If you learned anything from a certain coming-of-age movie, besides not putting Baby in a corner, you know that the Catskills are a scenic, accessible escape from the NYC love-hate relationship (absence makes the heart grow fonder, right?). But there’s more to the Catskills than good looks, like these 21 awesome things to do when you get there.
New York Times: 52 Places to Go in 2015
"Untrammeled oases beckon, once-avoided destinations become must-sees and familiar cities offer new reasons to visit."
Vogue’s Guide to the Most Famous Small Town in the World: Woodstock, New York
"In Vogue’s October issue, longtime Manhattanite Jonathan Van Meter writes of his recent decision to leave the city and relocate to Woodstock, “where the 1969 music festival famously didn’t take place.” Jonathan already owned a house in Woodstock, which he’d bought five years earlier, after having visited the town only once. The place seems to have this effect on people. I too rashly bought a house in Woodstock after visiting only once. My husband and I first went four years ago to see a friend who was recording an album there."
STAN FISCHLER COLUMN: Fond memories of skiing the Catskills
"Checking out the high-tech equipment employed at our Catskill ski areas such as Hunter Mountain, I marvel over the advances made in the snow industry in comparison to its earlier days.
Few contemporary skiers, accustomed to the likes of Windham, Belleayre and Plattekill, realize that prior to World War II, the place to ski was none of the above but rather the good, old Village of Phoenicia."