Outdoor Recreation

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, a steep trek or a round of golf; 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.

Looking for something specific to do or try in the Great Western Catskills. We can help you narrow down your outdoor adventures:

Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing

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Click here for a list of equipment rentals and supply stores in the Great Western Catskills.

Covert Creek Outfitting


Experience the best Fly Fishing & Wingshooting that the Catskills has to offer with Covert ...

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Broken Spoke Stables

874 Narrow Notch Rd, Hobart

Broken Spoke Stables Lessons, Training, Trails, Boarding (607) 435-1738 Broken Spoke Stables ...

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Andes Town Pool

115 Delaware Avenue, Andes

The Andes Pool is a beautiful pool in the small town of Andes, NY. The Andes Town Pool is open to ...

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The Lost Bookshop

120 Main St, Delhi

The Lost Bookshop in Delhi, New York is an independent bookstore offering books for getting lost ...

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Pine Hill Trail System Mountain Biking

Pine Hill Road, Sidney

A mountain biking trail system located in Sidney, NY. Plan your route and find more information ...

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John “Jack” Kelly Memorial Pool

21 Townsend Street, Walton

The John “Jack” Kelly Memorial Pool is free and open to the public seasonally in Walton. Find ...

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Finger Lakes Trail

Masonville, NY

The trail enters Masonville from NY 8 to the north and leaves along NY 206 to the west. This 10.7 ...

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Arctic-China State Forest

Masonville, NY

Arctic-China State Forest, located near Deposit and Masonville in Delaware County, has an outdoor ...

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The Hancock Rink

20 East Main Street, Hancock

A public ice skating rink at Hancock Town Square open December through February, weather ...

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Skyhold Ranch

7947 Elk Creek Rd, Delhi

Skyhold Ranch offers 1 hour guided trail rides, open or private parties on horseback, through the ...

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Denver Valley Trail

Denver Vega Road, Margaretville

The Denver Valley in the Town of Roxbury is one of the more off the beaten path destinations on ...

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Dry Brook Valley Trail

Todd Mountain Road, Arkville

Dry Brook Road runs southeast from SR 28 in Arkville.  The climb up this valley with big views of ...

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Rider Hollow Trail

Rider Hollow Road, Arkville

Very near Dry Brook Valley is Rider Hollow Rd.  It’s a great short ride on its own at 2.1 miles ...

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Hackett Fly Fishing

Hwy 17, East Branch

Enjoy a Catskill Mountain fly fishing adventures. Located just two hours north of New York City, ...

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Stamford Pool

5 South St, Stamford

Stop by and enjoy this beautiful new pool that was opened Stamford! It is free and open to the ...

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Big Lug Bicycle Outfitter

50 Main St, Stamford

Big Lug Bicycle Outfitter wants to be your go-to resource for cycling repair, maintenance and ...

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Steady Slope Campsite

Delhi, NY

At the highest point of the property, you will be welcomed with beautiful views of the Catskill ...

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Mount Utsayantha

Mountain Avenue, Stamford

Mount Utsayantha is a 2.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Stamford, New ...

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Catskill Scenic Trail

New York 10, Bloomville

The Catskill Scenic Trail is a 26-mile recreational path that meanders along some the most glorious ...

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Jensen Ledges

Bouchoux Brook Rd, Hancock

Jensen Ledges is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hancock, New York ...

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Frightful’s Falls Trail

565 Andes Rd, Delhi

Named after the falcon, a character in My Side of the Mountain, this 0.5 mile trail connects ...

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Smith Pond Trail

460 Andes Rd, Delhi

This 1.1 mile trail begins at a trailhead on SR 28 opposite the Delaware Academy.  It follows the ...

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Gribley Trail

Sheldon Drive, Delhi

This is a 3 mile trail, named after the beloved character in the children’s novel My Side of the ...

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Bulldog Run Trail Loop

Immanuel Lutheran Church, Andes Road

This trail is 1.7 miles round trip,  named after Delaware Academy Central School’s mascot. It ...

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Kelly Hollow Trail

Mill Brook Road, Margaretville

The Kelly Hollow Loop which starts and finishes on Mill Brook Road and is closed in on three sides ...

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Alder Lake & Alder Lake Trail

Cross Mountain Road, Margaretville

Alder Lake to Balsam Lake Mountain Fire Tower is a 12.6 mile out and back trail located near ...

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McCoy Hill Trail

New York 206, Downsville

  Located within Bear Spring Mountain Wildlife Management Area, the 11.7 mile McCoy Hill ...

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Switchback Spur Trail

New York 206, Downsville

Located within Bear Spring Mountain Wildlife Management Area, the 2 mile Switchback Spur Trail is ...

