Catskill Mountains Sightseeing

Catskill Mountains Sightseeing
The Catskill Mountains sprawl over in six counties west of the Hudson River and northwest of New York City. The region has much to offer for the sightseer including glacial lakes, native Eagles and waterfalls.

Natural Wonders

Slide Mountain in the town of Shandaken in southern New York is the highest peak of the Catskills at 4,180 feet. Kaaterskill Falls, located on the eastern side of the mountains between Palenville and Haines Falls in the town of Hunter, is a 260-foot double-tiered waterfall. The Howe Cave in Schoharie County is worth seeing for its caverns. A lantern night time tour of the underground cavern is available.


Shawangunk Wine Trail

The 30-mile looped Shawangunk Wine Trail doubles as a sightseeing tour and a chance to visit the more than 10 wineries between the Shawangunk Mountains and the Hudson. The mountains are always in sight of the trail and there are views of glacial lakes and the bedrock of the Shawangunk "Gunks" region.

View the Animals

The Catskill Game Farm has more than 2,000 animals to view while the Eagle Insititute allows visitors to see the birds in their habitat.


Article Written By Courtney Johnson

Courtney Johnson is a freelance sports writer and photographer based in California. Her articles and photos appear regularly in newspapers and magazines such as "Triathlete" and "Cross Country Skier." Johnson graduated from the University of Iowa with a B.A. in media production and minor in writing. She is studying for her copy editing certificate at the University of San Diego.

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