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Things to Do in and around Andes & the Catskills Area

Andes is located on the Western edge of the Catskill Preserve.  A peaceful and quiet town full of fine eateries and outdoor activities for those visiting.  Hope you enjoy
   There is plenty to do in and Around Andes.  Whether its strolling around town or outdoor adventures.  Below we have listed a quick guide to the local and surrounding area.  
Scenic Drives  and Outdoor Activities Recommended Activities and don't forget Woodstock!  
Specialty stores and galleries Balsam Lake Mountain Wild Forest           BACK to Wolf Cabin Home Page  
Restaurants and Eateries:

Andes Hotel and Restaurant

Cassie's on a quiet day

The Andes Hotel and Restaurant 845-676-4408  -    7 days a week, year round for lunch and dinner and Sunday brunch - Highly Recommended.  Andes Hotel has great food wonderful and  atmosphere, The chef will make you feel like you are dining in NYC Reservation need on weekends.  They usually have on going events live music, art expos, etc.
Great if you want a drink and some fun and games.  You will find a bar with pool tables and plenty of bar meals.
Cantina  -  845-676-4444   Open Wednesday - Monday, year round for lunch and dinner - new to Andes with wonderful Mexican food.

Cassies Kitchen   -    Thursday - Tuesday, year round for breakfast and lunch.  Cassies is home to us we often go there for breakfast, the home style cooking makes you feel real country.  Wonderful place to meet the locals and mingle.  Try sitting at the counter I’m sure you will make many friends.  Cassies is what being in the Catskills is all about.
Tremperskill Country Store-  845-676-3244  Nearby and convenient- has fishing supplies and seasonal fruits and vegetables.  GREAT homemade Lasagna! Ask Sunny for Wildlife information, he does provide personal Nature guide touring. 
Specialty Stores-Antiques & Galleries
If you are into antiquing, great art work or just want to browse check out the following Shops:
Blink Gallery  -   Open April – December- Art Gallery
Chace - Randall Fine Art Gallery - is a fabulous addition to an already artistic town.

We love this place!  Worth a visit and a purchase of fine art may be worth your while.
Visit their Web Site at www.chacerandallgallery.com

49 Main St., Andes NY
Brooke's Variety  -    May - October
Mercantile  -      Year round (closed March) a must see.  wonderful antique linens. I love to go in and look at how they arrange the shop, I  often buy exotic soaps and candles.    
Memorial Day - New Years, Thurs. - Sun. 9am-5pm
New Years - Memorial Day, Sat. - Sun. 9am - 5pm
Michele NY Antiques        May - October
Paisleys Country Gallery  - Year round (closed March), Thursday - Sunday, 10am-5pm
Trish's Gifts   -   May - October - If you like odds and ends check out Trish’s  great incense. 
Things to do in near by Margaretville:  
Cafe on Main Street - 845-586-2343- reservation needed - Continental Cuisine
The Hitching Post Inn - 607-588-7078
Summerfield’s - 845-586-1111
Antonio’s - 845-586-3333 - Reservation needed - Italian Cuisine
Inn between - 845-586-4265 - Steak and Seafood
Binnekill Square Restaurant 845-586-4884
River House - 845-586-1000 - open Thurs - Monday 10am-5pm
Flour Patch - 845-586-1919 - open 7am-2pm
Specialty Stores
Cheese Barrel - Exotic Deli and Ice-cream Shop
E & D Spirits Shop - Liquor Store
McIntosh Country Market Auction
Things to do in near by Delhi:  
Angelos Family Restaurant - 82 Main Street Delhi - 607-746-7171
Cross Road Cafe - 80 Main Street - 607-746-7007
Delhi Diner- 95 Main Street - 607-746-2207
Olde Caledonia- 106 Main Street
Quatermoon Cafe- 53 Main Street - 607-746-8886
Awesome Restaurant in Near by Downsville-  PLEASE call first to ensure that they are open!  - 
Old School House Inn- call in advance open 11:30am - 2:30pm and 5pm - 9pm
Woodstock -  Worth the trip @ 1 hour from the Cabin
Art Gallery/Exhibition
Art and Soul Gallery
12 Tannery Brook Road
Woodstock NY 12498
Center for Photography at Woodstock
59 Tinker Street
Woodstock NY 12498