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John Whalen Trail

New York 206, Downsville

Located within Bear Spring Mountain Wildlife Management Area, John Whalen Trail is a 1.1 mile ...

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Fork Mountain Trail and Fork Mountain Spur Trail

New York 206, Downsville

Located within Bear Spring Mountain Wildlife Management Area, Fork Mountain Spur Trail is a 4.7 ...

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“Box of Rocks” Trail

New York 206, Downsville

Located within Bear Spring Mountain Wildlife Management Area, the 4.5 mile “Box of Rocks” Trail ...

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Roxbury General

53587 State Hwy 30, Roxbury

Roxbury General purveys primarily regionally sourced, carefully curated merchandise in its store ...

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Marino’s Outdoor World

95 E Front St, Hancock

Marino’s Outdoor World has served the Hancock Community for 96 years. They match or beat any ...

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Catskill Outpost

81 Main Street, Stamford

Catskill Outpost offer visitors quality apparel and supplies for those ready to embrace the ...

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TC Sports

8251 State Hwy 206, Trout Creek

TC Sports has everything that any Polaris snowmobile owners need, including parts and service. You ...

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Joe’s Sports Center

34603 State Hwy 23, Grand Gorge

Joe’s Sports Center is an outdoor sporting goods shop. Their products are specialized in hunting, ...

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George’s Gun Shop

1368 Jump Brook Road, Grand Gorge

George's Gun Shop has been in business over 30 years. George has the supplies you need for hunting ...

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Al’s Sport Store

6964 River Road, Downsville

A fishing store and a whole lot more, Al's Sport Store provides services from canoe, kayak and gear ...

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Shephard Hills Golf Club

562 Shepard Hill Road, Roxbury

This nine-hole course offers challenging terrain with spectacular mountain views. The full service ...

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Hanah Mountain Resort & Country Club

576 West Hubbell Hill Road, Margaretville

In the heart of the breathtaking Catskill Mountains, the Hanah Mountain Resort & Country Club ...

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Catskills Vacation Rental Hancock New York

Riverbend House

76 Mill St, Hancock

This newly renovated vacation rental unit is the downstairs apartment in a two-family home. The ...

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West Branch Angler Resort

150 Faulkener Road, Hancock

The West Branch Angler is fly fishing resort and shooting preserve, offering 26 luxury cabins on ...

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East Branch Outfitters

1471 Peas Eddy Road, Hancock

New York’s legendary fishing resort. Private access to the East Branch of the Delaware is just a ...

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East Sidney Lake Park

4659 State Highway 357, Franklin

Camping, boating, picnic area and beach. Fun for the whole family. Plenty of activities: large ...

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Delaware County K.O.A.

242 Union Church Road, Franklin

You may hear frogs and crickets, but highway noises won't reach you at this KOA. Although close to ...

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Turquoise Barn

8052 County Road 18, Bloomville

Turquoise Barn is a Green Certified, eco-friendly retreat, education and event center. Over time, ...

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Crazy Acres Campground at Beaver Spring Lake

263 Beaver Spring Road, Davenport

Crazy Acres Campground is a family-friendly campground in scenic farm country. They offer 70 full ...

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Rippling Waters Retreat

1807 Federal Hill Road 1, Delhi

Rippling Waters Retreat is a private 400-acre estate for couples, families, gatherings, weddings, ...

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Max’s Cottage

1981 Sally's Alley, Denver

This cottage is close to Plattekill Mountain, Belleayre Mountain and other Catskill ski resorts. ...

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Stone and Thistle Farm

1211 Kelso Road, East Meredith

Join the Warren family on a diversified, pasture-based livestock farm in the Catskills and ...

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Peaceful Valley Campsite

485 Banker Rd, Downsville

Visit Peaceful Valley Campsite where you are surrounded by the Catskill Mountains, the East Branch ...

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Bear Spring Mountain Campground & Day Use Area

512 East Trout Brook Road, Downsville

Bear Spring Mountain is located in the western end of the Catskill Forest Preserve. The ...

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Dream Catcher Lodge and Cabins

393 River Road, Deposit

Dream Catcher Lodge and Cabins is one of upstate NY’s best and most affordable resort ...

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Guestward Ho Family Campgrounds

62 H Decker Road, Deposit

Guestward Ho Family Campground, set in the lower regions of the Catskill Mountains, continues a 42 ...

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Kingswood Campsite

1500 Hathaway Pond Road, Hancock

Owned and operated by the New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, Kingswood ...

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Hamden Hill Ridge Riders

1021 Covert Hollow Road, Hamden

The Hamden Hill Ridge Riders is a snowmobile club based in the little town of Hamden in Delaware ...

