Catskill State Park Things to Do

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    Walk on the Ashokan Dam

    by johncudw Written Oct 7, 2006

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    Middle Catskills over Ashokan Reservoir

    Long walk along the dam
    with distant view of the
    Catskill Mountains
    Good any season on a
    clear day.
    This is telephoto view of
    area in Mid-Catskills
    See Kingston Page for other views
    Slide Mountain is up in this area
    and is highest Catskill at 4200 feet.

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    Go view the mountains from afar after a snow

    by johncudw Written Oct 6, 2006

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    Catskill Mountains after snow in January 2005

    From County Route 6, west from New Paltz,
    toward Mohonk Mountain House, and over
    the hill and down by a horse farm and
    just before turn in the road to the right
    is a nice view of most all of the
    Catskill Mountains ( about 20 miles away)

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    Kaaterskill Falls Official Hike

    by kazander Updated Jun 23, 2005

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    Kaaterskill Falls

    Going to see Kaaterskill Falls was an adventure. On a day when it was sporatically pouring with rain it was a risky move to do this hike when we did, but it was well worth it. It is a short, moderately difficult hike about a half mile to the base of the falls. . When you reach the clearing, the view is breathtaking, "WOW" was all that came out of my mouth when I gazed up at the 260 foot waterfall. Kaaterskill is New York's tallest waterfall. Very impressive. That is the end of the "official" trail. you can however continue up to the second level, though take my word, it isn't easy to get there.
    (next tip to continue the hike to the second level)

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    Bastion Falls and the start of the trail

    by kazander Updated Jun 15, 2005

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    Bastion Falls

    Bastion Falls can be viewed as you drive by on Rt. 23A. It is the first trail marker of sorts for the Kaaterskill Falls trail. After you take a moment to enjoy these falls, continue to the start of the trail. Be sure to sign in at the visitors book. The book is enclosed in a metal box at the start of the trail. it's a good idea to sign in so that heaven forbid anything happens to you, the rangers will know if when you came in, if you left , ect... Follow the yellow trail markers for a half mile to the base of Kaaterskill Falls.

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    Kaaterskill Falls taken to the next level....

    by kazander Updated Jun 15, 2005

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    Upper section Kaaterskill Falls

    There is a plateau where the 1st section of the falls thunders down 180 feet into a picturesque pool before dropping again another 80 feet into the creek. We wanted to get up there to check out the view. It was quite a challenging climb! There is no real "trail", just hints of places where others have climbed. It is quite steep in most parts, I had to grab roots and rocks to help me along. The view is worth it! When the trail finally levels out you emerge on the rim of a huge semicircular cutout in the mountain of rock. there is a precarious trail that goes completely around from one side to the other passing beneath the powerful waterfall.
    Going down is a heck of a lot harder than climbing up. Gravity just wants to send you hurtling down the side of the mountain at top speed. Take it slow and be careful!

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    View mountains in all kinds of weather

    by johncudw Written Nov 27, 2006

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    This is a rainbow that dragged the horizon
    never saw one like this before
    it was straight across in front
    of the mountains

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    Go Fishing in Esopus Creek

    by johncudw Written Oct 11, 2006

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    Fishing in the creek - Spring 2000

    Beautful spot for fishing
    This view was in the spring
    just after leaves came out
    Off Route 28 near Phoenicia

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