Narrowsburg is a small town situated on the
Delaware River in the area between the Catskill and Pocono
Mountains. Centered in the Upper Delaware River corridor, it is
surrounded by rolling hills, forests and many lakes. It overlooks the Big
Eddy, a popular fishing spot and the deepest point in the Delaware
River. It also overlooks the Narrowsburg Bridge, which crosses the
river at its most narrow point (hence the name Narrowsburg).
Narrowsburg and the Town of
Tusten, in which it
is located, has historically been a bustling place with strong ties to the
outdoors. At one time thousands of logs tied together in rafts
traveled down the Delaware to cities below, and raftsmen would "dock"
their rafts in the Big Eddy and stay in town overnight. Before the
decline of the railroad, city folks would board the train and spend their
summers at inns and boarding houses in the area, swapping heat and dirt for
fresh air and hearty country cooking.
Today the outdoor tradition
continues. Canoers flock to the area as soon as the season opens to
float down the clean waters of the Delaware. Hikers can enjoy the
newly opened Tusten Mountain Trail which overlooks the Delaware River, anglers
ply the waters for shad, trout, smallmouth bass and walleye and hunters target
white tail deer, black bear, turkey and other game.
Over the years, Narrowsburg has also developed a
strong arts and cultural community. It is the home of the Delaware
Valley Arts Alliance, the Delaware Valley Opera, the Tusten Theatre, Fort
Delaware and the Tusten-Cochecton Library. And although small, the
greater Narrowsburg area has over 50 businesses of all sizes, two volunteer fire
departments, a volunteer ambulance corps, three churches and a weekly newspaper.
Beyond Narrowsburg the beautiful, rural setting
continues, attracting many second home owners and vacationers from all over the
country. A scenic highway follows the Delaware River along its
entire Upper Delaware segment.
At any time one can chance upon a blue heron, a
fawn, a bald eagle, mountain laurel, glittering blue water, green fields and
towering oaks and evergreens. This is a haven to be
experienced. We treasure it and hope you will too!