In 2011 Our Town –
Roscoe NY, earned the well deserved honor of being named
the Ultimate Fishing Town in the United States ! This
designation was earned through a competition sponsored
by the World Fishing Network & Eagle Claw Hooks. With
the win, we won $25,000!! The money we won is to be used
for a Fishing Related event or Program!! What
better way to use these funds than to give people that
have never experienced the thrill of that “Tug on the
line” that leads to CATCHING their FIRST FISH! After
much discussion & planning the DREAMCAST program was
We wish them great success and welcome them with open
arms to our community!!
Welcome to Roscoe, NY
Trout Town USA
Roscoe has been known
as Trout Town USA for decades --- both here and abroad. Our choice
natural setting, with 5 of America’s top trout streams and numerous
reservoirs and lakes in our backyard, make us an angler’s paradise.
Add to this our convenient location approximately two hours from NYC,
Connecticut and New Jersey and it is easy to see why we believe you
will “Come Cast a Line in our Waters ---- you’ll be Hooked for a
Positioned at the gateway to the Catskill Park and surrounded by
over 20,000 acres of State Forest Preserve, a great variety of
outdoor activities are available in and around Roscoe year round.
Whether you like to camp, hike, bike, ski, bird-watch, snowmobile,
hunt, golf, or just step back and enjoy the natural beauty around
you, you will understand why Sports and Field Magazine named
Roscoe the “Best Outdoor Sports Town in New York”.
There are a significant number of cultural and other attractions
nearby as well, from the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts on the
former site of the Woodstock Festival --- to museums, covered
bridges, arts societies, fine shops, etc. So on those rare occasions
that you would rather be indoors than outdoors, you can find plenty
to do. Add to this the lodging and eatery choices in Roscoe, and you
will quickly find this a great location to spend your weekends, to
vacation, and to live!!
So if you are looking for a warm, friendly and welcoming small town
with a wonderful community spirit, take some time to get to know us
on this website. Then make some time to come and visit us, and you
will understand why people “Come to Roscoe for a visit and stay for
"The Ultimate Fishing Town in the USA"
June 2011, Roscoe was named the Ultimate Fishing Town -USA
by the World Fishing Network (WFN). Having competed against 300 US
fishing towns over a period of three months, Roscoe won the title by
receiving 267,434 votes from anglers and countless supporters of
this special place.
In addition to the bragging rights Roscoe gained from winning
this award, WFN donated $25,000 to the town for fishing related
activities. We have made, and continue to make, good use of this
prize. Some of of the funds were used to build a bridge expanding
Riverside Park to provide an additional point of access to the world
famous Junction Pool. We are currently in the process of developing
DREAMCAST, a guided learning program to invite people to "catch
their first fish" in Roscoe..check back to this website for details
as the program takes shape!
Thanks to all of you who supported Roscoe through this challenging
contest. In addition to winning the contest, we achieved a sense of
community pride from our town and surrounding areas that makes us a
truly a winner.
See below the view video's as seen on World Fishing Network & The
CBS Early Show
The CBS Early Show
Roscoe Wins Again and Again
In addition to
winning the Ultimate Fishing Town award, Roscoe has recently been honored to
receive several grants and awards that acknowledge the uniqueness of our
town. The NYS Assembly awarded two $50,000 Golden Feather Grants in the last
three years, recognizing Roscoe as having exhibited the highest level of
excellence in revitalization and beautification projects. In 2010, we were
awarded the Main Street Grant, which provided $200,000 to the community to
improve our buildings and streetscape. In 2011, we received a grant from the
Preservation League of New York State to assist us in surveying the historic
properties along our River Corridor. And the list goes on. We are proud of
all the hard work and dedication of our community members and look forward
to continued efforts to make a great town, even better!!!