Bovina Town Guide

Where to Eat

Brushland Eating House


Classic farm-to-table food and drinks. The menu here is simple and seasonal, with things like, Cast Iron Chicken with sour cream and spinach, Pork Schnitzel with zucchini and red onions, and Hand Rolled Pasta. Sara and Sohail, the owners, and former Brooklynites, keep it local - getting most ingredients from local farms and butchers, even baking most of the bread by hand. The hardest part of the experience is deciding what to eat!

Foster Built Coffee


Mark Frost believes that coffee is a conversation, a conversation that he likes to share with customers. The former New York City resident moved to Bovina and fell in love with the land. Now he shares both his love of coffee and the outdoors with his customers. There’s nothing like drinking good coffee outside, surrounded by fall weather. Stop by and visit Mark. He’ll be happy to help you find your perfect cup of coffee.

Russell’s General Store


This place doubles as a sandwich shop and a general store. Known to most locals as Bea’s, after the owner who moved to Bovina from LA, where she was a talent executive. Whether you need to fill your car with gas, grab some breakfast, or even groceries, Russell's is the store (in fact, the only store in town)! And you absolutely have to try Bea's egg and cheese on ciabatta, made with fresh, local bread and farm-fresh eggs.

Burnett Farms

This is more than just a farm stand; it’s a community. The farm was built from scratch by Steve and Kristie Burnett. Along with great fresh produce, you’ll find that the place does things like fashion shows where all the material is made out of farm waste.

What to Do


Bovina is surrounded by plenty of beautiful hikeable trails, including, Plattekill Mountain, and Palmer Hill Trail. Meander through woods. Enjoy the surrounding trees and you’ll also see a mountain view that can be none other than the Catskills.

Fishing at Pepacton Reservoir


Interested in catching some fish? Look no further. The Pepacton Reservoir offers excellent trout and bass fishing for all levels. The reservoir is over twenty miles long and one-half mile wide, meaning there are plenty of secluded spots for you to catch some fish.
You can stop by Al’s Sports Store, a few minutes away, to pick up what you need or, if you want to skip the fishing entirely, rent a canoe or kayak to paddle through the reservoir.

Where to Stay

Bovina’s Bounty

Hilltop site where hawks and eagles soar above and babbling brooks. Forage from the wild apple trees and blackberry patches, gaze at the sweeping long-range views. Extras include a private hike up to Mt. Warren, a dozen fresh farm eggs, and firewood.

Fire Watch Meadow


Camp on 50 acres of stunning meadow property that overlooks both Roxbury and West Bovina. You’ll be camping in comfortable seclusion. Extras include, campfire chairs, firewood, pots and pans.

Moon Mountain


In the middle of 90 gorgeous acres of private land, sits a campsite 2,000 feet above sea level. Hike, explore, and stargaze in this paradise, with access to a pond, to the Delaware river.


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Casey Steffens

Russell’s General Store