When I think of Old Hurley, New York, a picture of a Norman Rockwell print comes to mind. Here you are in this little Hamlet that almost appears to be frozen in time. As you walk along the Main Street you will see antique shops, old stone homes, the Hurley Heritage Society Museum and down around the bend sits the Dutch Reformed Church.
Some of the activities you might enjoy include a wonderful small town summertime parade, a Corn Festival, and a guided walking tour just to name a few.
Another great addition to the town of Hurley in recent years is the development of the Hurley Rail Trail, built on the former O&W railroad bed in Hurley. This trail which is great for biking, jogging, or an afternoon stroll, runs along Route 209 all the way to the Marbletown line.
Hurley is also a really nice spot to raise a family. The Hurley Rec. Park is a family friendly summertime hang out for many local families. When my kids were younger, we knew summer had arrived when the Hurley Rec. pool opened. This meant two months of lazy days by the pool, crafts & barbeques. What great memories!
With all the hustle & bustle of present days, it’s so refreshing to step into this welcomed time warp, although Old Hurley is far from isolated. You are only minutes away from Woodstock, skiing resorts and all sorts of shopping. I guess that’s what really makes this area of Ulster County so unique.