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Delaware River, Barryville   

Barryville

Four corners at the junction of routes 97 and 55, plus two blocks farther down the highway, are pretty much it for Barryville. But the streets are home to a telling mix: Barryville Bottle, an upscale wineshop with a friendly golden retriever standing sentry; Barryville Emporium, a cherry-red antiques barn owned by a sculptor and overrun with vintage signage, birdcages, and Radio Flyers; the Stickett Inn, a renovated, circa-1830s motel kitted out with Malin + Goetz bath products; and the gourmet grocer River Market, which is run by former Manhattanites John and Athena Lynn, and carries both no-frills labels and city-slicker items like Sriracha. Outdoor adventuring is big in these parts—take your pick of campgrounds dotting the riverbanks, or rent a two-person from Kittatinny Canoes, which also offers zip-lining and paintball.

The housing stock:
Similar to Narrowsburg, the area is home to log cabins, cottages, and the occasional Capes and ranches on parcels with “dense, piney woods,” says Joe Freda of Matthew J. Freda Real Estate. Many have access to private, swimmable lakes.


The River Market, Barryville  

The time to be there:
This July marks the 21st anniversary of the hamlet’s River Road Fair, when artists, jewelers, and artisans hawk their wares on River Road just off 97.


Roscoe

You wouldn’t expect a town known primarily for its world-class fishing (it’s known as Trout Town USA, with five of the state’s finest streams in its boundaries) to be an epicenter for microbrewing and micro-distilling. Prohibition Distillery, voted one of the top 50 craft distilleries in the country and known for its Bootlegger 21 vodka, opened its tasting room last May in a renovated 1929 firehouse. Roscoe Beer Company also opened last year: a brewery with an adjacent store where you can grab a growler of its seasonal brews and signature Trout Town American Amber ale. The small commercial strip, clustered around a few streets, has the basics and then some, including a bank, supermarket (Catskill Grocers), bait-and-tackle shop (Catskill Flies), a natural-food store, and the family-owned Northern Farmhouse Pasta (try the wild-ramp ravioli). Fishing, though, is king here: Beginners can learn through the DreamCast program, which supplies fishing gear, bait, and instruction from Trout Town Adventures and Guide Services, who’ll meet you at one of Roscoe’s fishing spots.

The housing stock:
Ranches, cabins, and farmhouses on hilly, mountainous plots abound in these parts, says David Knudsen. Many will have views of the Beaverkill River or the mountains.

The time to be there:
May 25 welcomes fishing fanatics for the annual Roscoe Anglers Market. The Independence Day parade on July 5 features an all-day craft fair. While you’re there, make a pit stop at the Roscoe O&W Railway Museum, a complex that boasts artifacts like a restored “trout car” and a caboose.


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