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Catskill Mountains, New York State

Categories: Mountains, Nature & Parks
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3.3/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web
The Catskill Mountains, also known as the Catskills, are a large area in the southeastern portion of the U.S. state of New York. They are located approximately 100mi north-northwest of New York City and 40mi southwest of Albany, starting just west of the Hudson River. The Catskills occupy much or all of five counties (Delaware, Greene, Schoharie, Sullivan, and Ulster), with some areas falling into the boundaries of southwestern Albany, eastern Broome, northwestern Orange, and southern Otsego counties. Foothills are also found in southeastern Chenango, southern Montgomery, northern Otsego, and western Schenectady counties. As a cultural and geographic region, the Catskills are generally defined as those areas close to or within the borders of the Catskill Park, a 700000acre forest preserve protected from many forms of development under New York state law.
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  • 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 i...  read more »
  • 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 to...  read more »
  • 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....  read more »
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