Vacation & Recreation

Outdoor sports such as fishing, hunting, canoeing camping, golf and swimming highlight your summer holiday. Cross Countryskiing , snowmobiling and ice fishing highlight your winter holiday. The scenic Delaware River attracts wild ducks, geese, and an occasional Osprey. American Bald Eagles are a regular attraction in early spring. Deer and small game thrive near the Cannonsville Reservoir and the Oquaga Creek State Park areas.

The Deposit Historical Society exhibits our heritage and is open to visitors all summer.
The Deposit Community Theatre provides both current movies and live arts programs in air conditioned comfort.

OQUAGA LAKE

Three lovely resorts grace the shores of beautiful Oquaga Lake, each providing their own unique atmosphere.

  • SCOTT'S OQUAGA LAKE HOUSE offers many activities such as golf, horseback riding, sailing, evening family entertainment and even picking blueberries. Of course, Scott's Showboat highlights a vacation with scenic tours on water, providing thousands of vacationers with enjoyable memories of the lake.
  • THE CHESTNUT INN at Oquaga Lake is a luxury country inn with the amenities of a lakeside resort. Not only are people attracted for relaxation, recreation and exquisite dining, today's visitors use the lakeside setting for serious pursuits as well, including business meetings, retreats and conferences. Today's Chestnut Inn at Oquaga Lake is notjust a summer resort, it is enjoyed throughout the year. During the holiday season the inn is transformed into a Currier & Ives setting.
  • FESTIVALS

    Deposit celebrates its heritage each year with the:

    THE LUMBERJACK FESTIVAL-- The celebration held the third weekend in July is an unusual and inexpensive family mini-vacation. From sidewalk sales in the business district and rafting on the Delaware, to traditional lumber-jack contests, the weekend is memorable. Highlights include a parade, fireworks display, art show, antiques car show, dances, games and rides.

    THE OKTOBERFEST-- held Columbus day weekend each year , features a Sadie Hawkins dance, Street Fair and Craft sale,Farmers Market, food, music and who would want to miss the beautiful fall foliage in this area known as the "foothills of the Catskills". There are treasures to be seen and found during this colorful time of the year.

    THE CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL--To experience small-town life at its best you'll not want to miss the Christmas Festival parade held on the Friday night after Thanksgiving. From preschoolers on their float waving excitedly to their families, to the church, scouting troops, cheerleaders and local business floats to Santa's arrival on the fire truck, the parade is heartwarming. The Methodist Church singers lead carols before the parade and Santa turns on the Christmas lights at the end. Everyone enjoys the warmth of the Christmas spirit and hot chocolate.

    Deposit, New York is located on New York State Rte 17, about three hours from New York City. It is 20 minutes south from Interstate 88, and about 30 minutes east of Interstate 81. Deposit is served by the Broome County Airport, the Sidney Airport and White Birch Airport. Bus service is available through Shortline. Deposit businesses are served by Conrail. We are centrally located between Albany and Syracuse, New York and Scranton, Pennsylvania.


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