We are so glad to welcome you to the Town of Shandaken website, which is chock full of information regarding Town government and where to find assistance as well as community events and local business information.

Just 2.5 hours from New York City, Shandaken has always taken pride in its strong mountain rural character and natural resources including thousands of acres of forever wild forestland, abundant wildlife, wetlands, water resources and unique natural areas that contribute greatly to the quality of life.

Long renowned as a premier Catskills vacation destination, our town offers a variety of excellent recreational activities, noteworthy retail shopping, a unique hospitality industry, and a talented community of volunteers, artists, creators, tradespeople and professionals, making Shandaken a truly wonderful place to live and visit.

Each of the twelve hamlets that comprise the Town of Shandaken- Mount Pleasant, Mount Tremper, Phoenicia, Woodland Valley, Chichester, Shandaken, Allaben, Bushnellsville, Big Indian, Oliverea, Pine Hill, and Highmount have distinctive characteristics, scenic beauty and historical significance.

Explore this website, as well as our Town and our community, and please contact us with any questions or comments.

Warmest Regards,

Peter DiSclafani – Supervisor, Town of Shandaken

Shandaken Town Hall – 7209 Rt. 28, Shandaken NY 12480


3.8 miles west of “the Eagle” in Phoenicia, on State Route 28


Town of Shandaken uses FACEBOOK as a venue for quick notifications & EMERGENCY Warnings as well as updates of local town events & happenings .. Click here to see:

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General Information – Happenings

Town of Shandaken – FREE Wi-Fi HotspotsTown Hall  & Glenbrook Park Pavilion Rt. 42 & Main St. Phoenicia

Attention HIKERS!
More Info>> https://americanhiking.org/resources/10essentials/


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Here at Town Hall >> A safe place to dispose of your unwanted prescription medicine. Citizens can drop off not needed or expired prescription drugs and over-the-counter drugs at a new drug disposal facility. The new disposal container is permanently located at the Shandaken Town Hall 7209 Rt. 28 Shandaken. Citizens are encouraged to use this new facility to dispose of drugs. Placing drugs in the trash or flushing them into the sewer contaminates the environment and is unsafe. Eliminating these drugs from your home removes the possibility they can be used inappropriately.

Prescription patches -Prescription medications -Prescription Ointments -Over the counter medications
Vitamins -Samples -Medications for pets

Not Allowed
Inhalers -Needles/sharps -Thermometers -Medication from businesses or clinics -Lotions and liquids -Aerosol cans


Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Links to Flood Maps

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Town of Shandaken Meetings are  Videocast on YouTube

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It is the responsibility of all property owners to clearly mark their address so that emergency responders can find you in case of an emergency.  Your “Fire Number” is the same as your address number. If you are not sure, check your property tax bill.  Address numbers should be posted over or near the main entrace or on a mailbox. Click below for more info:


Glenbrook Park Cell Tower is NOW ACTIVE

AT&T Service: All of Rt. 42 up to Westkill, Along Rt. 28 from Broadstreet Hollow to Big Indian.

Still waiting to hear from Verizon & other carriers

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Town of Shandaken – Town Hall Rt. 28 & Glenbrook Park Pavilion Rt. 42

 FREE Wi-Fi Hotspot – Use cell phone or connect to Internet!


If you have a Verizon Wi-Fi Network Extender at your home:

Please contact Shandaken Ambulance with this life saving information!

688-7188 – email: car78@shandakenambulance.org

We would like to compile a confidential list of locations where our paramedics can transmit cardiac info to receiving hospitals – while in transit with patients.  This can be done by momentarily stopping in front of the business or home and connecting to the extender from the cardiac monitor while still in the Ambulance.