Bordered by two powerful rivers, the Delaware to the south and the Mongaup to the east, Lumberland is defined by the outdoors. Primitive campsites tread lightly, bald eagles abound. This small town holds tight to important traditions: a Fourth of July parade and a Christmas visit from Santa. Local history is collected in a museum room at the town hall.
In 2011, Best Made Co. and its makers hung out in Lumberland, reconnecting with nature, and getting lost and found, as they tested out their handsome survival-based products. I wonder if any among them were Handsome Eddy?
Lumberland includes a handful of hamlets to explore. They include Glen Spey, Handsome Eddy (who can argue with that?), Knights Eddy, Mohican Lake, Mongaup, Pond Eddy and Upper Mongaup.
Route 97, which runs through three Lumberland hamlets — Handsome Eddy, Pond Eddy and Knights Eddy — along the Delaware is a state-proclaimed scenic byway since 2012. Take a drive.
Where do we go from here?
From Lumberland, head to these other towns and their hamlets. Easy direct driving routes. Ask your GPS or get out your map.
Forestburgh: Home of the acclaimed Forestburgh Playhouse since 1947. And Squirrels Corner, where my dog wants to live. To the east-northeast.
Highland: This is the smallest of all 15 towns in Sullivan County with some interesting Revolutionary War history. The hamlet of Barryville delivers good outdoor fun and the Stickett Inn. To the east.
XOXO Farm Girl
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