Dirt Roads of Delaware County NY 2.0

This metric century stitches together dirt roads in four townships in Delaware County, in the northeastern Catskills of NYS. More than half of the route is on unpaved roads (shown in red), some of which have grades as steep as 16%. The paved sections are almost exclusively rural county roads flanked by dairy farms (many of which are abandoned, crumbling under an economy no longer favorable to farming), corn and hay fields, and forests. The secluded route passes through only two hamlets, Bovina Center and Bloomville, the only two points on the route where food and drink can be found (each of these hamlets has a small cafe, and one has a general store). The route has distinct loops that can be bypassed if a bailout is needed. The full route includes: several miles of the flat Catskill Scenic Trail that passes directly through farmland; a covered bridge; a gently rolling paved road that follows the East Branch of the Delaware River; and lots of hilly dirt road mountain passes. Cell phone coverage is spotty at best.

Starts in: Delaware County, NY, US
Distance: 61.0 mi
Elevation: +6620 / -6615 ft

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