The Catskills Travel Guide
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Fodor's New York City 2014
Plan Your The Catskills Vacation
Verdant forests, undulating mountains, swiftly moving streams and rivers, meandering creeks, waterfalls, and abundance of wildlife lure visitors to the Catskills, particularly the northern Catskills. But there is also a deep sense of mystery and spiritual vibrancy that has drawn travelers through the centuries. Henry Hudson felt the pull of these looming, mist-shrouded mountains in 1609, as did the Dutch and English colonists who populated and farmed the fertile land in the small, upland valleys between the stony round-topped peaks.
A full range of accommodations are available in the Catskills, and well-appointed and well-tended hotels pepper the region. Winter is usually considered...read more
Although Catskills cuisine used to be a misnomer, regional restaurants are changing their reputations, largely thanks to the nearby Culinary Institute of...read more
Things To Do in The Catskills
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts: Both a cultural hub and a museum, the center explores the cultural transformation of the 1960s at the site of... Read more
The Hudson River School—the name given to a group of New York landscape painters that flourished from about 1850 until the 1870s—was the nation's... Read more
Liberty and Monticello are jumping-off points for the legendary Catskills resorts. The cool, dry atmosphere of the region and its proximity to... Read more
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DH and i had not been to a Broadway show in ages, so we thought we would extend our family visit in NJ with an overnight stay in NYC to see 2 shows, a Tuesday evening and Wednesday matinee performance. Read more
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