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Upstate Hamlet Has Pristine Access to Delaware River

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If you're not afraid to put the cell phone down for a few hours, a small hamlet in Sullivan County could be the perfect place to get out on the water the summer. Time Warner Cable News' Eva McKend filed the following report.

There's no place Florida teen Jason Wolk would rather be during the summer than rafting on the Delaware River.

"There’s nothing like it, just being with my friends out on the river," says Wolk.

In the Sullivan County hamlet of Barryville, Indian Head has offered boating activities for more than four decades. In addition to camp groups, the family run business has up to 50,000 customers each summer.

"We are a beautiful valley. We’re a national park. The river itself is a national park designated 80 miles of river. It’s a gorgeous place. It’s a very pristine area. It’s between the Catskills and the Poconos," says Indian Head Owner Tony Brunovsky.

The area is peppered with campsites just like Indian Head. Barryville is only about two hours from New York City, three from Philadelphia. So many view it as a great day trip or a relaxing weekend getaway.

"I’ve already come here as a day off. The counselors look forward to it just as much as the kids," says Camp Lokanda Counselor Jodan Spittle.

There's no strong cell signal in the quaint river town and there's a good chance your GPS might get confused.

"There’s nothing wrong with you having to stop and ask for directions instead of relying on technology," says Brunovsky.

"Well why wouldn’t you want to come here, I mean it’s fun, you get to experience new things," says Wolk.

If you don't boat, you can always just swim. At Indian Head, they say the crystal clear river can get up to 80 degrees. ClientIP: UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP