What You Should Know About The Catskill Mountains
You can find the Catskill Mountains in southeast New York State, between Albany and New York City. It has been treasured for its natural resources for centuries from its lush valleys, wild region of rolling mountains, trickling streams and secluded waterfalls. In truth, they are really dissected plateau. Flowing waterways, sediment deposits and erosion on some parts of the lands created the towering mountain-like cliffs. Slide Mountain is its highest point boasting a height of 4,180 feet that is accessible to hikers via the Wittenberg-Cornell-Slide Trail. One of Catskills’ High Peaks the Panther Mountain is said to be the site of a meteor landing that occurred 375 million years ago.
The Catskill Mountains is home to many well-known villages and cities.
Offering many outdoor activities, as well as historical landmarks, a small town named Saugerties, can be found on the Hudson River.
With a 4,040 feet peal, the Hunter Mountain is the second highest in the Catskill Mountains. It became popular in the 1950s and is especially busy during the winter time.
Phoenicia boasts old-timey general stores and eclectic vintage shops. It was one of the first villages that can be reached by railroad thus having a long history of tourism.
A music festival that attracted 400,000 people over three days was held in 1969 at Woodstock. You can visit the dairy farm where it was held or hike Overlook Mountain.
The Jay Gould Memorial Church and several other sites that are on the National Register of Historic Places can be found in Roxbury.
Windham is the state’s winter wonderland that hosts various sporting events throughout the year.
Finally, Kingston is known to be America’s best place for artists and was the state’s first capital in 1777.
Transportation to Catskill is through a car, or a bus or train ride. If you want to reach there quickly, you can drive a car through the route I-87 and I-84. By bus, take a ride in the Adirondack/Pine Hill Trailway bus service. Both Amtrak and Metro-North trains can also take you there. Afterwards you can haul a taxi to Catskills.
Catskills is the perfect holiday destination for both winter and summer. During summer, you can hike and raft the Hudson River and ski the Hunter Mountain on winter. Aside from that, you can also do other things.
The Pratt Rock, Shawangunk Mountains and Minnewaska State Park is ideal for those who want to hike. The Howe Caverns, Opus 40, and Kaaterskill Falls offer visitors a majestic scenery. History lovers would want to visit the Thomas Cole National Historic Site and Olana State Historic Site. While those who are into artifacts and interactive exhibits can visit the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.