Our tailor-made itineraries* provide the right amount of adventure, discovery and education amid the scenic landscape that inspired generations of painters, poets, writers and photographers.
Begin your journey through the Catskills’ past with one of our four predefined itineraries that take you to new places, and get you off the road and into the mountains to experience the stunning vistas, thundering waterfalls and scenic nature parks – the hallmarks of Greene County.
From the shores of the Hudson River where Thomas Cole unknowingly began his career as the Father of American Art more than 180 years ago, to the mountain steeps of Rip Van Winkle’s marathon nap, travel along scenic byways that crisscross mountains and valleys through America’s First Vacation Land.
Relax at the historic Catskill Point on the Hudson River waterfront for a leisurely lunch, or hike to the base of Kaaterskill Falls for an open-air picnic. Rediscover the power of nature to enchant, and walk in the footsteps of our nation’s cultural mavericks.
Amble around John Burroughs’ summer retreat, view the treasures Frederic Church collected during his travels abroad, and gaze across the landscape that inspired American authors James Fenimore Cooper – whose characters from his novel The Last of the Mohicans can be seen in more than one of Cole’s paintings – and William Cullen Bryant, a lifelong friend of the father of the Hudson River School.
Download our informational PDF to assist in planning your own experience and follow in the footsteps of the past.
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