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The Catskill Mountains or the Catskills are a large area in the southeastern portion of the U.S. state of New York. They are located approximately 100 miles (160 km) north-northwest of New York City and 40 miles (60 km) southwest of Albany, starting just west of the Hudson River. The Catskills occupy much or all of five counties (Delaware, Greene, Schoharie, Sullivan, and Ulster), with some areas falling into the boundaries of southwestern Albany, eastern Broome, northwestern Orange, and southern Otsego counties. Foothills are also found in southeastern Chenango, southern Montgomery, northern Otsego, and western Schenectady counties. As a cultural and geographic region, the Catskills are generally defined as those areas close to or within the borders of the Catskill Park, a 700,000-acre (2,800 km2) forest preserve protected from many forms of development under New York state law.


Geologically, the Catskills are a mature dissected plateau, a once-flat region subsequently uplifted and eroded into sharp relief by watercourses. The Catskills form the northeastern end of, and highest-elevation portion of, the Allegheny Plateau (also known as the Appalachian Plateau). Although the Catskills are sometimes compared with the Adirondack Mountains further north, the two mountain ranges are not geologically related, as the Adirondacks are a continuation of the Canadian Shield. Similarly, the Shawangunk Ridge, which forms the southeastern edge of the Catskills, is part of the geologically distinct Ridge-and-Valley province, and is a continuation of the same ridge known as Kittatinny Mountain in New Jersey and Blue Mountain in Pennsylvania.


Climatically, the Catskills lie within the Allegheny Highlands forests ecoregion.


The Catskills are well known in American culture, both as the setting for many 19th-century Hudson River School paintings and as the favored destination for urban vacationers from New York City in the mid-20th century. The region's many large resorts gave countless young stand-up comedians an opportunity to hone their craft. In addition, the Catskills have long been a haven for artists, musicians, and writers, especially in and around the towns of Woodstock and Phoenicia, New York.

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Roots Rock Revival, an annual instructional music camp in the Catskill Mountains, will return for its sixth year this August with an all-star lineup of musicians including hosts Oteil Burbridge and North Mississippi Allstars brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson. The trio were the first artists to join Roots ...
It also covers his earlier life -- growing up on a chicken farm in New York's Catskill Mountains, his education in public schools, as well as Columbia and Stanford, three years in South America (a Fulbright scholarship), writing for a variety of newspapers, involvement in the anti-war and gay ...

Open to any girl ages 7-17. Amahami Adventure Center in Deposit, N.Y. - August 12-17. Located in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains on a small private lake, Amahami offers campers the opportunity to expand their knowledge, confidence and comfort in nature through an immersive outdoor experience.
As New Yorkers mark the beginning of trout fishing season, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) encourages anglers to cast a line at its reservoirs or at dozens of properties that include frontage along streams, rivers and lakes throughout the Catskill Mountains and ...
The country music weekend of a lifetime awaits at Taste of Country Music Festival 2018 at Hunter Mountain, N.Y. It's set among the beautiful Catskill Mountains, and you can win your way in with tickets all this week with Mr. Morning & Suzy. Download the KICKS Mobile App to Listen, Win, and Rock ...
A snow-making gun is shown at the Belleayre Mountain Ski Center in the Ulster County town of Shandaken, N.Y., with Belleayre's main lodge and a section of the Catskill Mountains in the background. File. By Patricia R. Doxsey, Daily Freeman. Posted: 04/16/18, 7:46 PM EDT

