Area Info

In the valley of the East Branch of the Delaware River and at the mouth of the Pepacton is an area the way it used to be. Natural beauty in all seasons, lush valleys and secret hollows, rugged mountains, glowing fields of corn–indeed a place for relaxation and renewal. Wildlife is abundant, deer graze in meadows;a family of newly hatched ducklings hurrying to keep near the safety of mother’s protective wing; the sun breaking through the morning mist or evening fog forming on the crystal clear water. The tree lined banks framing a blaze of orange on as the sun sets on a perfect day.
Colchester, with its shopping village of Downsville and including the hamlets of Cooks Falls, Horton, Shinhopple and Corbett, provides a wide variety of services for community residents, travelers, and visitors. These services come with the traditional warm, friendly helpfulness of the small mountain communities that make up the area. Many of them have served generations and are deeply rooted in our hills and valleys. They are here because they like it here-and they want you to visit and find out why.