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Beaverkill Manor guidebook

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Beaverkill Manor guidebook

Recreation
The Upper Delaware River is a National Scenic Waterway under the National Park Service and is a spectacular place to canoe and kayak as well as fish. In Hancock is an outfitter that rents kayaks and canoes and picks you up down river for a day of floating the river. Eagles, deer, an array of birds and ducks and beaver abound. The fishery is world class as well. Outdoor Adventure Recreational Services (OARS) | 41 South Pennsylvania Ave | Hancock, NY 13783 | 607.237.3078
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Hancock
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The Upper Delaware River is a National Scenic Waterway under the National Park Service and is a spectacular place to canoe and kayak as well as fish. In Hancock is an outfitter that rents kayaks and canoes and picks you up down river for a day of floating the river. Eagles, deer, an array of birds and ducks and beaver abound. The fishery is world class as well. Outdoor Adventure Recreational Services (OARS) | 41 South Pennsylvania Ave | Hancock, NY 13783 | 607.237.3078
We highly recommend fishing for wild trout in the Upper Delaware River system that includes the East Branchand West Branch of the Delaware River as well as the renowned Beaverkill River, the birthplace of American fly fishing. Roscoe, NY is home to a number of fly fishing shops that can provide gear and guides to make your experience worthwhile. Floating the rivers in a drift boat is a popular way to fish for the novice and experienced fishers alike. One of my better wild rainbow catch and release fish on the Upper Delaware locally called the "Main Stem".
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Delaware River
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We highly recommend fishing for wild trout in the Upper Delaware River system that includes the East Branchand West Branch of the Delaware River as well as the renowned Beaverkill River, the birthplace of American fly fishing. Roscoe, NY is home to a number of fly fishing shops that can provide gear and guides to make your experience worthwhile. Floating the rivers in a drift boat is a popular way to fish for the novice and experienced fishers alike. One of my better wild rainbow catch and release fish on the Upper Delaware locally called the "Main Stem".
Hiking your thing? Walk five miles into Trout Pond with great fishing and swimming.
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Mud Pond & Trout Pond Hiking Trail and Campgrounds
4330 Russell Brook Rd
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Hiking your thing? Walk five miles into Trout Pond with great fishing and swimming.
My favorite place to walk, fish and swim and only 10 minute drive from Beaverkill Manor up Harvard Road to Bump Road.
Tomannex State Forest
My favorite place to walk, fish and swim and only 10 minute drive from Beaverkill Manor up Harvard Road to Bump Road.
Nearby state campground with hiking, fishing, horseback riding, canoeing and swimming.
Bear Spring Mountain Wildlife Management Area
Nearby state campground with hiking, fishing, horseback riding, canoeing and swimming.
Just 20 minutes away is the Catskill Pheasantry and Sporting Clays location with guide and dog led pheasant and chukar shoots for novice to expert upland game hunters. No license or gun needed - they have a state permit covering all guests and guns to rent. Loads of fun and you will want to come back.
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Catskill Pheasantry & Clays
374 Neer Rd
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Just 20 minutes away is the Catskill Pheasantry and Sporting Clays location with guide and dog led pheasant and chukar shoots for novice to expert upland game hunters. No license or gun needed - they have a state permit covering all guests and guns to rent. Loads of fun and you will want to come back.
Our closest ski resort in PA and about a 50 minute drive. It is a family owned and operated resort which caters to families. They have a wonderful ski school and the mountain is covered with snowmaking. Runs cross the spectrum from expert to beginner. Great views from the top of the mountain.
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Elk Mountain Ski Resort
344 Elk Mountain Road
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Our closest ski resort in PA and about a 50 minute drive. It is a family owned and operated resort which caters to families. They have a wonderful ski school and the mountain is covered with snowmaking. Runs cross the spectrum from expert to beginner. Great views from the top of the mountain.
Belleayre is the largest ski mountain in the Catskills, state owned ski resort and about an hour by car with a gondola for those cold days. It also is open in the summer for scenic rides to the top, and swimming and hiking.
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Belleayre Mountain Ski Center
181 Galli Curci Road
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Belleayre is the largest ski mountain in the Catskills, state owned ski resort and about an hour by car with a gondola for those cold days. It also is open in the summer for scenic rides to the top, and swimming and hiking.
