Get to Know Delaware County

There is always something going on in Delaware County. From major festivals to small live performances, there is something for everyone here. This section of the site highlights some of the things we are super excited about sharing. Come back here to learn about upcoming events, the best places to grab a sandwich or the perfect place to take in the best views of Delaware County. We welcome everyone to come explore Delaware County, just the way a local would. We hope you love it as much as we do.

Springtime Arts & Culture

April 9, 2024

Ever wonder what to do and where to visit during the in between months? The trees aren’t yet blooming and the snow has melted, but Delaware County has plenty of Arts & Culture to dive into. ...

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Spring Hiking

April 9, 2024

There is nothing quite like spending a spring day outside in the Great Western Catskills. The air is fresh, the leaves have yet to arrive, and tall grasses are matted down from the winter snow. These ...

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Sustainable Delaware County

April 2, 2024

Delaware County has always been closely connected to agriculture, farming, and a rural way of life. It is visible in the landscape as you drive through the valleys and hills, and when you stop into ...

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Your Guide to Spring Fishing

February 27, 2024

The Catskills have long been a major fishing destination.  There are bountiful rivers with deep pools and large ponds with bass, brown and rainbow trout, that make fishing and spending time outdoors ...

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Catch a Game This Coming Season

February 27, 2024

Picture this– a cloudless blue sky, green grass, the smell of a warm summer breeze, and base ball players catching the ball with bare hands. Warm weather is just around the corner and so is Vintage ...

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Women Makers, Shopkeepers & Chefs

February 27, 2024

Each year we love to highlight some of the amazing women who make the Great Western Catskills a special place to be! From makers who have roots five generations strong to those who recently moved ...

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Visit Sugar Maple Farms, Maple Weekend 2024!

February 27, 2024

Maple Weekend, one of the most popular annual traditions in New York State, returns to the Great Western Catskills on March 16-17 and March 23-24. Maple Weekend invites the public to visit farms ...

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View the Solar Eclipse in Delaware County

February 25, 2024

It is time to prepare for the extraordinary Solar Eclipse taking place on Monday, April 8th. This natural phenomenon occurs when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun causing the Earth's view ...

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Catskill Towns Accessible by Bus

February 20, 2024

The Great Western Catskills are a tranquil escape, bound to clear your mind and leave you feeling rejuvenated. The spring fed rivers, rolling landscapes, and peaceful small town charm is waiting, ...

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Family-Friendly Spring Break

February 19, 2024

Pack your bags and bring your family to the Great Western Catskills for Spring Break. We’ve put together some affordable and fun adventures, stays, and dining options that will keep you and your ...

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ANDES

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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Seasonal Pop-Up Menus & Dinners

January 25, 2024

We have no shortage of amazing restaurants and a handful of them are offering pop-up dinners within themselves. Our beloved eateries are keeping things interesting by offering special nights with ...

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Cozy Catskills Winter

January 17, 2024

The Mountains truly come to life once the snow has fallen in the Great Western Catskills. And even when there isn’t much natural snowfall, the ski mountains have snow making on full blast! With ...

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Valentine’s Day the Catskills Way

January 17, 2024

What’s more romantic than being in the mountains with your sweetheart? The Great Western Catskills is a great place to spend a weekend, a week, or a few days nestled in a cozy Catskills stay. ...

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Make Your Sandwich Pilgrimage Now

January 11, 2024

Who doesn’t love a good sandwich? Sandwiches are a great way to eat a quick lunch around the table with friends, on the go, or once you reach the trailhead. We put together a list of some of the ...

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Easter Family Fun

January 6, 2024

Easter is just around the corner and Easter Bunnies everywhere are getting ready to take photos with you on Easter Sunday and before. Spend time with the Easter Bunny, or Easter Princesses at The ...

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A Memorable Catskills Stay 

January 2, 2024

The Roxbury Motel and The Roxbury at Stratton Falls are one contemporary lodging experience with two locations right down the road from the other. The rooms, tower cottages, and mansions offer ...

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Hiking in a Winter Wonderland

January 2, 2024

Winter in the Great Western Catskills is an enchanting time, especially when covered in a blanket of snow. Getting outside for a hike when there are inches of snow can appear to be a bit of a ...

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DELHI

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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Experience the Heart of Skiing at Plattekill Mountain

January 2, 2024

Plattekill Mountain in Roxbury, NY, has been a family-owned mountain since its inception. This skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing paradise is the region's last family-owned and operated mountain, ...

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New Year’s Day Winter Hikes 2024

December 21, 2023

Start the New Year with a hike in the great outdoors! Inspired by Governor Kathy Hochul's invitation to hike state parks, historic sites, wildlife areas and other outdoor public lands on New Year's ...

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Your Mountain for the Day

November 16, 2023

Plattekill Mountain has an offer you can’t refuse with an amazing opportunity to rent out the entire ski-mountain for your personal use for an entire day. Think the-best-family-reunion-of-all-time ...

