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Absolutely beautiful

We were a group of 6 family members who came to visit other family members. We were told that a... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2018
Oceanside, New York

Beautiful area with many swimming areas - unfortunately many places are overcrowded and littered... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Annapolis, Maryland
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Reviewed 15 July 2018

We were a group of 6 family members who came to visit other family members. We were told that a visit was a must to see.

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Beautiful area with many swimming areas - unfortunately many places are overcrowded and littered. Some places are being closed to swimmers because people are abusing the area, many of the swimming areas have been written up in New York Times - causing overcrowding, litter, other...More

1  Thank ttiinnnnyy
Reviewed 22 May 2018

i would not stay here their prices are flip floppy and they cant make up their damn minds! they over charge and charged me for things not mentioned in their site! yelp and google reviews has full detailed story!

3  Thank Megan S
Reviewed 6 January 2018

You'll be happy if you follow my advice, by taking the Spruceton Road to the gate, at its very end, then walking the gently ascending trail for 1 mile. You will soon reach a clearing with a rustic, wooden bridge, and from its foot, will...More

1  Thank Albany_Wayfarer
Reviewed 13 September 2017

I've been hiking and spending leisure in the catskills for over 50 years and I've seen fabulous views from dozens of trails. In addition to the amazing hiking there's skiing, tubing, train rides, nice hotels/resorts, terrific restaurants, zip lining, well marked and maintained biking, snowmobile,...More

3  Thank JohnandJaneS
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We spent a lot of the summer upstate new york through vacation kids school .we hike. And just went out enjoyed the beautiful and gorges scenery from around all the hills fresh air and I will spent much more time here all year kids from...More

2  Thank marty344
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Biked around the Ashokan reservoir with some friends, and it was really nice. The scenery was gorgeous, some areas are closed off from traffic, all in all a nice experience. We'll be back for sure.

3  Thank James W
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

5  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

2  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

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23 February 2018|
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Response from Albany_Wayfarer | Reviewed this property |
I would agree with James' reply and emphasize his comment about the black flies, which last from mid-May to the end of June. They can be a real bother.
28 May 2017|
Response from Albany_Wayfarer | Reviewed this property |
By mid-October the leaves will probably be down, but the visibility will give more distant views. For hiking in the Catskills, I would recommend one of the many guide books, as a useful companion. As for accomodation, there... More
3 July 2015|
Response from Albany_Wayfarer | Reviewed this property |
The hike from parking, at the end of the Spruceton road, to the bridge over the waterfall, is just over one mile of gently climbing trail. After the bridge, the trail is what the guidebooks would call steep and rigorous... More
11 February 2015|
Response from Albany_Wayfarer | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any, but I wasn't really trying to find fish. The local people would be able to direct you to good fishing waters in that area. But the stream smooths out a little below the falls, although it continues cold... More