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Easton New York - A Town Located in Washington County

The town of Easton - historic, scenic, prosperous and friendly - it must be seen to be appreciated.

The town of Easton enjoys the advantage of being near the population, cultural and employment centers of the Capital District,

Old Farmhouse in Easton
Saratoga Springs and Glens Falls without sharing the problems caused by being too close to major industrial areas. All types of area transportation are made easy with the Adirondack Northway passing within 10 miles of the Easton borders, and several well-maintained, two-lane state highways crossing the town at strategic points. The newly-resurrected Battenkill Railroad serves the northern portion of Easton where the manufacturing industries are located, while a branch of the New York State Barge Canal system follows the Hudson River along the western border of town. Passenger service, however, is not offered by any public transportation corporation.

In terms of area industrial base, the manufacture of high-grade paper is carried on a the Hollingsworth and Vose Plant located near the confluence of the Hudson and Battenkill Rivers. Three other small-scale manufacturing operations turn out specialized glass and metallic products for a multitude of Scientific and industrial operations throughout the world.

The economic mainstay, however, continues to be agriculture. Dairy farming is dominant, but a small amount of fruit and vegetables are grown for local markets. Forage growing as a cash crop is expanding as the size of the individual area dairies increase.

Old Picture of a small house located in Easton NY

A small number of trees also are harvested in Easton NY each year for the lumber, pulp and firewood markets.

The recreational and cultural opportunities in this rural area are surprisingly rich. The Hudson and Battenkill Rivers provide excellent fishing and boating, while nearby Willard Mountain boasts an alpine ski area noted for its highly competitive ski teams. The view from this 1,400-foot peak is spectacular. The Albany skyscrapers to the south, the Adirondack and Green Mountains in the distance and the rolling farmlands and forests directly below comprise a panorama which is well worth the effort needed to reach this summit.

Additionally, the Battenkill Country Club maintains a nine-hole golf course located on the river. The setting of this excellent course is uniquely beautiful.

Old Photograph Taken in Washington County
Many visitors to Easton enjoy exploring the area's highways and byways. The town's old but well-kept homes exhibit much architectural variety, and distant vistas can be found along most of the community's roads. Automobile tours give visitors an opportunity to appreciate this quiet, unhurried community in its truly inspirational natural setting.

The third week in August is a wonderful time to visit Easton, for this is the week of the Washington County Fair. This fair is famous throughout the state as one of the finest agricultural exhibitions to be found anywhere. There is something to please every taste in the various exhibits, displays and activities that the fair offers.

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