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Easton New York - A Town Located in Washington CountyThe 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,
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.
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.
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.Back to Towns