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  • Rt 23
    Prattsville, NY 12468
  • Dates of Operation: Open year round
  • Contact: Carolyn Bennett
  • 518-299-3125
  • 518-299-3258

Pratt Rock - "New York's Mount Rushmore"

Ripley's 'Believe it or not' called it "New York's Mt. Rushmore." Another, less generous appraisal termed it "a monument to vanity." Some have called it one of the earliest Civil War monuments in the nation. Pratt Rock Park, by the side of Route 23 on the outskirts of Prattsville, like many other points of interest in the Catskill Mountains, seems to attract widely varying opinions. And its story, like the Catskills themselves, is cloaked in legend. Pratt Rock Park is open to the public every day, and there is no admission. The climb to the rocks is steep, and may be unfit for young children, but the path is clear and ascents a series of gently graded inclines to the carved cliff wall 500 feet above the road. The sculptures and the view of the valley make the short climb more than worth the effort.

 

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The Kaaterskill Clove is a mountain ravine of picture-postcard beauty and preserved in history by some of America's greatest landscape artists. Dotted with forests, waterfalls and scenic vistas, the Clove is nationally recognized as one of New York State’s premier natural resources. The unique natural geological formation of the Kaaterskill Clove provides visitors from near and far with extensive opportunities for hiking, outdoor recreation activities, and cultural and heritage experiences.   

The Kaaterskill Clove Experience is part of the Catskill Mountain Heritage Trail, which extends from the Olana State Historic Site in Hudson (Columbia County) to the Woodchuck Lodge (the summer home of John Burroughs, America’s most prominent and adored naturalist-essaying) located in Roxbury (Delaware County). 

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