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Old 05-10-2004, 12:32 PM   #1
Arleen Zimmerman
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when did barryville close?

I'd love to know if anyone can tell me when Barryville closed.
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Old 05-15-2004, 01:54 PM   #2
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I was there for the last year which was 1974 I believe.
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Old 10-08-2004, 11:49 AM   #3
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demise of barryville

That's right ... 1974 was the final summer of Wel-Met in Barryville. The next summer, 1975, the place stood empty and was declared "off limits" by the management to anyone working at Narrowsburg or Silver Lake. I dunno what happened after that.
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Old 10-09-2004, 01:20 PM   #4
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Hope this fills in some blanks:

Barryville was sold to a developer after it closed. It stood empty for years. Right now, it's a gated vacation home community called York Lake Shores. Only in the last few years have homes gone up on the property.

Sadly, the only thing that remains from the Wel-Met days is the
Pavillion (and the beautiful lake, of course). The lot that the Pavillion stands on was recently sold so the last vestige of camp will soon disappear as more homes are built.

The owner of York Lake Shores, Sable-Browning Properties, is a firm from Long Island. Ironically, their lawyer was a counselor at Wel-Met.

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Old 11-09-2004, 11:52 AM   #5
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Barryville Revisited

I visited Barryville this past August.

My friend recently bought a house in Yulan (remember the hikes?) and we drove the four miles to Barryville, went into the "General Store" and asked directions to the Barryville campsite. I don't remember how we got by the front gate -- but we did, and proceeded to drive all around. We actually pissed some people off by driving into their driveway to ask a few questions. It is quite the private community.

We finally found the lake -- beautiful as ever. The attached photo of what seemed to be a common beachfront dock is way up the lake towards the Wel Met woods, nowhere near where we used to swim.

I still got a rush being there and closed my eyes to imagine the sounds of whistles and buddy checks and the cry of "all boats in".

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Old 11-09-2004, 05:51 PM   #6
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hi marty: If the lawyer was from wel-met, he should try to do whatever he or she can to memorialize or make permanent the essence of wel-met at barrysville. there should be a transition to a permanency- and that should be of record.
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Old 11-09-2004, 10:27 PM   #7
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If you post the photo to the photo section, then it's large enough to view.
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