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Pick-Your-Own in the Cooler Months

October 10, 2023

Crisp fall air is nearly on the horizon and with it comes time to harvest fall fruit. Pumpkins scream fall and what is more festive than getting out there and picking your own? Autumn is the gateway ...

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Eat Your Way Through Delaware County

October 10, 2023

The Great Western Catskills have no shortage of delicious options for eating out. From a farm-to-table pre-fixe dinner at Brushland Eating House to a fan favorite meatloaf panini (made with local ...

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Pet Friendly Catskills

October 10, 2023

What is better than getting in the car and heading to the mountains with your favorite pup in tow? We know how important it is to travel with a beloved animal, they are family after all. We have ...

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Winter in the Mountains

October 10, 2023

The rural escape of the Great Western Catskills provides many different ways of getting outside in every season, including and especially the winter! Enjoy skiing, hiking, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ...

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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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Four Haunting Mysteries of Delaware County

October 10, 2023

Imagine driving through the winding roads of the Great Western Catskills enjoying crisp, colorful leaves floating past your car window. It is a peaceful area, with small towns scattered through the ...

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Holiday Events & Shopping

October 9, 2023

The Great Western Catskills pull out all the stops in preparation for the holidays. Enjoy spending the holidays with us and plan a cozy stay with a fireplace. Below are some of the remaining festive ...

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Halloween in Delaware County

October 9, 2023

The days are getting shorter and the crisp fall leaves are crunching under foot.  Pumpkins and gourds line farm stands and front porches while whispers of Halloween costume ideas are drifting ...

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Rest & Restore in the Great Western Catskills

October 5, 2023

The Great Western Catskills is a peaceful destination to rest and restore. The secluded nature of the area and expansive views paired with cozy retreats nestled in the woods offers a great ...

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STAMFORD

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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Your Guide to Hunting in the Catskills

September 1, 2023

Hunting is a huge draw to the Great Western Catskills. There is nothing like waking up to the crisp morning air and venturing into the woods in pursuit of a trophy buck. While over 85% of people hunt ...

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U-Pick Blueberry Season!

August 27, 2023

Mid-summer in Delaware County means the start of berry picking season. Picking your own means fun for the whole family. Blueberries are currently in season, but there are plenty of more U-pick crops ...

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Hit the Road with the 7th Annual Catskill Conquest Rally!

August 26, 2023

In 1903, the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers sponsored an 800-mile endurance run from Weehawken, NJ to Pittsburgh, PA. Thirty-four competing automobiles departed on October 7, ...

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Eat Your Way Through Summer & Early Fall

August 22, 2023

We are in the height of summer and enjoying every minute of it all while keeping our eyes on the upcoming festivals and food pop-ups that will have you eating your way through Delaware County into ...

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FLEISCHMANNS

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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Leaf-Peeping in the Catskills

August 1, 2023

When you feel a crispness in the air and see a yellow leaf falling here and there, you know it’s coming – the change of seasons from summer to fall! Trust us, there is no better place to be this ...

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Summer and Fall Hikes in the Catskills

July 31, 2023

There is nothing better than spending a day outside in the Great Western Catskills. In the summer, the lush green landscape is fully encompassing, with the smell of tall grasses and wildflowers ...

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Views of the Catskill Mountains

July 31, 2023

It simply takes going for a short drive in Delaware County to realize the stunning beauty that can appear at any turn. As soon as you enter the Great Western Catskills the landscape is undeniably ...

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New Business Spotlight Summer 2023

July 25, 2023

We are excited to announce the opening of a handful of new eateries and a brand new bookstore in the Great Western Catskills. Dining out is often a topic of conversation and with so many established ...

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Electric Charging Stations in Delaware County

July 20, 2023

There’s always something to do in our beautiful towns, but there is an understandable hesitation of traveling in the mountains if you are an electric car owner who needs a charge throughout ...

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Catskill Mountain Fall Festival

July 15, 2023

Maple Shade Farm is pleased to welcome you to the Catskill Mountain Fall Festival on October 7th and 8th from 10 am to 5 pm. Home of the previous Taste of the Catskills, the event is taking place at ...

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SOUTH KORTRIGHT & BLOOMVILLE

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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HOBART

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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Outdoor Dining

July 11, 2023

Summers in Delaware County are beyond gorgeous, with a sweet smell in the air and beautiful blue skies. Restaurants all over the county love to welcome the outdoor diner. Whether you are looking ...

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Take a Plunge in the Great Western Catskills

June 28, 2023

The Great Western Catskills have long been a destination to escape the heat of New York City. Albeit, that began before there was A/C in your 5th Floor apartment, but the charm, cool breeze, and ...

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Arts and Culture in the Mountains

June 11, 2023

We love this time of the year because this is when our arts and culture venues announce the schedules for their upcoming season. Whether it's fine art, music, theater or something in between, our ...

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2023 Delaware County Fair

June 10, 2023

The 136th annual Delaware County Fair, the area's biggest agricultural event, returns to Walton this year with animals, local events, shows, contests, rides, cuisine and more. [caption ...

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Delhi Harvest Festival 2023

June 1, 2023

Right as the leaves begin to change color, Delhi, NY, rings in the change of season with the annual Harvest Festival. The Delhi Harvest Festival takes over Main Street, Delhi and Courthouse Square on ...

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Footy Fest 2023

June 1, 2023

Footy Fest 2023 takes over the Delhi American Legion on October 7th from 9am-10pm. The NYC Footy League has hundreds of players that meet up at weekly games, in NYC and surrounding boroughs, with ...

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Annual Cauliflower Festival In Margaretville

June 1, 2023

The Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce will be presenting the 19th Annual Cauliflower Festival this September 23, 2023 at the Village Park in Margaretville. The festival runs from 11am-4pm and ...

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Family Farm Day 2023

June 1, 2023

Family Farm Day will take place this year on Saturday, August 26, 2023! Participating farms in Schoharie, Otsego, and Delaware Counties will be opening their barn doors to visitors from 10:00 am to ...

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FIDDLERS! Live Music in Roxbury

June 1, 2023

The Roxbury Arts Group will present the 30th annual FIDDLERS! event on Sunday, October 8th from 3pm-7pm. This will be a lively performance celebrating the timeless tradition and toe-tapping rhythms ...

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Andes Community Day

June 1, 2023

Andes Community Day 2023, a celebration of this amazing rural community, will be held on Saturday, August 12th. The hamlet of Andes and will be filled with local music, food and games to celebrate ...

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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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Bovina Farm Day 2023

June 1, 2023

Celebrate the farms, the farmers and the locally produced products of the Bovina area as Bovina Farm Day returns on Sunday, September 3, 2023, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Hosted by Farming ...

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KIDSTOCK! at West Kortright Centre

May 31, 2023

West Kortright Centre presents KIDSTOCK! on Saturday, July 1, from 11am to 4pm! This exciting day of activities will have your whole family dazzled from start to finish. There will be live music ...

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Hit the Links With Us

May 30, 2023

“To find a man’s true character, play golf with him.” – P.G. Wodehouse The spectacular mountain views and rolling terrain make the Great Western Catskills a top destination for golfers. ...

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Hobart Sausage & Brew Festival 2023

May 29, 2023

Join the Hobart Rotary Club on Saturday, August 26 for the Hobart Sausage & Brew Festival from 3-9pm. This family-friendly event will be serving up specialty sausages from local farms made with ...

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Deposit Lumberjack Festival 2023

May 29, 2023

The Deposit Lumberjack Festival which takes place every third weekend of July is now in its 47th year. This July 14- July 16, come experience the festival that has been gathering growing crowds for ...

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Unique Summer Festivals 2023

May 18, 2023

Delaware County is home to many unique festivals you will not find anywhere else. There is extraordinary talent in the Great Western Catskills and many vibrant traditions that are showcased through ...

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Memorial Day Weekend in the Catskills

May 17, 2023

We are kicking off the unofficial start of summer with an abundance of Memorial Day Weekend activities in the Great Western Catskills. Whether you live here or are looking for a reason to visit, we ...

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Pride Month in Delaware County

May 5, 2023

The Great Western Catskills is home to a vibrant community of LGBTQIA+ people and supportive allies. We are excited to celebrate Pride month and uplift the voices of this fantastic group of people. ...

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4th of July Margaretville Field Days

May 1, 2023

  Come celebrate the Fourth of July at the Margaretville Field Days. Margaretville Fire Department will host the annual carnival Thursday, June 29th- Tuesday, July 4th. This celebration ...

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Hobart Festival of Women Writers

April 25, 2023

The Hobart Festival of Women Writers comes to the small Book Village of Hobart, NY, this June 16th, 17th, and 18th. This tiny town located in the picturesque Northern Catskills first became a hub for ...

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The Catskill Mountain Yoga Festival Returns!

April 4, 2023

The Catskill Mountain Yoga Festival is a family-friendly event taking place at Plattekill Mountain on July 22. The festival incorporates yoga & meditation for anyone and everyone with instructors ...

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New Business Spotlight Spring 2023

April 4, 2023

We are excited to welcome new and recently opened businesses to Delaware County! We have new coffee shops, boutique stores and restaurants to welcome. Please visit and give a warm welcome to these ...

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Stagecoach Run Festival 2023

March 30, 2023

The Stagecoach Run Art Festival, taking place Sunday, July 1st and Saturday, July 2nd, is a free, self-guided open studio and gallery tour of some of the area’s best artists, performers, and ...

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Not Just Weekends

February 27, 2023

The Catskill Mountains have been a destination location for decades and while this often becomes a weekend away, there are many things to do and places to dine during the week. Day by day, Catskill ...

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Women Beverage Makers

February 27, 2023

The Great Western Catskills has beautiful hills, sprawling fields and, perhaps unsuspectingly, an abundance of amazing women beverage makers. The fertile (and yes, rocky) soil allows for beautiful ...

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Women and the Arts

February 23, 2023

Delaware County is home to some fantastic women artists and women who run organizations that bring art to the community. From those programming for children, running art studio tours and much more, ...

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Ice Harvest Festival

February 7, 2023

The Hanford Mills Museums 50th Anniversary Season and the Ice Harvest Festival kicks off Friday, February 10th! One of the region’s most celebrated winter events, The Ice Harvest Festival at ...

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Valentine’s Day in the Catskills

January 31, 2023

February is here and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. It’s the coldest part of winter yet you can find vibrant events to warm you up all around the Great Western Catskills. From ice ...

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International Women’s Day

January 1, 2023

International Women’s Day, on March 8th, is an annual opportunity to highlight amazing women in the Great Western Catskills. Talented women are running successful farms, restaurants, businesses and ...

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New Shop in Hancock

December 4, 2022

On Saturday, December 3rd, Delaware County welcomed a new retail shop to the area. Located at 169 East Front Street in Hancock, ALL SORTS is a partnership between two Brooklyn shops: Su'juk and ...

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Classes and Workshops

December 1, 2022

In addition to our incredible outdoor activities, fantastic restaurants and high quality arts and culture programming, Delaware County is also a place people come to learn. From cooking classes to ...

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This Tiny New York Town Goes Big on Antiquing and Farm-to-Table Food

November 16, 2022

Article in Country Living Magazine September 15, 2022 By Sarah Zlotnick Photo by Christian Harder When it comes to the perfect fall getaway, there are three key components: delicious food, ...

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Music on the Delaware Series

October 16, 2022

While we love to welcome visitors to Delaware County to enjoy the great outdoors, we also offer some of the best arts and culture you will find, including live music.  Take the Music on the Delaware ...

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The 20th Annual Catskills Lark in the Park

September 20, 2022

The 20th Annual Catskills Lark in the Park is Saturday, September 30th through Monday, October 9th, 2023. The Catskills Lark in the Park was founded 2004 to mark the 100th anniversary of the ...

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Footy Fest Returns

September 14, 2022

Treat yourself to a weekend of soccer-inspired joy in the Great Western Catskills.   Footy Fest 2022, a coed, soccer-themed festival, returns to the Delaware County this October 8th ...

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Bear Spring Mountain Park & Wildlife Management Area

August 26, 2022

Southern Delaware County is home to one of New York’s recreation jewels - Bear Spring Mountain Park and Wildlife Management Area. The 7,000-acre park that spans the towns of Hancock, Walton and ...

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New York State Hunting & Fishing Resources

August 25, 2022

HuntFishNY is the official New York State Department of Environmental Conservation mobile app that provides our sportsmen/women a simple way to display their licenses and privileges and view ...

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New Restaurants & Eateries You Should Know About

August 25, 2022

We already have no shortage of amazing options for dining here in the Great Western Catskills, but there's always room for more! Here are a few local eateries that have recently opened their doors. ...

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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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The Honest Brook Music Festival 2024 Season

July 26, 2022

The Honest Brook Music Festival is back in the Catskill Mountains for another summer session!  [caption id="attachment_6446" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo courtesy of Honest Brook Music ...

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AMR Open Studios Tour 2023

July 18, 2022

Local artists and galleries will open their doors to the public during the weekend of July 28, 29 & 30, 2023, extending a unique invitation to residents and visitors in Delaware County, New York. ...

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Everybody Loves Brunch

June 28, 2022

Brunch. A word created by blending the sounds and meanings of the words breakfast and lunch. We don’t overthink the meaning, we just know we love it. For many of us, brunch means relaxing. ...

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Bovina Bicentennial Celebration

June 26, 2022

The Town of Bovina will celebrate its 200th birthday on July 30 and 31, 2022. Though first settled in the 1790s, the Town of Bovina didn’t come into being until February 25, 1820, when the New York ...

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International Cuisines of Delaware County

June 22, 2022

While meandering through the countryside along the Delaware River, with its arresting views and unsullied air, it’s very possible you’ll work up an appetite. What’s available to you? A burger? ...

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On View

June 10, 2022

Drive down almost any road in Delaware County no matter how unassuming: this is where the landscape will show its spectacular side. Often unexpected but always stunning, the views in the Great ...

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Uncle Andes Trophy Room at The Andes Hotel

June 9, 2022

All summer long, Uncle Andes Trophy Room at The Andes Hotel is home to a rotating line-up of world class performers, hand chosen by the incomparable Julian Fleisher. The Uncle Andes Trophy Room ...

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Meredith Dairy Fest

May 24, 2022

Come out Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11th to the family friendly Meredith Dairy Fest. This annual festival highlights the rich history of dairy farming in Delaware County. The once thriving ...

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Much to Do in May

May 3, 2022

The weather is warming up and summer is on its way. Days leading up to Memorial Day Weekend are  when the start of the summer season really goes into overdrive in the Great Western Catskills. We are ...

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Hobart Book Village

April 18, 2022

“Why on Earth are there so many book stores in one little town?” is not an uncommon question for visitors who stumble upon the somewhat sleepy, but equally adorable, town of Hobart, also known as ...

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For the Love of Protein

March 28, 2022

Not only is Delaware County becoming a culinary destination because of the incredible access to fresh food and the surge of new restaurants opening, it’s also beloved because of the abundance of ...

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Get Moving in the Great Western Catskills

March 28, 2022

Nothing says "healthy" like a lungful of the fresh mountain air of the Great Western Catskills. What better environment is there for you to get outside, get moving and getting fit? There's no ...

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Cozy up to the Arts

March 28, 2022

Spring may be right around the corner, but often the warm weather can take its time in arriving at the Great Western Catskills. If you're looking for some indoor activities while you wait out winter, ...

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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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Winter in Delaware County

January 1, 2022

If you’ve got a snowmobile, Delaware County in the winter is for you. Considered the busiest snowmobiling destination in the Catskills, the region has the makings for perfect ride: snow, scenery ...

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Celebrating the Holidays that Count, National Cookie and Pie Days!

December 1, 2021

Each year on December 1, dessert lovers across the United States enjoy a slice of their favorite on National Pie Day. Not to be confused with National Pi Day (that takes place on March 14), National ...

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Spotlight on The Hancock House Hotel

November 12, 2021

The Hancock House Hotel is located in downtown Hancock, a four-minute walk from the headwaters of the Delaware River, which is considered by many to be home of the best trout fishing in America. ...

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Halloween Fun in the Catskills

October 19, 2021

The Great Western Catskills is the perfect place to spend Halloween. From special Halloween craft beverage offerings like Awestruck Cider’s Hometown Homicider to special parties and events, we ...

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Hanah Mountain Resort & Country Club

October 8, 2021

A hidden gem in the heart of the Catskills, Hanah Mountain Resort & Country Club offers lodging, dining, event hosting and golfing, all with stunning mountaintop views. A rustic retreat with ...

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Vintage Baseball is a Hit

September 17, 2021

Vintage base ball (yes, it was two words in the 19th Century) is a loose term for baseball played by the rules, in the uniforms, and with the philosophy of the 1800's. Delaware County is home ...

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Echo Orchard & Farm

September 1, 2021

Visiting the Donnelly Farm Stand has been a family tradition for locals and visitors alike. Stopping by the farm to pick up pumpkins, winter squash, gourds and corn stalks every fall was a must when ...

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Family Farm Day 2021

August 3, 2021

On Saturday, August 28, 2021, participating farms in Schoharie, Otsego, and Delaware Counties will be opening their barn doors to visitors from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Family Farm Day 2021 Farm Guide ...

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Farmers’ Markets

July 16, 2021

We love our farmers! Our pride and joy here in the Great Western Catskills is the pure, local food produced by the dozens of working farms in our region. Summertime brings farmers’ markets to ...

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Live Music is Back at West Kortright Centre

May 11, 2021

Each season, The West Kortright Centre bring in gifted artists and performers from around the world, across the country, and throughout our local region. But due to COVID-19, many of the scheduled ...

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Roam the Empire

May 6, 2021

It's been a year. You may have been working at home, schooling at home and just stuck at home in general. As the trees start to bud and the flowers start to bloom, promises of summer fun feel ...

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Margaretville Cemetery Tour Brings History to Life

April 27, 2021

Meet 15 people from the past on a one-hour guided walk through Margaretville Cemetery. The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown has announced the cast for its 8th Living History Cemetery ...

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A Camper’s Paradise

April 27, 2021

Let's be honest. The main thing that draws people to the Great Western Catskills is the area's natural beauty. The rolling hills and mountains, the dense forests, the rivers, streams and waterfalls. ...

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Fishing Beyond the Stream in Delaware County

March 30, 2021

While our area is famous for fly fishing in the vast network of rivers and streams, which you can read about here, there are also some amazing stillwater catches to be had in our lakes, ponds and ...

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Fishing in Delaware County – Resources

March 30, 2021

The Great Western Catskills is famous for its fishing. People come from all over the world to fish our rivers, streams, lakes and ponds. If you are gearing up for a fishing getaway, we'd love to make ...

