Catskill Mountain Living near the Ashokan Reservoir
The Town of Shandaken is comprised of a number of hamlets, the centerpieces being Phoenicia and lovely Woodland Valley. One of Ulster County’s most rural locales, homeowners in Shandaken benefit from the rich wealth of opportunities provided by the Catskill Mountains, with lush, wooded backdrops at every turn.
Secluded and peaceful, Shandaken is an ideal location for artists seeking a quiet refuge from the pandemonium of more populated areas. Visitors can take the Shandaken Art Studio Tour, see working spaces plus meet and learn about local artists in the Shandaken-Phoenicia area.
With the Esopus Creek, Little Beaverkill and Bushneville streams flowing through it, Shandaken is a fly-fisherman's delight. Known for an abundance of trout, specifically wild rainbows and wild browns, New York State also stocks the Esopus with hatchery browns. Hikers are in heaven, too, with the tallest Catskill Mountain, Slide Mountain, there for them to scale.
Nearly 75 percent of Shandaken is owned by New York State Forestlands, with 53,897 acres of Catskill Park for your enjoyment. It is also the gateway to Bellayre Ski Resort and Delaware County, as well as the gateway north to Lexington and Hunter in Greene County. Just a short drive and you’re in Windham or Hunter, both winter outdoor sport meccas. If you love the outdoors in the Catskills -- fishing, tubing, hiking, skiing and snowboarding -- this is place for you!
Contact us today and learn more about Shandaken’s natural beauty and home ownership in this gorgeous area.