Local Information

The Watershed Post

The Watershed Post is a news and information hub for the Catskills. This link will bring you directly to the Outdoor Guide page but you will also find local news, a searchable business directory, and events calendar!



Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce

News of the area, calendar of events, and press releases for this area of the Catskill Mountains. We are proud members!



The Catskill Guide

For 11 years, the Catskill Guide has been the premier website for discovering all the Catskill Mountains region has to offer. Information on hiking, history, and businesses in the land of Rip Van Winkle.



List of Events in Delaware County

Click to see what’s happening in Delaware County. (Margaretville, Andes and other great towns)


Things to do in and around Roxbury

Roxbury is a wonderful historic town with plenty to do and see! Find out about the town, and check out the event calendar for up to date listings!

Things to do


Belleayre Mountain Skiing

Check ski conditions, weather and specials. Family friendly, great deals, great snow. What could be better than that?


Belleayre Beach at Pine Hill Lake

Swimming, paddle boating and summer fun with the mountains in the background. Very Cool!!!



Ski Plattekill

Nestled in the heart of the Western Catskills of New York, lies Plattekill Mountain featuring skiing, snowboarding and snow-tubing winter fun for all ages! Summer fun includes over 60 miles of mountain bike trails and one of the first lift served bike parks to operate on the East Coast .



Belleayre Summer Concert Series

Top stars under the tent and a million stars above it. This is a beautiful thing.



The Delaware and Ulster Railroad

The Delaware and Ulster is an excursion train that combines railroad nostalgia with scenic rides through New York’s legendary Catskill Mountains. Our journey will include an ever changing landscape of quaint villages, rolling fields, majestic mountains and pastoral farms while you enjoy a leisurely ride along the pristine waters of the East Branch of the Delaware River.



The Catskill Mountain Club

The CMC is an association of outdoors people who love to hike, camp, fish, hunt, canoe, kayak, bike, climb and otherwise enjoy nature and non-motorized outdoor recreational pursuits in the Catskill Mountains. Visit their Where To Go page for ideas for hikes.



The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development

The Catskill Center encourages economic and cultural development consistent with conservation values and works to build a strong constituency for the protection of the human and natural resources in the Catskills. Look for their virtual tours of some great local hikes.



Susan's Pleasant Pheasant Farm

A beautiful place for a perfect riverside B&B. But they also offer public Kayaking on the Delaware River and so much more! A wonderful haven in the country.



The Catskill Scenic Trail

The Catskill Scenic Trail lies on top of the former rail bed of the Ulster & Delaware Railroad. This 19-mile Rails to Trails project offers a hard-packed surface that makes it perfect for hiking, biking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing.


Curated full day and evening tours introducing you to farmers and distillers in the area.  Along the way we'll introduce you to the rich history of the region and share some of our favorite spots to explore.  At each farm you'll have a chance to hear the farmer's unique story, learn about how they farm, take a tour, and taste the products.


Central Catskills Cycling

This is a blog about cycling in the Catskill Mountains. A wonderful place to bike because of the vast Forest Preserve Park, a serious "get lost" network of roads, and relatively low traffic. On some roads you are likely not to see a single car.



The Festival Of The Voice

Promoting the human voice as an instrument of healing, peace and artistic expression through presenting world class performances in Phoenicia, New York and surrounding areas. From opera to gospel, world music to Broadway, the Festival celebrates the human voice in all its multi-faceted glory.



The Open Eye Theater

The Open Eye Theater provides Catskill Mountain communities with quality live theater productions and professional theater training and education programs. Visit the website, check out the schedule, and come by for some great local theater.



Town Tinker Tubing

Located in the heart of the Catskill Mountains is a five-mile stretch of river that has become one of the most popular tubing courses around. Ride the rapids and drift with the current as the Esopus Creek winds through the beautiful mountains and greenery of the Catskills.



McIntosh Auction

Weekly and on-site auctions. Bob McIntosh and his jovial crew will sell you some of the best (and some of the most interesting) stuff you never realized you wanted. Some great bargains and some great fun!



Mountain Yoga

Stretch and strengthen. Relax. Techniques to help you on the slopes, on the trail, or on your way in life. Phyllis Whitehouse teaches in the Anusara style; gentle and powerful, with an emphasis on proper alignment. Saturday mornings at 10:30 at The ASHRAM Center, Academy Street (near Main St), Margaretville. Private sessions by appointment. 845-586-1433. MountainYoga@catskill.net.



Stone Tavern Farm

Stone Tavern farm, the perfect country setting for weddings, day trips, overnights, and more fun than you can have in just one day. So stay a while at one of our cabins and enjoy all we have to offer on our 400 acres of pure Catskills beauty! Go horseback riding, send the kids to camp, go fishing for Rainbow Trout in our fully stocked pond, ride ATVs, experience the fun of paint ball and the 1200 foot zip line. Then, at the end of the day, lay back and count the billions of stars!



Broken Spoke Stables

Broken Spoke Stables is a family-owned and operated business with 1300 plus acres of wooded and open trails to ride in the breathtaking Catskill Mountains.



