This little hamlet is tucked away in a wedge of land where two creeks—the broad Willowemoc and the narrower Little Beaverkill—come together. With just one traffic light, it qualifies as the area's metropolis. In some ways it hasn't changed much: there's still a hardware store, pharmacy, and an ice cream shop on Main Street. But today there's also an art gallery, swanky clothing stores, and an organic food store. June is the time to visit, when locals dress like fish for the annual Trout Parade.
Roscoe is the next town over, with its own block-long commercial strip, a brewery, and a distillery. And in between is Lew Beach, an upscale enclave of beautifully restored farmhouses that is home to a few B&Bs that are well worth the trip.