TOPPING off at just 4,180 feet (Slide Mountain, if you’re in the mood for a hike) and appearing more like gentle green hills when forced to stand up to those showy, snow-capped peaks out West, New York’s Catskill Mountains are a modest bunch.
Simple — and yet, simply gorgeous — this natural playground just a short drive from the concrete canyons of Manhattan offers more than great outdoors. Spread across four very different counties — Ulster, Greene, Sullivan and Delaware — there’s no place quite like it. Anywhere. At the beginning of summer, we take some time out to celebrate — from A to Z — the best of one of the best summer weekend destinations around.
A is for Andes, the Delaware County village that’s one of our favorites in the region right now; check into the Andes Hotel (their tavern is a must) and spend a day or two exploring the antique shops, galleries and area back roads. Admire the town’s wide selection of old Victorian homes, many of them long due for a fix-up (andesny.org). Read More