Forestburgh trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Forestburgh

Forestburgh is a town in Sullivan County, New York, United States. The population was 819 at the 2010 census. It is where the Neversink River enters the Neversink Gorge and flows over High Falls.The Town of Forestburgh is in the south-central part of the county.HistoryThe town was formed from parts of the Towns of Mamakating and Thompson in 1837.Forestburgh's main industries in its early years were tanning, quarrying and lumbering. The mountains on either side of Bushkill Creek contained quarries of flagging, curbing and building stone (also known as bluestone). The largest of these was Paradise Quarry in Oakland Valley. Stone from this quarry was used to construct the Episcopal Church in Monticello. Many of the old sidewalks in New York City were said to have come from this area. The largest tannery was at Gilman's Station, which was later renamed St. Joseph's Station. According to French's Gazette, published in 1858, there were thirty-nine tanneries within the township, producing 100,000 sides of leather annually.The opening of the Monticello and Port Jervis Railroad in the 1870s stimulated the lumbering, tanning and quarrying industries. The railroad entered Forestburgh at the Town's northern border and extended through it in a southernly direction along the Bushkill Creek Valley. In addition to assisting the Town's industrial base, the railroad also brought summer residents from New York City. The population of the Town in 1870 was 916, greater than the present day population of 833.
Add Forestburgh and other United States destinations to your travel plans using our United States trip planning website .
Source

Plan your trip to Forestburgh

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Recently planned trips to Catskill Region

3 days in Catskill BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Saugerties BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in New York State BY A USER FROM EGYPT December, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Catskill Region BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, romantic, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Catskill Region BY A USER FROM CURAÇAO April, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Bethel BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, outdoors, relaxing, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids, outdoors, relaxing, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Catskill BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Catskill BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Bethel BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, kids, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Meredith BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Hunter BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, teens, kids, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: January, teens, kids, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Hunter BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: January, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans