WHEN TO GO
Anytime of year is great. My most recent visit was in December (combined it with a trip to the Adirondacks) and I felt like I had the whole place to myself.
WHERE TO STAY
The Emerson Resort in Mt Tremper, home to the World’s Largest Kaleidoscope.
WHAT TO DO
What to do in the Catskills in Winter? Here’s my Gold List.
Art Galleries of Woodstock.
Byrdcliffe Arts Colony – oldest continually operating arts colony in U.S., where Bob Dylan and The Band once lived and played.
Zipline Canopy Tour at Hunter Mountain, the fastest, longest, and highest Zipline Canopy Tour in North America – and the second-largest zipline in the world.
Senate House in Kingston – New York’s first capital. Set foot in the actual building where it all went down.
Hot Rock Massage – Emerson Resort and Spa.
WHAT TO DRINK
Catamount Restaurant – Great selection of ales!
WHAT AND WHERE TO EAT
Dallas Hot Wieners in Kingston. Best dogs in the East!
The Phoenix Restaurant in Mt. Tremper.
The Phoenicia Diner Order up the Arnold Bennett Skillet, smoked trout, parmesan cheese, crème fraiche and scrambled eggs, with, of course, de rigueur for a true diner, a cup of joe. Come for the mountains, stay for the food.
Check out my piece in the Huffington Post:The Spirit of New York’s Catskills