Located just a few short hours’ drive north of the city, is a world of cool, leafy green forests, deep lakes, winding rivers, vibrant downtowns, and towering mountain summits. This summer, when wanderlust tempts, jump in your car or on a train and head to the Catskills. Follow the links for more information.
Catkskills area: https://www.visitthecatskills.com/
Delaware County Historical Society http://www.dcha-ny.org/
A brief history of Delaware County. http://www.dcha-ny.org/history.html
Fitch’s Bridge is a wooden covered bridge over the West Branch of the Delaware River. It is in the town of Delhi and is one of 24 covered bridges in New York State. It was originally erected in 1870 in the village of Delhi and moved to its present location in 1885. The single-span, timber bridge measures 106 feet long and 20 feet wide. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999. https://www.dcnyhistory.org/phfitchesgagner.html
Frisbee family were some of the first to settle in Delaware County, and contributed significantly to its development. The Frisbee House was built by Gideon Frisbee circa 1797 and served as a site for several public functions. In addition to housing a tavern and inn, the first county board of supervisors meeting was held here in March 1797, lending credence to the claim that the house is “The Birthplace of Delaware County.” http://www.dcha-ny.org/frisbeehist.html
Catering and Special Occasions
Delaware County Catering Services
What a great event venue needs most is great catering for clients to count on. Delaware County has a fine selection of quality catering services, from fine dining to barbecue, farm to table and classic cuisine. Below are a few serving the Delhi area:
Eatible Delights Catering and Event Planning
Company prepare menus of classic cuisine of familiar favorites with a modern flare. We focus on providing flawless events with impeccable service and every detail is seamlessly executed. https://eatibledelightscatering.com/catering-in-delaware-county/
In our state-of-the-art kitchen everything is fresh and made to order. We have many selections from which to choose, but we will be happy to customize a menu for you. We love to cook and look forward to serving you! http://www.devineoccasionscatering.com/
Capozzoli Catering was founded in 1936, by Tony Capozzoli, in Chester, Pennsylvania. Today, after 60 years of operation, the Capozzoli Family will continue to carry on their parent’s dream, and maintain the tradition of culinary expertise, personalized service and maintaining their motto, ” No matter what the occasion, you deserve the best! http://capozzolicatering.com/
Ate O Ate Catering and gourmet food truck
Ate O Ate offers full service farm to table wedding and special events catering in and around the Catskill Mountains in upstate, New York. Located in the historic hamlet of Roxbury, Ate o Ate offers all levels of catering to accommodate your budget and customized event. From platinum high end menus and service, to barbeque with a bow tie, to a casual and fun off the truck event, Ate O Ate is touted as one of the Catskills premier caterers.
A search engine for catering and event services in and near Delaware County, NY. Find bartending services, catering and food service, party rentals and more at their website. https://www.gigmasters.com/search/caterer-delaware-county-pa
Dining in Delaware County
Ask for locally produced foods and beverages as more and more restaurants are offering them. This is a rapidly growing trend and farm-to-table dishes are quickly starting to dominate the menus of many of our local eateries. Catskills farmers and chefs are partnering to bring you great-tasting, nutritious and locally sourced foods. Table on Ten in nearby Bloomville might have a simplistic façade, but step inside and you’ll discover that they serve up anything but ordinary, complex cuisine that magically fuses together the flavors of the Catskills. https://www.visitthecatskills.com/dining
Peekamoose – Big Indian
Bistro Brie & Bordeaux – Windham
Binnekill Tavern – Margaretville
Provisions Restaurant & Bar – Woodstock
Ladoria Ristorante – Tannersville
Bistro 27 – Catskill
The Dining Room at The DeBruce – Livingston Manor
Farm to Table restaurants
Agritourism in the Catskills
Some of the Best Catskills Bars & Pubs
A&P Bar – Woodstock
The Local Table & Tap – Kauneonga Lake
Woodstock Brewing – Phoenicia
The Pines – Mt. Tremper
Hunter Mountain Brewery – Hunter
The Downtown Barn – Liberty
The Club Room at The DeBruce – Livingston Manor
Jimmy O’Connor’s – Windham
When you think ‘wine country,’ the Catskills may not be top of mind. Well, move over Napa Valley! The Catskills has become a hot spot for local New York wineries. Throughout all four regions of the Catskills you will find premium vineyards and wineries that offer tastings and tours. While some craft wine from imported grapes, others take advantage of the lush, bountiful land in the region and grow their own. Whether you prefer robust reds or elegant, refreshing whites, you’re sure to find something that suits your particular taste. https://www.visitthecatskills.com/compass/catskills-wineries
Eminence Farm Road Farm Winery in Long Eddy is perfect for those who prefer drier wines. Their dry table wines are made with grapes sourced from Finger Lakes vineyards, fermented by naturally occurring yeasts, and bottled by hand. They are simple and pure, with nothing added except a minimal amount of sulfite for stability. While they do not have a public tasting room, they do offer tours upon request. http://www.eminenceroad.com/wines.html
When you visit breweries in the Catskills, you will notice something different – something fresh. It’s not just hops and grains, it’s local ingredients, grown and harvested with care by the breweries themselves and nearby local farms. It’s water straight from mountain streams, and brewing methods powered by sustainable energy. It’s beer that comes straight from the earth, as pure and natural as the Catskill Mountains themselves. The next time you’re in the Catskills Region, make your way to these eight farm-inspired breweries, relax in their taprooms, and enjoy their unparalleled golden brews.