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Fishing the Rivers and Streams of the Great Western Catskills

March 29, 2021

It's no secret that fly fishing in the rivers and streams is legendary among anglers. New York State has purchased fishing rights on miles of streams in addition to streams on public land. Look for ...

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Pumpkin Patches & Picking

September 29, 2020

Halloween is right around the corner, and you know what that means here in the Catskills -- it's pumpkin time! And our local farmers have got you covered! Stop on by to choose from the specially ...

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Wellness in the Great Western Catskills

July 23, 2020

As you visit our beautiful area and enjoy your break in the Great Western Catskills, you'll be glad to know it doesn't have to mean taking a break from your fitness and health routine. Some of our ...

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We All Scream for Ice Cream!

July 6, 2020

Known for the incredible grazing lands and dairy production, there should be no surprise that we have the most incredible ice cream in the Great Western Catskills. From small batch ice cream being ...

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Sleep Under the Stars!

June 12, 2020

The summer vacation season has arrived! As the weather gets warmer, you can have an amazing time taking in the fresh air at any one of the many campgrounds of the Great Western Catskills. The ...

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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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Supporting Businesses in Delaware County

April 20, 2020

During these challenging times, we at the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce are going to do whatever we can to promote the businesses that are still able to offer our their services to the ...

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Restaurants, Beverage, Shopping Today

April 20, 2020

Our strong restaurant, beverage and retail community has pivoted quickly to response to COVID-19. We would strongly urge you to support any business that is open by taking advantage of their take ...

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Welcome Outside

April 20, 2020

Even during this crisis, we welcome you to get  outside and enjoy the fresh air of the Great Western Catskills. Hiking, walking, enjoying the outdoors. We just need you to do it carefully.  NYS ...

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Taylor Foster, Heaven on Main Street

April 20, 2020

Taylor produces handmade all natural beauty products, including AP Sanitizer as well as vegan and gluten free baked goods in Bovina, New York. You can find Heaven on Main Street products at ...

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Jóhanna Methúsalemsdóttir, Kria

April 20, 2020

Jóhanna Methúsalemsdóttir is co-owner of Kria, a stunning retail location on Main Street in Margaretville, New York in the historic Galli-Curci Theatre. The Kria retail store featured a curated ...

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Lisa Wisely, Blue Spark Creative Services

April 20, 2020

Lisa Wisely is the owner of Blue Spark Creative Services, a full service marketing and business consulting agency in Delhi, New York.She also oversees the Great Western Catskills marketing and ...

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Farm Fresh Summer

April 12, 2020

There is no escaping the agricultural splendor in the Great Western Catskills. Whether in town while the Delhi Farmers’ Market is in full swing or driving through the winding foothills of the ...

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St. Patrick’s Day for Days

March 12, 2020

On St. Patrick's Day in Delaware County, everyone is Irish! There are plenty of opportunities to bundle up in green and celebrate with friends and neighbors. Adult and family-friendly events abound. ...

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Maple Weekend 2020

February 17, 2020

During Maple Weekend, maple farms across New York State invite visitors to their “sugar houses” to experience firsthand how pure, mouth-watering maple syrup and other related products are made.  ...

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No Sunshine? No Problem!

February 3, 2020

There is no bad time to visit The Great Western Catskills, but unexpected weather can sometimes throw a wrench in your plans. Known for its stunning scenery and dizzying array of activities that ...

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Delaware County is left when leaving Belleayre

From Belleayre, Turn Left

February 3, 2020

Just on the other side of the border of Delaware County is Belleayre Ski Mountain in Highmount, home to over 50 skiing, snowboarding and hiking trails with breathtaking views of the surrounding ...

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The Ark Bowl & BBQ

January 6, 2020

Paul Collyer always loved The Catskills. For years, he explored the area before settling in Delaware County. As he bought his home, he also had it in his mind to scout out business opportunities. A ...

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Ice Harvest Festival at Hanford Mills Museum

January 2, 2020

On the first Saturday in February, Hanford Mills Museum in East Meredith, NY, hosts the region's coolest tradition: the annual Ice Harvest Festival! This fun, family-friendly event features a ...

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Spotlight on The Roxbury at Stratton Falls

January 2, 2020

The team behind the Roxbury Motel has done it again. The Roxbury at Stratton Falls is now booking "mansion rooms" and "tower cottages" at the newly constructed site just 2 miles up the road (and down ...

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Ring in the New Year in Delaware County

December 13, 2019

Wondering what to do for New Year's Eve? The Great Western Catskills is home to a variety of events with more being added all the time. Here are a few of the ways you can welcome in ...

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Cut your own Chrismtas Trees and decorations in Delaware County, New York.

Christmas Trees & Decorations in Delaware County

November 4, 2019

Been wondering where you can find the perfect tree or decorations for the holiday season? Delaware County has you covered. Not only do we have a Christmas tree farm where you can cut your own, we ...

