Know More About the Catskill Mountains
The Catskill Mountains are located in the southeastern part of the New York State in between the Albany and New York City. It has trickling streams and secluded waterfalls, lush valleys, and rolling mountains which have been treasured for its natural resources for centuries. In actuality, they are not really mountains but is a dissected plateau. Parts of the land were eroded and shaped by sediment deposits and flowing waterways, creating towering mountain-like cliffs. Hikers can access its highest point called the Slide Mountain that is 4,180-feet 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.
You can find many well-known villages and cities in the Catskill Mountains.
The Saugerties is a small town located on the Hudson River that offers many outdoor activities as well as historical landmarks.
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.
You can find old-timey general stores and eclectic vintage shops in the town of Phoenicia. It is known to many since it was one of the first villages that can be reached by train.
In 1969, a music festival was successfully held at Woodstock that it attracted 400,000 people over three days. Visitors can go to the dairy farm where the music festival was held or hike up the Overlook Mountain.
Roxbury is home to the Jay Gould Memorial Church and several other sites that are on the National Register of Historic Places.
Windham is the state’s winter wonderland that hosts various sporting events throughout the year.
Finally, Kingston was the state’s first capital in 1777 and is known to be America’s best place for artists.
Transportation to Catskill is through a car, or a bus or train ride. The fastest way is to drive through the route I-87 and I-84 via car. If you want to go there by bus, you can ride the Adirondack/Pine Hill Trailway bus service. Both Amtrak and Metro-North trains can also take you there. Then you can ride a taxi to Catskills.
Catskills is the best destination for both summer and winner. During winter, you can ski the Hunter Mountain and hike and raft the Hudson River on summer. Aside from that, you can also do other things.
For those who love a good adventure, you can try the Pratt Rock, Minnewaska State Park, and Shawangunk Mountains. Opus 40, Kaaterskill Falls, and Howe Caverns offer majestic views. The Thomas Cole National Historic Site and Olana State Historic Site is a good choice for those who want to get a historical experience. Finally, interactive exhibits and artifacts can be found in the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.