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Delhi, NY and the Western Catskills

Steady Slope is thrilled to be a part of Delhi and Delaware County!  There are so many amazing things to do throughout the year, we hope this page will encourage you to come back in another season.  Below you’ll find detailed instructions on how to find us, essential services while you’re here, and a quick list of some of our favorite places to hang-out.  

Getting Here 

Our region is tucked away, but is ultimately accessible by NY State highways, with the nearest limited access freeway in Roscoe, NY about 40 miles away in . The closest major airport is in the State Capitol Region, Albany, NY about an hour and half drive away.  Steady Slope is conveniently located less than a mile from NY State Highway 28, five miles southeast from downtown Mail Street Delhi, on a town maintained road and accessible by two wheel drive vehicles year-round.  Please keep in mind you will likely lose cell service at some point in Delaware County.  However, nearly all our guests have arrived here without any issues using GPS or other navigation APPs.  If there is any doubt,  we recommend screen shots, print outs, or directions written down. 


To arrive by car 

From the Southeast, Woodstock and Kingston area, follow Hwy 28 all the way to Glen Burnie Road in Delhi, about 5 miles before you get to Main Street.  Turn RIGHT and go about a half mile.  Then take the gradual LEFT turn onto Williams Road, a gravel (steep) uphill road.  We’re the last house on the LEFT!


From the Southwest, Roscoe and Downsville area, follow NY-206 to Downsville and then turn RIGHT onto Hawley-Downsville Road.  After about 8.5 miles turn RIGHT onto NY HWY 10 and continue through Hamden, Delancy and then into Delhi.  In Delhi, take Hwy 28 southeast for about five miles and turn LEFT onto Glen Burnie Road.  Then take the gradual LEFT turn onto Williams Road, a gravel (steep) uphill road.  We’re the last house on the LEFT!


From the Northwest, Oneonta and Otsego County, take Hwy 28 to Delhi.  Continue past Delhi on Hwy 28 for about 5 miles and turn LEFT onto Glen Burnie Road.  Then take the gradual LEFT turn onto Williams Road, a gravel (steep) uphill road.  We’re the last house on the LEFT!


From the Northeast, Stamford and Jefferson, take Hwy 10 to Delhi.  In Delhi, take Hwy 28 southeast about 5 miles and turn LEFT onto Glen Burnie Road.  Then take the gradual LEFT turn onto Williams Road, a gravel (steep) uphill road.  We’re the last house on the LEFT!

To arrive by bus

Take the Adirondacks/Trailsways Bus service to Delhi.  The bus driver will stop to drop you off on-route at the beginning of Glen Burnie Road!  Just be prepared and discuss with the driver of your bus.  The bus stops in Margaretville for a scheduled stop before heading to Delhi.  Once you’ve past Andes, you’re within ten minutes of our road.  Almost directly across Hwy 28 from the turn onto Glen Burnie Road, but fortunately a bit before, is a large self-storage facility on the left hand side of the road.  Just by Glen Burnie Road is a small, mostly abandoned farm that has well maintained red barns.  From there you can easily walk the one mile up to our place on Williams Road.  Take the steep uphill left onto Williams Road and we are the last house on the left hand side.  Don’t worry if you missed the opportunity to get dropped of on-route!  Just get off the bus in Delhi and text or call us.  We are less than 10 minutes away and are likely expecting you!

bike camping

To arrive by walking/bike

Thank you so much for your choice of human powered transportation! To show our gratitude we are happy to give you your first night of camping free (with your own tent)!  To find us, just use our address; GPS brings folks directly here.  As we are located on a road, and there are few bike exclusive facilities near-by, follow the above instructions for cars.  There is usually little traffic on Glen Burnie Road and there is a “back way” to come in without using Hwy 28.  Unfortunately part of this route is a very long, steep, gravel road up to Bramley Mountain (then an nice long asphalt ribbon down to Williams Road).  Cyclists use Hwy 28, more all the time.  It has decent shoulders and our rural motor vehicle traffic trends towards the relaxed driving with the hills and curves and mighty visitas.  The County Highways and back roads are awesome!  Especially if you like gravel.  Just be aware most County Highways will not have a shoulder, and may have motor vehicle speed limits of up to 55 miles per hour.  For more information about local biking, check out this section below!  And be sure to check out our Annual All-rounder bike camping weekend!

local biz

Brushland eating house

1927 County Highway 6, Bovina 



From their website:

“We’re Sohail and Sara - husband and wife, teammates in love, life and food. We conceived of Brushland in 2014 knowing no better way to express our commitment & passion to all three, than by carving a monument and placing it on Main Street.  Aiming to create a place worth craving, where dishes are at once approachable and celebratory, we believe that hosting and eating should never feel mundane - Even, and especially, on a Thursday night in April.”




83 Main St, Delhi, NY 13752



This new-ish spot is quickly becoming a Delhi Staple.  The cafe, open 9AM-3PM Wednesday thru Saturday, offers espresso drinks and excellent coffee, as well as pastries and breakfast and lunch options.  The bar, open 5PM-10PM Wednesday thru Saturday, is notorious for the fantastic cocktails and excellent fare.  Come early or expect a crowd!


O'Neill's Shire Pub

123 Main St, Delhi, NY 13752



A cozy little pub serving up fine food and sturdy drinks, from great Irish Classics to pub must-haves, they have something to satisfy every palate.  Regular events include trivia nights (Wednesdays), Karaoke (Thursdays), and live music (Fridays, Saturdays). Be sure to check out their new patio seating, The Locale, which features it’s own drink and snack menu!

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Strickland Hollow 

70 Main Street, Delhi, NY 13753 




Strickland Hollow is a working cider apple farm, artisan distillery and event space built in the 1800's nestled in the heart of the great western Catskill Mountains. The Tasting Room, located at 70 Main Street, Delhi, showcases not only their own spirits but the best wine, beer, cider and spirits from New York State, along with regular cooking classes and the occasional special dinner.

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Eighty Main

80 Main St, Delhi, NY 13752












Opened in 2022, this new dining establishment features tastes influenced by Central and Northern Italy, Argentina, and the Catskills.​

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Francesca’s Pizzeria & Restaurant

191 Main St, Delhi, NY 13752



Not just pizza, pasta and tiramisu!

Catskills Momos

191 Main St, Delhi, NY 13752




Tibetan food and momos!

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Delhi Pizza Company

83 Main St, Delhi, NY 13752



Name says it all!

Delhi Diner

95 Main St, Delhi, NY 13752 


Small town diner with a homey feel and delicious food made to order. Open Tuesday-Sunday.


Tuna III

82 Main St, Delhi, NY 13752



Japanese food and sushi!


​Andes Hotel & Restaurant

110 Main St, Andes, NY 13731



A cozy small-town hotel and restaurant featuring an outdoor food and beer garden. Offering a fully revamped menu of tavern classics with specials and guest chefs visiting regularly.  Live music and events hosted in the summer.

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Wayside Cider 

55 Redden Lane, Andes, NY 13731 














A small-batch craft cidery based in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Along with cider, they offer hearty or light meals of locally farmed and foraged meats, fish, cheese and vegetables that change seasonally. Well behaved and leashed dogs are welcome in the courtyard.

Stony Creek Farmstead

1738 Freer Hollow Road, Walton, NY 13856





This amazing farm and family hosts pizza night on Saturdays, from May-October, around 5PM.  Please check their website for more details.

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Hamden Inn & Lounge

35769 State Highway 10, Hamden, NY 13782 




The newly renovated Hamden Inn dates back to the early 1840s. This very popular dining and drinking spot gets busy!  Reservations accepted for parties over six!  Ample outdoor seating.  The chicken sandwich is the local go-to but the specials are also not to be overlooked. Right across the street is the Hamden General Store, where you can grab some fresh bread, cookout staples, and local brews to bring back to your campsite.

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So many places we just had to name a few more.

Peekamoose Restaurant, Big Indian, NY

Half Acre, Stamford, NY

Zadas Bar, Margaretville, NY 

Mill Pond Inn and Restaurant, Jefferson, NY


Price Chopper Supermarket

3 Main St, Delhi, NY 13752




A full-service supermarket for all of your grocery needs. Closest place to Steady Slope to pick up ice and essentials. You will also find a hardware store, pizzeria, smoke shop, Walgreens, etc. in this shopping plaza.

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Delhi Farmers' Market

Courthouse Square, Main Street, Delhi, NY 13753

Every Wednesday from 10:00am to 2:00pm farmers and vendors from Delaware County, and surrounding counties share in harvent.  This vibrant year-round market has food trucks, many farms, artisans, and purveyors of baked goods, ice cream, and other prepared foods.  Not to be missed if you’re in town mid-week!

Hamden General Store

35796 NY-10, Hamden, NY  13782




Just like it sounds!  All the things you hope you didn’t forget for your trip to the Catskills

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Catskill Outpost

13 Harper St, Stamford, NY 12167



Catskill Outpost is here to outfit you with some quality apparel for your next getaway. Shop their webstore or visit their retail location in Stamford, NY which carries everything from camping & hiking to home goods, locally made provisions & art to vintage clothing.

Camp Catskills

6006 Main Street, Tannersville, NY



Ethical shop featuring specialized outdoor goods.

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hang out


We love the AllTrails app!​ The Catskills are famous for their gorgeous hiking trails. Your options are endless, which sometimes makes it overwhelming to choose where to explore. The AllTrails app gives you detailed information about each hike so you can plan your trip accordingly.​ Some of the nearest trails:​

Delhi Trails (Mt. Crawford) - The Delhi Trails are a system of four trails on Mt. Crawford in the Village of Delhi.  Built and maintained by the Catskill Mountain Club, the trails, two named for characters in the novel My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George and one in honor of the Delaware Academy mascot Bulldogs, together cover about 5.4 miles and offer the option of shorter hikes of varying degrees of difficulty. The longer Gribley Trail crosses the mountain ridge above the village in three miles. The Bulldog Run can be combined with a section of the Gribley to create a loop hike.  The Frightful Falls Trail is a short connector, the steepness of which makes its name seem appropriate.  And the Smith Pond Trail sits in the river valley on the west side of SR 28. Click here for maps and more information on these trails.

Palmer Hill Trail (Easy) - Palmer Hill Trail is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located at 11 Finkle Road, Andes, NY (about 10 mins from us) that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from April until November.

Bramley Mountain Trail (Moderate) - The Bramley Mountain Trail is the fifth addition to the hiking options in the Catskills designed and built by the Catskill Mountain Club. It is located only 5 minutes from Steady Slope on Glen Burnie Road.  This is a NYC DEP parcel in the Towns of Delhi and Bovina, totaling about 4 miles in length. The complete loop visits the summit with its site of a former fire tower, a beautiful abandoned bluestone quarry, and the impressive cliffs and caves that lie between. The hike to the quarry is on a woods road with little elevation gain, making an easy hike of about .9 miles. After the quarry, the trail continues as a foot path designed to gradually ascend about 1.2 miles through mixed hardwoods while passing stone walls and many impressive rock outcroppings and cliffs, some with caves. The Summit Trail, a 1.8 mile long direct hike to the top, with its views to the west and to the southern high peaks, Mount Pisgah and the mountains of the western Pepacton Range that are traversed by the Finger Lakes Trail, has some steep pitches alternating with long gentle climbs. It is suggested that you hike the Quarry Trail to the top and descending on the Summit Trail to get the best views of all the sights this trail has to offer. The trailhead is located on Glen Bernie Road about three miles from us to the North.

Alder Lake to Balsam Lake Mountain Fire Tower (Hard) - Alder Lake to Balsam Lake Mountain Fire Tower is a 12.6 mile out and back trail located near Livingston Manor, New York (about an hour from Steady Slope) that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and backpacking.


Spend a relaxing day fishing the rivers of the Catskills and bring your fresh catch back to camp to cook over the fire. 


This year, NYS is offering "free fishing days" during which a license is not required (see dates below). On any other day of the year, all residents and non-residents 16 years of age or older must have a valid New York State fishing license.

NYS Free Fishing Days 

  • February 18-19, 2023

  • June 24-25, 2023

  • September 23, 2023

  • November 11, 2022

Fishing License Information

An annual New York State fishing license is valid for 365 days from the date of purchase. Anglers may also purchase a 1-day or 7-day license. Lifetime licenses are also available to New York State residents. 


Licenses may be purchased online here and by phone at 1-866-933-2257. Licenses may also be obtained at some major sporting goods and discount stores, tackle shops and many town clerks’ offices.

Where to Fish


Below are descriptions of the closest fishing locations to Steady Slope:

Little Delaware River - The Little Delaware River flows for 16 miles before entering the West Branch of the Delaware River just west of the village of Delhi. The wild brown and brook trout populations are supplemented with the stocking of about 700 brown trout yearlings annually. These hatchery fish are stocked in a 0.8 mile reach at the mouth and a 1.2 mile reach downstream of the hamlet of Bovina Center. Brown trout are the dominant wild trout in the stream, but brook trout abundances increase upstream of Bovina Center.

East Brook - The East Brook is a wild trout stream that flows into the West Branch of the Delaware River in the village of Walton. Brown and brook trout are both abundant throughout this 11 mile stream. The stream is lightly fished.

West Branch Delaware River - The West Branch of the Delaware River is divided into two sections by the Cannonsville Reservoir. Downstream of the Cannonsville Reservoir, the West Branch is a tailwater fishery that supports excellent wild populations of brown, rainbow, and occasional brook trout (none are stocked); plus seasonal anadromous runs of American shad with reports of occasional striped bass. Upstream of the Cannonsville Reservoir (closest to Steady Slope in Delhi), the river is stocked with over 14,000 brown trout by the DEC. In addition to the stocked fish, a wild brown trout population flourishes.

Additional fishing locations and information may be found on New York State's DEC website here. Note that Steady Slope is located in Region 4, Delaware County.


