Thompson offers a host of outdoor activities for residents. The Thompson hamlet of Kiamesha Lake has been known for decades as the home of the Concord, which has hosted generations of New Yorkers and is now home to the “Monster,” one of Golf Digest’s 100 best American golf courses. Wolf Brook Multiple Use Area is nearby for more simple recreational amusements, as is the Neversink River Unique Area and all the wonderful lakes around the Thompson hamlet of Rock Hill.
South of Monticello is the 60-acre Sackett Lake, where Louis Armstrong once blew his horn, now a quiet residential community. Then there’s Dillon Park & Pool in Monticello, complete with a fishing dock on the pond, basketball courts and a skate park. Thompson is home to several other parks, including DeHoyos Memorial Park & Pond, which has six tennis courts.
To add to all of the above, the Sullivan County region is the home of the Delaware River and the Willowemoc and Beaverkill creeks which are known for world-class trout fishing, exciting canoe trips, and waterfalls. Other quaint hamlets and towns in the region, like Callicoon, Livingston Manor, Roscoe, and the unforgettable Cragsmoor offer additional opportunities for more community and adventure.
Just 10 miles west of Monticello in Bethel is the real home of Woodstock 1969. Yasgur’s Farm is now Bethel Woods, and the original homestead is the site of the Yasgur Road Reunion.