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Beautiful scenic area close to New York City

I was born and grew up on the southern fringe of the Catskills and worked summers at camps there. It is a truly beautiful area but I didn't really fully understand this till I... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2016
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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

I was born and grew up on the southern fringe of the Catskills and worked summers at camps there. It is a truly beautiful area but I didn't really fully understand this till I moved to flat, flat New Jersey. We return often to the Catskills, most recently last month, and the fall leaves were gorgeous.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 12 November 2016

There are about 300 miles of hiking trails in the Catskill, many of them maintained by the Trail Conference. The 356 mile Long Path, which runs from the George Washington Bridge in New York City to Thatcher State Park just southwest of Albany, passes through the Catskill Mountains region for approximately 100 miles between Wawarsing in the south and Windham... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

The fall colors were vibrant and beautiful this past weekend Oct 14-16. I was lucky to hit peak season There are many scenic roads to drive or hikes you can take to enjoy the nice fall colors. The towns are very quaint and historic in the mountains. It's a serene and peaceful getaway from the city. I'd go back there... More 

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Port Washington, New York
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

We spent a weekend at the Launt Pond (non-horse) campground (2 adults, 2 kids 11 and 12.) The map on the DEC site is not terribly accurate- upper spots are on the side of a hill and the shower house is at the top, so each road loop is higher than the one below which does give more privacy. Best... More 

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Thank jwpines2016
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

I stayed 3 nights at Bear Spring Mountain Campgrounds over July 4th weekend. It was a great stay. If you go stay in the upper campgrounds near the lake (sites 1-27). An important note- the only pit toilet in the upper campgrounds is by the lakefront sites, not in the main ring like the reserveamerica map shows. There's a brand... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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Reviewed 1 April 2016

Wonderful hike. Great views. Ascent is broken up. Terrain is rocky with some potential for minor scrambling in certain sections. Easy to follow trail changes. Beware of the summit of Panther Mountain. It was deceiving as you began a decent with a heavy wooded area that tricks you into thinking you have started onto the Fox Hollow Trail portion. The... More 

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Thank 1mar2
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Reviewed 11 January 2016

Every Summer we go camping to Catskills. North-South lake campground opens early then any other campgrounds in Catskills, so it is usually our first camping trip in the every season. Right from the camp ground there are many hikes available with breathtaking view to Hudson River. Hiking trails are well maintained. There are all the time something for every one,... More 

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Naha, Japan
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Reviewed 16 October 2015

We visited the Kaaterskill Falls on October 11, 2015. The top of the Falls is located near North/South Lake in Hunter, but when we went there to park and hike, entry was barred with a "Closed due to Construction" sign. We then took the main road back down the mountain and tried to park in the tiny lot across from... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 29 September 2015

It was pretty. Nice hills, reservoirs, etc. Kaaterskill Falls, the 'famous' falls of the Catskills region, was a bit of let-down. I am used to large waterfalls, living in WA The overlook at North-South Lake was nice, but not really worth the $10 entrance fee to the state park campground. From the outlook, one can see the Hudson River valley.... More 

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Woodsfield, Ohio
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Reviewed 24 September 2015

My fiancé road through here on our motorcycles on our way back home from a long trip all over NY/New England. Started in Hudson, NY...took 23A to 214 to 28s to 30 to 17, then on to Binghampton. The Kaaterskill Wild Forest area was beautiful, although our weather was not. We were dodging rain all day and had to really... More 

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