The Catskills: Places to Explore

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  • Belleayre Mountain Ski Area

    Some of the villages and hamlets close to Belleayre have been experiencing resurgence, spurred by an influx of city folk escaping the rat race. In Margaretville, 9 mi east of Belleayre, boutiques...

  • Callicoon

    This hamlet is the restaurant capital of the Delaware River valley. You can walk from fine-dining spots serving buffalo and other exotic fare to Italian eateries dishing out pasta dripping with...

  • Delhi

    Pastures and soft hills surround this village of barely 3,000 residents. The government seat of Delaware County, Delhi has some notable Federal architecture, mostly along Main Street. The brick...

  • Haines Falls

    Haines Falls was once filled with tanneries and mills as well as mountain houses where wealthy urbanites came to play. For much of the 19th century the famous Catskill Mountain House, which stood...

  • Hunter

    Nestled in the shadow of Hunter Mountain, the second-highest mountain in the Catskills, the village of Hunter is all about the slopes. On winter weekends thousands of skiers flock to the area, the...

  • Liberty

    In the pine-clad foothills at the southern edge of the Catskill Mountains—and roughly in the center of Sullivan County—this quiet community is one of the Catskill gateways. The village itself...

  • Monticello

    Sullivan County's largest population center, the village of Monticello is also the county's government seat. It's considered a gateway to the Catskills resort region and offers large-town...

  • Mount Tremper

    A Woodstock neighbor and home to the acclaimed Zen Mountain Monastery, Mount Tremper has attracted its share of artists and weekenders seeking a less-expensive address. The village sits along...

  • Narrowsburg

    Taking its cues from the Delaware River, Narrowsburg lets life flow by at a slow pace. On the main drag, antiques shops and art galleries stand side by side with hardware stores and insurance...

  • Phoenicia

    Phoenicia has been undergoing a transformation since the 1990s, when hipsters discovered the tiny hamlet. The number of creative individuals who have settled here, establishing funky boutiques and...

  • Prattsville

    Thick hemlock forests, abundant wildlife, and cool mountain water lured the Mohawk and Dutch, English, and German settlers to this area. In the early 1800s, Zadock Pratt, a tanner in nearby...

  • Roscoe

    Known as Trout Town, U.S.A., Roscoe is the site of the protected Beaverkill and Willowemoc creeks, some of the most famous angling waters in the Northeast. Fly-fishing enthusiasts make pilgrimages...

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  • Roxbury

    The headwaters of the Delaware River flow through bucolic Roxbury, meandering past tree-lined streets and the stone walls of 11-acre Kirkside Park.

    The area was once known for its dairy farms, the...

  • Stamford

    Long before trappers and farmers settled in Stamford in 1790, American Indians spent time traveling the trail between the Schoharie Valley and the Catskills. With the advent of the Delaware & Ulster...

  • Windham

    Once a private club that attracted politicians and business leaders, the Windham ski resort retains a somewhat exclusive air. Professionals from the New York metropolitan area and their broods...

  • Woodstock

    An arts colony and a haven for eccentricity, Woodstock is the almost mythical wellspring of alternative American culture and home to many of the now deified promulgators of the seemingly endless...

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