New York State Route 28
New York State Route 28 is a state highway in the shape of a C. It runs for 69 miles between the city of Kingston and southern Warren County. Along the way, it intersects several major routes, including Interstate 88 and the New York State Thruway twice. The highway is also known as the Onteora Trail in Catskill Park, where it crosses over the Esopus Creek.
About New York State Route 28 in brief
New York State Route 28 is a state highway in the shape of a C. It runs for 69 miles between the city of Kingston and southern Warren County. Along the way, it intersects several major routes, including Interstate 88 and the New York State Thruway twice. The southern terminus of the highway is at NY 32 in Kingston and the northern terminus is at US 9 in Warrensburg. NY 28 was originally assigned in 1924, to an alignment extending from Colliersville in the south to Utica in the north via Ilion. The route was extended south to Kingston and north to Warrensburg as part of the 1930 renumbering of state highways in New York. Other than minor realignments in Kingston, Oneonta, and Oneida County, NY 28 has remained the same to this day. It is also co-designated as Interstate 587 from its southern terminateus at NY 32 to the roundabout linking it to the Thru way. The highway is also known as the Onteora Trail in Catskill Park, where it crosses over the Esopus Creek into Ulster. It ends at a roundabout that links I-587 and NY 28 to the New York State Thruway at exit 19. It begins a two-mile concurrency with NY 30 in Margaretville with the East Branch of the Delaware River paralleling the road to Belleayre Ski Center, in Highmount, before it leaves for the last time in Delaware County, for the first time signed as Delaware County Route 30. The northern terminus of NY 42’s southern segment marks the small hamlet of Winnalsk, after which the small segment of the road turns south to another hamlet, Winnalsks Lake.
The next two miles over the next two sustained climb over theEsopus Creek, the road begins paralleling an Esopus tributary, Birch Hill Creek, up to Pine Hill Ski Center. The road and creek curve around Panther Mountain, one of the Catskill High Peaks, to the south. At Allaben, the Shandaken Tunnel crosses under the road, bringing water from Schoharie Reservoir into the creek. At Mount Pleasant, Big Indian Indian Peak, looms ahead, turning south to its source at Big Indianisook Lake, where the road continues to the last two sustained climbs over the creek for two miles until it ends at the lake’s northern tip. The last two miles of the route are on a road paralleling Esopus Creek up to Mount Pleasant where it meets NY 212 at Mount Pleasant. In West Hurley, the route proceeds along the reservoir to its western end in the town of Olive community of Boiceville, where NY 28A reconnects to the route. At Phoenicia, the largest settlement since Kingston, NY 214 reaches its southern terminus at the highway. At the largest settlement since Kingston, New York 28A’s southern end is followed by the southern terminal of NY 375’s northern segment. The route continues towards the north and west along the northern edge of the reservoir.