Welcome to the Town of Shandaken, NY  website. We offer this site for your convenience to assist you in your visit to the Town or simply to inform you of the current activities of our little jewel here in the heart of the Catskill Park.

The Town of Shandaken is comprised of twelve hamlets; neighborhoods that are unique in geography, economies and offerings. We as a town hope to help preserve and promote these quaint hamlets, mostly nestled in the valleys throughout the Town. Most home and business owners are happy to tell you of the history of their building or the area. We have a rich history tied to American legends such as Babe Ruth, “Dutch” Schultz and others. Myths abound concerning everything from a Native American romantic tragedy to the first snowmobile to a secret stash of gold.

Mostly people enjoy the rich beauty and scenery of the area which has drawn artists from around the world and contributed to some notable movements in the arts. Some of the most picturesque scenes unfold before you if wish to climb Slide Mountain, the tallest Catskill Mountain, or take a short day hike to Giant Ledge, a perfect hike for the young ones. As nearly 75% of the Town is owned by New York State Forestlands we offer 53,897 acres of forest for your enjoyment. There are a multitude of recreational activities available for all ages from skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and cross country skiing in the winter to fishing, tubing, swimming, hiking, biking & canoeing in the summer.

Events abound in Shandaken throughout the year including the Artists’ Studio Tour, the Belleayre Music Concerts, the Rotary’s Quacker Race, Shandaken Day and the newly established Phoenicia Festival of the Voice. There is also our uniquely colorful autumnal season, a celebration of nature on its own terms.

Stop by and visit or stay for the rest of your life. We welcome you and your family to check our website for future updates and events. We’ve included pages here to direct or inform you of all that is current with the Town and some upcoming activities that you might want to know about. Thanks for visiting this site and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Warmest regards,

Robert A. Stanley

Supervisor, Town of Shandaken

Shandaken Town Hall – 7209 Rt. 28, Shandaken NY 12480

3.8 miles west of “the Eagle” in Phoenicia, on State Route 28



Town of Shandaken uses FACEBOOK as a venue for quick notifications & EMERGENCY Warnings as well as updates of local town events & happenings .. Click here to see:

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General Information – Happenings

Attention HIKERS!
More Info>> https://americanhiking.org/resources/10essentials/

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Here at Town Hall >> A safe place to dispose of your unwanted prescription medicine. Citizens can drop off not needed or expired prescription drugs and over-the-counter drugs at a new drug disposal facility. The new disposal container is permanently located at the Shandaken Town Hall 7209 Rt. 28 Shandaken. Citizens are encouraged to use this new facility to dispose of drugs. Placing drugs in the trash or flushing them into the sewer contaminates the environment and is unsafe. Eliminating these drugs from your home removes the possibility they can be used inappropriately.

Prescription patches -Prescription medications -Prescription Ointments -Over the counter medications
Vitamins -Samples -Medications for pets

Not Allowed
Inhalers -Needles/sharps -Thermometers -Medication from businesses or clinics -Lotions and liquids -Aerosol cans


Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Links to Flood Maps

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Town of Shandaken Meetings are  Videocast on YouTube

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It is the responsibility of all property owners to clearly mark their address so that emergency responders can find you in case of an emergency.  Your “Fire Number” is the same as your address number. If you are not sure, check your property tax bill.  Address numbers should be posted over or near the main entrace or on a mailbox. Click below for more info:


Glenbrook Park Cell Tower is NOW ACTIVE

AT&T Service: All of Rt. 42 up to Westkill, Along Rt. 28 from Broadstreet Hollow to Big Indian.

Still waiting to hear from Verizon & other carriers

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DEC Letter to Business Owners – Black Bear Nuisance!

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Town of Shandaken – Town Hall Rt. 28

Now offers FREE Wi-Fi Hotspot – Use cell phone or connect to Internet!


If you have a Verizon Wi-Fi Network Extender at your home:

Please contact Shandaken Ambulance with this life saving information!

688-7188 – email: car78@shandakenambulance.org

We would like to compile a confidential list of locations where our paramedics can transmit cardiac info to receiving hospitals – while in transit with patients.  This can be done by momentarily stopping in front of the business or home and connecting to the extender from the cardiac monitor while still in the Ambulance.