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

Philmont Comprehensive Plan
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Standard Work Day and Reporting Resolution | 2023

Water Tower Work
Be prepared for possible water interruptions and low pressure as the water department continues to work on the water tower.
Thank you for your understanding and patience during this process

Mandatory Water Ban in Effect until Water Tower Work is Complete
Permitted: Normal use: showering, teeth brushing and general hygiene-related uses, laundry/dish washing, and toilet flushing.
ABSOLUTELY NO non-essential water use, such as Vehicle/House Washing, Lawn/Flower Watering and Pool Filling.

Your 5 gallon containers can be filled at the DPW garage 6am-2:30pm for plant watering—on Maple Avenue, past Maple Terrace, on the left.
Questions? Watch the public meeting with the DPW

Register Your Rental Property or Vacant Building with the Philmont Buildings Department.

To Speak at Village Board Meetings: Remember to sign up before noon the Friday before by emailing [email protected], calling (518) 672-7032, or stopping by the Village office.

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