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I've been hiking and spending leisure in the catskills for over 50 years and I've seen fabulous... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
Elmira, New York
Gorges scenery

We spent a lot of the summer upstate new york through vacation kids school .we hike. And just went... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

I've been hiking and spending leisure in the catskills for over 50 years and I've seen fabulous views from dozens of trails. In addition to the amazing hiking there's skiing, tubing, train rides, nice hotels/resorts, terrific restaurants, zip lining, well marked and maintained biking, snowmobile,...More

Thank JohnandJaneS
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We spent a lot of the summer upstate new york through vacation kids school .we hike. And just went out enjoyed the beautiful and gorges scenery from around all the hills fresh air and I will spent much more time here all year kids from...More

Thank marty344
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Biked around the Ashokan reservoir with some friends, and it was really nice. The scenery was gorgeous, some areas are closed off from traffic, all in all a nice experience. We'll be back for sure.

Thank James W
Reviewed 5 June 2017

The Ashokan reservoir, in West Shokan N.Y. is not to be missed. There are 2 parking lots wher you can hike from. All flat and paved with amazing views on the reservoir, the mountains, and bald eagles. Great for bikes, roller blades, kids, etc. less...More

1  Thank bruce t
Reviewed 13 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...More

2  Thank LWL3333
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...More

Thank robcurtross
Reviewed 19 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...More

1  Thank Mitchel E
Reviewed 8 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...More

1  Thank jwpines2016
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...More

Thank Maureen K
Reviewed 31 March 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...More

Thank 1mar2
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