By Fred Stabbert III
Town of Delaware Supervisor Ed Sykes sat back in his seat last Wednesday night, looking his...
The Upper Delaware Scenic Byway, Inc. welcomes a convenient new bus service to transport folks to and from Manhattan with a choice of stops at four of the charming communities associated with the New York State Route 97 byway. The “Upper Delaware River Valley Eagle Express” will have its debut on June 26 & 28, and continue for three more weekends on July 3 & 5, July 10 & 12 and July 17 & 19 on a trial run.
The venture was initiated by a group of local tourism promoters spearheaded by Narrowsburg Chamber of Commerce President Jane Luchsinger and fueled by the results of an online survey over the winter, which showed overwhelming support among respondents.
Big V Enterprises, a division of Rolling V Bus Corp., agreed to provide the 21-passenger coach bus service. The Sullivan County Visitors Association quickly jumped on board to coordinate the survey, publicity, and on-line reservations through its website at www.scva.net/eagleexpress.
The one-way fare is $40. Tickets need to be reserved by the Tuesday prior to travel.
The Manhattan departure will be Friday at 4 p.m. from The Local Café located on 33rd Street near 8th Avenue in the Penn Station vicinity. Passengers will have a choice of stops in these Upper Delaware river valley hamlets: Pond Eddy (Town of Lumberland) at The 97 Bar & Grill; Barryville (Town of Highland) at Clancy’s Ice Cream; Narrowsburg (Town of Tusten) at Pete’s Market; or Callicoon (Town of Delaware) at The Western Hotel.
The trip to the city on Sunday will depart from Callicoon at 5:00 p.m., Narrowsburg at 5:25 p.m., Barryville at 5:50 p.m., and Pond Eddy at 6:05 p.m.
To view maps, photos, request a travelogue brochure, or find out more info, visit www.Upper DelawareScenicByway.org.