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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 or a steep trek; 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.

  • Al's Sport Store

    A fishing store and a whole lot more, Al's Sport Store provides services from gear rental to guided fishing trips. You can rent all the gear you might need for any adventure from paddles and life vests to roof pads and straps to tie down the canoe. Delivery and pickup service can be arranged. Guided fishing trips are available and you can stay in The Downsville Motel right next door to the store if you're traveling from out of town. 

    6964 River Road
    Downsville 13755
    Al Carpenter
    Phone: 607-363-7740
  • Border Water Outfitters

    Located near the junction of the East and West branches of the Delaware River - our guides will help you find the right type of water for your fishing skills. BWO is a place where anglers gather to get the latest river & hatch information, exchange stories, meet friends and get the equipment needed for a successful day on the famed waters of the Upper Delaware & Catskill Rivers.

    159 East Main Street
    Hancock 13783
    Jim
    Phone: 607-637-4296
  • Buck Horn Lodge & Cottages

    A "Fisherman's Paradise" and a great location for relaxation and family reunions. Located on the East Branch of the Delaware River. Offering one and two bedroom cottages. Enjoy hiking, fishing, eagle watching, boating and canoeing. Call for more information.

    1577 State Highway 30
    East Branch 13756
    Carolyn Lewis
    Phone: 607-363-7432
  • Catskill Adventures & Tours

    A full adventure guide service based in the Central Catskills specializing in kayaking, canoeing, hiking, biking, team building, fishing, camping, and wilderness excursions. We also offer a full line of outdoor equipment rentals. Ask about ziplines!

    42480 State Highway 28
    Margaretville 12455
    Phone: 845-586-2729
  • Hawk Mountain Guide Service

    Hawk Mountain Guide Service is located in a beautiful area of the western Catskill Mountains in upstate New York.  Our hunting trips usually take place on various private lands, although there are a few pieces of out of the way State parcels that have proven to be productive.  Our other activities take place on a variety of private and publicly owned property. 

    P.O. Box 11
    Trout Creek 13847
    Bruce R. Fuller
    Phone: 607-865-7830
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    Kayaking in the Catskills

    The gentle waters of Lake Wawaka will enchant you with blue heron, beaver dams and fish jumping right out of the water. Both canoes and kayaks are available. If you've never paddled before this is an easy place to learn.

    1 Bragg Hollow Road
    Halcottsville 12438
    Jim Kelly
    Phone: 607-326-4266
  • OARS

    Come explore the beautiful waters of the Cannonsville Reservoir. Some great flat water paddling for beginners or experts. The process is quick and easy. We hope to soon be offering canoe and kayak rentals for the reservoir as well as the Upper Delaware River.

    951 Cadosia Road
    Hancock 13783
    Bill Gross
    Phone: 607-237-3078
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    Paddle and Pedal Outdoors

    Enjoy outdoor adventure by paddle and pedal throughout the rivers, reservoirs and valleys of the pristine Upper Delaware River and the
    Great Western Catskills of Delaware County, NY.

    159 East Front Street
    Hancock 13783
    Jim Costolnick
    Phone: 607-637-3296
  • Pepacton Bait & Tackle

    We offer all your kayaking needs from fishing to just paddling. D.E.P. certified steam cleaner. Live bait (saw-bellies crawfish, shiners and worms ). Kayak and canoe rentals everyday of the week .

    43005 State Route 28
    Arkville 12406
    Phone: 845-254-4951
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    Pepacton Cabins

    For rent-rustic Catskill cabins and lodge-riverbanks of pristine East Branch-Delaware River. Outfitted and furnished. Great fishing, birding, hiking, canoeing & kayaking.

    348 Hood Lane
    Downsville 13755
    Anne Hood
    Phone: 607-363-2094