Downsville & Colchester

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. Known for exceptional fishing, kayaking and canoeing, hiking, and snowmobiling, this village is a destination for those looking to get outside.

 

Stay at the Peaceful Valley Campground if you’d like access to swimming, hiking, and comfortable cabins along the river or stay at the Old Schoolhouse Inn & Restaurant for a place to rest after having a local burger.

Bear Spring Mountain Campground
(607) 865-6989
512 East Trout Brook Road
Downsville, NY 13755

Downsville Motel
(607) 363-7740
6964 River Road
Downsville, NY 13755

Peaceful Valley Campsite
(607) 363-2211
485 Banker Road
Downsville, NY 13755

The Old Schoolhouse Inn & Restaurant
(607) 363-7814
28218 NY-206
Downsville, NY 13755

What more do you need in Downsville than a one-stop-shop for getting you on the water? The shopping is limited in Downsville but Al’s Sport Store is really all you need. Stock up on fishing gear, rent a kayak and be on your way. Stop into the charming Reeds Maple Shop for the best maple products in the area. 

Al’s Sport Store
Canoe and Kayak Rental
(607) 363-7740
6964 River Road
Downsville, NY 13755

Catskill Cellars
(607) 363-2833
15380 State Highway 30
Downsville, NY 13755

Downsville Hardware Co.
(607) 363-7775
28318 State Highway 206
Downsville, NY 13755

Reeds Maple Products Shop
(607) 363-2738
315 Knox Avenue
Downsville, NY 13755

Enjoy the Old Schoolhouse Inn & Restaurant for lunch or dinner. The burgers and beef are local and fresh, coming from the farm located right behind the restaurant. The Old Schoolhouse Inn & Restaurant is truly the hub of the village. They have seasonal events, specials, music, car shows, and hold many of the town’s celebrations. Check in with their Events page for what’s coming up.

Downsville Diner
(607) 363-7678
15185 NY-30
Downsville, NY 13755

The Old Schoolhouse Inn & Restaurant
(607) 363-7814
28218 NY-206
Downsville, NY 13755

 

You will have to make a pitstop at the Historic Downsville Covered Bridge, originally built in 1854. In the winter, ice skate in the park across from the bridge, enjoying the natural beauty of the area and a bit of history. 

Colchester Town Pool (Summer Only)
(607) 363-2400
14728 Route 30
Downsville, NY 13755

Downsville Covered Bridge
15500 NY-30
Downsville, NY 13755

Ice Rink (Winter only)
Across the from 15500 NY-30
Downsville, NY 13755

Reeds Maple Products
Visit the farm April-March
(607) 363-2738
Downsville, NY 13755

 

No matter the season, there is always something to do outside in Downsville. From hiking in Bear Spring Mountain, kayaking down the East Branch or snowmobiling the 70 trails maintained by the Ridge Riders, Downsville will have you enjoying the great outdoors.

Al’s Sport Store
Canoe and Kayak Rental
(607) 363-7740
6964 River Road
Downsville, NY 13755

Bear Spring Mountain Day Use Area 
(607) 865-6989
512 East Trout Brook Road
Downsville, NY 13755

Bear Spring Wildlife Management Area
(607) 652-2302
25201 NY-206
Downsville, NY 13755

Delaware Valley Ridge Riders
The Ridge Riders is snowmobile club maintaining over 70 trails in Delaware County.
(607) 363-7814
DVRR Snowmobile Club
PO Box 296
Downsville, NY 13755

Downs Grave Trail
15185 NY-30
Downsville, NY 13755

 

Peaceful Valley Campground is known for its array of annual events. People come from all over the area and beyond to participate in festivals such as the Russian Music Festival, and Airplane Festival. The Old Schoolhouse Inn hosts events from car shows to barbecues. Check in with both of these businesses for their seasonal events. 

Downsville Firemen’s Field Days
Each July the Fire Department celebrates with two days of fireworks, a demolition derby, food, drinks, vendors and activities for kids. Check in with the Fire Department at the beginning of the season for dates and more information.
(607) 363-2235
15166 State Highway 30
Downsville, NY 13755

EV Charging Station
In the parking lot of the Downsville Diner
15185 NY-30
Downsville, NY 13755

The Old Schoolhouse Inn & Restaurant
(607) 363-7814
28218 NY-206
Downsville, NY 13755

Peaceful Valley Campsite
(607) 363-2211
485 Banker Road
Downsville, NY

 

DOWNSVILLE & COLCHESTER Photo courtesy of the Town of Colchester
STAY Photo courtesy of the Peaceful Valley Campground
SHOP Photo courtesy of Al’s Sports Store
EAT+DRINK Photo courtesy of google images
ADVENTURE Photo courtesy of Al’s Sports Store
EXPERIENCE Photo by Great Western Catskills
EVENTS Photo courtesy of The Old Schoolhouse Inn & Restaurant