Don’t underestimate a small town just because you don’t see traffic lights and a store-crowded Main Street. One thing that’s beautiful about little towns like this one, that you may not realize by looking, is that the people here care deeply for its traditions and its history … and its future. The Lenape Indians reigned here long ago. The town’s name is from the Lenape word that means “foaming water” — for its place along the Delaware River — and is pronounced cuh-SHECK-ton.
With a history entwined around the D&H Canal, which opened in 1828 and ran for 60 years, Highland (named as such for its elevation over the Delaware River) ferried timber from here to Philadelphia for ship building until the mid-1800s. Highland includes only four hamlets: Barryville, Eldred, Highland Lake and Yulan. Where do we go from here? From Highland, head to these other towns and their hamlets. Easy direct driving routes. Ask your GPS or get out your map. Bethel: Woodst