Neglected in Napanoch

Neglected in Napanoch
Napanoch is a hamlet in Ulster County, New York along Rondout Creek. It straddles the Catskill Mountains and the Hudson River Valley. The nearby Eastern Correctional Facility is one of the only sources of employment, and there are many abandoned buildings throughout town. The Hoornbeek Store Complex, at Main and Church streets, was built in stages from 1810 to 1841. At various times it was home to a hotel, shops, and a tavern. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984 and is currently abandoned.
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Napanoch Abandoned House

Napanoch Abandoned House
Napanoch is a hamlet in Ulster County, New York along Rondout Creek. It straddles the Catskill Mountains and the Hudson River Valley. The nearby Eastern Correctional Facility is one of the only sources of employment, and there are many abandoned buildings throughout town, like this creepy old house on Main Street.

White Lake Mansion House

White Lake Mansion House
White Lake, New York, is just a few miles from the farm where the famous Woodstock Music Festival was held in 1969. Visitors would have driven past this grand 1848 Greek Revival hotel, one of the oldest in Sullivan County. Today it sits abandoned, another landmark from a time when the Catskills served as a popular vacation spot for wealthy residents of New York City. As recently as 2015, a developer wanted to demolish the storied structure, but it remains.

Further Reading:
The Opulent White Lake Mansion House
White Lake Mansion House – My View
White Lake Mansion House Ruins

Hippie Paul Bunyon

Hippie Paul Bunyon
This hippie Paul Bunyon statue sits in a field at 34 Yasgur Road outside Cochecton, New York. Yasgur Farm is named after Max Yasgur, who hosted the famous 1969 Woodstock Music and Arts Festival. Now, every August, hippies come together to commemorate this event with three days of live music at the Yasgur Road Reunion. There’s a sign discouraging trespassing at the site, because if hippies held anything sacred, it was private land ownership and property rights.

Cochecton General Store

Cochecton General Store
Cochecton is a town Sullivan County, New York, along the Delaware River at the Pennsylvania border. It is part of the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River area, which is managed by the National Park Service. Built in 1860, Reilly’s Store was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1992. It reopened in 2002, but has once again closed. There are less people living in Cochecton today than when the store first opened 159 years ago.

Town & Country Antiques

Town & Country Antiques
Sign for Town & Country Antiques, 1 N. Main Street in Liberty, New York. Liberty is part of the famous Catskill Mountain’s Borscht Belt, home to Grossinger’s Old Hotel, a famously opulent (and now abandoned) resort. From the 1920s to the 1970s, New York City Jews flocked to Catskill resorts in the summer months to escape the stifling heat of the city. There were once over 500 resorts and hotels in the area. With increasing religious tolerance and the advent of widespread commercial airliners, many families chose to vacation elsewhere and dozens of these establishments now lay abandoned.

Gnome Chomsky

Gnome Chomsky
Gnome Chomsky,” formerly the world’s largest garden gnome, greets visitors to Kelder’s Farm at 5755 U.S. Route 209 outside the small hamlet of Kerhonkson. Kerhonkson is located in Ulster County, New York along Rondout Creek, which straddles the Catskill Mountains and the Hudson River Valley. John Hutchison and Maria Reidelbach created the statue in 2006.