Parks & Recreation

Summit Lake | Lake View Drive, Philmont, NY
  • Also commonly known as the Reservoir, residents can fish and boat, canoe, or kayak.
  • Only “car-top” boats are allowed, and gas motors are prohibited. There is a small launching area near the Community Center. Boaters should stay back from the dam, and Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs) are recommended at all times and must be carried on board. PFDs are required by NY law to be worn from November 1 to May 1. PFDs must also always be worn by children 12 and under.
  • There’s a village dock on the south side of the Reservoir, and you can stretch your legs on the Essig trail.
  • You can also access the Reservoir from the Essig trail, which starts off of Catskill Court and winds down through the woods to the dock.
  • Fish present include sunfish, black bass, perch, and pickerel.
  • Read about Summit Lake and its Watershed
High Falls Conservation Area | 540 Roxbury Road, Philmont, NY
Claverack Park | 91 Church Street, Mellenville, NY (adjacent to)
Forest Lake | Route 23, Craryville, NY


Philmont Playground | 16 Lake Drive
  • Hours: Dawn to Dusk
  • Let the kids burn off some energy at the Philmont Playground! Kids can have fun on the slides and monkey bars; they can climb, play, explore, and interact with others on our bright and colorful equipment. There are benches for the parents, and there is a basketball court for the older kids and adults. Above the playground is a gazebo, picnic table, and cooking grill.
Claverack Park | 91 Church Street, Mellenville, NY (adjacent to)

Recreational Clubs

Philmont Rod & Gun Club | Railroad Avenue, Philmont, NY