The Great Northern Catskills of Greene County was once home of the world's largest tannery (among many others), established by Zadock Pratt - a congressman and established citizen of the region. With an abundance of eastern hemlocks that produced the tanning acid, or tannins, necessary to preserve the hides that were shipped in from other countries, the Catskills were the ideal setting for tanners to set up shop in the early 19th century. 

Explore the Kaaterskill Clove Experience and create your own self-guided tour or choose from one of four itinerary options.
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Follow the Kaaterskill Clove Experience where you’ll find information about each attraction as well as other things to do along the way.
About the Experience
Learn more about the writers, naturalists, artists and others whose love for Greene County lives on through their works, as well as their choice of traveling to America’s First Vacationland.
Palenville The Hamlet
Hunter Foundation
Town of Hunter
Village of Tannersville
NY-NJ Trail Conference
Mountain Clove Scenic Byway
Greene County Soil and Water Conservation District
I Love NY
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The Kaaterskill Clove Experience is comprised of several attractions, each require varying levels of physical exertion. Please follow all safety rules posted at each location and mentioned on this site.