Mountain Clove Scenic Byway
The Mountain Cloves Scenic Byway bisects the northern Catskills region featuring some of the mountains and open spaces of the Catskill high peaks. It highlights scenic vistas and the vast recreational offerings in the communities and region. Winding through the heart of the Catskill Mountains, travelers experience mountain scenery, clear waterways, and rolling farmland complemented by historic hamlets.
The byway's story connects the threads of history in the Catskill Region, bringing together the natural resources of the reservoirs and mountains, the past and present artistic colonies and communities, the historical railroads and the early settlers, and the recreational opportunities for residents and visitors afforded by the widespread publicly protected lands.
The Mountain Cloves Scenic Byway provides a profound travel experience within the northern high peaks of the Catskill Mountains. For centuries, tourists have been inspired by the Mountain Cloves' panoramic views of rugged mountains, valleys and rushing streams. This same Catskill aura influenced the Hudson River School of landscape painters of the mid-19th Century American art movement. The byway offers natural tranquility and diverse recreational and cultural offerings in and around the Town of Hunter and a deeper awareness of the history and diverse attractions of the region.