Home to the Hamlet of Belleayre, the sparsely populated but geographically vast mountain Town of Hardenburgh, NY, is located in Catskill Park in the western part of Ulster County. Deep in the Catskill Mountains and featuring five of the Catskill High Peaks, Hardenburgh can only be accessed by the rest of the County through hiking trails; any vehicular traffic must be routed through the bordering Counties of Sullivan and Delaware.
Hardenburgh was established in 1859 from the Towns of Denning and Shandaken. Split into four zip codes, six hamlets and seven school districts, and divided nearly in half by Dry Brook Ridge mountain, the understated Town of fewer than 300 residents is home to the headwaters of the famous Beaver Kill trout stream and the 45-acre Alder Lake.
DID YOU KNOW?
Between 1976 and 1983, 236 residents became ministers of the Universal Life Church for taxation purposes.
Total Area: 81.02 square miles
Elevation: 2,864 feet
Zip Codes: 12406, 12410, 12455, 12758
Population (2010): 238
Balsam Lake Mountain Fire Observation Station
Grant Mills Covered Bridge
Photos (L-R): Alder Lake | Coykendall Lodge | Dog Walking in the Woods – Matt Aunger | Grant Mills Covered Bridge