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Outdoor Recreation / Guide Services

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.

  • 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
    Phone: 607-637-4296
  • 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
  • Catskill Mountain Club

    The CMC offers volunteer led hikes and workshops throughout the Catskill Forest Preserve and on other state lands. From hiking to ice fishing, nature walks, plant identification and survival talks, we seek to share our love for the Catskill Park with you.

    PO Box 404
    Margaretville 12455
    Rick Roberts
    Phone: 607-746-9694
  • Catskill Outdoor Adventures

    Are you looking to catch that trophy trout, to bag a wild turkey or to explore New York's fabulous outdoor adventure lands?  Charles "Sonny" Somelofski has the skills and experience to ensure your next outdoor adventure exceeds all your expectations.

    P. O. Box 497
    Margaretville 12455
  • Catskills Unleashed

    The Catskills Unleashed team offers customized outdoor adventures to suit most fitness levels and ages! Those adventures include guided hikes, instructive paddling, paint and paddle excursions for those wanting to explore their artistic side, yoga hikes, shinrin-yoku - gentle guided forest walking meditations that support well-being, and more! Our local, licensed guides custom-tailor experiences to empower both novice and experienced adventure seekers with the necessary skills to fearlessly navigate the great outdoors.

    Phone: (607) 435-9031
  • East Branch Outfitters

    Private access to the East Branch of the Delaware is just a few steps away.  Superb early and late season wild rainbow and brown trout fishing with abundant hatches and summer smallmouth bass bring our angling guests the pleasures of an historic Catskill fly fishing experience. The house, built in 1863 is accented by a knotty pine living room and diverse library. Each of our rooms offers a quiet, peaceful, modestly set decor with that special woman's touch. Our cozy eat-in kitchen with a large window brings the great outdoors into your morning.  It is a common occurrence to see multiple Bald Eagles effortlessly gliding up the river valley during a sit-down at the common table.

    1471 Peas Eddy Road
    Hancock 13783
    Phone: 607-637-5451
  • Endreson's Guide Service

    Captain John is an energetic and enthusiastic guide who has the willingness to take his time to share his own fishing tactics, techniques and know-how’s  as well as his knowledge of the river so he can provide his clients with the finest and most productive fishing experience.  Whether his client are experienced or beginner anglers or even children, Captain John will make sure your fishing experience is “TOP NOTCH” and will always try to put his clients on fish.

    Hancock 13783
    John Endreson
    Phone: 845-239-1727
  • Fifield Outfitters, LLC

    Fifield Outfitters, LLC is a fully insured business nestled in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains in Delaware County, NY. We are located on Route 30 alongside the East Branch of the Delaware River in between the towns of Roscoe and Hancock. Ryan Fifield is a New York State Licensed Guide, license #6310, and a member of the New York State Outdoor Guides Association. Fishing trips and/or nature scenic tours can be taken on our Hyde drift boat on the Delaware River and its branches. We also offer bass boat fishing in Regions 4 & 5. Child friendly fishing trips are available as well. We have guided hunting packages customized to your needs on private land in Region 4. Ryan Fifield, NYS Guide License #6310

    1577 State Highway 30
    East Branch 13756
    Ryan Fifield, NYS Guide License #6310
    Phone: 607-363-2701
  • 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
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    Reel Catskills LLC.

    Professionally guided outdoor adventures for any season!

    Specializing in fly fishing and wildlife photography. 

    Wade & drift boat trips on the Upper Delaware River, Beaverkill, Willowemoc & Esopus Creeks.

    159 Stockton Ave.
    Walton 13856
    Brian Foster
    Phone: 607-353-2254
  • Rivers Edge Anglers

    PO Box 79
    Margaretville 12455
    Phone: 845-586-2465
  • Roxbury Outdoor Adventures

    Join us for an evening paddle on the headwaters of the Delaware River. The gentle flat water accommodates beginner and experienced paddlers alike. Observe Catskill Mountain wildlife such as bald eagles, heron, osprey, Canadian geese, ducks, turtles, beaver, muskrat, & more. Take in the abundant plant life along the meandering shores.

    Phone: 607-326-4293
  • Over The Border

    Upstate Adventure Guides

    With more than twenty years of combined experience, our goal is to provide a superior level of wilderness guidance, while maximizing the guest’s experience. Whether you are joining us for a bushwhack or a leisurely day hike, UAG will provide the guidance to complete your adventure safely. With one of our licensed New York state guides by your side, you will complete your trip with a plethora of new knowledge and skills. We will cover topics ranging from survival basics, meteorology, to back country etiquette. Our guests will finish their trips refreshed, enlightened, and equipped for a life time of exploration. Choose from one of our various packages or contact us to customize your own adventure.

    Kingston 12401
    Will Soter
    Phone: 845-399-9948
  • West Branch Angler and Fishing Resort

    We are a fly fishing resort and shooting preserve, offering 26 luxury cabins on 200 acres of exquisite mountain scenery. With 3 miles of private catch and release water on the West Branch of the Delaware, you can choose to fish the river here at the resort, go on a guided river trip with one of our pro guides, fly fish our stocked trout and bass pond, shoot sporting clays or hunt our preserve. Our log cabins range from cozy studio size all the way up to luxury personified, with the multi-bedroom CEO's and Executive cabins sporting a host of amenities.

    150 Faulkner Road
    Hancock 13783
    Sam Batschelet
    Phone: 800-201-2557