Welcome To The Catskills in NY! 

Exploring The Catskills

The Catskills in New York. Amazing Destinations, "We Take You There!"

If you’re a nature lover and looking for a breathtaking escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, then the Catskills in New York should be at the top of your travel bucket list! Known for its stunning landscapes, cascading waterfalls, and abundant wildlife, the Catskills offer an unforgettable outdoor experience. Whether you’re a hiker, a photographer, or simply someone who appreciates the beauty of nature, get ready to fall in love with the Catskill Mountains.  


The Beauty Of The Catskills

The Beauty of The Catskills. The Catskills in New York. Amazing Destinations, "We Take You There!"

When you arrive in the Catskills, get ready to embark on a love affair with nature. With its picturesque beauty and tranquil atmosphere, the Catskills will captivate your senses and make you fall head over heels.   


What Makes The Catskills Special?

Thomas Cole Painting. The Catskills in New York. Amazing Destinations, "We Take You There!"
Thomas Cole’s school of painters depicted pristine landscapes where nature and humanity co-existed in peaceful beauty. Cole maintained a studio at Cedar Grove in the town of Catskill after 1827.

Have you ever wondered about the origin of the name Catskill? Nope, we’re not referring to super smart kitties with special abilities, despite some pretty clever felines out there! We’re actually talking about Catskill, NY. Some say the name comes from “Kaaterskill,” a Dutch term meaning “Wildcat Creek,” which was named by the early European settlers in the 1600s. The Region offers numerous waterways that wind and carve through the landscape, adding to its interest and beauty.

Waterfall. The Catskills in New York. Amazing Destinations, "We Take You There!"
One of the many beautiful waterfalls in the Catskills.

While the Catskill Mountains are already loved for their scenic beauty, as depicted in Thomas Cole’s impressive paintings, some hidden gems make this region even more special. As you explore the area, keep your eyes peeled for sightings of deer, bobcats, and a wide variety of bird species. You’ll also likely come across some of the many historic covered bridges from the 1800s. The Catskills are truly a haven for nature enthusiasts and animal lovers alike.

The Halls Mill Covered Bridge. The Catskills in New York. Amazing Destinations, "We Take You There!"
The Halls Mill Covered Bridge, Sullivan County, New York.

Another hidden gem of the Catskills is its rich cultural history. The region has long been a source of inspiration for artists, writers, and musicians, with many famous individuals finding solace and creativity within its mountains. Explore the quaint towns and villages nestled in the valleys, and you’ll discover charming art galleries, historic sites, and lively music venues that showcase the Catskills’ cultural legacy. 

In addition, the Catskills are known for their farm-to-table culinary scene. Indulge in fresh, locally sourced ingredients as you dine at the region’s farm-to-table restaurants, where mouthwatering dishes reflect the area’s agricultural heritage. From artisanal cheeses and craft breweries to seasonal farmers’ markets, the Catskills offer a gastronomic experience that will leave your taste buds yearning for more. 


Exploring Outdoor Activities In The Catskills

Exploring Outdoor Activities in The Catskills. The Catskills in New York. Amazing Destinations, "We Take You There!"

Located in southeastern New York, the Catskills is a beautiful region with endless opportunities for outdoor activities. If you’re looking to get adventurous and explore the great outdoors, here’s are some activities to enjoy: 

Hiking

The Catskills are known for their stunning hiking trails. From the famous Slide Mountain, the tallest peak in the region, to the iconic Kaaterskill Falls, there is a trail for all levels of hikers. Lace up your hiking boots and explore the breathtaking beauty of the mountains, forests, and waterfalls. 

Rock Climbing

For those looking for a more adrenaline-pumping adventure, the Catskills offer excellent rock-climbing opportunities. There are several climbing spots suitable for all skill levels. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced climber, the Catskills will challenge and reward you with breathtaking views. 

Fly Fishing

The Catskills are famous for their pristine rivers and streams, making it a haven for fly fishing enthusiasts. Take a day trip to one of the many world-class fishing spots, such as the Esopus Creek or the BeaverkillRiver, and try your luck at catching trout or bass. You can either bring your own gear or hire a local guide who can show you the best spots. 

Mountain Biking

The Catskills’ vast network of mountain biking trails will satisfy any thrill-seeking cyclist. With rugged terrains and varying difficulty levels, you can peddle through lush forests, conquer challenging climbs, and enjoy exhilarating descents. Windham Mountain Bike Park and Overlook Mountain are popular destinations for mountain biking enthusiasts. 

Kayaking and Canoeing

The region is dotted with serene lakes and rivers, perfect for kayaking and canoeing. Rent a kayak or canoe and paddle along the pristine waters of the Catskills. Explore the Ashokan Reservoir, the PepactonReservoir, or the scenic Delaware River. Enjoy the tranquility of being surrounded by nature and the stunning landscape. 

Camping

If you want to immerse yourself fully in the beauty of the Catskills, camping is a must. There are many campgrounds and state parks where you can pitch a tent or park your RV. Spend a night under the stars, cook meals over an open fire, and enjoy the peacefulness of nature. 

Catskill Hotels & Casinos with Live Entertainment 

When it comes to entertainment, the Catskills in New York have long been a go-to destination for many. In recent years, however, the Catskills have become even more enticing with the opening of casinos and the introduction of spectacular musical performances. 

The casinos in the region offer an unmatched sense of comfort, excitement and luxury. But what truly sets the Catskills apart is its remarkable musical entertainment scene. Renowned artists, bands and tribute shows grace the stages of local venues, filling the air with soulful melodies and unforgettable performances. Whether you’re a fan of jazz, rock, or country, there’s a show in the Catskills just for you! So, if you’re planning a trip to the area, make sure to indulge in the thrill of the casinos and immerse yourself in the wonderful world of live music in the Catskills, ensuring a truly unforgettable experience. 


The Best Time To See Fall Colors In The Catskills? 

The Catskills in New York. Amazing Destinations, "We Take You There!"

The best time to see fall colors in the Catskills is generally from late September to mid-October. However, the exact timing can vary depending on factors such as weather conditions and elevation. We recommend checking the fall foliage reports closer to the desired date of your visit for the most accurate information on peak foliage. 


Amazing Destinations, “We Take You There!” 

Also nestled among the beauty of the Catskill Mountains, Resorts World Catskills offers an unmatched experience in excitement, entertainment, and luxury. And that’s just the beginning. Every time you visit, you’ll find another reason to come back! 

New Shows for 2024: 

SIMPLY TINA – Musical Tribute To Tina Turner, May 15th. 2024  

CAROL’S KINGS – Musical Tribute To Carole King, June 12th. 2024 

KING IN CONCERT – Musical Tribute To Elvis, Aug. 7th. 2024 

THE DRIFTERS – Under The Boardwalk, Sep. 25th. 2024 

THE MAGIC OF MANILOW – Musical Tribute To Barry Manilow, Nov. 13th. 2024 

These popular and exciting shows will sell out quickly – make your reservations today! Optional overnight hotel & casino packages are available. Let Amazing Destinations take care of all the details and help you plan your next Resorts World Catskill Event. Amazing Destinations, “We Take You There!” Contact Us today.

Read Our Reviews

Amazing Destinations, LTD is rated 4.88 out of 5.0 stars based on 25 review(s).

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Amazing Destinations is the best. They work with you in all ways possible to make sure you have a great trip. They have top of the line buses n driversÉ After working with Cathy n Steve you will have gained new friends besides. K. Giannone St. Adalbert

- K. Giannone

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We finally went on our Group Bus trip to Sight & Sound Theater to see Queen Esther this past weekend, we had cancelled this trip due to Covid and our church group of 37 were extremely excited to get back on the road and Amazing Destinations came through for us. Amazing Destinations had every COVID-19 measure in place to ensure a safe experience from the time the Bus arrived to restaurant and theater. B. Simpson First Baptist Church

- B. Simpson

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Our family of 28 total passengers wanted to get out and travelÉ we called Amazing Destinations and they put together a fabulous day trip for usÉ Hand sanitizer was available for all of us. We felt extremely safe on the busÉ I will continue to use Amazing Destinations for all future travel plans. Thanks to Cathy you are amazing. M. Jones Custom Family Tour

- M. Jones

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Cathy, Hi Cathy! I just wanted to thank you Ð we had a great trip! Students and teachers all had a blast. On another note, I wanted to say how happy I was in particular with the bus company, especially my driver Benitio. I have an infant at home that I am breast feeding. He gave me full range of his busÉ and was very accommodating. We will talk next year! Thank you! T. Johnson Assistant Principal

- T. Johnson

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Good morning, Thank you again for another wonderful trip. Everything was flawless as always and everyone had a great time. Looking forward to more trips in the future. D. Stewart St. Paul's Community Church

- D. Stewart

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Hello Cathy,É Thank you again for booking us to see Moses, all our guests were very pleased. So now we want to see DanielÉÓ Destination: Sight & Sound Theatre H. Smith Church of the New Vision

- H. Smith

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Good afternoon, The trip was planned perfectly as far as timing and logistics were concerned. The activities were great and kept the attention of the students. Plenty to eat for all and some fun with the educational aspect, we greatly appreciated the organization from your company and look forward to the other trips we have booked with you! Sybil Harry S. Truman H.S.

- Sybil

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Hi Steve, The restaurant was nicely set up and they were ready for us even though we were a little early... Kudos to the bus driver, Jesse. His service to our seniors was excellent. The play was great so much so, that one of the stars came on board our bus before we left to thank us for coming and how much they enjoyed our being there. Looking forward to our trip in September! Ruth 55+ Club

- Ruth

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Cathy, The kids had a great time and it was a good experience for all. The drivers were efficient and very kind to the kids. They were always on schedule and very safe. The school is very happy and we are already talking about Boston in the fall. A. Murry Bergtraum H.S.

- A. Murry

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On behalf of the seniors from Fred Samuel Resident Association, Inc and the Upper Harlem seniors, Ôthank youÕ for a glorious trip. We were most impressed with the bus ride there and back (with Abraham our driver) and the service that you provided us throughout the contract and beyond. We look forward to working with you again next year.Ó D. Blackwell Fred Samuel Resident Association, Inc.

