25 photos that will make you fall in love with the Catskills

Located less than 100 miles from New York City, this fresh-air, back-to-nature escape balances wilderness adventures and the comforts of civilization, making it a Lonely Planet Top 10 Region to Visit in the World.

Catskills Views

Explore charming towns across Delaware, Greene, Sullivan and Ulster Counties. Whether you’re off on an adventure or spend time doing nothing, enjoy breathtaking Catskills views.

Overlook Mountain Vista Views

Home to the Catskill Mountains, the 600,000 acre Catskill Park and the Catskill Forest Preserve, this beautiful region has been drawing people for hundreds of years.

Land of Creeks

Translating roughly to Cat Creek in Dutch, it’s not clear exactly how the region got its English name. Many believe it got its name from the mountain lions often spotted in the creeks by settlers.

Kaaterskill Falls

Over the centuries, confusion around the name has led to multiple spellings of The Catskills, still present in hotels and landmarks like the famous Kaaterskills Falls, the tallest waterfall in New York State.

America’s First Tourist Attraction

Over 100,000 people a year still visit Kaaterskills Falls, and thanks to a new flat paved trail and viewing platform, this top of the falls view is accessible for people of all abilities.

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