Plattekill Mountain is a must for ski enthusiasts who want to be transported back in time for how skiing was in the 50's and 60's. It is small but huge in ambiance, has a challenging vertical drop, an awesome inner tube slope and a cozy lodge where you might just want to spend an afternoon at the bar next to a wood burning stove sampling local beers and eating comfort food. It is about a hour away from Beaverkill Manor.
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Plattekill Mountain
469 Plattekill Road
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Plattekill Mountain is a must for ski enthusiasts who want to be transported back in time for how skiing was in the 50's and 60's. It is small but huge in ambiance, has a challenging vertical drop, an awesome inner tube slope and a cozy lodge where you might just want to spend an afternoon at the bar next to a wood burning stove sampling local beers and eating comfort food. It is about a hour away from Beaverkill Manor.
A legendary family in the annals of American Fly Fishing - the Dette family still owns and operates the shop (moved from the family home in Roscoe in recent years - think Mary wanted the living room back), It is a must visit - grab flies and intel on your way up to Beaverkill Manor. Walt Dette was a national treasure and instrumental in the early days of American fly fishing and fly tying.
Dette Flies
13 Main St
A legendary family in the annals of American Fly Fishing - the Dette family still owns and operates the shop (moved from the family home in Roscoe in recent years - think Mary wanted the living room back), It is a must visit - grab flies and intel on your way up to Beaverkill Manor. Walt Dette was a national treasure and instrumental in the early days of American fly fishing and fly tying.
Joan Wulff is a central figure in women and fly fishing. If you don't know who she is Google her. I can think of no words to do her justice. She is still teaching fly fishing to women and men - yes gents there is much to learn from this legend of fly casting. Oh by the way she was married to another fly fishing legend Lee Wulff. Google him if you don't know about him.
Wulff School of Fly Fishing
7 Main St
Joan Wulff is a central figure in women and fly fishing. If you don't know who she is Google her. I can think of no words to do her justice. She is still teaching fly fishing to women and men - yes gents there is much to learn from this legend of fly casting. Oh by the way she was married to another fly fishing legend Lee Wulff. Google him if you don't know about him.
We often host families of French Woods campers which is a short scenic drive away (20 minutes).
French Woods Sports and Arts Center
431 Chapel Hill Rd
We often host families of French Woods campers which is a short scenic drive away (20 minutes).
One of two camps for kids under the French Woods name. This camp emphasizes performing arts, music, dance, circus acts, cooking and fine arts.
French Woods Festival
199 Bouchoux Brook Road
One of two camps for kids under the French Woods name. This camp emphasizes performing arts, music, dance, circus acts, cooking and fine arts.
City/town information
Callicoon is about 30 minutes away by car and has a turn of the century charm with antique stores, restaurants and a continuously operated movie theater from 1948. The farmers market on Saturday's is highly recommended where you buy direct from farmers in the area. Peck's family market is also a great place to to your grocery shopping and sells loads of locally produced cheese, vegetables and meat. There is even a banh mi sandwich shop in town as well as a brew pub serving a full menu. Peppinos restaurant does excellent pizza to go and serves up a full menu of Italian food for diners.
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Callicoon
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Callicoon is about 30 minutes away by car and has a turn of the century charm with antique stores, restaurants and a continuously operated movie theater from 1948. The farmers market on Saturday's is highly recommended where you buy direct from farmers in the area. Peck's family market is also a great place to to your grocery shopping and sells loads of locally produced cheese, vegetables and meat. There is even a banh mi sandwich shop in town as well as a brew pub serving a full menu. Peppinos restaurant does excellent pizza to go and serves up a full menu of Italian food for diners.
Narrowsburg is a lovely historic town on the Delaware River with excellent restaurants, stores, theater and bars. It is a favorite for artistic types who have left NYC for the great outdoors. You might even run into a movie star or two. It is about an hour by car from Beaverkill Manor.
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Narrowsburg
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Narrowsburg is a lovely historic town on the Delaware River with excellent restaurants, stores, theater and bars. It is a favorite for artistic types who have left NYC for the great outdoors. You might even run into a movie star or two. It is about an hour by car from Beaverkill Manor.
Roscoe is locally known as Trout Town USA as it is ground zero for fly fishers and spin fishers alike. The town is also home to the famous Roscoe Diner. Drop in on Roscoe Beer Co on Rockland Road or the intriguing Prohibition Distillery on Union St. Or grab a massive prime rib dinner at the Rockland House.
