The Catskills Travel Guide

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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.

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The Catskills Hotels

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

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The Catskills Restaurants

Although Catskills cuisine used to be a misnomer, regional restaurants are changing their reputations, largely thanks to the nearby Culinary Institute of...read more

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Things To Do in The Catskills

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.

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The Catskills Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go to The Catskills

    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

  • Hudson River School

    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

  • The Borscht Belt

    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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