Those strolling through Newburgh’s Algonquin Park would be remiss if they overlooked the huge stone towers — remnants of a 19th-century gunpowder mill complex — spread throughout. The mill was utilized by Civil War soldiers and locals alike (back when owning a gun was standard). Congrats to New Windsor resident Catherine Addison-Borrebach, who was the first to fire away the correct answer and win our prize. This month, take aim (figuratively speaking, of course) at some merry woodland creatures here.
I grew up a short walk from the park. I spent many days of my youth exploring the woods, ponds, and streams. I go past it often, and still enjoy the fireworks there on the Fourth of July.
In the 1970s, we would play in this round stone building; we called it the “witch’s castle.” It was very scary and we would dare each other to go in. It had a staircase that went around the inside wall to the second story. What great childhood memories.
I drove by this mill many times before finally parking and checking it out firsthand. I have taken walks in the park and have enjoyed reading the signs that are placed around the foundations of the old buildings.
[The mill] is the only remaining 19th-century gunpowder manufacturing site in New York State and has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The park is nice and has great trails for little kids. Worth a visit.
We love history and your mystery sites, as they set a destination of places to visit. We have never been to this spot, yet have dined many times at the fine Lake View House restaurant nearby. Now, thanks to your bringing the location to everyone’s attention, this sounds like a good day’s plan of exploring and eating out.
Camille (Cami) Fischer
Many happy memories of wading in the stream and picnicking with Mom and Dad and Brother in that wonderful place.
My grandparents lived across the street, and I remember playing around the old buildings as a child. I drive past this building almost every day on my way home from work, and it brings back a flood of happy childhood memories.
It took me about two seconds to recognize this, being that I see it every day on my morning walk from the opposite side. I live in the town, but teach in the city, so on my way to school I stop here for a peaceful walk before the day begins. With its two ponds, two waterfalls, babbling creek, and lush forest full of a variety of birds, it’s a wonderful place to start the day.
In our Top Doctors listings (June), we misidentified the medical specialty of Lev L. Barats, Charles F. Glassman, Paul Mangiafico, and Carol Santoro. These four doctors specialize in internal medicine, not infectious diseases.
Our Fairs and Festivals article (June) incorrectly listed the dates of the Rhinebeck Grand National Super Meet. The meet took place on June 11-13.
In “Downtown Style Moves Upstate” (June), we incorrectly listed the address of Mrs. Max Boutique. You can find the shop at 101 Liberty Street in Newburgh.