Swimming & Fishing

Little Delaware River

A local swimming and fishing access point (West Branch of Little Delaware River) located approximately 4 miles from Dirt Road.

 

Upon exiting the camp, turn left onto Arbuckle Hollow Road and make a left turn onto Scotch Mountain Road. Make a right at the golf course to turn onto Arbor Hill Road. From there, turn left onto Sherwood Road, where you may park on the sides for access to the water.

 

Keep your eye out for our resident bald eagles, who often perch on the tallest tree overlooking Sherwood Road.

Hamden Covered Bridge

Located 7 miles from Dirt Road on Rt.10 at the east end of Hamden on the right going northeast. GPS: N42° 11.716′ W074° 59.287′

One of six covered bridges still standing in Delaware County, the Hamden bridge was lovingly restored in 2000. It is a beautiful place to fish for trout, have a picnic in the rolling fields adjacent to the bridge, or launch an inner tube from its river access point.

Peekamoose Blue Hole

The Blue Hole is a deep swimming hole on Rondout Creek in the Sundown Wild Forest. In 2015, the Blue Hole began topping lists of the best swimming holes in the country. To control crowding, a permit is required to visit the Blue Hole on Weekends and Holidays between May 15th and October 15th of each year. Permits can be acquired from Reserve America at: https://newyorkstateparks.reserveamerica.com/.

Permits are free of charge, and must be acquired at least 24 hours in advance, but no more than a week in advance. Only advance registrations will be accepted. No walk-in registrations are available. Each permit will be limited to 6 individuals. 

Food & Beverage

Bagels N Cream

2 Elm Street

Delhi, NY 13753

A great option for breakfast. Enjoy some of the best home baked bagels outside of NYC. Full menu of sandwiches, salads, etc. Catering also available.

https://www.yelp.com/biz/bagels-n-cream-delhi

Cugino's Pizzeria & Restaurant

1 Main Street (in Price Chopper Plaza)

Delhi, NY 13753

The closest place to grab a delicious hot pie, wings, salad, etc. Dine-in is currently allowed, though seating is limited. 

https://www.yelp.com/biz/cuginos-delhi

O'Neills Shire Pub

123 Main Street

Delhi, NY 13753

Delicious local food with fresh daily specials plus great selection of beer on tap. Currently take-out only due to COVID-19. 

http://theshiredelhi.com/

Quarter Moon Cafe

53 Main Street

Delhi, NY 13753

Delicious homemade sausage, pork and beef from farm to table. In addition to meats, Quarter Moon Cafe offers a lovely curated menu of seafood and other items from local farms. Outdoor dining is available, along with take-out. You can even take-out their delicious cocktails and they throw in a ten pound bag of ice! 

http://quartermooncafe.com/index

Wayside Cider & Tap Room

55 Redden Lane

Andes, NY 13731

Located in two lovingly restored barns;  tucked behind Main Street in Andes NY.  You can not only drink and take away bottles (or cases) of their homemade cider, but, stay awhile and eat some farm to table food. Dogs (on leashes) welcome too!

http://waysidecider.com

Sis Boom Yum

Online Resource for Catskills Dining

Sis Boom Yum showcases restaurants, bars, farm stores, bottle shops and more in the Catskills, noting what is open according to COVID-19 phased re-openings.

https://www.sisboomyum.com/

Supermarkets & Shops

Price Chopper

3 Main Street

Delhi, NY 13753

A full-service supermarket for all of your grocery needs. Best bet for campers driving to Dirt Road from the North and the West. Face masks required for all shoppers. You will also find a hardware store, pizzeria, smoke shop, Walgreens, etc. in this shopping plaza.

https://stores.pricechopper.com/ll/US/NY/Delhi/3-Main-Street

Freshtown Supermarket

36 Bridge Street

Margaretville, NY 12455

A fantastic full-service supermarket convenient for campers driving to Dirt Road from the East and the South (NYC, Long Island, etc). Face masks required for all shoppers. 

https://www.foodtown.com/stores/freshtown-of-margaretville

Forever Wild

476 Main Street

Margaretville, NY 12455

Forever Wild is located in the heart of the Western Catskills. This naturalist shop was founded by Ashley O'Malley to shine a light on all the things we love here in Upstate New York. Foraging, gardening, medicine making, and homesteading all hold a place in the daily lives of our neighbors and community. Here you'll find an outlet to support local makers and farmers who share a bit of that magic with all who visit. 

http://www.foreverwildcatskills.com

Attractions

The College Golf Course at Delhi

85 Scotch Mountain Road

Delhi, NY 13753

Only a few minutes from Dirt Road you will find the area's premier 18-hole golf course known for its natural beauty and challenging, undulating greens. Holes one, two, and nine all include going across the Delaware River. Hole one is especially tricky as the river is on the far side of the hole close to the green. Hole six is among the most beautiful appearing as the ball travels so far when it’s hit straight, as the tee box is elevated and the green is over 400 yards out. Driving range, pro shop and restaurant on-site.

https://golfcourse.delhi.edu/

The Ark Bowl & BBQ

42366 NY-28

Arkville, NY 12406

The Ark Bowl & BBQ is an eclectic 120‐seat restored 1960’s era vintage 8 lane bowling alley, BBQ joint, saloon and music/entertainment venue in Arkville, New York. They feature a slow smoked and grilled BBQ menu.

http://thearkbowl.com/

Unadilla

Drive-In Movie Theater

1706 State Highway 7

Unadilla, NY 13849

The Unadilla Drive-in is a vintage outdoor theater that is fun for the whole family. They play two features back to back, and sound is transmitted over FM radio at 107.3 FM. They offer a full snack bar with a variety of grilled and fried food options, as well as the classic theater popcorn and candy.

https://drive-in.ws/

487 Dirt Road

Delancey, NY 13752

(607) 287-8148

dirtroadcamp@gmail.com