Newcomb, NY - The camp sits on the peaceful banks of the Upper Hudson River. Unlike the view of the Hudson River as seen from New York City, the Hudson River in Newcomb is a quaint little stream whose banks team with turtles, frogs, beavers and other wonderful wildlife.
I was introduced to the area by my then boyfriend in the summer of 2002. His family has belonged to a private hunting camp for generations, and his mother is a recreational member.
It is the most majestic, peaceful place you could imagine. The birds are chirping, the frogs are croaking and of course the bugs are biting!
We have visited Newcomb many times since that summer, and we hope soon that Jake will also be a member and we can visit much more often. Sometimes we go in the winter, where the woodstove is piping hot and keeps us toasty, and other times in summer where the bugs could lift you away and the river is a wonderful oasis.
There are some modern day amenities, propane for the stove and oven, and electricity to run the fridge and lights (when it is working), but no running water, and no bathroom! There is a wonderful outhouse outside that has two holes, just incase you can't wait! Water is taken from the river, and in the winter time, a hole must be chopped in the ice to provide an adequate supply of water for dishes and washing up.
Newcomb is a beautiful place and I recommend all go and visit.
Enjoy the photos below of "Camp".
The front of the cabin. The porch looks out at the Hudson River. A great place to sit and enjoy a book while watching the canoes and kayaks paddle by.
Looking out at the river from the porch seen above.
The camp, as seen from the river.
The good old Grumman Canoe.
Marsh between Lake Harris and the Hudson River. A great place to paddle.
A beautiful dog looking out the back door towards the woodshed.
Jake and I in the Hudson. Enjoying the peace and beauty of the place.