Around the Ashokan Reservoir

START: Catskill Interpretive Center, Mt. Tremper.

Drive east on the Byway for about 8 miles, turn right onto Reservoir Road at Winchells Corners ((historic Old School Baptist Church on left, Moose Crossings store on right). Cross Ashokan Reservoir atop an arched bridge which separates east and west basins. Turn left at the end of the bridge and then another left on Route 28A east.

Go one mile, turn left at sign for “Public Parking.” This roadway leads to a parking, walking and biking area known locally as the “Frying Pan.” Enjoy an informational exhibit there. Walk onto the path along the Beaverkill Dike to take in the awe-inspiring views of the high peaks to the west, and of the Ashokan Reservoir, the oldest of New York City’s Catskills reservoirs.

Back in the car, turn right at the end of the Frying Pan roadway to get back on 28A and at the next intersection, turn left to follow 28A west around the wooded shores of the reservoir, to the hamlet of Boiceville where you will rejoin the Byway.