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Route 97 was extolled as “The Most Scenic Highway in the East” at public dedication ceremonies for the new state highway held August 30, 1939.

The Upper Delaware Scenic Byway
Post Office Box 127
Narrowsburg, New York 12764

Toll-Free Hotline : 1-866-511-8372 (UDSB)

Tourism Inquiries

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Sullivan County Visitors Association: 1-800-882-CATS
Orange County Tourism: 1-845-615-3860
Delaware County Tourism: 1-607-746-2281

How to Get Here

The Upper Delaware valley is located between the Catskill and Pocono regions, where the river forms the border between Pennsylvania and New York, and is easily reached by major highways.

The southern terminus of the river above Port Jervis, NY may be reached by I-84 and U.S. Routes 6 & 209 to NY Route 97. The northern terminus of the river below Hancock, NY is accessed via NY Route 17 (future I-86) to NY Route 97 and PA Route 191. Middle sections of the river may be reached by a variety of state, county, and local roads. Please refer to the map on the reverse side.

Quick Facts

Governor George Pataki officially designated the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway as a component of the New York State Scenic Byways System on August 6, 2002. The legislation’s approval came after a grassroots process which began in February 2000 when individuals representing communities along Route 97 formed a committee in partnership with non-profit organizations and governmental agencies in the Upper Delaware River Valley to work on an application to the state. Funding was obtained to hire professional consultants to help draft the Enhancement Concept presented to the New York State Scenic Byways Advisory Board. Copies of that plan outlining goals and objectives are available.

The vision of the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway is to “highlight what is already an exceptional feature of the region’s appeal to residents and visitors alike’ the highway itself. The most significant and attractive aspects of the byway will continue to be its spectacular highway vistas, access to the Delaware River and its resources, and the uniqueness of the communities along the byway.”

Upper Delaware Scenic Byway, Inc. meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month, 7:00 p.m. at the Upper Delaware Council office, 211 Bridge St., Narrowsburg, NY. For specific meeting dates and agendas, call (845) 252-3022 or e-mail All are welcome.

Upper Delaware Council, Inc.
211 Bridge St., P.O. Box 192
Narrowsburg, NY 12764-0192
(845) 252-3022

National Park Service
Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River
274 River Rd.
Beach Lake, PA 18405-9737
(570) 685-4871
River Conditions Hotline: (845) 252-7100

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Region 3: for Sullivan and Orange Counties
21 South Putt Corners Rd., New Paltz, NY 12561
(845) 256-3000
Region 4: for Delaware County
1150 N. Westcott Rd., Schenectady, NY 12306
(518) 357-2234

PA Fish and Boat Commission, Northeast Region
P.O. Box 88, Sweet Valley, PA 18656-0088
(570) 477-2206 (Educ.) or (570) 477-5717 (Law Enf.)

PA Game Commission, Northeast Regions
P.O. Box 220, Dallas, PA 18612-0220
(570) 675-1143 or (570) 674-5065

PA Bureau of Forestry, #19 Delaware District
HC 1 Box 95A, Swiftwater, PA 18370-9723
(570) 895-4000 or 4001

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