- D. Blackwell

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Good afternoon Cathy, Our group had such an amazing time. Thank you so much for such a smooth, fun trip. We will definitely be using Amazing Destinations in the near future.Ó J. Garcia Selfhelp Community Services

- J. Garcia

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Good Afternoon, I want to take time to say Thank You for all you have done for myself and the Seniors here at Highbridge Garden Senior Center. We had a great summer and I hope things will continue. Steve And Cathy you guys are the best!Ó N. Smith Highbridge Garden Senior Center

- N. Smith

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On time and on schedule

- Kevin O’Keefe

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Timely and professional service!!

- Jennifer Mitchener

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Hi Cathy! I just wanted to thank you - we had a great trip! Students and teachers all had a blast. On another note I wanted to say how happy I was, in particular, with the bus company especially my driver Benitio. I have an infant at home that I am breast feeding. He gave me full range of his bus so that I could pump. He took his stuff and napped on one of the other guy's busses, showed me how to work the door and was very accommodating. We will talk next year! Thank you! T. Johnson

- D. Boody

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Dear Steve and Cathy, Before I begin my day here, I just had to take a moment to thank you for a LOVELY Trip. The buses were absolutely Gorgeous, the food on the boat was somewhat better than last year, the music was so much better, we danced and danced. Everyone complimented me on this trip even when I went to church yesterday. I really enjoyed this this year, and I am certain they will talk me into doing this again next year, but we must have the SAME BUSES. Thank you both for making this trip a TOTAL SUCCESS, can’t wait to plan our next adventure. Diana

- Diana

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Cathy, Marie is elated at how well everything went! We had a great time and everything worked out perfectly. The bus driver and tour guide were fabulous. We are looking forward to our next trip in October. Thank you so very much. Beth

- Beth

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Good morning Steve, Thanks for an excellent trip, not one problem. The bus and driver was top notch. The driver was one of the best I have encountered during my forty odd years of coach traveling. Four stars for Amazing Destinations! Thanks and have a great day. R. Scotto

- R. Scotto

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Hi Cathy, Just an update of our trip to Holiday Hills. We had a ball and my seniors had a wonderful time, Our driver Henry was the best and we are requesting him for our September 17th trip to MT. Airy Casino. We already spoke to him and he said he would be more than happy to be our driver. Please see what you can do and I will remind you ahead of time. Again thank you for all your help with our trips. We still want to go to Villa Roma in December. Have a wonderful day. Thank you, D. Johnson

- D. Johnson

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Hello Steve & Cathy, Hope all's well. Just a short note to thank you for all you've done to make our Lake George trip enjoyable. You are the best.....courteous, reliable, and accommodating. ...all in all, everything was great. Our driver Kevin was very nice. Again, thank you and we are certainly looking forward to doing more business with you next year. Best regards, C. Springer

- C. Springer

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Hi Cathy hope all is well! Everyone had such a wonderful time yesterday during the Joseph trip. Now that we have finished with this trip, I would like to get information regarding the Samson show. Also, with the response being so great from this trip, I'm actually considering booking two buses if that's at all possible. Looking forward to hearing from you. Best wishes, Arianny

- Arianny

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Good Afternoon, Just wanted to let you know...on behalf of my staff, students and parents...THANK YOU!! We had an INCREDIBLE TIME in Washington DC! The drivers were very respectful and courteous to all our needs. Our parents and students really enjoyed the food and hospitality at Golden Corral. Mr. Scott the tour guide, truly enhanced the experience of the tour with his knowledge and friendly nature. We must, must do it again! Next yea, we are thinking about touring Philadelphia! Once again, Thank You! R. Peay

- R. Peay

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Good evening Steve and Kathy, I just wanted to say a very big 'Thank You'!!! Our trip was truly 'AMAZING'. From beginning to end the trip was awesome. Our driver, Mr Benito arrived on time and was perfect through out the trip. He drove with ease and got us to all of our destinations on time. The bus was perfect and everything we discussed was given to us. Our group had a beautiful time at the museum and the MLK memorial. Our tour guide Ms. Lynette was awesome. Her knowledge of Washington DC was phenomenal. As a first time trip planner you both helped me plan a trip that was just awesome. A great time was had by all. Even when we had a little 'bump in the road' you both made it your priority to contact me and the restaurant and speak on our group's behalf to solve the problem and to apologize for the restaurant's error. I really want to thank you both for that. Sincerely, D. Brewster

- D. Brewster

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Hi Cathy & Steve, A great big 'Thank you' to both of you for working with me and organizing my weekend getaway to the Baltimore Crabfeast on July 29-30. We had a blast!!! From beginning to end, everything was wonderful. The bus, the hotel, the service. You guys rock. I definitely want to book the trip again for next year. As soon as you get your dates and rates for next year, please let me know so that I can start early. Thanks again. V. Proctor

- V. Proctor

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Cathy, The kids had a great time and it was a good experience for all. The drivers were efficient and very kind to the kids. They were always on schedule and very safe. The school is very happy and we are already talking about Boston in the fall. Thank you very much! A. Pajares

- A. Pajares