Explore Andes, NY

The best destinations don’t need to be far away and the coolest trips don’t have to be expensive. They’re made in those rare moments when you shake off the stress, get out of your head and together with friends or family, things just start to click. Sometimes those places are a lot closer than you think.

Just three hours from New York City, in the heart of the western Catskills, Andes NY offers fun and affordable vacations for all seasons. Whether you’re looking for a family trip, a romantic getaway, or just a relaxing weekend with friends, Andes is a great place to make those moments come alive.

With scenic trails for hiking, ponds and rivers for fishing or kayaking, miles of snowmobile routes, unspoiled hunting spots, pristine camping sites  and nearby golf courses, skiing and snowboarding venues, Andes is the perfect destination for outdoors enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.

The outdoors not your thing? Take a walk down Main Street and discover an eclectic mix of shops, boutiques, and galleries offering antiques, apparel, and other hidden treasures ranging from rustic and rural to quirky and cool.

Whether you’re gearing up for a fun filled day or looking to relax after one, our restaurants and taverns let you sample all the culinary treasures of the Catskills. From locally produced cider, craft-brews and spirits, to fresh baked goods and delicious farm-to-table meals, you’ll find expertly prepared food made from the freshest locally-sourced ingredients.

Visiting Andes, you discover things. The best destinations are full of surprises. The best surprises are always shared… and sometimes they’re a lot closer than you think.

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Bicycle Riding

NY-30 Andes , NY

Whether you’re a mountain bike grinder or a road bike speedster, the roads and trails around Andes make for superb riding. The roads around the Pepacton Reservoir make for great road biking.   For a relatively flat 20 mile loop, you can start at the Shavertown bridge and bike to Margaretville…

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Bird Watching

356 Depot St Andes , NY

From owls to loons, Andes birders have the chance to see hundreds of different bird species. The mixed open fields and woodland environments of the Andes Rail Trail, the Palmer Hill Trail and the Shavertown Trail are especially good sites for bird watching.  Palmer Hill regularly is home to nesting Baltimore…

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Camping

Little Pond State Campgrounds Andes , NY

Once you see what a beautiful places Big Pond and Alder Lake are, you’ll want to keep them to yourselves. Both of these ponds are on state land with designated campsites but no services or lifeguards — swim and camp the way we used to — bring your floats and…

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Fishing

NY-30 Andes , NY

The Catskills are renown for fishing, whether you are looking for brown trout or smallmouth bass in the deep waters of the Pepacton or want to try your hand a fly fishing, Andes has the water for you. Pepacton Reservoir– The biggest brown trout in the Catskills, and perhaps in…

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Golf and Miniature Golf

Delhi College Golf Course Scotch Mountain Road , NY

Delhi College Golf Course is a premiere 18 hole golf course 15 minutes from downtown Andes. It includes a driving range, practice course, pro shop and Cafe on the Green restaurant. The Meadows Golf Center, in Margaretville, has an inexpensive par 3 9 hole course and a practice range.  The…

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Hiking / Walking

415 Depot St Andes , NY

There are many reasons to fall in love and stay in love with Andes, and at the top of this list is the beautiful natural environment and all the fun things one can do outside. Hiking and walking are among the most popular outdoor activities in Andes and throughout the…

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Hunting

1429 Shaver Hollow Rd Andes , NY

If you enjoy the challenge of hunting and/or fishing, you can’t eat much more locally produced meat than what you catch yourself in the great outdoors of Andes. The forests are boundless, with  State land and a significant amount of land owned by NYC open to hunting and fishing with a free…

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Paddling and other water sports

B W S Rd No 4 Andes , NY

What could be cooler than being on the water while being in the mountains! Andes and the surrounding area offers so much to those who love the water. If you are a paddler or a small craft sailor, the Pepacton Reservoir might be just what you’re looking for.  The boating…

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Snow Shoeing and Cross Country Skiing

165 Cabin Hill Rd Andes , NY

You can still enjoy all the beauty, solitude and exercise that being outside in our mountains has to offer in the winter! It’s some people’s favorite time of year to get out on the mountains or in the snow – with proper clothing you’ll be quite comfortable and you might…

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Snowboarding and Downhill Skiing

State Hwy to Belleayre Big Indian , NY

While locals and longtime visitors are still mourning the loss of Bobcat, our town ski center, there is still a lot of great snowboarding/downhill skiing near Andes. Belleayre Ski Center is a wonderful family ski center whether you’re a rider or skier, and a great place to learn if you…

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Snowmobiling

55 Redden Ln Andes , NY

A local snowmobile club, the Hamden Ridge Riders, maintains over 70 miles of groomed snowmobile trails in Delaware County, which connect with other trails maintained by 4 other snowmobile clubs in the county.

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Swimming

115 Delaware Ave Andes , NY

In Andes, we’re all about swimming! Andes Town Pool – located behind Town Hall on Delaware Avenue just past the school, the town pool, with lifeguards, is generally open from approximately July 1 to September 1.  See the website for hours during the season Big Pond and Alder Lake   – Once you see what…

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