Bearsville, New York

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Baehr's Store, from which Bearsville takes the name
Baehr's Store, from which Bearsville takes the name
Bearsville is located in New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 42°02′26.7″N 74°09′18.7″W / 42.040750°N 74.155194°W / 42.040750; -74.155194Coordinates: 42°02′26.7″N 74°09′18.7″W / 42.040750°N 74.155194°W / 42.040750; -74.155194
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
part of town of Woodstock
 • Typeunincorporated area
600 ft (200 m)
 • Total700
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
Area code(s)845 Exchange: 679
GNIS feature ID943336

Bearsville is a hamlet in Ulster County, New York, USA. Bearsville is in the town of Woodstock, New York and is located along New York State Route 212, within Catskill State Park and just to the west of the hamlet of Woodstock.[1] The highest known temperature in Bearsville was 101 °F (38 °C), which occurred in 1995. The lowest temperature was −27 °F (−33 °C), recorded in 1994.[2]

Bearsville was named not for the numerous local black bears, but for German peddler and storekeeper Christian Baehr, who built a store on the Sawkill Creek in 1839.[3] Places of interest in Bearsville, or named for it, include Bearsville Records and Bearsville Studios, the WDST radio studios, and The Bearsville Theater and restaurant complex.[4]

The Bearsville post office (ZIP Code 12409) also covers the adjoining hamlet of Wittenberg.


  1. ^ "Bearsville, New York". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-10-22.
  2. ^ "Monthly Averages for Bearsville, New York". The Weather Channel. Retrieved 2008-10-08.
  3. ^ "Baehr's Store - New York Historical Markers". Retrieved 2012-04-26.
  4. ^ "Bearsville Theater". Retrieved 2012-04-26.