The original Catskills settlement of Neversink, NY is currently sitting under several hundred feet of water. Neversink was established in 1798, but in 1941, the town was flooded to create a reservoir in order to supply a rapidly growing New York City with clean drinking water, destroying centuries-old buildings, cemeteries, and working farms in the process (and if that isn’t enough for you, the village of "Bittersweet" was also submerged).
The town was eventually moved a couple of miles away and now perches on the edge of the Neversink Reservoir. Neversink is known as a peaceful, semi-rural community, neighborly and surrounded by spectacular natural scenery. And don’t say that the townsfolk didn’t know an opportunity when they saw one -- Neversink is now famous for its fly-fishing, and the well-stocked man-made lake attracts thousands of anglers every year.
There’s no dog park in Neversink, but don’t let that dampen your spirits! Bicentennial Park is a lovely little spot for a leashed walk, and with so many fur-friendly hiking trails nearby, you and your pooch are going to be swimming in exercise options. You might need to drive a little to get the best for your buddy, but with a long enough leash, you two can sniff out a couple of pawesome dog parks in the wider area!
Woodstock Dog Park may be a bit of a drive from Neversink, but make no bones about it -- once your pooch gets through those double gates, you’ll be glad you took the trip! The dog run is located on Yeary Road on the edge of Woodstock, where small town starts to give way to forest. There’s enough space in both the large and small dog areas for even the most hyperactive hounds to tire themselves out, and there’s even some doggy agility equipment for some extra canine cardio. Bags and water are provided, so just bring your pooch and prepare to play!