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Delaware-Otsego-Chenango Snowriders

Sidney, NY 13838

DOC is a snowmobile club that currently maintains 70+ miles of southern Chenango County, 30+ miles ...

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Delaware Valley Ridge Riders

Downsville, NY 13755

Proud members of the New York State Snowmobile Association, maintaining over 70 miles of NYS ...

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D&D Snowdiggers Snowmobile Club of Deposit, New York

Deposit, NY 13754

D&D Snowdiggers is a Snowmobile Club in Deposit, of Upstate New York, nestled at 990 feet in ...

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Central Catskill Trail Association

Andes, NY 13731

Snowmobile club in Delaware County. Meetings are held the third Wednesday of the month. Check out ...

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Twin Village Golf & Winter Park

144 Rockland Rd, Roscoe

Open for year round outdoor adventure, this executive 9-hole, 2,040 yard course is a fun and yet ...

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Sidney Golf and Country Club

1989 County Road 4, Sidney

Opened in 1926, this semiprivate 9-hole course offers leagues, tournaments, a clubhouse, and ...

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Roscoe Mountain Club

100 Fairway View Drive, Roscoe

Nestled high in the mountains of New York, 1,000 majestic acres, complete with a 24-room inn, is a ...

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Stamford Golf Club

163 Taylor Road, Stamford

At the Stamford Golf Club you will find 18 holes in one of the most peaceful locations in New York ...

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Terry’s Shinhopple Campground

6275 State Highway 30, East Branch

Terry's Shinhopple Campground offers you the ideal getaway escape whether it is for the day, ...

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Stratton Falls Campsites

2-169 Campsite Road, Roxbury

Stratton Falls Campsites offers tent camping, RV sites and trailer rentals along the East Branch of ...

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Round Notch Kennels

83 Maggie Hoag Rd, Delancey

Round Notch Kennels offers boarding for both dogs and horses as well as horseback riding ...

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Rosemary Farm Sanctuary

1646 Roses Brook Rd, South Kortright

Rosemary Farm is ‘Where horses get to be horses’. Their mission is to rescue horses in need, ...

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Veterans Memorial Park

Veterans Memorial Park, Main Street & Railroad Avenue Stamford

Lovely public park that is open to all and hosts special events and ...

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Franklin Village Park

Village Park, 380 Main St

Franklin Village Park is maintained by the Franklin Garden Club and Village of Franklin, and is ...

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Fleischmanns Village Park

Fleischmanns Village Park, Wagner Avenue

The Park is 5 acres of active and quiet space for community enjoyment. The park includes four ...

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Bassett Park & Upper Bassett Park

Bassett Park, Walton

Park in downtown Walton with a playground for the kids and a gazebo for concerts and other ...

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Robert V. Riddell State Park

Robert V. Riddell State Park, Davenport

Robert V. Riddell State Park offers more than 2,000 acres of fields and forested woodlands. The ...

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Pepacton Reservoir

Pepacton Reservoir, Delaware County

The biggest brown trout in the Catskills, and perhaps the east, swim in the Pepacton. The reservoir ...

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Beaverkill River

Colchester, New York

Steeped in lore and legend, the Beaverkill is the preeminent American trout stream. It is the river ...

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East Branch Delaware River

1 Bragg Hollow Road, Halcottsville

Above the Pepaction reservoir you can paddle the slow moving East Branch into or out of Lake Wawaka ...

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Big Pond

549 Barkaboom Road, Andes

A real find for those who have never traveled down Barkaboom Road. The beautiful mountain setting ...

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Delhi Trails (Mt. Crawford)

565 Andes Rd, Delhi

The Delhi Trails are a system of four trails on Mt. Crawford in the Village of Delhi. Built and ...

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OARS – Outdoor Adventure Recreational Services

41 South Pennsylvania Ave. Hancock, NY 13783

Canoe, kayak and tube rental on the Upper Delaware. They offer deliver & pickup all watercraft, ...

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Belleayre – Scenic Gondola Rides

181 Galli Curci Rd, Highmount

Take the Catskill Thunder Gondola to the summit of Belleayre Mountain for breathtaking views of the ...

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Plattekill Mountain

469 Plattekill Road, Roxbury

Plattekill Mountain is a one-of-a-kind, family-owned and operated ski resort located in Roxbury, ...

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Catskill Recreation Center

651 County Highway 38, Arkville

The Catskill Recreation Center (CRC) is a not-for-profit organization with a state-of-the-art ...

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Kunsela Hall Swimming Pool

SUNY Delhi, 454 Delhi Drive

The Kunsela Hall Pool at SUNY Delhi is open to the community for swim instruction and recreation. ...

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Shavertown Trail

Nyc 4 Rd, Andes

The Shavertown Trail gives visiting families and novice hikers a unique opportunity in the ...

