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Directions

Directions to the Lake House
Titus Lake Road (House number provided upon confirmation)
Harpersfield, New York 13786
House telephone: 607-652-2090
Cell telephone: 914-772-7132
www.NYLakehouse.com

Address

The address is: Titus Lake Road, Harpersfield, NY 13786. But if you are trying to locate the property on Mapquest, or a car navigation system, try using the same address with Jefferson as the city and the zip code as: 12093. Our town doesn’t have postal delivery, so the Jefferson post office delivers our mail, and hence, the maps register the house under a Jefferson P.O. The nearest large town is Stamford, NY. The nearest city is Oneonta, NY or Cobleskill, NY. Albany International is the nearest airport.

From The New York State Thruway (I-87)

Follow the New York State Thruway (I-87) to exit 20, Saugerties, which is just at the 100 mile marker. Make a left at the light beyond the toll boths, and then get into the right lane. After the turn by McDonald’s, make the first right onto Route 32 north, then stay in the left lane. After a few miles and a farm stand on the left take the left fork onto Route 32A north. At the next light, make a left onto Route 23A west. You will stay on Route 23A for a while, and Route 23A will snake through the Catskill Park. Continue through the towns of:  Haines Falls, Tannersville, Hunter and Lexington. (Hunter is one of the local ski resort towns). Route 23A will become Route 23 west. Continue through the towns of Prattsville, Grand Gorge and Stamford. (Stamford is the nearest major town, and has several places to shop and eat.) Stay on Route 23 west, and cross State Route 10, and then you will enter into Harpersfield. Look for T & G Furniture on your left, and after about 1.5 miles look for Middlebrook Hill Road on your right. There will be a small white house just before the turn. If you get to the Harpersfield General Store on your right, then you have gone too far. Take a right onto Middlebrook Hill Road and take the road to the end. It is long and windy and passes several farms and meadows. At the end, in North Harpersfield, make a right. Then take the first left onto Titus Lake Road. Continue past Champlin Road to number 2054 on the right. If the gate is closed, it can be opened without a key. It swings out. If you get to Mason Road, you have gone too far.  

From New York City

From Manhattan, it depends what day of the week and what time of day you leave, and if you are on the east or west side. There are three general ways to go: 

(1) Take the West Side Highway or the FDR northbound to the George Washington Bridge (upper level) to the first exit immediately after the bridge, the Palisades Interstate Parkway northbound to the New York State Thruway (I-87) northbound, then follow directions above “From New York State Thruway”. The Palisades Parkway restricts use to motor cars only, no commercial vehicles are allowed.
(2) Take the West Side Highway or the FDR northbound to the Cross Bronx / Major Deegan northbound until it becomes the Thruway, and then follow directions above “From New York State Thruway”.
(3) Take the Lincoln Tunnel to signs for the New Jersey Garden State Parkway northbound, and then follow directions “From New Jersey and Points South”.

From Queens, Brooklyn or the Bronx, take the Major Deegan northbound until you leave the city and it becomes the New York State Thruway, and follow directions above “From New York State Thruway”.

It depends on traffic, but as a backup plan, it is also possible to take the Verazzano bridge to 278 to the Garden State Parkway northbound, and then to follow “From New Jersey and Points South”.

From Albany, NY

Take the New York State Thruway W (I-90) westbound to Interstate 88 westbound to exit 19, Worcester, NY.

Follow the exit around toward Worcester, a quick right off the exit ramp and a left turn at Route 7, Main Street. 

Proceed in to town to an intersection where Citizen’s bank is on your right, then turn left on S. Hill Road, which is also Otsego County Route 39. Go down the hill, over the train tracks, under I-88 and follow the road all the way up the hill, follow it around the large corner, stay on it until you reach the end, after a few miles, at a T intersection with County Highway 40. 

Make a left turn then an immediate right onto Worcester Hill Rd, and then immediately cross a small creek, which is the boundary of Delaware County and the beginning of the Catskill Mountains. Follow Worcester Hill Rd all the way up the hill, until you see on the left, Titus Lake Road. Make a left onto Titus Lake Road. Continue up the hill, and after you see Mason Road on the left, slow down and look for number 2054, on the left. Make that left onto the driveway of 2054 Titus Lake Road. The gate swings out.

From Boston, MA

Take the Mass Pike (I-90) westbound through Massachusetts, toward Albany. Once in New York state, continue on I-90 westbound, which is also a branch of the New York State Thruway. Stay on I-90, and then follow signs for I-88 westbound and once on I-88, continue to exit 19, Worcester, NY. Follow directions above “From Albany”.

