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The mountainous Catskill region of southeastern New York has long served as a staple of the bond between the Empire State’s people and nature. Get ready and prepare for plenty of photo opportunities.

Revel in hundreds of thousands of acres of campgrounds and hundreds of miles of trails, while observing all kinds of exotic wildlife at Catskill Park. Learn about the Dutch architectural style that has become synonymous with Green County at the Bronck Museum.

Visit the home and brush up on the achievements of one of the great conservationists in American history, and a Catskill native, at the John Burroughs Memorial State Historic Site. Watch a race at “The Mighty M” or play the slots or tables at Monticello Gaming and Raceway. Enjoy some world-class skiing, tubing, or snowboarding at Hunter, Windham, Belleayre, or Plattekill Mountain. 

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Epic Views, Nature Trails & Mountain Charm

The Catskills is where you come to connect with nature on a deeper level. Gaze at the beautiful skyline formed by 98 peaks more than 3,000 feet in elevation. Explore 700,000 acres of land with campgrounds and more than 300 miles of multi-purpose trails.

The forested park is home to bobcats, minks, fishers, up to 400 black bears, and listen closely for the sound of coyotes at Catskill Park.

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A Unique Blend of History & Art

For a deeper appreciation of American history, visit a handful of historic sites.

Learn all about the Dutch architecture that has helped define the history of Greene County at the Bronck Museum in Coxsackie.

Enjoy a fascinating lesson about a leader of the American conservation movement of the 19th and early 20th centuries, and a native of the Catskills, at the John Burroughs Memorial State Historic Site in Roxbury.

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Be a part of the fast-paced action of New York’s raceways. Head out to the racetrack known as “The Mighty M” and a world-class racing at Monticello Gaming and Raceway in Sullivan County.

Get a great seat for standard bred horse races year-round on a half-mile oval track. When the race is over, come inside and play some cards or hit the slot machine.

Winter Slopes for Skiing & Snowboarding

New York’s snowcapped mountains were born for adventures. Enjoy the 1,600-foot vertical drop as you go skiing, tubing, or snowshoeing at Hunter Mountain.

Round out a day in the snow with spa treatment, yoga, and outstanding dining options at Windham Mountain. Ski or snowboard on 55 trails with eight lifts at Belleayre Mountain in Highmount. Hit the slopes at Plattekill Mountain in Roxbury.


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