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Hamlet Hike – Livingston Manor

It’s fun to poke around these Catskill hamlets on foot and see any number of historical layers exposed in the landscape. Like a geologist you can date and piece together various strata, … more

2023 DEC camping reservation changes

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced changes to reservations at DEC campgrounds for the upcoming season, including new same-day reservations to help add … more

Hamlet Hike – Prattsville

Growing up in the suburbs, we played in the streets, at school playgrounds, parks, and the undeveloped, leftover spaces. When we were little, our parents drove us to a tiny park about a mile away. We … more

Balsam Mountain

I had a call out of the blue the other night. Joe, a childhood friend, and two hiking partners were going to travel three hours to climb Balsam and Eagle Mountains, both Catskill high peaks. The … more

Kelly Hollow

As is often the case in the Catskills the routes to and from the trailheads are scenic drives. This is especially true for the Kelly Hollow Trail along Millbrook Road near the Delaware-Ulster County … more

Visit some of Catskill’s best breweries, worthwhile wineries, and charming cideries

Sullivan County Bashakill Vineyards: As Sullivan County’s first farm winery, opened in 2005, Bashakill Vineyards quickly became a must-stop in Sullivan County. All estate grapes are grown … more

Ulster County Getaways

Many people travel to the Catskills and land in well-known areas - near top-rated resorts, ski lodges, or lakefront inns. A  bit off the beaten path is Phoenicia, a small hamlet built for the … more

Along the Slopes

The Catskills’ many ski centers are a major draw for tourism in the winter months, but that is not all the area has to offer. With a robust community of farmers, artisans and artists, there is … more

Lodging - with a twist! To Airbnb or not to Airbnb?

Following a rise in tourism during the COVID-19 pandemic, short term rental properties have sprung up throughout the Catskills. Rural towns, abundant in the area, rarely have hotels, and short term … more

The day-trippers’ guide to the Catskills

For The Holidays With over 30 shops and 20 eateries, Woodstock in Ulster County is a great option for a day of shopping, especially during the holiday season. Some popular stops include: The … more

A Burst of Color

The change of seasons in the Catskills - from the dog-days of summer to the crispness of fall - is the perfect time to visit for an extended weekend, a daytrip or week-long vacation! The rolling … more

Step Back in Time:

There is something special about taking a walk back in time. Uncovering the Catskills’ abundant history will take you on foot through the streets of the state’s first capital, it will … more
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