I have loved visiting the Catskills for almost two decades. An easy – and beautiful – drive from NYC, I rarely feel at ease the way I do when I’m surrounded by so much natural beauty and the calm pace of life there. Before kids, my husband and I would rent a car and head to the Catskills for a cozy weekend getaway every year.
Located on the East Coast United States, the Catskill Mountains are one of the largest and most naturally diverse regions of the East Coast United States. These scenic mountains are nestled in the 705,500 acres of Catskill Park and have winding valleys, forested mountains, rivers, tributaries, rushing streams, and a rocky and sparse vegetation landscape. In the Catskill Mountains, there are many recreational activities that visitors to indulge in and things to see.
According to the Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress, this explosion of new residents is being seen across the valley. Data from a study by Pattern for Progress shows that the Hudson Valley gained a net of more than 33,000 resident from New York City in 2020. That included a net plus 1,062 for Dutchess County, 1,130 for Ulster, a loss of 32 for Orange and a gain of 762 for Sullivan.