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What You Should Know About The Catskill Mountains
You can find the Catskill Mountains in southeast New York State, between Albany and New York City. It has trickling streams and secluded waterfalls, lush valleys, and rolling mountains which have been treasured for its natural resources for centuries. However, the reality is that they are really a dissected plateau. Flowing waterways, sediment deposits and erosion on some parts of the lands created the towering mountain-like cliffs. Hikers can access its highest point called the Slide Mountain that is 4,180-feet via the Wittenberg-Cornell-Slide Trail. Panther Mountain, one of the Catskill High Peaks, is thought to be the site of a meteor landing that occurred 375 million years ago.
The Catskill Mountains is composed of many popular cities and villages.
The Hudson River has a small town named Saugerties that offers historical landmarks and outdoor activities.
With a 4,040 feet peal, the Hunter Mountain is the second highest in the Catskill Mountains. It became popular in the 1950s and is especially busy during the winter time.
Phoenicia is a town with eclectic vintage shops and old-timey general stores. It was one of the first villages that can be reached by railroad thus having a long history of tourism.
In 1969, a music festival was successfully held at Woodstock that it attracted 400,000 people over three days. You can visit the dairy farm where it was held or hike Overlook Mountain.
Roxbury is home to the Jay Gould Memorial Church and several other sites that are on the National Register of Historic Places.
Windham is the state’s winter wonderland that hosts various sporting events throughout the year.
Finally, Kingston is known to be America’s best place for artists and was the state’s first capital in 1777.
Transportation to Catskill is through a car, or a bus or train ride. The fastest way to reach Catskill is by car through the route I-87 and I-84. But if you choose to go there by bus, you can ride the Adirondack/Pine Hill Trailway bus service. A train ride in both Amtrak and Metro-North trains can also be chosen. Afterwards you can haul a taxi to Catskills.
Catskills is the best destination for both summer and winner. You can ski during winter at the Hunter Mountain and on summer you can hike and raft the Hudson River. Aside from that, you can also do other things.
For those who love a good adventure, you can try the Pratt Rock, Minnewaska State Park, and Shawangunk Mountains. Opus 40, Kaaterskill Falls, and Howe Caverns offer majestic views. For history geeks the Olana State Historic Site and Thomas Cole National Historic Site is a good choice. While those who are into artifacts and interactive exhibits can visit the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.