Catskill Mountains, Upstate New York: Family Holidays and Water Recreation

Catskill Mountains, Upstate New York: Family Holidays and Water Recreation


Welcome to the Catskill Mountains in Upstate
New York. Hello, I’m Victoria. Breath-taking countryside and stellar ski resorts aside,
this all-season holiday destination offers world-class water activities and adventures
for the entire family. With pristine still water lakes, as well as
rushing rivers, the Catskills provide some of the best angling spots in the country. A brilliant place to start your visit is in
the tiny hamlet of Roscoe in Sullivan County. “Trout Town, USA,” is the pinnacle for fly-fishing
enthusiasts and is believed by many to be the piece de resistance of fishing experiences.
It was even named “Ultimate Fishing Town in the United States,” by the World Fishing
Network. Less than a 30 minutes’ drive away is Hancock,
part of the Great Western Catskills in Delaware County, which is also known as, “The Gateway
to the Delaware River”. This fast running river, along with the many streams, lakes
and ponds in the region, is teeming with a plentiful stock of fish, including trout,
perch and bass. Hancock is also the home of a unique fishery of large natural brown trout
caused by cold-water releases from the New York City reservoirs. This results in an abundance
of fish ready for your dry fly. In addition to fishing, both the Hudson and
Delaware Rivers are known for their spectacular kayaking and canoeing.
Float away from your hectic life in the calmer waters, or challenge yourself and venture
outside of your comfort zone by plunging into the white-water rapids. Whatever your level,
the Catskills has a body of water for you, and regardless of where you are, you’ll
be treated to stunning scenery, with views of dramatic cliffs and colourful rolling hillsides.
And if you’re looking for the ultimate day of fun-filled water activities, why not try
both fishing and kayaking and visit beautiful Pepacton Reservoir? Bring along a picnic,
take a break from your leisurely paddle through the pristine waters, and throw out a fishing
line to test your angling skills. As you can see, this wonderful destination
has everything an adventurous water-lover could hope for. Be sure to include the Catskills
in New York on your next US-bound holiday.

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