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Catskills Mountains, New York

america’s first wilderness

Along with The Hamptons, the Catskills offer New Yorkers a great escape. Often described as America’s first wilderness, it’s just a couple of hours drive from the Big Apple. All manner of outdoor activities are available, including skiing, canoeing and climbing. Once you feel the need to relax a bit, various spas can be found in close proximity to the mountains, providing you with the complete package.

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Catskills Mountains, NY

Just outside the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple, you can drive a couple of hours into The Catskills Mountains, NY. Here you will find the perfect escape into Americas’ greatest outdoors.

Where are the Catskill Mountains?

100 miles outside of New York City, in Upstate New York rising up from the Hudson Valley, you will find yourself in the Catskills Mountains. Rivers and forests build up this dense land which is full of interesting small towns and bundles of history.

The Catskills were once home to the spectacular music festival of Woodstock, and today is home to every type of music festival. The energy of the carefree festival still lives on today through locals and visitors absorbing the surrounding mountains.

What to do in the Catskills Mountains, NY?

The Catskills is undeniably full of outdoor adventure! Take in the mountain air as you hike to a breathtaking vista before travelling downstream on a canoe or kayak. There are exciting water sports locations such as Zoom Flume Water Park or fun attractions including the worlds largest Kaleidoscope in Mount Tremper.

What is the weather like in the Catskills Mountains, NY?

The seasons are ever changing in the Catskills Mountains, NY. Winter sees snow flying and temperatures falling in the Catskills to the minus’. Great for all of the outdoors winter sports! Autumn, or Fall, in the Catskills will display blazing colours, igniting the hillsides! Peak colours for the spectacular fall foliage will begin around mid-October. The summer can be super warm and can see highs of 25 degrees plus.

Did you know…

You may recognise the Catskills as the setting for Baby and Johnny’s summer in Dirty Dancing. But in fact, the 1987 movie wasn’t filmed in upstate New York, it was actually in Virginia.

Additionally, keen fishermen will also be interested to know this region is often recognised as the birthplace of fly fishing! 

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