Sullivan County, NY has had a lot of positive change over the past couple of months. They informed locals on road construction in the area and announced new businesses opening.

"Wurtsboro's Vintage Market" is now open. Guests can visit Bashakill Bazaar to shop at this local business.

The first Adult Use Dispensary in Sullivan County has opened. Guests can also visit Platinum Leaf in Rock Hill for vapes, pre rolls, flower, edibles, concentrates, topicals and more.

In addition to learning about these new businesses, I also discovered that two Hudson Valley counties broke up.

Sullivan and Ulster counties decided to part ways and ultimately, broke up. shared

"Sullivan County was founded in 1809 after splitting from Ulster County. " 

I also learned about the highest point in Sullivan County, NY. Do you have what it takes to get to the highest point in Sullivan County, NY on foot?

Where Is Sullivan County, NY's Highest Point?

Canva, Allison Kay
Canva, Allison Kay

I was gifted this map of Sullivan County, NY and came across information about Sullivan County's highest point. I also drove past a sign in Sullivan County that mentioned its highest point and was intrigued.

After doing research, I learned about informative information from New York State about the highest point in Sullivan County, NY.

New York State shared that Sullivan County, NY is located within the Catskill Mountains.

"The highest point is a 3,118-foot peak unofficially known as Beech Mountain, near Hodge Pond, a subsidiary summit to Mongaup Mountain across the Ulster County line."


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How Can Visitors Get To Beech Mountain In Sullivan County, NY?

Allison Kay
Allison Kay

On Google Maps, Beech Mountain Road was the only information that popped up.

Catskill Mountaineer explained that the land of Beech Mountain and its surroundings is owned by The Beaverkill Valley Land Trust and is managed by Catskill Mountainkeeper.

New York State mentioned that Beech Mountain is located near a nearby waterway called Hodge Pond. Catskill Mountaineer also shared helpful information about this hidden gem within the Hudson Valley.

What Surrounds Beech Mountain In Sullivan County, NY?


They also mentioned that view of Beech Mountain can be found in Willowemoc Wild Forest and guests can park in the Frick Pond Parking Area. Catskill Mountaineer explained the different trail names such as Hodge Pond Loop Trail, Beech Mountain Road, Beech Mtn Summit Loop Trail and more that surround the highest point in Sullivan County, NY.

They shared some helpful tips about getting to Beech Mountain in Sullivan County, NY as in hikers should grab a picture of a map to get to Beech Mountain since there are multiple trails within an area.

Those who are interested in seeing Catskill Mountaineer's step by step information on how to access Beech Mountain can find additional information on their website.

I would love to explore Beech Mountain but would plan out the trail information before going. Have you heard of this mountain before? Would you explore it? Tell us more below.

Take a Tour of Sullivan County, NY's Newest Underground Salt Cave

Crystal Connection is a 1890's antique, Methodist church located in Sullivan County, NY. This is a crystal lover's dream come true.

It's known for being 

"One of the largest Crystal & Mineral destinations on the Northeast." 

While this may be a place that some people gather often, others can refer to it as a hidden gem in the Hudson Valley.  Crystal Connection can also be described as 

"a sacred space & crystal haven"

I have never experienced anything similar to Crystal Connection before. The amount of crystals, crystal jewelry, singing bowls, sage and more are fascinating. Crystal Connection also hosts different events and fairs throughout the year.

Take a tour through Crystal Connection's newest underground salt cave experience.

Gallery Credit: Allison Kay, Crystal Connection, YouTube

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