From New Jersey and the New Jersey Shore.

Take the New Jersey Garden State Parkway northbound to the end to the New York State line and follow signs for the New York Thruway (I-87) northbound, toward Albany, and follow directions above “From New York State Thruway”. If the Parkway is backed up, or if you are in western NJ, you can also try I-287 north to the New York State Thruway (I-87) northbound and follow the directions above “From New York State Thruway (I-87)” above. 

From Binghampton, NY

From Binghampton, take Interstate 88 eastbound to exit 19, for Worcester. Follow the exit around toward Worcester, make a left at Hollenbeck Road, then turn left at Route 7, Main Street. 

Proceed in to town to intersection where Citizens bank is on your right, then turn left on S. Hill Road, which is also Otsego County Route 39. Go down the hill, over train tracks, under I-88 and follow the road all the way up the hill, follow it around the large corner, for several miles, stay on it until you reach a “T” intersection with County Highway 40. 

Make a left then an immediate right onto Worcester Hill Rd, and cross a creek, and you will be in Delaware County. Follow Worcester Hill Rd all the way up the hill, until you see on the left, Titus Lake Road. Make that left onto Titus Lake Road and go to #2054 on the left. If you come to Champlin Road, you have gone too far.

From Buffalo and Points West

Take I-90 eastbound to I-81 southbound to I-88 eastbound then follow directions above “From Binghamton”. It might be advisable to review a map to find a quicker way to I-88. 

From Philadelphia and Points South

There are two general ways: (1) I-95 north to I-287 north to I-87 north then follow directions above “From New York State Thruway (I-87)” above; or (2) I-476 north to I-81 north to Binghamton then follow directions above “From Binghamton, NY”. Option 2 might be further out of the way, but will have much less traffic than option 1.



Emergency Telephone Numbers

9-1-1 will work anywhere in New York State from a cell phone and in Delaware County on any landline telephone.

New York State Police 607-561-7400

Stamford Substation State Police 607-652-3731

Delaware County Sheriff’s Office 607-746-2336
New York State Thruway Weather and Traffic 1-800-847-8929

New York State Thruway Emergencies 518-436-2825

 




Driving in the Country

As a friendly reminder, please note that driving in the country is very different to driving in the city. It might be common sense to anyone visiting from the country, but perhaps worth mentioning a few observations here for urban and suburban drivers.

First of all, the police do enforce speed limits, especially from out-of-towners. State police and Sheriffs are the local law enforcement, as small towns do not have their own police force. On the Thruway and I-88 the speed limit is 65 and driving over 75 will flag you for a ticket. Speed traps are common on the Thurway and on I-88, where they often wait at the exit overpass with their radar guns. Radar detectors are legal in New York state, and a good investment if you like to drive fast. On state highways (Route 23A, Route 23) the speed limit is 55 and over 65 will welcome a ticket. The speed limit in towns is usually 30 or 35 and is enforced at all times, especially at night.  

Next, it’s important to mention that there is a lot of wildlife in the country. Deer, foxes and raccoons are everywhere, especially on the road at dusk. On county and town streets please also look out for neighborhood cats and dogs. At the bottom of our street, Titus Lake Road, there is a Clydesdale horse that gets loose sometimes and wanders on the road. Be careful of him because he’s not at all afraid of cars.

In addition, it’s important to mention that people in the country only ever use their car horns to say hello. A local driver will seldom sound their horn, except in cases of extreme danger. Drivers are generally courteous and will not rush you. Don’t be surprised if people wave as you drive by or if several people stop and help if your car should break down. 

Bringing Food and Supplies

It’s best to shop on your way up. If you’re coming from the south on the Thruway, there is an excellent Stop & Shop supermarket in Newburgh, just east of the exit, on the main road, which is open till 9 or 10PM. If you’re coming from Albany or the east, Cobleskill, on I-88 has a 24 hour Walmart with a food section. If you’re coming from Binghamton of the west, Oneonta has a 24 hour Walmart with a food section, on Route 23. 

If you arrive late, and absolutely must get groceries, your only option will be the Oneonta Walmart. It is open 24 hours and is west of Harpersfield on Route 23. It is very clean and generally has good prices. There are few local gas stations open past 9PM in our area.    

The nearest store is the Grand Union supermarket in Stamford, just at the headwaters of the Delaware River. It is a full-service supermarket but closes early. Stewart’s Shop in Stamford sells gas and is open till 11PM. Be careful to have enough gas if you plan on returning late at night.

For questions, please call Helen at (914) 772-7132
or email at: hangelis@yahoo.com
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