The Headwaters of the Delaware

This trip plan includes activities and accommodations from both the East and West branches of the Upper Delaware River. It is easy to navigate over the river from Starlight, PA to Hancock, NY.

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Day 1

Upper Delaware Scenic Byway - Port Jervis to Hancock, NY
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Make your way to the Upper Delaware by way of the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway. This road offers tremendous views of foliage and the Delaware River as you pass through historic towns.

The Upper Delaware Scenic Byway consists of a beautiful 70-mile stretch of New York State Route 97 traversing three counties and largely paralleling the nationally-renowned Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River.

The route is…

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Delaware Delicacies - Hancock, NY
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Delaware Delicacies - Hancock, NY
Local Point of Interest | Unique Shop
If you are interested in sampling something exotic, stop here for Ray Turner's famous smoked eel. Delaware Delicacies also offers other food items such as shrimp, salmon, trout, chicken, and duck.

Featured on National Geographic's docu-reality show "Filthy Riches," Ray Turner, eel fisherman, owns and operates this unique smoke house and purveyor of fine smoked products featuring eel, salmon, trout, shrimp, duck and hens (seasonal) and…

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The Hancock Town Square - Hancock, NY
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The Hancock Town Square - Hancock, NY
Community | Appealing Downtown Area
The Hancock Town Square often hosts a variety of town events, so check the calendar for live music, dance, and theater options. Enjoy a relaxing time on the green space of The Hancock Town Square with family and friends.

The Village of Hancock, New York is the Northern Gateway to the Scenic, Wild Upper Delaware River valley. In the heart of the village is the Hancock Town Square, a picturesque expanse of green space anchored by a large picnic pavilion and…

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The Delaware River Club - Starlight, PA
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The Delaware River Club - Starlight, PA
Accommodation | Hotel or Motel
Are you interested in fly fishing? The Delaware River Club is located right across from the river. You are able to rent a boat or purchase any materials necessary for fishing from their store.

The Delaware River Club Sits on the banks of the West Branch of the Delaware. Our lodging is situated on 400 wooded acres, just a short drive from the wild and scenic mainstem of the Delaware River.

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Hancock House Hotel - Hancock, NY
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Hancock House Hotel - Hancock, NY
Accommodation | Hotel or Motel
The Hancock House Hotel offers a comfortable place to stay in downtown Hancock with a tap room and restaurant on the main floor.

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the “New” Hancock House Hotel.

The original HHH was built in 1848 on Main Street, next to where the Tops Market is now located. It was a popular stagecoach and train stop, giving…

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Inn at Starlight Lake - Starlight, PA
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If you are looking for a comfy Bed & Breakfast, the Inn at Starlight Lake is the place where you should stay!

On a clear Lake in the PA Highlands is a country Inn of another time.  Surrounded by rolling hills, woods and lakes the Inn is a perfect country retreat.  Enjoy recreation from swimming to cross country skiing, romantic rooms, excellent food and…

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Day 2

The Bakery - Hancock, NY
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The Bakery - Hancock, NY
Food or Drink | Cafe, Deli, Coffee House or Bakery
Start your morning off with a complimentary breakfast from your chosen accommodation or stop by The Bakery in downtown Hancock on your way to your next adventure. A selection of baked goods are made each day. The Bakery offers a variety of breads, treats, muffins, scones, cookies, cakes, and pies. A breakfast and lunch menu is also available, with breakfast served all day.

The bakery is nestled in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains located in the Village of Hancock right off highway 17 (future I-86). The bakery specializes in baked goods, fresh breads and made to order special occasion cakes and wedding cakes.…

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The Camptons Art and Design Studio and Gallery - Hancock, NY
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The Camptons Art and Design Studio and Gallery - Hancock, NY
Community | Local Artist, Musician, or Craftsperson
A unique studio, gallery, and shop, The Camptons specializes in antique rugs, fine art, handmade furniture and home goods. Stop here to find one of a kind products created by Jim and Laura McManus.

Jim and Laura McManus are the proprietors and artists in residence of The Camptons Art and Design Studio and Gallery, a new gallery space and working art studio in Hancock, N.Y.

 

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Outdoor Adventure Recreational Services (OARS) - Hancock, NY
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Rent a kayak, canoe, or tube and get out on the Delaware River through OARS! All rentals are for a half day use. Paddles, life jackets, trip orientation, shuttle service, and safety instructions are included in the rental fee. OARS offers packages and discounts for groups, so bring your friends for a fun trip down the Delaware River!

OARS is your canoe, kayak or river tube rental headquarters. We rent for the East Branch, West Branch or Mainstem of the Delaware river, as well as the Cannonsville Reservoir for exceptional flatwater paddling. We offer group rates, over night trips,…

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In This Trip Plan

1 Upper Delaware Scenic Byway - Port Jervis to Hancock, NY
2 Delaware Delicacies - Hancock, NY
3 The Hancock Town Square - Hancock, NY
4 The Delaware River Club - Starlight, PA
5 Hancock House Hotel - Hancock, NY
6 Inn at Starlight Lake - Starlight, PA
7 The Bakery - Hancock, NY
8 The Camptons Art and Design Studio and Gallery - Hancock, NY
9 Outdoor Adventure Recreational Services (OARS) - Hancock, NY