Upper Delaware Scenic Byway - Sections color chart
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Upper Delaware Scenic Byway. Take a Tour of our Beautiful Byway located 2 hours from New York City in upstate New York. Mouse over the colored Byway Sections to view the areas. Click on the Sections to visit the areas. Upper Delaware Scenic Byway on New York State Route 97.

A River Runs through It, the Delaware River through the UDSB.

The Upper Delaware Scenic Byway, New York State Route 97, traverses the western borders of Orange, Sullivan and Delaware Counties, New York along a 70 mile stretch of the Delaware River. This unique highway connects the rafting and bluestone village of Hancock in Delaware County to the railroad city of Port Jervis in Orange County.

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What to See and Do on the Upper Delaware Scenic byway in upstate New York on the Delaware River.

On scenic Route 97 and its various
side-roads, you’ll find county eateries, art galleries, museums, theaters, antique shops and general stores; all surrounded by undulating hills, long valley vistas and rock cut landscapes. Motorcycle magazines cite Route 97 as being one of the best riding roads in the Northeast Region, and portions of Route 97 are National Park Servicedesignated as Bike Route 17 for bicycling enthusiasts. the nationally-renowned Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River, which largely parallels the highway, offers numerous accesses for fishing and boating.

Driving Time on the UDSB

The Upper Delaware Scenic Byway provides a leisurely link between State Route 17 (the future 1-86) in Hancock and Interstate 84 in Port Jervis, traveling along beautiful State Route 97 and a section of U.S. Route 6.

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Navigating the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway Website

Orange County Tourism

This website navigates the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway by breaking the byway into five sections; the Southern Gateway, Lower section, Middle section, Upper section and the Northen Gateway. You may view each section by visiting the “Map Sections” portion of this website, where you will find overviews of each section of the Byway with a navigatable map. Within each of these sections you can learn more about the individual towns and hamlets along the Byway. Enjoy your visit.


National Geographic websiteNominate Businesses, Events and Places to See “Scenic, Wild Delaware River”

Visit the National Geographic-branded website DelawareRiver.NatGeotourism.com to learn more or signup to begin your nomination process.

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