If driving to Delhi from NYC, Long Island, or New Jersey, you may want to stop in Roscoe, NY, famous for its fly fishing (also know as "Trout Town USA"). Roscoe is approximately 45 minutes down river from Steady Slope (by car of course!).


Starting in Andes, NY, head down to the reservoir on County Route 1 (one of the most beautiful cycling roads in the world), turn right on the back reservoir road to Downsville, take a left on Route 30 (it's a very short detour into town for refreshments) up to the Shavertown Bridge and back up Country Route 1 to Andes...or continue on Route 30 after crossing the bridge to Route 28 taking the first right to come back to the bridge on the other side of the reservoir and then back up Country Route 1. With detours to both Downsville and Margaretville it's 70 memorable miles.


Another option, somewhat less hilly but also very nice, is to go out one side of the West Branch from Delhi on Route 28  to Stamford and come back on the other side which is mostly identified as Country Route 18 but known locally as Back River Road. You have a number of choices here as well as you can cross the river at several points without going to Stamford.​


Nearby Swim Holes 

The closest local swim hole to Steady Slope is about a ten minute drive the bottom of our hill turn right towards NY-28 and Delhi.  Just before you come into town, before the motel and the hospital, turn Left onto Arbor Hill Road.  Then, after less than a mile, turn right towards the one lane bridge into the village of Delhi. There are parking spots on either side of Sherwood Road here (before you cross the bridge). Head down the marked trail to the water's edge to swim, fish, or boat. 

Another fun option is the Hamden Covered Bridge located about 15 minutes from us. This restored historical bridge offers great kayak and inner tube launch points, along with a nice picnic area for a day of relaxation.  The bridge can be seen from State Route 10 at the east end of the Village of Hamden, on the right while proceeding Northeast. (GPS coordinates: N42° 11.716′ W074° 59.287′)

If you're feeling adventurous, head about 20 miles from Steady Slope into Andes, NY to visit Tompkins Falls. Note there is no signage, just a small pullover on the side of the road. The walk to the falls only takes a few seconds. There are three drops to this waterfall which is surrounded by moss covered rock formations. Take a dip under the falls and enjoy sunning on the rocks.

Any swim hole list wouldn't be complete without Peekamoose Blue Hole. The Peekamoose Blue Hole is located in Sundown Wild Forest, set within the secluded wilderness of the Catskill Forest Preserve, about an hour and a half from Dehli. The Blue Hole is a depression in the streambed rock of the Rondout Creek, a unique natural feature formed by sand and swirling gravel in an ancient whirlpool. Because of its immense popularity with tourists, a permit is required to visit the Blue Hole. This permit must be obtained in advance - more information on planning your visit may be found here



Guests of Steady Slope may hunt on-site on a case-by-case basis. You will have full access to hunt our 60-acre property.  All hunters must have proper licensing per NY State regulations. 


Click here for Hunting License Information

Click here for Hunting Seasons by Animal



The Oneonta Sportsman's Club, about a 40 minute drive from Delhi, is open to the public every Sunday starting at 8:30 AM – rain or shine – for Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays And 5-Stand. Note the rifle range is only open to club members.


Nearby Attractions​

The Ark Bowl & BBQ - 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, NY. They feature a slow smoked and grilled BBQ menu. Click here for more information.

The College Golf Course at Delhi - The College Golf Course at Delhi is the area’s premier 18-hole public course and is only a five minute drive from camp. The course’s front nine is a classic 1960’s design renowned for its natural beauty and challenging, undulating greens. In fact, the 7th hole has been rated among the top 18 in the Southern Tier.

The back nine, which opened in June 1996, is routed through the rolling terrain of the surrounding mountains. It is a magnificent natural design developed with the input and support of national leaders in the golf industry. Special features include state-of-the-art grasses and irrigation, panoramic views, and tee options that make it challenging and fun for golfers of every ability.

Our practice facilities are among the best in the region.  We offer an all-grass driving range and a large practice green which also includes a full chipping area and sand trap. There is also a full-service restaurant (Bluestone) on-site. Click here for more information.

John Burroughs Woodchuck Lodge - Visit Woodchuck Lodge, summer retreat of the famed naturalist John Burroughs, and then stop by Boyhood Rock where there is an exhibit on the life and works of John Burroughs as well as hiking trails and a picnic area. The Lodge is open for guided tours the first weekend of each month from May through October, Saturdays and Sundays, from 11 to 3. Click here for more information.

Unadilla Drive-In Movie Theater - Open seasonally from May through October, head over to Unadilla for some old-fashioned fun. Gates open at 7:00PM, movies begin at dusk, and a full-service snack bar is available on-site. Click here for more information.

Thank you for visiting Delhi!

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