The Frost Valley YMCA

The Frost Valley YMCA offers a wide variety of day programs, hikes, and other events that are great for the individual and the family. See their calendar of events and contact them at info@frostvalley.org


Wacky Wendy

She's an improvisational comic entertainer by nature, a sculptor by training and a paper wizard by craft. Wacky Wendy has long dazzled thousands of audiences with her 'instant' party hats that she deftly cuts from paper disks in just seconds.





Food and Beverage



Peekamoose Restaurant and Tap Room

Great food from local farmers, wonderful servers who know everything about the menu, and a sweet atmosphere. Be sure to read the menu for the history of the building. Be sure to ask Mary Beth for the best wine to go with your meal. Get a house specialty drink in the cozy Tap Room. Go early and avoid those loud weekenders!



The Public Lounge

On Bridge Street in Roxbury, this hot new night spot is great place to relax, have some food, watch some crazy videos, and enjoy some well crafted libations.   Enjoy great light meals from their new menu. The building is dripping in history but walk inside and you leave the past where it belongs... in the past.



Tay Tea

At Tay Tea in Andes, Nini is your guide into the amazing and surprising world of blended teas.  Nini's blending knowledge speaks of her grandmother and when you sip a cup of her teas you will taste the years of experience.   The blend called Better Than Sex is not actually better than sex but it is wildly close.  Check her website for hours and ordering on line.



Arkville Bread and Breakfast

Fresh baked breads , big breakfasts, and big lunches. Great food, great prices, fun and funky atmosphere. And yes, the main part of it is in a caboose. 43285 State Hwy 28, Arkville. Near, you guessed it, the railroad tracks!



Summerfield's Steakhouse and The Night Owl Lounge

A great local restaurant and bar with a variety of menu items and specials. Outdoor dining and bar. Good food and moderate prices. 654 Main Street, Margaretville



The Pakatakan Farmers' Market

(The Round Barn)

From mid-May through mid-October area farmers and artisans gather to share their creativity and bounty. Located at the historic Round Barn on Route 30 Halcottsville (approximately 5 miles north of Arkville/Margaretville) the market runs Saturdays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.


Roxbury Wine and Spirits

53484 State Highway 30 (Main Street), Roxbury. 607-326-6200 Your local wine and spirits store featuring carefully sourced products at competitive prices with the largest selection of New York Wine and Spirits!!! Ask about special pricing for weddings and events. Open 7 days a week. info@roxburywineandspirits.com




Interesting Shopping



Roxbury General Store

Roxbury General , 53538 State Highway 30 (Main Street), Roxbury. Offering gifts and necessities for all occasions -- everything from locally sourced jewelry, pottery, pantry items, and accessories, to men's and women's clothing, toys, books, and even some hardware, all in a handsome 19th century building. Open 7 days a week. 607-326-6118



768 main, Margaretville

No shopping excursion in the Catskills is complete without a visit to Margaretville's latest addition, 768 main. Offering a large selection of antiques, furniture, jewelry, vintage clothing, fine teas, organic chocolates, candles, soaps, and crafts from local artisans in this beautifully restored building.



M Gerard Country Home Interiors, Margaretville

This is a wonderful store located at 44310 Route 28 (at Debari's Lane) in Arkville with amazing and unique home furnishings. But don't forget to find out about their equally amazing interior designs. Own a second home here? This is where you want to go when you're ready to redo!



Home Goods, Margaretville

The Toy Store for Cooks and Entertainers. The latest, greatest gadgets that make kitchen duties less toil and more pleasure. One visit and you’ll want to keep coming back. Main Street, Margaretville on the corner of Bridge Street.



Mountain Yarns, Margaretville

Tina learned knitting and weaving from her mother and has been spinning and dyeing her own wool for the better part of 14 years. In Binnekill Square, on Main Street, Margaretville, her store offers everything you need, including how-to classes. Yarn, knitting tools, everything you need to keep yourself busy.



Paisley's Country Gallery, Andes

Paisley´s Country Gallery offers handcrafted textiles and clothing, jewelry, baskets, and a wide array of home decor from around the world in a bazaar-like setting. This is one of our favorite places to shop. We find new items from all over the world with each visit and always reasonably priced!.




Getting Around



Pine Hill Trailways Bus

Some of our properties are within walking or cycling distance from the bus stop!



Sensible Car Rental (previously B&D Car Rental)

Conveniently located on Route 28 Margaretville next to the Trailways bus stop.




Own Your Own Vacation Home



Real Estate 28

Whether you are buying or selling, Steve, Beth, and Phyllis will give you the personal attention you'd expect from a small town real estate agent but with the energy, background, and power you'd expect from the corporate agencies. As Buyer's agents and Seller's agents they will work with you, educate you, and represent you during every step of the process. Contact Phyllis, your Metro New York Real Estate Personal Shopper (cell: 718-781-0270) to develop your customized home purchase program.




Pine Hollow Lodging

PO Box 10

Margaretville, NY 12455


P  845-586-1433

F  845-810-7777