Escape to the Perfect: Summer in the Great Western Catskills Dear EscapeMakers — Just about two hours from New York City, find yourself in true farm country in Delaware County. Surrounded by the lush beauty of a rolling mountain landscape, it’s a wonderful place to experience the richness of New York’s agricultural tradition. Farmers welcome you to enjoy their bounty: visit their farmers’markets and farmstands, delight in farm-to-table dining, or experience an authentic farm stay.