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Where to Fish, Hike, and Stay in the Sullivan Catskills

Where to Fish, Hike, and Stay in the Sullivan Catskills

It’s Springtime in the Sullivan Catskills!

The flowers are blooming and the temperatures are rising, which means it’s time to get out and enjoy the outdoors in the Sullivan Catskills. With miles of trails, ample places to fish, and numerous campgrounds, lodges, cabins, cottages, and more, it’s the perfect place to make your weekend getaway. A spring trip to the Catskills is just what you need to shake off the winter and get yourself ready for summer.

Fishing in the Catskills

There is no shortage of places to go fishing in the Catskills! Cast your rod in the Beaverkill or Willowemoc rivers, the east or west branches of the Delaware, and numerous creeks and streams, including the Callicoon, Mongaup, and Neversink. Springtime is the best time for trout fishing, as the cold waters warm up and hungry trout are out looking for food, ready to snap at your lure.

Here are some great places to buy the supplies you need for your fishing trip:

Trout Town Flies – Located in Roscoe, Trout Town Flies provides the gear and supplies you need for a great day on the water, including hand tied flies and rods from top brands like Echo, Sage, and Galvin. Use their rentals if you forgot your rod or are fishing with someone who doesn’t have one!

Dette Flies – Dette Flies sells rods, reels, lines, waders, and other types of gear, provides daily reports for the top fishing places in the area, and offers guided fishing trips to the hundreds of miles of fishable streams and rivers around Upper Delaware.

Fur, Fin, and Feather Sport Shop – A four-season sports shop located in Livingston Manor, Fur, Fin, and Feather provides the gear you need for hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, boating, and more.

Catskill Outdoorsman – Located in Jeffersonville, the Catskill Outdoorsman is your one-stop gear shop for all things outdoors: fly fishing, hiking, skiing, camping, kayaking, and archery. Plus, they have an indoor archery range!

If you want a break from the stream or river for a few hours, head over to the Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum. It features nature trails and exhibits that showcase the history of this classic Catskills pastime.

Hiking in the Catskills

There are few better ways to take in the beauty and serenity of nature than just walking or riding through it. There are dozens of trails for biking and hiking in the Catskills of varying lengths and skill levels. If you’re not sure where to begin, use Trailkeeper. It lists all the different hikes in Sullivan County and shows you maps, trail lengths, intensity levels, and more.

Here are some additional resources for biking and hiking in the Catskills:

Morgan Outdoors – Specializing in custom-fitted footwear, outwear, and other gear and supplies for hiking, biking, and camping, Morgan Outdoors should be your first stop before hitting the trails!

– Sullivan County’s premier bike and recreational rental destination, Fortress Bikes carries all types of bikes, inline skates, bike trailers, and more.

Stay with the outdoors right outside your door

When you come to the Sullivan Catskills, you can decide how close to nature you want to stay. From lodge tents, fully equipped cabins, and tent and RV sites at the Roscoe Campsite Park, to beautiful vacation rental houses like the Black Fern Lake House and French Woods Farmhouse, to boutique hotels and lodges, we have it all.

If you’re looking for a little more luxury, The Eldred Preserve offers first-class accommodations, a farm-to-table steakhouse, a wine-tasting room, and acres of natural beauty. Or stay at the Chatwal Lodge, beautiful accommodations carved right out of the woods where they stand. It has 10 suites with private patios and arched windows designed to let you take in the outdoors while sitting comfortably inside.

Calling all foodies

If you’re planning your spring getaway in the Catskills, and you love food, come up the weekend of May 12 to May 13 for the Catskill Cuisine event, a delicious food festival at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.

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