3 Things we Love About Wawarsing, NY
Cheap gas, hiking, and one place you don't want to ever end up at.
The town of Wawarsing, located in Ulster County might just be one of our Hudson Valley towns that have a bunch of things that you might not be aware of. To start, I'm going to go out on a limb and say most of us are always on the lookout for cheap gas, right?
Hudson Valley's Cheapest Gas?
I've mentioned it many times...It's crazy to me that we all get excited when we see gas under $4 a gallon. I never thought I would get as excited as I did on Saturday when I was driving in Ulster County and saw the sign pictured above. WOW! $3.85 a gallon!! The Mobil gas station is located on Route 209 in Wawarsing/Naponach and at the time was the cheapest I've seen in quite some time. (We got a few messages from fans of the Wakin' Up with CJ and Jess Show that there are gas stations in the Kingston area that have prices around $3.75 a gallon.)
Hiking/Bike Riding Trails
Debbie from Accord texted us, "If you like to mountain bike ride, Lippman Park in Wawarsing has miles of mountain trails that have been built in the woods where you can ride or hike for miles. For a more leisurely hike or stroll around a beautiful little pond with frogs, turtles, ducks, and a little island right in the middle, picnic tables all around and a great playground, ball field, basketball hoops, and pavilions." Lippman Park is located off of Route 209 in Wawarsing, NY.
Horseback Riding & Great Food
If you are looking for a great meal at a really cool place, the Paper Mill is a great place to enjoy a meal at. We gotta bunch of messages telling us that the food at the Paper Mill is great and the desserts are even better. Paige from West Park texted us, "Wawarsing... Gabby's food and drinks are delicious, Cohens bakery is yummy with so many options, and Braden Brook Stables has great family horseback riding!"
One of New York's Oldest Prisons
One place in the Wawarsing area that you don't ever want to end up at is Eastern NY Correctional Facility. The maximum security men's facility opened up in 1973 and is one of the oldest prison facilities in New York State.