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The town of Catskill is situated on the west bank of the Hudson River, Greene County, New York. The western part of the town is located within the magnificent Catskill Park. Catskill town contains a village within its borders which is also called Catskill.
The Catskill region has long been a prime vacation destination characterized by clean mountain air, fertile farmland, crystal clear streams and rivers, cascading waterfalls, and charming historic villages. Stroll along Catskill town’s Main Street and explore the historical sites, quaint antique stores, art galleries, and fine restaurants. Recently a major mall district has been developed offering department stores and super shopping markets. Splendid accommodations can be found around town and within the region, ranging from cozy historic bed and breakfasts, motels, inns, to luxurious independent hotels and resorts. At the end of Main Street lies the historic Catskill Point, now a riverfront park boasting a maritime museum, artisan and farmers market and hosting concerts and events during summer.
To get insight on the cultural history of Catskill, visit the Thomas Cole (founder of the Hudson River School of Art) Historic site located near the river’s edge. Just a few minutes drive from the Cole house, across the Rip Van Winkle Bridge, lays Olana, a Persian style fantasy home of Frederic Church. The home is filled with paintings, sculptures and tapestries depicting great civilizations.
Discover and explore the peaceful charm and outdoor recreation of the spectacular Catskill region. From mountain biking, hiking trails, fishing, canoeing, hunting, rock climbing, to cross country skiing and snowshoeing at Hunter and Windham Mountains during the winter period, the Catskill region will satisfy every adventure craving. Take a scenic hike to the famous Kaaterskill Falls or to the summit of Hunter Mountain providing breathtaking views of the Catskill region and Hudson Valley. The Catskill Park encompasses over 700,000 acres of parkland and over a quarter of a million acres of State designated forest preserve providing wonderful wildlife and bird viewing opportunity. Within the area are spectacular golf courses for the avid golfer to explore. Catskill is truly awe-inspiring, leaving visitors with a new found sense of appreciation for the magnificence of natural beauty which could only have been created by a higher power.