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West Kortright Center Barn Tour

West Kortright Centre Barn Tour

September 19, 2019

One of the greatest ways to experience the Great Western Catskills is to get an insider glimpse of the gardens, barns and homes of Delaware County. Each year, The West Kortright Centre hosts a couple ...

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The 16th Annual Catskills Lark in the Park

September 3, 2019

  The 16th Annual Catskills Lark in the Park is on the way! The series of events kicks off Saturday, October 5th  and runs through Monday,  October 14th. The 2019 Lark offers over 50 ...

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Fly Fishing in the Catskills

August 20, 2019

Fly fishing season in the Catskills opens on April 1 and continues until mid-October. Catskill Mountain waters have gained fame as the birthplace of American fly fishing, and to this day our ...

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Labor Day Events

August 15, 2019

Spend the Weekend in the Great Western Catskills While Labor Day is the public holiday that celebrates the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the prosperity of ...

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Festival of Women Writers

August 3, 2019

The Hobart Book Village Festival of Women Writers is an annual, three-day celebration and exploration of literature by women. 2019 marks the 7th strait year of this incredible festival hosted in ...

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Delaware County Fair 2019

July 25, 2019

It's almost that time of year for the annual Delaware County Fair in Walton, NY, the largest agricultural fair in the Great Western Catskills! Celebrating more than 133 years of history, over 80,000 ...

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Thomas the Tank Engine August 9-11 and 16-18

July 1, 2019

  For the first time in over 15 years, Day Out With Thomas™ at the Delaware & Ulster Railroad offers an opportunity for children and their families to take a 25 minute ride with ...

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Celebrate Roxbury

June 9, 2019

Roxbury has a wealth of historical, cultural and recreational opportunities. From historic Kirkside Park to the Roxbury Arts and Community Center, Woodchuck Lodge to Ski Plattekill, there is a never ...

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Spotlight: Delaware & Ulster Railroad

June 1, 2019

Riding through the Catskill Mountains on a vintage train is a fun way to take in the magnificent views of Delaware County. The Delaware & Ulster Railroad (DURR) offers scenic rides that take you ...

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Memorial Day Weekend

May 22, 2019

Join us in Delaware County for the unofficial start of summer. Memorial Day Weekend starts here on Thursday, May 23rd. Here’s a list of events around the area where you can enjoy the whole weekend ...

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4th of July in the Great Western Catskills

May 1, 2019

Kick off summer right with the long weekend surrounding Independence Day. From fireworks to festivals to live music to ice cream socials, there is a little bit of something for everyone happening ...

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Catskills Trout Tales 2019

April 21, 2019

Breathe in the Glorious Outdoors This Spring The Catskills are the birthplace of American fly-fishing, and the area is still considered one of the best fly-fishing spots in the Northeast. With an ...

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Historic Railroad in the Great Western Catskills

Headwaters History Days 2019

April 19, 2019

Headwaters History Days 2019 is a weekend of events, exhibits, open houses and activities celebrating the history, culture, folklife and landscape of the Central Catskills.   Taking place on ...

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Deposit Lumber Jack Festival

April 14, 2019

Celebrate the 43rd Deposit Lumber Jack Festival July 19th, 20th and 21st.   The Deposit Lumberjack Festival is a three day event with lots of fun, excitement, lumberjack competitions, ...

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Easter Events

April 4, 2019

Celebrating Easter in the Great Western Catskills this year? Here are a few of the family friendly holiday related events taking place around Delaware County for you to consider. Easter Bunny ...

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Major Events & Festivals

March 3, 2019

There is something incredible going on in the Great Western Catskills every day but do understand we have some pretty exceptional major events and festivals. To start your getaway planning, we've put ...

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Spotlight: Plattekill Mountain

December 4, 2018

Spotlight: Plattekill Ask anyone about Plattekill Mountain and certain phrases sneak into conversations. You often hear about the ski center’s easygoing, family-friendly feel and its owners who ...

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Bring Delaware County To Your Dinner Table This Thanksgiving

November 5, 2018

We are quickly approaching the Thanksgiving Holiday, and if you've had time to think about planning your holiday meals with friends and loved ones this season, have you considered sourcing your ...

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Ways to Enjoy Fall in the Great Western Catskills

October 9, 2018

Fall is one the best seasons to get out and experience all that the Great Western Catskills has to offer.  From taking scenic drives to view the beautiful fall foliage, visiting you-pick pumpkin ...

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Columbus Day Weekend 2018

September 26, 2018

"The time of the falling of leaves has come again. Once more in our morning walk we tread upon carpets of gold and crimson, of brown and bronze, woven by the winds or the rains out of these delicate ...

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Stay Fit While You Visit

September 14, 2018

As you visit our beautiful area and enjoy your break in the Great Western Catskills, you'll be glad to know it doesn't have to mean taking a break from your fitness and health routine - or perhaps ...

