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Deerpark, Town of

Deerpark: Rich in history with waterways, camping and natural beauty

Town of Deerpark's website shares the incredible history of this area. The town, made up of seven hamlets, is second largest township in Orange County, New York. Deerpark is a town rich in beauty, history, and possibility.

Deerpark is a rural town in the southwestern corner of Orange County. It is nestled among lakes, streams, rivers and mountains and is bounded by the Delaware, Neversink, and Mongaup Rivers, the Shawangunk Mountains, and the wetlands of the Basha Kill.

Geography has been a major factor in the town’s growth and development. The construction of the D & H Canal (1828-1898) dramatically changed Deerpark. Primarily, it was constructed to provide much needed Pennsylvania anthracite coal to New York City.

The recognition of their history is an ongoing part of the Deerpark community. The Neversink Valley Area Museum has exhibits about life on the D & H Canal, including boat rides on the canal. School children visit the museum to learn about the Lenni Lenape.

The town has restored an 1863 brick schoolhouse for community use. Other one room schools have been converted into private homes.

New York State has designated Route 97 and the Hawk’s Nest as a scenic by-way along the Delaware River. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has set aside land as an eagle preserve. All of these places give visitors and residents the opportunity to enjoy activities such as fishing, hunting, canoeing, rafting, camping, hiking, and bird watching.

Population: 7,799
Median Home Value: $171,600

County: Orange, NY
Latitude: 41.42495849
Longitude: -74.78627085

421 Rt 209
Huguenot, NY 12746


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