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East Durham, New York
Hamlet and CDP
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Coordinates: 42°22′21″N 74°05′44″W / 42.37250°N 74.09556°W / 42.37250; -74.09556
Country United States
State New York
County Greene
Town Durham
Elevation
535 ft (163 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
12423 (Greene)
Area code(s) 518 Exchange: 634
GNIS feature ID 959100

East Durham is a hamlet (and census-designated place) within the town of Durham, which is located in the U.S. state of New York, approximately 535 feet (163 m) above sea level, in Greene County. It has the ZIP Code 12423 and the area code 518.

Attractions

East Durham is known for its Irish heritage and cultural promotion. The town attracts many Irish-American visitors during the summer months who stay at its many Irish motels. East Durham contains several significant cultural attractions including:

  • Zoom Flume- full service waterpark with many slides rides and pools designed for families.
  • Woodward Road Stone Arch Bridge- historical bridge listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Supersonic Speedway- Mini Amusement park with miniature golf, go-karts, batting cages and arcade.
  • Lawyer's- Old-style general store and deli
  • East Durham Irish cultural center- Site for annual carnival, Irish feis, and contains flag display of Irish counties.
  • Guaranteed Irish USA- Irish gift shop; one of the largest Irish import stores in the U.S

In addition to this the town is home to numerous Irish pubs and restaurants and a post office and fire department. The town also sees many visitors for the fall foliage season, along with golfers and hikers.

  • Irish Village USA, http://www.irishvillageusa.com/
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