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Outdoor Recreation / Snowmobiling

The Great Western Catskills has long been an outdoor sports and adventure destination! With our lush valleys, crystal-clear waters and dramatic high peaks, Delaware County offers visitors amazing views with equally incredible experiences. Whether you’re seeking the challenge of downhill skiing, snowboarding and tubing; the tranquility of a leisurely walk through fields and forests or a steep trek; hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, extreme mountain biking, or miles of country roads for the biking enthusiast; the Great Western Catskills provides visitors with places to experience all of the great outdoors during any season! Enjoy the wildlife and fall in love with the breathtaking views.

  • Bear Spring Mountain State Park

    Bear Spring covers over 7100 acres and is the only state park in New York intended specifically for horseback riding. Riding enthusiasts enjoy 24 miles of trails. Also available are 24 horse tie stalls and a trailer parking stateion. The park trails are also suited for mountain biking, hiking, snowmobiling and cross country skiing. Most of Bear Spring Mountain is a Wildlife Management Area. This area includes all the horse trails and hiking trails. Some of these trails are marked for snowmobile use. Cross country users can use any trail. The lower campground at Spruce Grove is kept open for the Big Game Hunting Season on a first come, first serve basis. Campers can use this area beginning the day before archery season until the end of the late muzzle loading season. Bear Spring Mountain also offers primitive camping and Launt Pond in all its beauty. The campgrounds beach, boat rental, and multi-use trail system offers fun for all ages.

    512 East Trout Brook Road,
    Downsville 13755
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    Central Catskill Trail Association

    The club maintains trails connecting DeLancey to Andes and up through Bovina to Stamford and Roxbury. It hosts various poker runs through out the season. Please join up!

    PO Box 87
    Andes 13731
    Phone: 845-676-4912
  • D & D Snow Diggers

    D & D Snowdiggers Inc., is an incorporated club in Deposit, New York located along NYS Route 17/86, NYS Route 8 and NYS Route 10 that works on promoting a greater interest in snowmobiling throughout the southwestern Delaware County area.

  • Delaware County Federation of Snowmobile Clubs

    The Federation was created to gain more recognition within NYS, local Government and join all of the snowmobile clubs within Delaware County to help promote communication and draw more people who enjoy the sport of snowmobiling to Delaware County NY.

    Downsville 13755
  • Delaware Valley Ridge Riders

    We are proud members of the New York State Snowmobile Association. Delaware County is a host for over 354 miles of New York State Corridor Trails. Our club maintains over 70 miles of them. Our club is a steward for two of New York State Parks, Campbell Mountain-Cherry Ridge and Bear Spring Mountain Wildlife Game Management area. Trail C2 goes through both of these great parks with numerous secondary trails for your enjoyment. The Town of Downsville provides gas, food, lodging and services to connector trails and neighboring clubs. Bear Spring Mountain is one of the best kept secrets in the Catskill Forest Preserve. At an elevation of 2,600 feet and a normal snow depth of 18-25 inches when other areas have no snow. This area is a snowmobilers haven, sometimes referred to as a little "Tug Hill." These trails are wide, adventurous, and well maintained.

    PO Box 296
    Downsville 13755
  • Delaware, Otsego, Chenango Snow Riders

    DOC Snow Riders currently maintains 60+ miles of southern Chenango County, and 30+ miles in nearby Delaware County. All our trails join with several neighboring clubs. We have many pieces of  grooming equipment, from small to large, and have been adding every year. DOC’s is an active member of the Chenango County Snowmobile Federation, and we support NYSSA as well.

    P.O. Box 33
    Sidney 13838
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    Hamden Hill Ridge Riders

    Club maintains over 70 miles of trails from Walton, Delancey, Hamden, Delhi and Bloomville. Club is working with local officials in 2010 to create a public access parking area in the village of Walton at the Austin-Lincoln Park, allowing riders to park vehicles and trailers at the trailhead and to enter the snowmobile trails.

    PO Box 113
    Hamden 13820
  • Headwaters Trails

    Hiking, mountain biking, snowmobiling with access from various points in and just outside Stamford. There are approximately thirty miles of trails that are open to the public due to the generous cooperation of several landowners. The trails offer a variety of experiences for all levels of physical activity. Combined with the Catskill Scenic Trail, which is nearby and is 26-1/2 miles of hard-packed surface lying on top of the former rail bed of the Delaware & Ulster Railroad, the trails offer some of the most beautiful scenery in the state. This is a cooperative public and private trail system so please be respectful to the land and others on the trail.

  • Otego Sno-Goers

    Covering 42 miles of trails in Delaware County and 47 miles in Otsego County.