West Kill Brewing
Honey Hollow Brewing Company
Arrow Wood Farms
Shrewd Fox Brewery
Muddy River Farm Brewery
Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River
The Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River is a 4-season recreational river park with a self-guided museum, fishing, hiking trails & public access for boats. Thanks to the environmental commitments from state and local governments, this is a vast, open and unspoiled region. Of the thousands of acres in our region, just a very small percent is available for private ownership ensuring your investment for years to come. Discover the outdoors, farm to table dining, historic music venues and breathtaking scenic views. The area and considered a premium destination by many.
Rock Climbing and Ice Climbing, Mountain Bike, White water raft and kayak, zip lining.
With its varied terrain, the Catskills landscape lends way to numerous forms of outdoor adventure. From the region’s ski resorts that switch gears from winter to summer fun, to the towering rock walls and frozen waterfalls that give climbers vertical thrills – discover what kind of adventure lies around the bend for you in the Catskills. If you’re looking for a thrilling adventure to complete your Catskills vacation, get out of your comfort zone and check out these awesome opportunities!
Hiking and rock climbing
Kick the weekend off by stretching your legs and go hiking in the Catskills. Trailheads are easy to find and the views are hard to forget. For dog mamas and papas, the Catskills offer a relaxing pet-friendly vacation where pups can shake off their city life and explore new paths. Find secret Catskill waterfalls and swimming holes, and book the perfect Catskills camping location with just the right amount of close-to-town and middle-of-nowhere. Find the balance between natural beauty and epic weekend at one of the Catskills summer events, including major music festivals and charming village traditions.
Two of the top ten hiking trails in the Catskills are in Delaware County
Bramley Mountain Trail
Recently built by the Catskill Mountain Club, Bramley Mountain Trail leads to the 2,817-foot summit of Bramley Mountain, where there are open views, a former fire tower, and an abandoned bluestone quarry. Impressive cliffs and caves line the footpath between the summit and the quarry. Access the trail by parking on Glen Burnie Rd, one mile south and uphill of its intersection with County Road 18, Delhi.
Distance: 4 miles
Route Type: Loop
Elevation Gain: 756 ft.
Trailhead Location: Glen Burnie Road
Catskills Scenic Trail
Hike, bike, ski, or horseback ride the Catskill Scenic Trail. Formerly the Ulster & Delaware Railroad, the converted Catskills Scenic Trail travels from Roxbury to Bloomville and features a level surface perfect for year-round recreation. Whether you choose to explore a portion or tackle the whole thing, this trail is perfect for all ages and affords views of rolling mountains, lush forests, and rich farmland. Use designated parking areas to access various trailheads and follow the trail’s blue and yellow octagonal signs.
Distance: 26 miles
Route Type: Out and Back
Elevation Gain: Gradual 400’
Trailhead Location: Railroad Avenue, Stamford or Route 10, Bloomville
Yoga and Retreats
Many people come to Delaware County and the surrounding Catskills area to relax, recharge and enjoy the peace that country life provides. Growing in popularity are retreats and yoga centers. Take an hour’s yoga class or spend a weekend refreshing and reviving that restless spirit in the Catskills.
Turquoise Barn is a Green Certified, eco-friendly Retreat, Education and Event Center located in Bloomville in the magical foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Located on an ex-dairy farm, our historic 1700’s Barn (the actual Turquoise Barn), 1800’s Carriage House and Outdoor Event Space are available to rent for small or large gatherings including Weddings, Festivals, Retreats, Reunions, Vacation Rental, Photo & Video/movie Shoots.
Events – Spring and Summer, 2019
From sports and athletic races to music festivals and our famous International festivals, there is something to see and do each season – and many have become a tradition. Browse and click our list below to discover YOUR favorite top event in the Catskill Mountains!
24TH ANNUAL DELHI COVERED BRIDGE RUN | 06/01/2019 | Page Avenue, Delhi, NY
The Delhi Covered Bridge Run is held annually on a Saturday in June. It includes a 10K run, 5K run and a 5K health walk. New in 2019 is a short kids fun run ! This year’s Bridge Run will support two Delaware County Students and a charitable organization of their choice.
Hunter Mountain Oktoberfest Offers Four Weekends of Bavarian Festivities
Celebrate autumn with German and German-American entertainment and activities for all ages! Oktoberfest at Hunter Mountain is 4 weekends! https://www.greatnortherncatskills.com/events/oktoberfest-weekends-hunter-mountain
Taste of Country Music Festival at Hunter Mountain
Save the date for the 7th Annual Taste of Country Festival. Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Little Big Town, and Brooks and Dunn, to headline! https://www.greatnortherncatskills.com/events/taste-country-music-festival-hunter-mountain
Annual Catskills Irish Arts Week
A week-long immersion featuring world-class traditional Irish artists! Participate in workshops, lectures, ceilthes, sessions around the village of East Durham. https://www.greatnortherncatskills.com/events/annual-catskills-irish-arts-week
Hudson River Skywalk Grand Opening Celebration | JUNE 1, 2019
Celebrate the completion of the new pedestrian path connecting the historic homes and studios of artists Thomas Cole and Frederic Church. Ribbon cutting at noon, followed by live music and food vendors.
Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival | 18 July 2019 – 21 July 2019 | 1 Poultney Road, Oak Hill, NY 12460