From Central New England RailwaySummer Homes1901
Highland, Ulster County, NY
Near the western bank of the Hudson River, this pretty place,
ensconced among the hills, has many advantages to commend it to
the seeker for summer rest. There are many miles of pleasant drives,
beautiful scenery, excellent boating facilities, and moderately
good fishing. Thousands of tons of grapes, peaches, pears, and
other fruits are grown in and about Highland.
Rapid Transit Service between Poughkeepsie, Highland, New
Paltz and the Walkill Valley.
The New Paltz and Poughkeepsie Traction Company is in operation
from Highland on the Hudson to New Paltz in the Walkill Valley.
The management equipped the line with the most luxurious cars
obtainable, giving very satisfactory service.
A track connection was made with this company's line at Pratt's
Mills, which is about two miles back from the river, and a through
car service inaugurated via the great Poughkeepsie bridge, between
New Paltz and the city of Poughkeepsie, and connecting there with
the city electric lines. Easy, cheap and desirable route between
the Hudson and Walkill valley.
Hourly service is in effect from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The great scenic beauties of the route, coupled with the quick
time and cheapness of the fare, brought this route at once into
prominence, not only as a direct and most convenient way of reaching
New Paltz, and the noted summer resorts of Lakes Mohonk and Minnewaska,
and the Walkill valley generally, but as a route for pleasure
riders, who by the thousands daily crossed America's greatest
bridge in open cars, suspended as it were between heaven and earth,
with the greatest scenery in America at there feet.
The route through the highlands commands the most charming mountain
and valley views obtainable.
The through car service is performed all the year, and during
the busy season cars will be run between Poughkeepsie and New
Paltz every 40 minutes, connecting with all trains from New York
via the New York Central & Hudson River R.R., also with the
Albany day line of steamers both north and south.
Rates of fare: One way, 25 cents; excursion tickets, 40 cents.
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