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Chadwick Lake, Newburgh

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Chadwick Lake is a reservoir supplying water to the Town of Newburgh, in Orange County, New York, United States, in which it is located. It is a man made lake created in 1926 on private property owned by the Chadwick family by damming Quassaick Creek. It was maintained for recreational purposes for 36 years. In 1962, it was purchased by the Town of Newburgh as a reservoir to supply the Town with water. In more recent years, its use as a water supply has been supplanted by the Delaware Aqueduct and so Chadwick Lake has reverted to its original function of a recreational facility. It is located immediately to the northwest of the junction of NY 32 and 300 in the Cronomer Valley section of the town. It is open to the public, and there are recreational facilities near the southern end.Most of the town's water is supplied today by New York City's Delaware Aqueduct, with the reservoir acting primarily as a backup. In the past, surplus water has been sold to private companies, and in 2006 to neighboring New Windsor during a water shortage there. At times, more often than not, the Town of Newburgh has relied exclusively on the Aqueduct since manganese levels in the lake give its waters a brownish tint. This is especially true since a new, state of the art water treatment plant at the Delaware Aqueduct went on line in early 2014.
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  • i have been here with the grandchildren there is fishing play ground concerts and trails they have a picnic tables you can have a get together you can rent a boat and fish its a great place to visit  more »
  • great place for private reflection, or also great for family fun. the playground is awesome, trails are great, fishing, boating, pavilions are scattered throughout...  more »
  • Great walking trail around the lake. Easy walking. Beautiful park. Bathrooms. Pavilions, both large and small. Plenty of parking.  more »
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  • Always a great feeling hiking around the lake... Little cold today but still great!
  • Beautiful lake. looks like everything is new. The men's restroom is New looking and very clean. Plenty,of benches and fishing access from shore. They,also rent boats .There is a yearly membership well,worth it. Oh, almost,forgot to mention the friendly,and informative staff. Glad I,joined.
  • Nice 4 mile trail around a lake. Pull-up bar.
  • I love walking the trails. Come see the bench in Hunter's honor. Please post a pic on Instagram saying #irememberhunter
  • Awesome park! Great playground. Nice outdoor workout area. Beautiful lake with fishing and boats. 2 trails - a 4 mile and a 1 mile. Outside pavilions and plenty of picnic tables.
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