The settlement of Andes began in 1784 and the village was officially founded in 1819. The name of the town was jokingly coined by town supervisor Daniel H. Burr in 1820, because Andes is one of the hilliest areas in Delaware County. The logging and tanning industries flourished during the town’s early years, gradually giving way to sheep and dairy farming throughout the first half of the 1900s.
Today Andes is a vibrant community and a popular weekend getaway destination. Surrounded by thousands of acres of rolling hills, wilderness, and mountain streams, Andes provides an abundance of recreational opportunities. With plenty of outdoor options including boating, kayaking, swimming, hiking, fishing, hunting and skiing, it’s understandable why weekenders and vacationers return year after year.
Main Street Andes is a collection of eclectic shops, galleries and restaurants. The Andes Hotel provides comfortable lodging and events such as Taco Tuesday and karaoke on the first Friday of every month. Be sure to also check out the freshly made tarts and cakes at Two Old Tarts just down the street.