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Roscoe
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Roscoe is locally known as Trout Town USA as it is ground zero for fly fishers and spin fishers alike. The town is also home to the famous Roscoe Diner. Drop in on Roscoe Beer Co on Rockland Road or the intriguing Prohibition Distillery on Union St. Or grab a massive prime rib dinner at the Rockland House.
Livingston Manor, 40 minutes by car from Beaverkill manor, is a fun town to shop and dine in with a range of restaurants from posh and expensive DeBruce Inn to Kaatskellar offering artisan woodfired pizza. It also borders the Willowemoc River steeped in fly fishing history. Any fisher must visit Dette Fly shop where Walt and Mary (father daughter) offered their own hand tied flies and knowledge to generations of fly anglers. Don't miss the Catskill Brewery for great beer and food. Peck's Market is also in town.
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Livingston Manor
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Livingston Manor, 40 minutes by car from Beaverkill manor, is a fun town to shop and dine in with a range of restaurants from posh and expensive DeBruce Inn to Kaatskellar offering artisan woodfired pizza. It also borders the Willowemoc River steeped in fly fishing history. Any fisher must visit Dette Fly shop where Walt and Mary (father daughter) offered their own hand tied flies and knowledge to generations of fly anglers. Don't miss the Catskill Brewery for great beer and food. Peck's Market is also in town.
Food scene
Great restaurant and bar with a working antique bowling ally in the restaurant. Bowl, in front of the kitchen and chef preparing your food, while waiting for dinner. A must do.
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The North Branch Inn
869 N Branch Rd
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Great restaurant and bar with a working antique bowling ally in the restaurant. Bowl, in front of the kitchen and chef preparing your food, while waiting for dinner. A must do.
A gem of a restaurant in Hancock opened Friday-Sunday for dinner. It sits inside an old auto garage now art gallery and offers Thai-inspired menu in a communal dining setting.
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Unclebrother
250 E Front St
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A gem of a restaurant in Hancock opened Friday-Sunday for dinner. It sits inside an old auto garage now art gallery and offers Thai-inspired menu in a communal dining setting.
A lovely restaurant for comfort food dining with beautiful views of the Beaverkill River. It is wildly popular during fishing season (April-October) and a favorite of locals.
Riverside Cafe & Lodging
16624 County Hwy 17
A lovely restaurant for comfort food dining with beautiful views of the Beaverkill River. It is wildly popular during fishing season (April-October) and a favorite of locals.
A lovely bar and restaurant in a transformed old schoolhouse in Downsville, NY, about 20 minutes away by car.
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The Old Schoolhouse Inn & Restaurant
28218 New York 206
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A lovely bar and restaurant in a transformed old schoolhouse in Downsville, NY, about 20 minutes away by car.
A maker of fresh pasta that opens as a restaurant Friday and Saturday night (reservations needed) in Roscoe, NY. Really good Italian food and a favorite for locals.
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Northern Farmhouse Pasta
65 Rockland Rd
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A maker of fresh pasta that opens as a restaurant Friday and Saturday night (reservations needed) in Roscoe, NY. Really good Italian food and a favorite for locals.
The Roscoe Diner is a classic NY diner with a unique element of decor inside - pennants from nearly every college in the country. Go find your alma mater pennant and get belly filling and yummy diner breakfast, lunch and dinner. They now have a ice cream and grill offering next door as well which is wonderful for kids and families.
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Roscoe Diner
1908 Old Route 17
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The Roscoe Diner is a classic NY diner with a unique element of decor inside - pennants from nearly every college in the country. Go find your alma mater pennant and get belly filling and yummy diner breakfast, lunch and dinner. They now have a ice cream and grill offering next door as well which is wonderful for kids and families.
If wood-fired artisanal pizza is your thing, including a nice outdoor dining option with locally brewed beer, then make the drive to Livingston Manor for awesome pizza and locally brewed pizza.
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The Kaatskeller
39 Main St
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If wood-fired artisanal pizza is your thing, including a nice outdoor dining option with locally brewed beer, then make the drive to Livingston Manor for awesome pizza and locally brewed pizza.
Drink and dine in or outdoors in this local favorite brew pub in Roscoe. The kitchen has a limited by excellent menu. Free popcorn is provided as well.
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Roscoe Beer Co.
145 Rockland Rd
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Drink and dine in or outdoors in this local favorite brew pub in Roscoe. The kitchen has a limited by excellent menu. Free popcorn is provided as well.
The restaurant in The DeBruce is a foodies' heaven and is open to the public though I would recommend a reservation. Great for special occasions.
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The DeBruce
982 Debruce Rd
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The restaurant in The DeBruce is a foodies' heaven and is open to the public though I would recommend a reservation. Great for special occasions.
My favorite grocery store owned and run by local people. It carries loads of local cheese, milk, yogurt, veggies and meat. It is also in Callicoon which is a fun town to explore. About a 30 minute drive from Beaverkill Manor. There is also a Peck's in Livingston Manor.
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Peck's Market
9 Lower Main Street
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My favorite grocery store owned and run by local people. It carries loads of local cheese, milk, yogurt, veggies and meat. It is also in Callicoon which is a fun town to explore. About a 30 minute drive from Beaverkill Manor. There is also a Peck's in Livingston Manor.
A wonderful fisher themed tavern at this inn in Livingston Manor. Worth the drive.
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The Arnold House
839 Shandelee Road
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A wonderful fisher themed tavern at this inn in Livingston Manor. Worth the drive.
A local favorite diner in Hancock.
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Circle E Diner
369 East Front Street
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A local favorite diner in Hancock.
Our closest grocery store in Hancock - Tops.
Tops
16 W Main St
Our closest grocery store in Hancock - Tops.
Awesome brew pub in Livingston Manor about 40 minutes by car from Beaverkill Manor.
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Catskill Brewery
672 Old Route 17
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Awesome brew pub in Livingston Manor about 40 minutes by car from Beaverkill Manor.
Excellent maker of gin, vodka and whiskey with finger foods to sample along with their spirits.
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Prohibition Distillery
10 Union Street
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Excellent maker of gin, vodka and whiskey with finger foods to sample along with their spirits.
Excellent thin crust pizza to eat in or to go and a complete Italian menu that locals and visitors love.
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Peppinos
31 Lower Main Street
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Excellent thin crust pizza to eat in or to go and a complete Italian menu that locals and visitors love.
Great outdoor farmer’s market selling locally grown/raised food and handicrafts.
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Callicoon Farmers' Market
23 Dorrer Drive
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Great outdoor farmer’s market selling locally grown/raised food and handicrafts.
Sightseeing
The Upper Delaware Scenic Waterway can also be admired by car and hiking if you are not ready to get in a canoe or kayak and paddle. And Narrowsburg, an hour by car, is a must see town for typical rail town from the 1800's with cool restaurants, antique shops and home goods stores - even some movie stars can be seen walking around town.
Upper Delaware Scenic Byway Narrowsburg Lookout
60 Main St
The Upper Delaware Scenic Waterway can also be admired by car and hiking if you are not ready to get in a canoe or kayak and paddle. And Narrowsburg, an hour by car, is a must see town for typical rail town from the 1800's with cool restaurants, antique shops and home goods stores - even some movie stars can be seen walking around town.
Get a real sense of what the area meant to fly fishing roots in America by visiting the Catskill Fly Fishing Museum in Livingston Manor. Join and support it.
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Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum
1031 Old Route 17
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Get a real sense of what the area meant to fly fishing roots in America by visiting the Catskill Fly Fishing Museum in Livingston Manor. Join and support it.
An easy hike for families with little ones and absolutely gorgeous.
Crystal Lake Wild Forest
An easy hike for families with little ones and absolutely gorgeous.
Mecca for any old or new hippie and or rock music aficinado.
Woodstock Monument
532 West Shore Road
Mecca for any old or new hippie and or rock music aficinado.
Wedding venues
We don't do weddings but the Handsome Hollow does and we often host the families of the bride or groom, as well as wedding attendees at Beaverkill Manor. It is about 15 minutes by car or 6 miles as a crow flies.
HANDSOME HOLLOW
5256 County Road 28
We don't do weddings but the Handsome Hollow does and we often host the families of the bride or groom, as well as wedding attendees at Beaverkill Manor. It is about 15 minutes by car or 6 miles as a crow flies.
Live Music and Arts
A wonderful place to see a concert in an outdoor amphitheater on the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival. It has a host of local restaurants and breweries offering artisanal food and drink. The site also is home to the museum featuring the festival history with changing featured curations.
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Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
200 Hurd Road
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A wonderful place to see a concert in an outdoor amphitheater on the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival. It has a host of local restaurants and breweries offering artisanal food and drink. The site also is home to the museum featuring the festival history with changing featured curations.