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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.

  • 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
  • Joe's Sport Center

    34603 State Highway 23
    Grand Gorge 12434
    Phone: 607-437-7797
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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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    Marino's Outdoor World

    We are a sports shop specializing in firearms, ammunition, hunting and fishing supplies. We sell camping supplies as well as outdoor clothing and boots. We all have an extensive museum collection of Indian artifacts as well as Civil and World War museum pieces. Been here since 1923.

    95 East Front Street
    Hancock 13783
    John Marino
    Phone: 607-637-3573
  • Meadows Golf Center

    Nine hole golf course, miniature golf on grass, driving range. equipment available. Award winning southern BBQ on Saturdays and Sundays in the summer. Open everyday from 8am until dusk.

    42565 State Highway 28
    Margaretville 12455
    Phone: 845-586-4104
  • Over The Border

    New York/New Jersey Trail Conference

    The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference partners with parks and recruits volunteers to create, protect, and promote 2,000 miles of public trails.

    156 Ramapo Valley Road
    Mahwah 7430
    Phone: 201-512-9348
  • 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
  • Otego Sno-Goers

    Covering 42 miles of trails in Delaware County and 47 miles in Otsego County.

  • Ouleout Golf Course

    The 18-hole "Ouleout" course at the Ouleout Golf Course facility in Franklin, New York features 3,020 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 36. The course rating is 34.5 and it has a slope rating of 114. Ouleout golf course opened in 1989. Ralph Sitts manages the course as the owner.

    13501 State Highway 357
    Franklin 13775
    Ralph Sitts
    Phone: 607-829-2100
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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
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    Plattekill Mountain


    Best known for its winter offerings, Plattekill boasts big mountain terrain and friendly, family-oriented small mountain charm.  Choose from 38 trails, 4 lifts and 1,100 feet of vertical, you’ll find 2-mile long beginner cruiser trails and some of the steepest double-black diamonds around.  There’s something for everyone including a snowtubing park and snowshoeing too! Full Rental Facility onsite as well as Snowsports School, Cafeteria, Bistro and Lounge.

    In the "off" season... the action continues with mountain biking, hiking, scenic chairlift rides and free concerts all offered on the first weekend of every month starting in July, and wraps up with "Plattepalooza Family Fall Festival" Saturday of Columbus Weekend. Plattekill is also available for rental for a variety of private events and functions including corporate outings and mountaintop wedding ceremonies.

    469 Plattekill Road
    Roxbury 12474
    Phone: 607-326-3500
  • Rainbow Lodge

    440 Rainbow Lodge Road
    Walton 13856
    Jack Harrigan
    Phone: 607-865-7534
  • Ray's Sport Shop

    46046 State Highway 28
    Fleischmanns 12430
    Phone: 845-254-4951
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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 General

    Roxbury General is a modern general store on Roxbury’s Main Steet offering a variety of beautiful and useful goods, much locally sourced. Examples include seasonal clothing, local crafts, home goods, hardware, pantry items, toys, jewelry, stationery, handbags, art, books, and novelties, and small practical items.

    Roxbury General also offers a fine stable of 24-speed Schwinns to carry you effortlessly through the Catskills countryside. Rental are full-and half-day, with helmet, and just 1.4 miles from he Catskills Scenic Trail and other great local rides!

    Open 7 days a week!

    53538 State Highway 30
    Roxbury 12474
    Doug McLaurine
    Phone: 607-326-6118