NY: Catskills of Sullivan County Shout Outs

While I love the Catskills, I found Sullivan County hit or miss so I share my favorites. Entertainment – Bethel Woods – cooking demonstrations and tasting – the home of 1969 Woodstock Dinner and Wine – Seminary Hill Vineyard Cattail Brook Falls- Livingston Manor – a bit hidden in plain site; Livingston Manor Covered BridgeContinue reading “NY: Catskills of Sullivan County Shout Outs”

NY: Catskills- Peekamoose Bluehole

For a couple of years I read about a small swimming hole with a blue glow within the NY Catskill preserve. It would get so busy that now it requires reservations and is manned to ensure it’s kept clean. I met a really nice 25 year old ranger named Eli who checked us in. HeContinue reading “NY: Catskills- Peekamoose Bluehole”

NY: Catskills Region- Tannersville- Deer Mountain Inn

Beautiful environment, some history, clearly loved by the owners and staff and farm to table food. I very much enjoyed walking around the property before the meal. Once inside I took a peek in each room that was so elegantly decorated. The freshly made sourdough bread with accompaniments was delicious. The wines were carefully selectedContinue reading “NY: Catskills Region- Tannersville- Deer Mountain Inn”

NY: Greene County- Pratt Rock

When you review what to do in the Northern Catskills, Pratt’s Rock is one of the sites you might find. Located in Prattsville, the rock has stone carvings commissioned by Pratt himself to represent his life. It’s a short steepish hike about 1/4 mile to the rock. It is easy to get too since theContinue reading “NY: Greene County- Pratt Rock”

NY: Greene County- Windham

About 1/2 hour away from Hunter mountain is the town of Windham. The drive up itself offered beautiful photo ops on this October Fall day. I was often asked where the picture of the first house was taken and learned from a Facebook reader it’s at Route 23 & VanAken Rd., Grand Gorge. I woundContinue reading “NY: Greene County- Windham”

NY: Delaware County- Stamford- Mt Utsayantha

Per their website, Located just outside of the Catskill Forest Preserve is the 3214 foot Mount Utsayantha and it’s popular fire tower. It is located just southeast of the village of Stamford in Delaware County After a couple of days of hiking about 12 miles an overlook to a fire tower with a driveable roadContinue reading “NY: Delaware County- Stamford- Mt Utsayantha”

NY: Catskills- Greene County-Hunter Mountain

Per the Catskills website, “Capping out at 4,040 feet, the Hunter Mountain Fire Tower is one of the Catskills’ most challenging treks and the most difficult of the five fire tower hikes.” Fortunately there’s also the option of closing your eyes for an 11 minute Skylift ride ($15 for a round trip as of OctContinue reading “NY: Catskills- Greene County-Hunter Mountain”

NY: Catskills Region-Plattekill Falls

At the top of Platte Clove across the street from the main trailhead lot is a short hike to a beautiful drop waterfall. While perhaps not as majestic as the close by Kaaterskill, these falls are with the short but steep climb to the bottom with a lovely overlook peek on the way. After takingContinue reading “NY: Catskills Region-Plattekill Falls”

NY: Catskills Region- Huckleberry Point

A moderate hike with a surprise series of waterfalls! The distance was manageable at 5 total miles out and back to the point with clear markers along the way. Start on blue for about a mile and then switch to the yellow at a hard right until you could go no further. As you startContinue reading “NY: Catskills Region- Huckleberry Point”

NY: Hudson Valley- Rhinebeck- Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

I am honestly not an air show type of gal. Can’t say why exactly but on an average day that likely would not be something that might turn my head. But this was a very clear day. It also happened to be the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy. It felt appropriate to acknowledge thisContinue reading “NY: Hudson Valley- Rhinebeck- Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome”