Introduction to Highland, New York
Highland, which is a hamlet in Ulster County, was founded in 1683 and was originally known as "Esopus". The person who began trading in the area was Thomas Chambers, who purchased land in present day Ulster County in 1652. The county was named after the Irish province of Ulster.
Highland and Nearby Attractions
- Hyde Park Historical Society Museum
- Woodcliff Pleasure Park
- Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site
- Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park
- Washington Headquarters Monument
Things To Do In Highland
Museums near Highland include the Mid-Hudson Children's Museum, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Library and Museum, and Hyde Park Historical Society Museum. Storm King State Park, Hudson Highlands State Park, Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park, and James Baird State Park are popular parks that offer facilities for fishing, swimming, boating, and picnicking. Opportunities to play golf are available at the McCann Memorial Golf Course, Vassar Golf Course, Apple Greens Golf Course-East Course, and College Hill Golf Course.
Air transportation is available from Stewart International Airport.
Highland Higher Education
Colleges close to Highland are Marist College, Culinary Institute of America, and Dutchess Community College.