DISCOVER AND EXPLORE THE CATSKILL MOUNTAINS The Catskill Mountains, commonly known as the Catskills are a large region in southeastern New York state. The name is said to be derived from the many bobcats that were once present near the Catskill Creek. The Catskills region in Upstate New York is easily recognizable with its dramatic, rising mountains weaving through the Hudson Valley. Visitors and locals alike love the Catskills natural beauty, with a plethora of rivers, hiking trails, and waterfalls.
With so much natural beauty, it’s no surprise that the Catskills is home to some of the best outdoor recreation in the country. Tubing, rafting, fishing, bicycling, camping, hiking, and skiing are all possible through the seasons. This region also hosts a strong cultural history, as it was the home of the infamous Woodstock music festival in 1969.