Did you know that the Ashokan Reservoir, built in 1910, is one of several reservoirs created to provide New York City with water and the deepest one built? Its 190 feet deep at its deepest point!
The scenery is spectacular year-round; I particularly like the fall when the colours are amazing. There is a beautiful walk along the edge of the reservoir. To get there, take Route 28W from Woodstock for about 3 miles, turn left onto Reservoir Road (the road takes you through the middle of the reservoir – don’t worry above water!), turn left at the end of the road (since 9/11 you can no longer turn right), keep left at the fork to continue on to BWS road. After about 1/2 mile you will see an entrance on your left through the woods which leads to a rotary and parking lot. From here you can bike or walk alongside the reservoir. Click here for a map of the route.