Catskills, New York
The Catskills of New York are a "dissected plateau", a highland worn into mountains and valleys by erosion. Largely rural and wild, the Catskills are a popular vacation destination for New Yorkers.
The major attraction of the Catskill region is the spectacular unspoiled scenery. There are ninety-eight peaks more than 3,000 feet high and covering more than 4,000 square miles, five major rivers, the Mohonk Preserve, Catskill Park, wild forests, crystal lakes and fertile valleys.
Visitors can choose to travel the region by boat or motorcyle, by rail or mountain bike, kayak or glider, on snowmobile, golfcart or horseback. By foot you can snowshoe, hike, ski, climb mountains or ice. Birdwatching, fly-fishing, canoeing, swimming, shopping, tubing or skydiving are also available
Things to See & Do
* Mountain biking
Cruise Season – May - October
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language – English
Land Area – 15,259 km²
Population – 4,370 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code - 1
Port Location – There are river ports located on the Hudson River, New York.
Transport Links – There are regional Airports at Albany, Binghamton, Newburgh (Stewart Airport) and Sullivan County offer commuter and regional service. Car rental service is available.
Amtrak rail service is available from Penn Station in New York City with numerous stops along the Hudson River with connecting bridge crossings to the Catskill Region.
There is the Metro-North’s Hudson rail Line from Grand Central Station in New York City serves Poughkeepsie, across the Hudson River from Highland.