White Creek

EXPLORE WHITE CREEK

The Town of White Creek is a quaint, rural township nestled in the foothills of the Taconic Mountains of Southern Washington County. Luscious mountains forested with pines and hardwoods feed into a network of creeks and uncover several hundred miles of trails to explore hiking, mountain biking, camping, and hunting in the summer and, in the winter, it is ideal snowmobiling terrain, making it an outdoor adventurer’s paradise across all seasons.

Whether you are an avid hiker, or are looking for a foodies paradise, visit and explore every corner of White Creek’s stunning natural scenery and it’s historic village, Cambridge.

The History of White Creek, NY

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1700s

White Creek’s first permanent residence was built in 1757 and still stands today! The first settlers in the present hamlet of White Creek were Quakers. White Creek rapidly became a center of regional commerce late in the eighteenth century.

1800s

Farm productivity increased dramatically in the 1830’s with the inventions of the automatic reaper and the steel plow and, as the railroad made its way into the village, Cambridge-North White Creek established itself as a local center for agriculture, lumber and other industries. White Creek was officially established in 1816 when the town of Cambridge was subdivided.

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1800s

Farm productivity increased dramatically in the 1830’s with the inventions of the automatic reaper and the steel plow and, as the railroad made its way into the village, Cambridge-North White Creek established itself as a local center for agriculture, lumber and other industries. White Creek was officially established in 1816 when the town of Cambridge was subdivided.

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1900s

One of White Creek’s most unique attractions, the New Skete Monastery was built in the hills just outside the village of Cambridge, in 1967 followed by the women’s monastery in 1969. Their churches, gardens, and hiking trails are open to visitors, parishioners, and tour groups. The nuns are also well-known for their cheesecakes!

Today

Nestled in the foothills of the Taconic Mountains, White Creek remains an inspiring agricultural community.

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Today

Nestled in the foothills of the Taconic Mountains, White Creek remains an inspiring agricultural community.

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How to Get to White Creek

The town of White Creek is located in east-central New York at the southeast edge of Adirondacks, 60 miles north of Albany, bordering Vermont.

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