Try the Catskills for a relaxing getaway with stunning natural scenery and a wealth of engaging activities. The birthplace of Borscht Belt comedy and Rip Van Winkle, this beautiful area also inspired the Hudson River School of painters. The Catskills became a popular escape from NYC in the 19th century and has remained a favorite retreat for nearby city-dwellers to this day.
The Catskills’ mountainous parks and preserves offer outdoor enthusiasts a broad range of options for camping, hiking, skiing, mountain biking, fishing, and hunting. Hikers will thrill at the area’s 35 peaks, while fly-fishers flock to Roscoe, also known as “Trout Town USA.”