Catskill Travel Guide

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Because of their proximity to cities like New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Buffalo and Hartford, the Catskills are a popular destination for those who want to escape from urban chaos for a few days. Whether you’re looking to hit the slopes for a weekend or take a fishing trip, you can visit the Catskills at any time of year. Although most people travel to the Catskills for a taste of the great outdoors, there are plenty of adventures to be found indoors as well, including antiquing and catching live music performances. Our Catskills travel guide includes the highlights.

Things Not to Miss in the Catskills

• Revisiting the sixties and the Woodstock Music Festival at the Museum at Bethel Woods
 • Taking a hike along Overlook Mountain
 • Practicing your skiing and snowboarding skills
 • Going camping or fishing
 • Scouting the flea market for antiques

When to Go to the Catskills

Catskills travel can be done on any season–it all depends on what you want to do. Winters are perfect for skiing, snowshoeing or snowboarding, while summers are ideal for hiking, camping and fishing, since days are warm and evenings just slightly cooler. Go in September or October for the gorgeous fall foliage, and enjoy all sorts of events and festivals, such as pumpkin picking and farmers’ markets.

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