NARROWSBURG – 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 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 4:00 p.m. from The Local Café located on 33rd Street near 8th Avenue in the Penn Station vicinity.
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
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.
The Upper Delaware Scenic Byway, Inc. is the non-profit organization dedicated to the enhancement and promotion of New York State Route 97.
A designated route which travels through the Village of Hancock, Towns of Delaware, Cochecton, Tusten, Highland, Lumberland, Deerpark, and the City of Port Jervis was legislatively added to the New York State Scenic Byways System in 2002 in recognition of the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway’s outstanding character, heritage, and beauty.
To view maps, photos, request a travelogue brochure, or find out more information, please visit www.UpperDelawareScenicByway.org.