Woodstock Art Association
28 Tinker Street
Woodstock NY 12498
Live Entertainment
Joshua's Cafe
10 Tinker Street
Woodstock NY 12498
Scenic Drives and Recommended Activities: Though Andes, then Delhi, Stamford and back!      
Cabin Hill road offers some of the best mountain views on your right as you drive towards the center of Andes.  If you are interested in Bird Houses, then
stop at the Blue Bird House builders' country store.  He sells great birdhouses for less then $10.   Stop in to say hello, and perhaps purchase these handmade beauties (on rt. 28 towards Delhi after Glen Burnie Road)).  If you are lucky, you'll see some nestlings' in bird houses right there on the premises.  You can also purchase wood chairs, small benches as well.    Another favorite just a few more miles up rt. 28 north approaching Delhi is the DELHI OUTDOOR EDUCATION CENTER.  If you have time, you should walk the trails.   Beautifully maintained and awesome wildflowers.  Excellent for Bird Watching too! They also have a labyrinth and GREAT Walking Trails
View a video on the Delhi SUNY Park on You Tube Delhi SUNY Park
Butterfly Garden Entrance

Make a left as you exit the Cabin, and take Wolf Hollow Road all the way out to Cabin Hill Rd. (aka: County Road 2).  Make right on Cabin Hill Rd.  Take this to Andes Town Center.  Once you get to Main St., make sure to stop in and enjoy some of the local eateries, or an Art exhibit at the Blink Gallery.  Continue on rt. 28 north till you get to Delhi
, NY.  Once in Delhi, continue onward and take rt. 10 North to Stamford.  Stop in Stamford and see some great big old mansions from yesteryear.   Turn back around and take the directions exactly opposite to getting there.

  Blue Bird Houses 4 sale

View from the Delhi Outdoor Education Center

  You should drive up to the John Burroughs's memorial field!    to Learn about John Burroughs's, the famous Naturalist writer, please visit www.johnburroughs.org/  
Outdoor Activities:    

Horseback Riding:

  Hill top Stables - Bovina, NY - 607-832-4342  
  Windswept Acres - Delhi, NY 607-746-6990  
  Balsam Lake Mountain Wild Forest  
More information from this division:
Division of Lands and Forests
Catskill Forest Preserve
The Balsam Lake Mountain Wild Forest is located 8 miles south of Margaretville (Route 28) and 18 miles north of Livingston Manor (Route 17). It lies mainly within the western Ulster County town of Hardenburgh, with small appendages in the towns of Middletown and Andes in Delaware County.
Several trailheads and parking areas provide developed access to the area.
Alder Lake Trailhead is at the end of Alder Creek Road (County Route 54) in the Town of Hardenburgh, Ulster County, 18 miles north of Livingston Manor (2.6 miles north of Turnwood).

Balsam Lake Mountain Trailhead is at the eastern end of the Beaverkill Road in the Town of Hardenburgh, 8 miles east of Turnwood

Alder Lake Loop Trail (1.5 miles, red markers) - an easy hike around the lake.
Mill Brook Ridge Trail (5.9 miles, yellow markers, 1520-feet elevation gain) - Accessed either from the Alder Lake Loop on the west or the Balsam Lake Mountain Trail on the east, this trail is a challenging route through the heart of the wild forest, providing access to the Beaver Meadow Lean-to (2.25 miles from the Alder Lake Trailhead).
Balsam Lake Mountain - The most direct route is from the Balsam Lake Mountain Trailhead on Beaverkill Road. Follow the blue-marked Dry Brook Ridge Trail north 0.9 miles to its junction with the red-marked Balsam Lake Mountain Trail, turn left and follow it northwest .85 miles, passing a lean-to before reaching the summit. Total distance: 1.75 miles (3.5 miles round-trip). Elevation gain: 1,200 feet.
The most popular route begins at the Dry Brook Ridge Trailhead on Mill Brook Road. Follow the blue-marked Dry Brook Ridge Trail south 2.25 miles to its junction with the Balsam Lake Mountain Trail, turn right and follow this red-marked trail southwest 0.75 miles to the summit. Total distance: 3.0 miles (6.0 miles round trip). Elevation gain: 1120 feet.
The most ambitious route begins at the Alder Lake Trailhead and follows the Alder Lake Loop and Mill Brook Ridge Trails eastward to the summit. Total distance: 6.7 miles (13.4 miles round trip). Elevation gain: 1520 feet.


Only 200 yards from the parking lot and nearly one-half mile long, Alder Lake offers an enjoyable opportunity for hand-launched boating. Electric motors are allowed, but gasoline motors are prohibited.


Mountain Bicycling
While there are no trails designated for bicycles, some of the area's trails are suitable for bicycles. Please use caution and yield the right-of-way to pedestrians, regardless of where you bicycle.


Pre-recorded Trail Conditions: 845-256-3188, ext. 4182
Forest Preserve Management: 845-256-3083
Forest Rangers: 845-256-3026
Fishing: 845-256-3161
Hunting: 845-256-3098
Law Enforcement: 845-256-3013
Mongaup Pond Campground: 845-439-4233


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