Williams Lake Project

Williams Lake was a resort in Rosendale, New York.  It fell on hard times, and was bought in 2007.  Starting in late 2015 everything except for one building was demolished to make way for new development.  None of these photos were shot past 2015, so much may have changed since then.

Scenes shot over a couple of years prior to demolition

My last shot of the hotel before it was demolished (below)

The community came out for the "Mother of All Yard Sales" in 2014 and raised funds for the Rosendale Pool and Rosendale Food Pantry.  Cailin O'Neal and Jeff Boos pictured.

Scenes from the first day of the main building being demolished.  
Tim Allred and Brian Cafferty pictured.

A few more scenes of as demolition continued

It's a beautiful property, no matter what happens next.  In the first photo below, I love the cave that shows some of the industrial history of the property.  The second photo below shows the only building that will remain from the old resort, with the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail passing through.

Wallkill Valley Land Trust

There is no way that I can cover everything that the Wallkill Valley Land Trust does, but I do have some photos of a few of the people and places involved. 

The transition of the Rosendale Trestle into a full pedestrian walkway.

Tom Nyquist honored at 2015 Conservation Award Ceremony

More photos of the Rosendale Trestle, Joppenbergh Mountain, and the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail, all owned or managed
by the Wallkill Valley Land Trust

Land Trust Executive Director Christine Deboer is also the President of For Paws of Ulster County, which runs the Ulster County Dog Park.  Her dogs love it, particularly Coco, pictured here with Christine.

Miss Annie at the Rosendale Public Library

Ann Van Damm of Tillson is better known as Miss Annie when she volunteers to read to children at the Rosendale Public Library.  Many of the kids even think that she lives at the library!  She does this throughout the year, and every year she reads Stone Soup to local children at Thanksgiving time, then they enjoy some soup of their own, and they donate food to the Rosendale Food Pantry.  Here are a couple of photos of Miss Annie in action, and the outside of the library itself.

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