Catskills Wine & Food Festival just announced the initial lineup for their inaugural event, going down in the Catskill Mountains in Bloomingburg, NY on October 6 - 7, 2018. The two-day music and culinary experience will include cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs as well as live music, ...
Mountainous areas around the Capital Region could be left under a glaze of thin ice by Wednesday morning. Pockets of freezing rain could start falling Tuesday evening in the Adirondack and Catskill mountains. The Berkshires in Massachusetts and the southern Green Mountains in Vermont could also ...
THOMPSON, N.Y. -- Patti Greco Sunshine, 57, a longtime resident of this town near the Catskill Mountains in Sullivan County, has watched as the region's once-mighty hospitality industry literally crumbled around her. The Pines resort, where Ms. Greco Sunshine, a professional singer, made her ...
... that date, and areas south of the city were under 20 inches or more. The Rochester area was closing in on a foot of snow. Accumulation were lower in eastern parts of the state, but the heavy mix of snow and rain made traveling hazardous, especially in the high-elevation areas like the Catskill Mountains.
Since all New York state residents benefit enormously from these “forever wild” state forests, it was thought then, as now, that all New York state taxpayers ought to share in full taxes to the hundreds of affected small towns and school districts in the Adirondack and Catskill Mountains. Your proposal to cap ...
Accumulation were lower in eastern parts of the state, but the heavy mix of snow and rain made traveling hazardous, especially in the high-elevation areas like the Catskill Mountains. State officials said Steuben County has 7,522 customers without electric power as of Friday night. Allegany County has ...
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A major nor'easter packing wet, heavy snow has sent tree limbs crashing down, closed schools and left more than 100,000 customers without power across upstate New York. The National Weather Service says Buffalo received 8.4 inches of snow by 7 a.m., a record for that date, ...
Richmondville, New York, in the Catskill Mountains, had picked up 35 inches of snow as of mid-afternoon Friday, with the town of Jefferson not far behind at 33 inches. Other notable heavy snow totals as Friday afternoon included 19 inches in Coolbaugh Township, Pennsylvania, 14.5 inches in Syracuse, ...
The National Weather Service warned that wind gusts as high as 50 MPH would create whiteout conditions in blowing snow. Accumulation was lower in eastern parts of the state, but the heavy mix of snow and rain made traveling hazardous, especially in the high-elevation areas like the Catskill Mountains.
... that date, and areas south of the city were under 20 inches or more. The Rochester area was closing in on a foot of snow. Accumulation were lower in eastern parts of the state, but the heavy mix of snow and rain made traveling hazardous, especially in the high-elevation areas like the Catskill Mountains.
Overlooking the Catskill Mountains in Kinderhook, New York, 460 Kinney Road is a timeless property inspired by country estates in Normandy, France. The current owners, who bought the property in 1998 when it was a 98-acre former dairy farm with a 1,700-square-foot farmhouse, sought to embody the ...

