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Upstater Destinations: Belleayre Beach, Pine Hill

Belleayre Beach lifeguard post and diving platform

Just when we were staring to wonder if summer was ever going to commit, suddenly, the Hudson Valley/Catskills are getting slammed with 90-100 degree temperatures. And, like us, you’re probably looking for ways to stay cool. There are lots of swimming holes along the Delaware River, if you have the wherewithal to find them. Or you can just park your car and jump in. But sometimes the river is a little frigid, or you just want a little spot to spread out a blanket, maybe have a picnic, or let the kids run around on a playground when they’ve had enough of swimming. Sometimes, you want a beach, even if it’s a small one.

That’s why we at Upstater recommend taking a drive up Route 28 to Pine Hill and stopping at Belleayre Beach on Pine Hill Lake. It’s a modest area and can get pretty crowded on hot summer weekends, but it’s usually sparse on the weekdays, giving you lots of room to splash around in the swimming area. And, if you do go on the weekends and find it crowded, the deeper area of the lake is usually empty, since most of the beach-goers are families with small children who hang out right at the shore.

Lifeguards are on duty when the beach is open, and if you prefer to float on the water instead of getting in, you can rent a rowboat, pedal boat, or kayak for $6/hour. There’s also a snack bar and a changing area. Leave your scuba masks and water wings at home, though. The beach doesn’t allow them; US Coast Guard-approved floatation devices only.

Belleayre Beach is a decent bargain at $8 per carload, or, you can find a place to park outside of the area and walk in for $2.

More information including hours of operation can be found on the Belleayre Beach webpage.

Belleayre Beach, Pine Hill Lake

Category: Delaware County, Destinations, Pine Hill, upstate new york

By: kandyharris | 21 June 2012 11:20 AM | No Comments

Car-Free Country House: Pine Hill Farmhouse, $299,000

When we first looked at this 8-bedroom farmhouse in the hamlet of Pine Hill (Ulster County), it was over $300,000. That was last week. A lot can change in just seven days, apparently, and the price has since dropped by $20,000. Now it’s even more appealing. Walking-distance to Pine Hill, the farmhouse sits on nearly 3 acres and is five minutes away from Belleayre Ski Resort. Plus, the Trailways bus station is only a mile-and-a-half away, and two restaurants are close by: The Pine Hill Arms and the Colonial Inn. Property is bisected by a stream. We especially like the solarium dining room and the big deck looking out on the pine trees. Looks like it would make a pretty upstate retreat that’s still close to civilization (or, with 8 bedrooms and 4 baths, it could be your new B&B).

120 Mill Street, Pine Hill (Ruth Gale Realty) GMAP
Asking Price: $299,000
Beds: 8
Baths: 4
Square Feet: 3,314
Year Built: 1875
Land: 2.78 acres
Taxes: $3,504
Features: Lots of rooms, landscaped grounds

Making Pine Hill Historic

via Wikipedia

Those who have been to Pine Hill, a tiny hamlet within Shandanken, know it’s charm — the sweet main street, the bucolic setting. And they know its heartache, too: a beautiful downtown, mostly unchanged from 100 years ago, with far too many vacancies.

The Woodstock Times reports that the town has applied for historic status in the hopes of upping its tourism profile. “Residents and businesspeople hope that signage and official listings — appearing on maps, Smartphone apps, brochures, and GPS units — will revive the hamlet by once again attracting tourists to view its many homes, hotels, library, former school building, churches, and stone bridges that were built between 1880 and 1925,” the write.

302 Main Street, Pine Hill

While they’re waiting for the designation, it might be a good time to pick up a commercial property there. 302 Main Street, once the town’s Indian restaurant, is up for grabs for $259,900, and comes with a two-bedroom apartment on top. The listing makes suggestions of what you could fill the space with: a breakfast/lunch spot, an art gallery, antique store of pizza joint.

300 Main Street, Pine Hill

Next door, at 300 Main Street, you have a five-apartment building with three storefronts. The pricetag: $499,000. Anybody ready to pick up a live/work property?

Category: $300000 to $499000, Catskills, Commercial, Pine Hill, Ulster County

By: lisa | 20 March 2012 01:00 PM | 1 Comment