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.
Fishing store and a whole lot more. For our rental customers we provide all the gear from paddles and life vests to roof pads and straps to tie down the canoe. Delivery and pickup service can be arranged. Guided fishing trips available. Stay in The Downsville Motel right next door. Find us at the intersection of Routes 30 and 206.
The Andes Rail Trail is an easily accessible hiking trail in an idyllic setting, suitable for individuals and families of all ages. The trail starts at the beautiful pergola and gate, at 266 Depot Stree. Pass the historic Depot Building, erected in 1907. The first section of the trail continues for one very flat mile (2 miles round trip) along the old rail bed, and provides a peaceful experience of field and woodland beauty and wonderful mountain views.
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.
Belleayre stands as a model in the ski industry. With 47 trails, parks and glades and 8 lifts, including our new High Speed Quad, Belleayre Mountain has certainly evolved from humble, yet promising beginnings into an efficient and growing organization - perfection in progress.
Retail archery shop with adjacent shooting area.
Located near the junction of the East and West branches of the Delaware River - our guides will help you find the right type of water for your fishing skills. BWO is a place where anglers gather to get the latest river & hatch information, exchange stories, meet friends and get the equipment needed for a successful day on the famed waters of the Upper Delaware & Catskill Rivers.
Boarding, training, riding lessons, trail rides, horses for sale or lease.
Experience all of nature’s luxuries while staying at RiverView Estate by Brophy. Built in 1996, this ethereal mountain and grassland retreat will take you away and captivate your soul while nestling amidst lush gardens, shimmering pools, and cascading waterfalls. Owner Gale Brophy brings you RiverView Estate--her distinguished signature resort overlooking romantic wilderness and exquisite scenic river and valley views.
A "Fisherman's Paradise" and a great location for relaxation and family reunions. Located on the East Branch of the Delaware River. Offering one and two bedroom cottages. Enjoy hiking, fishing, eagle watching, boating and canoeing. Call for more information.
The Catskill 3500 Club was founded in 1962, to foster interest in hiking in the Catskills. Membership is open to anyone who has climbed on foot each of the 35 Catskill peaks above 3500 feet in elevation.
A full adventure guide service based in the Central Catskills specializing in kayaking, canoeing, hiking, biking, team building, fishing, camping, and wilderness excursions. We also offer a full line of outdoor equipment rentals. Ask about ziplines!
The CMC offers volunteer led hikes and workshops throughout the Catskill Forest Preserve and on other state lands. From hiking to ice fishing, nature walks, plant identification and survival talks, we seek to share our love for the Catskill Park with you.
Are you looking to catch that trophy trout, to bag a wild turkey or to explore New York's fabulous outdoor adventure lands? Charles "Sonny" Somelofski has the skills and experience to ensure your next outdoor adventure exceeds all your expectations.
The Catskill Park is nationally unique because it is a checkerboard of public and private land; a grand experiment in how nature, even wilderness, and human society can coexist in a landscape. Hiking opportunities abound in the Catskill Park. There are approximately 300 miles of marked, maintained hiking trails on public Forest Preserve land. Stewardship and development of these trails is shared by the New York State Forest Rangers and local chapters of hiking clubs such as the New York/New Jersey Trail Conference and the Adirondack Mountain Club. There are 35 Catskill peaks boasting heights greater than 3500ft elevation, and people who hike to the summits of each of these peaks earn membership in the Catskill 3500 Club. One of three spots where you can access the trail from a village center can be found in Margaretville. For more information on the Park and hiking and other outdoor activites visit the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation at http://www.dec.ny.gov.
From Hancock to Grand Gorge, Catskill Scenic Route 30 follows the East Branch of the Delaware River through 5 towns; Hancock, Colchester, Andes, Middletown, Roxbury and their many villages and hamlets. Along the entire route, bluestone quarrying, logging and farming were historically the most important industries and continue to be important today. Easily accessible via Exit 90 from Route 17 (soon to be I-86), Route 30 in Delaware County passes through 61 miles of beautiful hills and valleys, passing many historical sites, and offering many attractions and recreational activities through all four seasons of the year.
The Catskill Scenic Trail lies on top of the former rail bed of the Ulster & Delaware Railroad. This 26-mile Rails to Trails project offers a hard-packed surface that makes it perfect for hiking, biking, horseback riding during the warm months. Only a four hundred foot change in grade over the entire trail.
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!
Enjoy trail rides through scenic Walton. Please call ahead for reservation.