Situated so close to the foot of the Catskill Mountains, the Village of Catskill's location along the Hudson River has given it a long history of being the gateway to the mountains. The community's enthusiasm for arts and the outdoors has its origin in its history with legendary landscape artist Thomas Cole, ...
Not long ago we reported on the Ashokan Center in New York's Catskill Mountains celebrating 50 years operating as a locus for arts and traditional music education in the region. Formerly a campus of the State University of New York, it was purchased as a spillway for a nearby reservoir, but through the ...
Work this spring will support design and construction for the rehabilitation of the Shandaken Tunnel Intake Chamber that controls the water flow from Schoharie Reservoir into the tunnel, which travels 18 miles through the Catskill Mountains. That tunnel discharges into the Esopus Creek to help refill ...
Rock n' Roll Resort is always a great getaway for friends to not only venture up to the beautiful Catskill Mountains for some fresh air, but also to embark on a wonderful musical adventure. In between the music, attendees can enjoy the indoor pool, get a little spa action in, kick it in the arcade center, and, ...
The temple is being built under the guidance of Venerable Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche, a Tibetan meditation master who currently oversees a 500-acre monastery and education center in the Catskill Mountains of New York. He and his late older brother, Venerable Khenchen Palden Rinpoche, ...
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced the results of a scientific study that examined changes in reservoir storage capacity as a result of sediment deposition in the City's six reservoirs in the Catskill Mountains. A three-year study by the U.S. Geological Survey ...
The restaurant wil loffer views of the surrounding Catskill mountains, and a view into the open kitchen. Conant is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, which will host a job fair for Cellaio on Feb. 6. Cellaio will be the fifth restaurant in Conant's SC Restaurant Group. The most recent to ...
Across 20 acres of land in the Catskill Mountains, Stoneleaf Retreat provides space for thought, inspiration, guidance and collaboration. The location plays host to the Stoneleaf Residency, wherein cycles of women artists can settle in, produce work and conclude their time on site with an open studio ...
For New York City, this meant over a century of engagement with people in the watershed. Unprecedented special authority granted by New York State enabled the city to acquire lands and construct a mammoth system of interconnected reservoirs and tunnels in the Catskill Mountains to serve as New York ...
Police say he was from the Ulster County town of Shandaken, in the Catskill Mountains. The cause of death remains under investigation. Police ...
There is a series of images, for example, from Casa Susanna, a 1960s-era private retreat in the Catskill Mountains in upstate New York, where ...
... that he decided to travel through the Catskill Mountains in order to determine whether Cole had illustrated a real mountain or fabricated one.
... served as a flight engineer for a combat air crew in Iraq. The couple will take a wedding trip to the Catskill Mountains, Italy and Switzerland.
... group Gay Men's Health Crisis, was cremated when he died in 1987 and had his ashes spread in the Catskill Mountains of New York.
Local culinary students attending SUNY Delhi earned honors at the 19th annual ACF Chefs and Cooks of the Catskill Mountains October ...
Just north of New York City, the charming Catskill Mountain Railroad runs family-friendly train tours along a historic 200-year-old track system in ...
I left Times Square in the murk of a Manhattan rainstorm but as I reached the Catskill Mountains upstate, the mellow evening sun was picking ...
Although surrounded by bucolic winding roads and stunning vistas of the wooded foothills of the Catskill mountains, there are few stand-alone ...
An undated handout image of “Morning, Looking East over the Hudson Valley from the Catskill Mountains,” painted by Frederic E. Church in ...
Top: “Morning, Looking East over the Hudson Valley from the Catskill Mountains” was painted by Frederic E. Church when he was 22 years old ...
Just a short drive north to the Catskill Mountains is Kaaterskill Falls, a two-stage waterfall that is 260-feet tall, making it one of the highest in ...
... John Alexander Thompson's 110-acre farm with an orchard and a hilltop view out to the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains – the same ...
The company is developing a casino and other recreation facilities on a property it owns in New York state's Catskill Mountains. Earlier this year ...
Lindemann had purchased some land in the Catskill Mountains and stocked it with white-tailed deer, goats, and donkeys. His friends, and those who heard of ...
New York's Catskill Mountains are packed with hiking trails and cover 6,000 square miles. In particular, Sullivan County, located in the western ...
Syracuse, N.Y. -- As fall weather returns to Upstate New York after an unprecedented heat wave, fall foliage is cooperating by reaching peak ...
... and their heroic effort in 1903 and to allow all enthusiasts to share in the beauty of the route through the Catskill Mountains,” Selkowitz said.
... days of steam railroading on the Delaware & Ulster Railroad and hear the sounds of the mighty whistle echo through the Catskill Mountains, ...
In her earliest years, Mrs. Roosevelt and her mother stayed often at Oak Terrace, which overlooks the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains.
OBITUARIES. An obituary on Nov. 8 about Irv Refkin, who worked as a spy for the United States and Britain during World War II, said that ...
The thought came like a flash while on the highway heading into New York's Catskill Mountains: This is what all cars will be like soon. The 2017 ...
“Our public lands like the Catskill Mountains are under attack. We have made so much progress here, in this area specifically, and I want to ...
... vistas and views of the Hudson River, Catskill Mountains, the Berkshire Mountains, Olana's architecture and the site's forests and meadows.


 

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