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Rip Van Winkle

This year marks the 200th anniversary of famed American author Washington Irving’s penning of the classic tale of Rip Van Winkle. Who isn’t fond of the little man who wandered into the Catskill Mountains one day, drank what we can only assume was dubious amounts of magical mead, played nine pins with the ghost of Henry Hudson, and fell into a deep and decades-long sleep?

Celebrate Rip Van Winkle’s bicentennial in the Great Northern Catskills, the land that inspired Irving with its alluring mystery. This year, hike to Rip’s resting place on Hunter Mountain, explore the mountains and cloves so vividly described by Irving, and experience the place where literary legends live.