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.
photos by Kelly Dean
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!
Town of Tusten
Sullivan County, NY
Eagle Capital of New York State