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Festival of Women Writers 2019

September 4, 2018

As a county, we feel incredibly lucky to have the Book Village here in Hobart, NY. Who would ever think that the large and rural County of Delaware would be home to a village that has embraced the ...

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Insider Tips for Golfers

September 3, 2018

Spectacular Catskill Mountain views and rolling terrain make Delaware County a top destination for golfers. Here you'll find many premier golf facilities with pristine courses, perfect for novices ...

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Table to Farm Tours

August 24, 2018

Often when visitors plan a trip to Delaware County, they are eager to get their hands dirty. They want to visit a farm, play with animals and taste that which grows on the land. Table to Farm Tours, ...

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Bovina “Drive In”

August 5, 2018

According to the 2010 census, the small town of Bovina had 633 people living there. The small population might be one of the reasons people are always so surprised when you tell them exactly how many ...

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Ask a Local-Dan Finn, Bovina Valley Farms & Creamery

August 1, 2018

Dan Finn is a farmer and a partner in Bovina Valley, LLC.  Bovina Valley is a collection of regional, family-run businesses that have come together with a shared heritage and common purpose. They ...

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Ask a Local-Jessica Olenych, Home Goods of Margaretville

August 1, 2018

Home Goods of Margaretville is a kitchen and home accessories store on Main Street, Margaretville.  The store has everything you need to outfit your kitchen with brands like All Clad, Viking, ...

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Ask a Local-Liz Callahan, Hanford Mills Museum

August 1, 2018

Liz Callahan is the Executive Director of Hanford Mills Museum in East Meredith, New York. The mill’s authentic and extensively documented site inspires the museum’s unique interpretation and ...

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Ask a Local-Ryan Fifield-Fifield Outfitters

August 1, 2018

Fifield Outfitters, LLC  is fully insured and a family owned and operated business. They provide year- round customized guide services for hunting and fishing trips. Nestled in the Catskill ...

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Ask a Local-Alex Wilson of Wayside Cider

August 1, 2018

Alex Wilson and his business partner Irene Hussey started Wayside Cider in 2014 after the two met at the Catskill Amateur Cider Making Contest at Table On Ten. Irene won the competition.  Alex ...

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Historical Facts about Delaware County

July 26, 2018

— Delaware County is home to the two largest reservoirs in NYC’s West-of-Hudson Catskill Watershed — the Pepacton and Cannonsville Reservoirs. (It is also home to a portion of the Schoharie ...

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Summer in the Arts

May 22, 2018

When you visit us this summer, make sure to see what's on the schedule in performing arts programming. There is a delightful abundance of both local and international talent gracing the stage at ...

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In the Limelight: Performing Arts in Delaware County

May 17, 2018

You don't have to search hard to find the bright limelight of performing arts in this rural region. Whether inspired by the setting or just a lucky gathering of creative minds, our lively community ...

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Say Yes in the Mountains

May 16, 2018

As happy couples strive to create the perfect wedding experience to mark the beginning of their lives while hosting the party of their dreams, they are discovering the breathtaking wedding locations ...

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Notable Former Residents of Delaware County

May 16, 2018

From Tim Duerden, Director at Delaware County Historical Association: Delaware County has close connections to two First Ladies. The family of Elizabeth Kortright Monroe (wife of James Monroe, 5th ...

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How Delaware County Towns Got Their Names

May 16, 2018

The town of Delhi is named after the city of Delhi, India, in honor of founder Ebenezer Foote, "The Great Mogul". Another founder, Erastus Root, a rival of Foote, is responsible for the pronunciation ...

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Historical Sites in Delaware County

May 16, 2018

If you love history and have a day to yourself, how about spending it driving around our county and visiting some interesting historic spots? Here are a few top picks by Tim Duerden, Director at ...

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Memorial Day Weekend

May 16, 2018

Memorial Day Weekend is on May 26-28. Take a weekend trip and check out various happenings around the area for food, music and fun in the mountains! May 26-27 Blues, Brews & BBQ ...

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Delaware County Fair

March 14, 2018

The countdown is on for the Delaware County Fair in Walton, NY, the largest agricultural fair in the Great Western Catskills! Celebrating more than 130 years of history, over 80,000 people flock to ...

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Christmas Tree Farms

March 14, 2018

If you celebrate Christmas, one of the decorative centerpieces of your holiday is probably the Christmas tree in your family room. You adorn it, light it up, place carefully wrapped gifts under it, ...

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Antique Love

March 14, 2018

"There are a lot of unique little shops in the area. It’s an antiquer’s or 2nd hand shopper’s paradise. I find unexpected treasures at farmers’ markets, craft shows and church bazaars." - ...

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Dash Through the Snow

March 14, 2018

Snowmobiling enthusiasts love the hundreds of miles of well-maintained trails in Delaware County with scenery that can't be beat - just picture yourself riding through rolling mountainous terrain ...

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