30 minutes from Albany and 2 hours from New York City, sits the Town of Durham, the gateway to the Catskill Mountains, with its magnificent vistas, woodlands and mountains. First settled in 1771, this rural and pastoral community with its crisp clean air, friendly, outgoing people and old fashioned hospitality, offers visitors and residents alike amazing natural beauty.
Packed into 49 square miles and 33,000 acres are unequaled scenic, cultural, historical, natural and recreational opportunities. “5 state” vistas, stone bridges, waterfalls and New York State designated scenic roads continue to make Durham one of the best vacation destinations in New York State.
The 4 Hamlets of Durham include, East Durham, “the Emerald Isle of the Catskills”, Durham, located on the scenic Susquehanna Turnpike, “the gateway to the mountains,” Cornwallville, a designated historic district, and Oak Hill, one of the eleven “Historic Hamlets of New York.”
Come join us at one of our many recreational opportunities including Irish and Blue Grass Festivals, Motorcycle Rallies, bird watching, hiking, fishing, hunting, bicycling, horseback riding, museums or at our water park, to name a few. Or just relax, revitalize and renew your energy and spirit in our peaceful and serene countryside.