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Ashokan reservoir, N.Y. is totally Amazing

The Ashokan reservoir, in West Shokan N.Y. is not to be missed. There are 2 parking lots wher you... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2017
bruce t
Saugerties, New York
Beautiful scenic area close to New York City

I was born and grew up on the southern fringe of the Catskills and worked summers at camps there... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2016
Ridgewood, New Jersey
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

The Ashokan reservoir, in West Shokan N.Y. is not to be missed. There are 2 parking lots wher you can hike from. All flat and paved with amazing views on the reservoir, the mountains, and bald eagles. Great for bikes, roller blades, kids, etc. less...More

Thank bruce t
Reviewed 13 November 2016

I was born and grew up on the southern fringe of the Catskills and worked summers at camps there. It is a truly beautiful area but I didn't really fully understand this till I moved to flat, flat New Jersey. We return often to the...More

1  Thank LWL3333
Reviewed 12 November 2016

There are about 300 miles of hiking trails in the Catskill, many of them maintained by the Trail Conference. The 356 mile Long Path, which runs from the George Washington Bridge in New York City to Thatcher State Park just southwest of Albany, passes through...More

Thank robcurtross
Reviewed 19 October 2016

The fall colors were vibrant and beautiful this past weekend Oct 14-16. I was lucky to hit peak season There are many scenic roads to drive or hikes you can take to enjoy the nice fall colors. The towns are very quaint and historic in...More

Thank Mitchel E
Reviewed 8 August 2016

We spent a weekend at the Launt Pond (non-horse) campground (2 adults, 2 kids 11 and 12.) The map on the DEC site is not terribly accurate- upper spots are on the side of a hill and the shower house is at the top, so...More

1  Thank jwpines2016
Reviewed 3 August 2016

I stayed 3 nights at Bear Spring Mountain Campgrounds over July 4th weekend. It was a great stay. If you go stay in the upper campgrounds near the lake (sites 1-27). An important note- the only pit toilet in the upper campgrounds is by the...More

Thank Maureen K
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Wonderful hike. Great views. Ascent is broken up. Terrain is rocky with some potential for minor scrambling in certain sections. Easy to follow trail changes. Beware of the summit of Panther Mountain. It was deceiving as you began a decent with a heavy wooded area...More

Thank 1mar2
Reviewed 11 January 2016

Every Summer we go camping to Catskills. North-South lake campground opens early then any other campgrounds in Catskills, so it is usually our first camping trip in the every season. Right from the camp ground there are many hikes available with breathtaking view to Hudson...More

Thank Raven V
Reviewed 16 October 2015

We visited the Kaaterskill Falls on October 11, 2015. The top of the Falls is located near North/South Lake in Hunter, but when we went there to park and hike, entry was barred with a "Closed due to Construction" sign. We then took the main...More

2  Thank velojake
Reviewed 29 September 2015

It was pretty. Nice hills, reservoirs, etc. Kaaterskill Falls, the 'famous' falls of the Catskills region, was a bit of let-down. I am used to large waterfalls, living in WA The overlook at North-South Lake was nice, but not really worth the $10 entrance fee...More

2  Thank LittleFeet1018
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