Narrowsburg is a scenic hamlet on the border of Pennsylvania and New York. It’s in the foothills of the Catskills and just 6 miles over the Delaware River from Beach Lake. Centered in the Upper Delaware River corridor, it is surrounded by rolling hills, forests, lakes and streams.
Narrowsburg is one of those blink-and-you’ll-miss-it towns but in a good way. It gets its name because it sits on the narrowest point of the Delaware River. Like so many of the charming towns that pepper Route 28, much of the action in town centers around Main Street.
Beyond Narrowsburg the beautiful, rural setting continues, attracting many second homeowners and vacationers from all over the country. At any time one can chance upon a blue heron, a fawn, a bald eagle, mountain laurel, glittering blue water, green fields, and towering oaks and evergreens.
There are two great cafes in town including the wonderful Tusten Cup on Main Street and 2 Queens Coffee, a beautiful cafe.
Enjoy dinner with a view at The Laundrette, a local pizza joint serving sourdough woodfired pizzas with gorgeous outdoor seating overlooking the Delaware River in the warmer months. The Heron restaurant on Main Street is another popular choice.
Don’t miss Lander’s River Trips for rentals and gear. They offer journeys along the scenic Delaware River from lazy river tubing to rafts, kayaks, canoes, and more. Stake your claim in one of their 3 campgrounds.
Pop into Sunny’s Pop, a gorgeous home goods shop offering a carefully curated collection of vintage items and unique home decor by Sunrise Ruffalo, wife of Mark.
Summertime? Definitely make a stop at B-Line Ice Cream where they make their ice cream in small batches with local fresh milk and cream, sweetened by honey from their own batches.
“The cute river towns of Narrowsburg and Callicoon are about 20 minutes away from each other, making them sort of like sister towns. In both, you can rent a tube or a canoe and spend the day on the Delaware River, where you’ll inevitably see swooping bald eagles. Both towns have amazing restaurants, many of which overlook the river, including The Heron, one of my favorites in Narrowsburg. On a rainy day, go to the Callicoon Theater for an indie or blockbuster movie in a vintage setting. And if you’re looking for a hotel, check out Rest Co., a new five-room boutique hotel.”– Erin Lindsey, Escape Brooklyn.