Learn more about the bridge Learn more about the Catskill Mountains... Read more
The 29,500-acre Delaware Wild Forest is located in the western Catskill Forest Preserve and features more than 47 miles of recreational trails. There are four lean-to shelters located in the wild forest for those looking for a backpackin... Read more
Located in the southwest corner of the Catskill Park, Willowemoc Wild Forest contains more than 14,800 acres of Forever Wild Forest Preserve. A 40-mile trail network provides access to six ponds, and a world-class trout stream, the Willowe... Read more
Balsam Lake Mountain Wild Forest contains more than 13,500 acres of "forever wild" Forest Preserve located at the head of the Beaverkill Valley, an area famous as the cradle of fly fishing in America. Alder Lake is one of the few Catskill... Read more
The 33,500-acre Big Indian Wilderness Area contains the longest stretch of trail through uninterrupted virgin forest in the Catskills. The 30 miles of trail traverse a rugged, mountainous landscape offering numerous opportunities for solitu... Read more
The Slide Mountain Wilderness encompassese more than 47,500 acres and is the largest and most popular wilderness area in the Catskill Forest Preserve. Extensive foot trails provide access to the remote interior, often climbing over lofty p... Read more


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