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Things to Do in the Western Catskills

by Katie Skrzek

Dec 24, 2021

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Multigenerational

New York’s Western Catskills of Delaware County is the perfect destination to bring the whole family. Each town offers visitors something new to experience, from culinary delights to outdoor activities and everything in between.

 

Andes, New York

With its walkable downtown, Andes is a great location to book an overnight stay. Delaware House offers guests easy access to nearby shops and restaurants. The Andes Hotel features a popular on-site restaurant and bar, plus access to other local favorites.

 

Bovina, New York

The culinary scene in Bovina offers something for everyone’s palate. Head to Brushland Eating House for comfort food classics. Bovina Farm & Fermentory serves beer alongside farm-to-table cuisine. A trip to Bovina isn’t complete without a stop at Russell’s General Store for its famous bacon, egg and cheese sandwich.

 

Delhi, New York

Enjoy one-of-a-kind shops in Delhi. Check out This & That antique store for unique finds. The Stonehouse Shop specializes in vintage Moroccan rugs, ceramics and textiles. TAY TEA offers artisanal tea alongside beautiful teapots for sale.

 

Hancock, New York

Take in the mountainous scenery in Hancock. Visit Robert W. Nichol Nature Preserve and Science Center with its numerous nature trails, farm and plant life. Hancock offers opportunities for water activities, including kayaking, canoeing, tubing and fishing.

 

Kayak on Lak Wawaka

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Hobart, New York

Book lovers, head to Hobart for the many independent bookstores. LionEyes features an art-focused selection of books. Liberty Rock Books is a local favorite for used books. Those traveling with little ones, make a stop at The Children’s Community Library for story time.

 

Margaretville, New York

Margaretville is home to a variety of wellness-focused shops, including Kria World, Species by the Thousandsand Honeybee Herbs.

 

Stamford, New York

Stop in Stamford for live music. Stamford Coffee hosts weekly live music in the café. The Belvedere Inn features live performances often. Veteran’s Memorial Park hosts free outdoor concerts during the summer.

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