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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 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.

  • Del-Sports

    Since 1965, Del's has been carrying all brands of new & used guns, firearms, and ammunition. Specializing in riflescopes and mounts, gunsmithing & repair. Factory Direct Dealer for Benelli, Beretta, Browning, Glock, Franchi, Sako, Sigarms, Stoeger, Leica & Zeiss. Also in stock are trout flies and fly fishing tackle.

    817 Main Street
    Margaretville 12455
    David Boudin
    Phone: 845-586-4103
  • Delaware County Federation of Snowmobile Clubs

    The Federation was created to gain more recognition within NYS, local Government and join all of the snowmobile clubs within Delaware County to help promote communication and draw more people who enjoy the sport of snowmobiling to Delaware County NY.

    Downsville 13755
  • Delaware Valley Ridge Riders

    We are proud members of the New York State Snowmobile Association. Delaware County is a host for over 354 miles of New York State Corridor Trails. Our club maintains over 70 miles of them. Our club is a steward for two of New York State Parks, Campbell Mountain-Cherry Ridge and Bear Spring Mountain Wildlife Game Management area. Trail C2 goes through both of these great parks with numerous secondary trails for your enjoyment. The Town of Downsville provides gas, food, lodging and services to connector trails and neighboring clubs. Bear Spring Mountain is one of the best kept secrets in the Catskill Forest Preserve. At an elevation of 2,600 feet and a normal snow depth of 18-25 inches when other areas have no snow. This area is a snowmobilers haven, sometimes referred to as a little "Tug Hill." These trails are wide, adventurous, and well maintained.

    PO Box 296
    Downsville 13755
  • Delaware, Otsego, Chenango Snow Riders

    DOC Snow Riders currently maintains 60+ miles of southern Chenango County, and 30+ miles in nearby Delaware County. All our trails join with several neighboring clubs. We have many pieces of  grooming equipment, from small to large, and have been adding every year. DOC’s is an active member of the Chenango County Snowmobile Federation, and we support NYSSA as well.

    P.O. Box 33
    Sidney 13838
  • Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society

    The Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society, a chapter of the National Audubon Society, covers the northern Catskill Mountain and upper Susquehanna River region of New York State. The organization is dedicated to the natural environment, with activities focused on protection and maintenance of ecological systems, wise use and conservation of natural resources, and environmental quality improvement.

    Please visit Guide Services if you are looking for someone to take you on a birding hike. Whether you are looking for warblers, woodpeckers or eagles, you won't be disappointed by the birds you add to your life list.

  • Delhi College Golf Course

    The area's premier 18-hole public course, renowned for its natural beauty, challenging, undulating greens, and tee options - a good test for all golfers. Facilities include driving range, putting green, pro shop and restaurant.

    85 Scotch Mountain Road
    Delhi 13753
    Dave Arehart
    Phone: 607-746-GOLF (4653)
  • 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
  • Over The Border

    Finger Lake Trail System

    The mission of the Finger Lakes Trail Conference is to build, protect, enhance and promote a continuous footpath across New York State. Forever!

    6111 Visitor Center Road
    Mt Morris 14510
    Phone: 585-658-9320
  • French Woods Golf and Country Club

    The 18-hole "French Woods" course at the French Woods Golf & Country Club facility in Hancock, New York features 6,018 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 70 and it has a slope rating of 113. Designed by R. Bass/C. Anderson/E. Skinner, the French Woods golf course opened in 1999. Russell Bass manages the course as the President.

    Newman Road & NY Route 97
    Hancock 13783
    Phone: 607-637-5253
  • Gifford's Sport Supply

    We are a full line hunting and fishing outlet with over ten thousand inventory items and gunsmithing services available.Our mission is to promote the heritage of the area by offering our customers products and services they can use in pursuit of the shooting sports and fishing.We have been in business in Delaware County since 1974, so we are not exactly the new kid on the block when it comes to helping you find what  you are looking for!

    133 Stockton Ave
    Walton 13856
    Dick Gifford
    Phone: 607-865-4427
  • Member

    Hamden Hill Ridge Riders

    Club maintains over 70 miles of trails from Walton, Delancey, Hamden, Delhi and Bloomville. Club is working with local officials in 2010 to create a public access parking area in the village of Walton at the Austin-Lincoln Park, allowing riders to park vehicles and trailers at the trailhead and to enter the snowmobile trails.

    PO Box 113
    Hamden 13820
  • Member

    Hanah Golf and Country Club

    Located just 145 miles North of New York City in the heart of the breathtaking Catskill Mountains, the HANAH Mountain Resort & Country Club is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. The setting of the new Lodge was carefully chosen to offer a panoramic view of the tranquil valley and streams that lead your eyes to the rise of the nest mountain.

    576 West Hubbell Hill Road
    Margaretville 12455
    Debra Storms
    Phone: 845-586-4849
  • Member

    Hancock Golf Course

    The Town Of Hancock took over the course when a suitable tenant could not be found. The Town operates the course today, improving the grounds and refurbishing the Clubhouse to once again house an eatery.

    522 Golf Course Road
    Hancock 13783
    Hancock Golf Course
    Phone: 607-637-2480
  • Hardwood Hills Golf Course

    Come and play golf at a 18hole golf course located in the western side of Delaware County on Route 8 in the Town of Masonville. Open golfing. Leagues and tournaments. Memberships available. Food and spirits available at the club house. Open weather permitting.

    11160 State Highway 8
    Masonville 13804
    Phone: 607-467-1031
  • 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
  • Headwaters Trails

    Hiking, mountain biking, snowmobiling with access from various points in and just outside Stamford. There are approximately thirty miles of trails that are open to the public due to the generous cooperation of several landowners. The trails offer a variety of experiences for all levels of physical activity. Combined with the Catskill Scenic Trail, which is nearby and is 26-1/2 miles of hard-packed surface lying on top of the former rail bed of the Delaware & Ulster Railroad, the trails offer some of the most beautiful scenery in the state. This is a cooperative public and private trail system so please be respectful to the land and others on the trail.

  • Hornbeck's Sports Shop

    8 Pine Street
    Deposit 13754
    Phone: 607-467-4680
  • JMT Enterprises

    1724 Chamberlain Brook Road
    Walton 13856
    Phone: 607-865-7801