About Cottekill, New York
Cottekill is an unincorporated hamlet in the town of Rosendale, Ulster county, New York in the United States. Situated in the Rondout Valley, it is approximately 2.25 miles west of the hamlet of Stone Ridge, 2.5 miles northwest of Rosendale village, 8.75 miles south of the city of Kingston and 10.9 miles north of the village of New Paltz. As of 2007, the population was listed at 722. It features a Post Office (12419), its own fire department and the Cross Roads Deli at the intersection of Ulster County Routes 1 (Lucas Avenue) & 26 (Cottekill Road). Schools located here are the Rosendale Elementary School (K - 4), part of the Rondout Valley Central Schools District and the Brookside School, a private school for children with developmental disabilities. It is also home to the Sustainable Living Resource Center, a project of Sustainable Hudson Valley. There is also the Marbletown-Rosendale Rail Trail, curving along the old Ontario & Western railroad tracks, paralleling Lucas Avenue. It starts at Leggett Road, crosses the Cottekill Creek on a wooden footbridge and travels north to Cottekill Road, past the Cottekill Fire House. It continues north from the firehouse, along the O & W path, crosses Marcott Road and ends on Route 209.