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Palmer Hill Trail

11 Finkle Rd, Andes

The Palmer Hill Trail is the third trail created by the Catskill Mountain Club, and our second in ...

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Little Pond

549 Barkaboom Rd, Andes

Little Pond is a quiet picturesque campground located in the Catskill Forest Preserve which offers ...

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New York State Safety Track

396 Zimmerman Rd, Davenport

New York Safety Track provides a safe and exciting environment for the whole family. There are ...

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Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society Sanctuary

52 Grange Hall Rd Spur, Oneonta

The Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society Sanctuary is a 100-acre property providing marked hiking trails ...

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The College Golf Course at Delhi

85 Scotch Mountain Road Delhi, New York

The College Golf Course at Delhi is located in Delhi, Delaware County, NY. The course is a classic ...

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Hardwood Hills Golf Course

11160 State Highway 8, Masonville

Hardwood Hills Golf Course is a beautiful golf course located inside the forest of the Delaware ...

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Ouleout Creek Golf

13501 State Highway 357 North Franklin, New York

Ouleout Creek Golf offers a very relaxed and casual atmosphere. Enjoy the rural peace and ...

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Kirkside Park

Kirkside Driveway, Roxbury

Kirkside Park is the former estate of Helen Gould Shepard, daughter of Roxbury native son, Jay ...

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French Woods Golf Course

17440 State Highway 97, Hancock

At the French Woods Golf and Country Club they have everything you have come to expect from a top ...

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The Meadows Golf Center

42565 State Highway 28, Margaretville

Nestled in a picturesque valley between Margaretville and Arkville, we offer players of all ages ...

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Catskill Casts & Coverts

3663 County Road 35, Sidney Center

Join Catskill Casts & Coverts for custom Catskill experiences in fishing and hunting. Go fly ...

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NY River Adventures – Canoeing, Kayaking, Tubing on the Unadilla River

166 Tall Pines Lane, Bainbridge

The Unadilla and Susquehanna Rivers offer the perfect outdoor adventure and family fun! Canoeing ...

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The Hancock Town Square

20 East Main Street, Hancock

Presenting LIVE music, dance, theatre, cultural arts and special events all summer long! Farm ...

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Russell Brook Campsites

101 Russell Brook Road, Roscoe

One of New York's most naturally beautiful campgrounds. Located in a secluded valley, high in the ...

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Susan’s Pleasant Pheasant Farm Bed and Breakfast

1 Bragg Hollow Road, Halcottsville

Come stay on the lazy waters of Lake Wawaka with us. Great blue herons stand still as a statue, ...

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Northhill Outdoors, LLC

916 Main St, Margaretville

A fun, family-friendly indoor archery range with an archery simulator and pro shop with archery, ...

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Community Fitness Trail

460 Andes Rd, Delhi

The Delhi Community Fitness Trail is a half mile in length and features six fitness stations, two ...

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Delaware Wild Forest

Andes, NY

The 27,800-acre Delaware Wild Forest is located in the western Catskill Forest Preserve. The ...

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Catskill 3500 Club

Delhi, NY

The Catskill 3500 Club was founded in 1962 to foster interest in hiking in the Catskills. ...

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Bramley Mountain Trail

Glen Burnie Road, Delhi

The Bramley Mountain Trail is the fifth addition to the hiking options in the Catskills designed ...

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SUNY Delhi Outdoor Education Center

19692 State Highway 28, Delhi

A 40-acre park with walking trails, butterfly garden, picnic areas, and fishing access on the ...

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The Robert W. Nichol Nature Preserve and Science Center

404 W Main St, Hancock

The Robert W. Nichol Nature Preserve and Science Center, named in appreciation of the wetlands ...

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Catskill Mountain Club

Margaretville, NY

The Catskill Mountain Club offers volunteer-led hikes and workshops throughout the Catskill Forest ...

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Bellearye Mountain Ski Center

Belleayre Mountain Ski Center, 181 Galli Curci Rd

Located just 2.5 hours from NYC, Belleayre Mountain sits in the heart of the Catskill Mountains in ...

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Andes Rail Trail and the Bullet Hole Spur

266 Depot Street, Andes

The Andes Rail Trail is an easily accessible hiking trail in an idyllic setting, suitable for ...

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Eagle River Valley

98 Main Street, Windsor

Eagle River Valley offers everything from rustic outdoor recreation and activities to elegant ...

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Stony Creek Farmstead

1738 Freer Hollow Road, Walton

Unplug and come stay in a luxurious platform tent on the Marsiglio’s working organic ...

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Delaware & Ulster Railroad (DURR)

43510 State Highway 28, Arkville

Hop aboard! The Delaware and Ulster is an excursion train that combines railroad nostalgia with ...

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