Start your visit at the
Gateway to the Catskills
Farmer's markets, historic Main Streets, fall foliage, waterfalls, tubing, skiing, covered bridges, concerts, high peaks, meadows...
it's all here.
Looking for hiking info?
Visit the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's State Lands Interactive Mapper (SLIM)
The State Lands Interactive Mapper (SLIM) is an internet mapping tool that allows users to discover recreational features such as roads, trails, and parking lots on DEC owned lands, print maps, and obtain supported information on the use of state owned forest lands. In addition to general mapping of recreational features, SLIM provides for limited spatial data analysis. Supporting these functions SLIM is a dynamic map interface that the user can manipulate with common mapping tools such as: zoom, pan, identify, print, search, and more.
Learn more about the New York City Department of Environmental Protection Watershed Recreation Map
The digital map, which provides information on New York City-owned properties that are open for recreation, is now available on DEP’s website by visiting www.nyc.gov/dep/recreation. The map also shows New York State lands such as forest preserve and other accessible areas. DEP will hold a number of public forums this summer to demonstrate the new mapping tool and help outdoor enthusiasts learn about watershed recreation opportunities on City-owned lands in the Catskills and Hudson Valley.
Click here for NYS DEC Google Earth maps
The Catskill Mountains Scenic Byway driving guide is an hour-long audio accompaniment for a westward drive on New York Route 28, from Olive to Andes. Hear about the history, landscape, food, and attractions along the Catskill Mountains Scenic Byway.
Beginning the audio where Rt. 28 meets Rt. 375 (where Rt. 28 narrows from 4 to 2 lanes), and driving at or near the speed limit, will align audio content with featured locations along the route. However, driving the route is not necessary to enjoy the audio program.