From the beginning, they came for our fresh air, water, cool summer breezes, snowy winter slopes, and year-round spectacular scenery. Writers and influencers have found much to love in Sullivan Catskills, here’s what they have to say…
Ahh, 2022. A new year full of new resolutions, new opportunities, and most important of all, new travel experiences! If you’ve been gazing wistfully at the stars wondering where on Earth you’ll set foot this year, you’re in luck!--we’ve compiled a list of must-see trips to add to your calendar for 2022. So what are you waiting for?! Start planning your trip today.
The Catskills’ resurgence as a vacation destination is headed into high gear in 2022. For years, the region has been building back to its Borscht Belt heyday, when New York City residents flocked to the countryside to stay in one of hundreds of Catskills resorts.
Look, things change. We didn't need a pandemic to tell us that the Catskills, too, have evolved with the times. Harried city dwellers rushing to the Borscht Belt over the last two years have accelerated the region's renaissance. And it was already on the precipice of a revival.
Winter is here and the night skies are getting brighter across New York State! So put on your favorite sweater and have your hot chocolate at the ready, because you won’t want to miss these magical winter lights festivals, lantern displays, and holiday light spectaculars.
From skiing and snowshoeing to holiday light shows and local mulled cider, here are all the top things to do this cold-weather season in the Sullivan Catskills. Tis the season to bundle up, wander the snow-covered woods, and sip a hand-warming drink afterward. Or shop till you drop at a holiday market featuring local artisans and food producers. Or hurtle down a snowy slope on skis, or watch your kids yelp gleefully on a snow tube.
The village of Catskill doesn't seem particularly Catskilly. That's partly because it's located on the Hudson River, several miles to the east of the mountains that give the region its name. Still, you can see those mountains, a bumpy band of grayish lilac, from the house of Thomas Cole, where my husband, Caleb, and I found ourselves one recent afternoon.
The Catskills Mountains revitalization continues with new hotels, restaurants, and drinking establishments blossoming across several counties. However, the best way to tackle this large, meandering region is in chunks. The 48-hour weekend works well, especially since most establishments are open for limited hours Thursday-Sunday anyway. (Welcome to life upstate!) For the first installment of 48-hours in the Catskills, I cover Sullivan County in the Western Catskills.
When considering local travel a short drive from New York City, the Sullivan Catskills region encompassing Narrowsburg and Callicoon, New York, may not be the first destination to spring to mind. Here’s why it should be. This post is sponsored by the Sullivan Catskills Visitors’ Association.
Chase waterfalls, trap trout, and sip some award-winning brews. “Hitchhike to heaven.” My guide, Joe, stuck his thumb toward the sky. I had never hitchhiked in a pair of waders before, but here I was: Thigh deep in the cool waters of the Willowemoc Creek, learning how to fly fish in Trout Town, USA—government name: Roscoe, New York.