Delaware County by Area

Delaware County is large. The size of Rhode Island large. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,467 square miles (3,800 km2), of which 1,442 square miles (3,730 km2) is land and 25 square miles (65 km2) (1.7%) is water. It is the fifth-largest county in New York by land area.

When people come to the County, they are typically being drawn to towns they visited once before, places that a friend told them about, an adorable hamlet they read about it. It’s not always easy for the visitor to know what is around and available depending on where they are.

Those of us who live here, often think about our area as being small neighborhoods. If we are going to spending a beautiful sunny afternoon shopping the adorable shops of  Franklin, we might as well take a quick drive and hit  brewery Unadilla or a cidery in Sidney. If we are going to check out a concert in Hancock, seems like a great time to stop by Deposit and East Branch which are in the vicinity. In order to better help you navigate your way around when visiting, we are producing a “neighborhood” guide that will let you know what towns are close to each other, what attractions are easy to get to when you are here.

The towns, villages, hamlets of this county are all worth a visit. We hope you will find this guide helpful in exploring all the areas when you plan your next getaway to the Great Western Catskills.


January 25, 2024

Located just three hours from New York City, the town of Andes has been a vacation destination for decades. The perfect blend of outdoor adventure and small town amenities, Andes is a great place ...

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January 2, 2024

Situated in the geographic center of the Great Western Catskills, the lively town of Delhi, NY, celebrates a rich agricultural history reflected in the scenic landscape. Serving as a vibrant hub ...

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Downsville & Colchester

June 1, 2023

Along the beautiful East Branch of the Delaware River is the quaint village of Downsville, NY. Located in the town of Colchester, there are gorgeous river views and plenty of small town charm. ...

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An image of yellow flowers in a dark brown barrel with two American flags sticking out of it. A striped bench is behind the flowers. Behind all this is a lush green garden, a tree, and a building peaking through the tree.


August 22, 2023

Fleischmanns is a quaint town with a rich history nestled in the heart of the Catskills. The two and a half hour drive from New York City flies by as you enter the area's gorgeous scenery. When ...

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July 15, 2023

Hobart is a small town in the Great Western Catskills with a rich agricultural history and, presently, a strong connection to books. Known as the Hobart Book Village, this sleepy yet adorable ...

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Sidney & Unadilla

May 17, 2020

Sidney and Unadilla are located beautifully at the convergence of the Susquehanna and Unadilla Rivers at the northwest corner of Delaware County. Sidney and Unadilla, known by the community as ...

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Hancock, Deposit & East Branch

August 1, 2022

Known as “The Gateway to the Delaware River,” Hancock is located at the confluence of the West and East Branch of the river. This adorable town is conveniently located right off Route 17 ...

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Roxbury, Denver & Grand Gorge

October 10, 2023

The town of Roxbury, which includes the hamlets of Grand Gorge and Denver, is a gorgeous area nestled among the mountains. The town's historic nature is visible on its Main Street, with views of ...

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July 15, 2023

South Kortright and Bloomville are two small towns located among sprawling fields and scattered farms. Bloomville first found itself on the culinary map with the now closed Table on Ten, one of ...

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September 26, 2023

Stamford has been a destination town in the Catskills since the 1870s. Visitors rode the passenger train north to escape the city heat and spend the summer in the cool Delaware County air. Since ...

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Walton, New York

Walton & Masonville

March 15, 2022

The main thoroughfare of Walton, New York is lined with architectural gems, store fronts and vintage signs that harken back to a time when Walton was bustling and now with a brand-new breath of ...

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