New York State Route 416
) is a state highway
located entirely within the towns of Hamptonburgh
in Orange County, New York
, in the United States
. It does not intersect any other state routes besides those at its termini, nor pass through any settlements. NY 416 is a two-lane highway for its entire length, and mainly serves to allow traffic from the northwestern corner of the county to get to Goshen, the county seat
, more easily. Despite its minimal length, the route passes a number of places of interest and is a quite scenic country road.
Leaving NY 207
just past a tunnel under the tracks shared by Metro North
and Norfolk Southern
, it climbs a hill to pass the modest headquarters of Ottaway Community Newspapers
, publishers of the local daily, the Times Herald-Record
. A bit further on, it passes the Hill-Hold historic site
on the east and provides the main access to Thomas Bull Memorial Park
, one of the county's most popular.
After the park it begins a descent to the lowlands around the Wallkill River
, a stretch surrounded by picturesque horse
farms. On a clear day the Shawangunks
can be seen extending across the northwest horizon, and sometimes even the Catskills
are visible beyond.
It draws alongside the Wallkill as it and the highway cross under (but does not intersect) Interstate 84
. It... Read More