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The Catskills of New York are a "dissected plateau", a highland worn into mountains and valleys by erosion. Largely rural and wild, the Catskills are a popular vacation destination for New Yorkers, but they also have much to offer the traveler from out of state. The Catskills are adjacent to the Poconos region of Pennsylvania.



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Go fly fishing - this region is home to numerous rivers hallowed by fly fisherman including the Beaverkill, Neversink, the Delaware, the Esopus, and the Willowemoc.

  • Kadampa Meditation Center, Sweeney Rd, Glen Spey, +1 (845) 856 9000 located in Glen Spey, NY in the Tri-State Area is a wonderful place to go to get away from the busyness, relax and enjoy some inner peace. The KMC offers regular Peace of Mind Meditation Retreats [1] in addition to other courses and retreats [2]. Everyone is welcome.
  • Hunter Mountain Ski Area is beautiful in the winter. It is the oldest ski resort area in the Catskills. In the summer and fall there are fun festivals and fairs. [3]


During summer, there are many kosher restaurants open however they are usually quite expensive. During the year, there are plenty of restaurants selling basic food items, such as pizza, burgers, and fries.


Stay safe

During summer, many people go into the Catskills from New York City. Some of them drive like they're still in the city, so be careful when driving.

In winter, the roads have ice and it gets very slippery.

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