BALD EAGLE OBSERVATION
The Bald Eagle has experienced an amazing comeback from the brink of extinction over the last several years, with the number of eagles observed continually growing. Residents of Roscoe and its outskirts frequently view the birds throughout the area. Some sites to visit for information on this glorious species include www.dec.ny.gov/animals/9378.html
BUCK BROOK ALPACAS
Buck Brook Alpacas is a family owned farm that raises alpacas in an environmentally friendly and comfortable setting. Currently they are home to 60 alpacas in a variety of colors. Visitors are welcome, including farms tours and group tours….please call to schedule an appointment. The farm’s store features locally hand-made alpaca products, including fleece, yarn, socks, stuffed animals, hats, scarves, blankets and more….which can be purchased at the store or through their website. A wonderful addition to the town of Roscoe!!!!
County fairs are a long-standing American tradition, giving folks the opportunity to display their vegetables, livestock, and pets to win the coveted blue ribbon. Competitions abound from equestrian performance, to who can tow the heaviest piece of equipment. Augment this with amusement park type rides, country entertainment, and great fair food and you have a great day for the whole family. Roscoe is lucky enough to be positioned between two county fairs and within a short drive of each.
Covered bridges evoke an unforgettable memory of life in the country. These structures were originally built to prevent cattle from being afraid to enter, as they looked like barns, and to protect the bridge structure from the weather.
For an interesting history and complete tour information of covered bridges in our area, visit www.coveredbridgesite.com, and search under Sullivan and Delaware Counties.
Adults and kids alike enjoy viewing where fish are raised for release into the local brooks, rivers, lakes, and ponds. For information contact the Catskill New York State Fish Hatchery at 845 439-4328, which is located at 402 Mongaup Road, Livingston Manor, 12758.
HISTORIC FIRE TOWERS
An intriguing part of Catskill History is the fire towers that observers once used to search for dangerous fires — there are many excellent books available on this topic. While these towers are no longer used for that purpose, the Department of Environmental Conservation and others have joined together to create a restoration project with the intent of reopening them for visitors.
For information on this interesting topic, visit www.catskillcenter.org/towers
ROSCOE’S RIVERSIDE PARK
This park, developed and opened by the community on July 4th, 2009, provides fishing access, walking paths, a nature area, and several picnic areas along the famous Willowemoc Creek. The park is conveniently located in Roscoe’s downtown area.
For those of you that want a quick change of scenery from all the wonderful fishing, shopping, dining, entertainment, museums, outdoor activities, etc. right here in Roscoe, a wonderful scenic drive is just a short distance away.
Visit www.upperdelawarescenicbyway.org for information on a lively drive up the Delaware.