Catskill Scenic Route 30
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, 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. Visit the confluence of the East and West Branches of the Delaware River; the headwaters of the East Branch; an 1838 church; a covered bridge; shops, galleries and old buildings; a church with Tiffany windows; John Burroughs’ retreat, Woodchuck Lodge. Canoe, kayak or fish the East Branch or the 16-mile-long Pepacton Reservoir. Hike the trails of the Catskill Park and forever-wild Catskill Forest Preserve. Drive through spectacular fall foliage. Ride your snowmobile on well-groomed trails. Stay overnight at a B&B, a unique motel, a cabin or other accommodations along the way. Enjoy locally grown food, wine and beer. These are just a few of the attractions that Route 30 has to offer.