This Week on Upstater: Cozy Up to the Waterways

154 River Road, Esopus: $695,000

There’s more to the Hudson Valley and Catskills than the Hudson River. Waterways exist all over the region, criss-crossing the countryside and creating natural borders. For those of us who love our outdoor recreation soaked in clear mountain water, the Upstater area is ideal. Smaller waterways like the Esopus, Kinderhook, Wallkill, Kaaterskill, and the Rondout Creeks (just to name a handful) create plenty of opportunities to swim, fish, put a boat in the water, or just enjoy the view.

That other big river in the Upstater area, the Upper Delaware River, makes up the western border of Sullivan County in the Catskills, snaking its way through five counties: Delaware, Orange, and Sullivan in New York, and Pike and Wayne in Pennsylvania. Furthermore, there are lakes a-plenty in the Catskill Mountains, often surrounded by lakeside communities that offer members perks like private docks, club house, or private beaches and pools. A quick look at the Sullivan County listings reveals a bevy of lake houses – frequently seasonal – both within of gated communities and without.

This week on Upstater, we’ll be diving into the listings for residential real estate near the Hudson Valley and Catskills’ many waterways. Ready to take a swim? Stay tuned…

About Kandy Harris

Kandy is a writer and musician/music teacher living in Saugerties, NY.

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