Livingston Manor: The One That Got Away
As anyone who has planned a vacation in New York knows, the state has its share of imaginative names, from Peekamoose to Wallkill. Livingston Manor is interesting in that it isnít entirely accurate: the actual Livingston Manor, former seat of the Livingston family, is about sixty miles to the east.
There were Livingstons in Livingston Manor, but it was called Purvis at the time. The town was renamed in 1882.
Livingston Manorís claim to fame is that it is the birthplace of fly fishing. Whether this is true or not calls for a greater expert in fly fishing that I am, but it highlights one salient fact: there is some excellent fishing in these parts, starting with the Willowemoc Creek. Thanks to the Catskill Fish Hatchery a few miles north, the streams in this area are well-stocked. Trout is a favorite.
Like other vacation rental home areas in New York state, thereís more than one reason to visit Livingston Manor. Anyone interested in a vacation rental in the Catskills should know that this town is on the edge of the huge Catskill Park. Itís also about 20 miles east of the Delaware River (more fishing!) and 100 miles north of New York City. So however you look at it, thereís a reason to visit Livingston Manor.