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Delaware County


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Delaware County is located in the southern tier of Central New York with the northwestern section of Catskill Park located inside the county. The county seat is Delhi and the population is 47,980 according to the 2010 US Census. The county is named after the Delaware River. Two large reservoirs for New York City are located in Delaware County. A stretch of the Finger Lakes Trail travels within the county. There are two fire towers that can be explored.

The NY-NJ Trail Conference has a great Catskill Trails Map Set that we recommend in planning your Catskill hiking adventure!  We also recommend the National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map for the Catskills. Look below for some other recommendations.


There are many hiking and camping opportunities in Delaware County. You can find two fire towers at Rock Rift and Mount Utsayantha. There are many opportunities in the NYC DEP lands. The NYC DEP protects the NYC water supply. Many of New York City's reservoirs and watershed lands are open to the public for fishing, boating, hiking and other outdoor recreation activities. Most are available without a permit, however some do require a NYC Watershed Permit to enter. There is a PDF list of locations with maps here. Many of the hiking trails in this county are maintained by the Catskill Mountain Club.  Look below for a few of the destinations in this county.

Hiking Opportunities in Delaware County
Catskill Scenic Trail Andes Rail Trail Shavertown Trail Palmer Hill Trails
Delhi Trails Mount Utsayantha Rock Rift Bramley Mountain
Cherry Ridge Wild Forest Delaware Wild Forest Dry Brook Ridge Wild Forest Oquaga Creek State Park
Bear Spring Mountain WMA Artic-China State Forest Barbour Brook State Forest Beals Pond State Forest
Bearpen Mountain State Forest Columbia Lake State Forest Kerryville State Forest Michigan Hill State Forest
Murphy Hill State Forest Pine Hill State Forest Plattekill State Forest Relay State Forest
South Hill State Forest Steam Mill State Forest Tomannex State Forest Wolf Hollow WMA


map of Delaware County

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