Catskill Mountains

The Catskill Mountains are located in southeastern New York and are remnants from mountains over 300 million years old. Much of the mountain area is protected under the 700,000+ acre Catskill Park, a joint effort among several aspects of the state to preserve the area for various reasons. The park, and its surrounding natural areas, are popular with a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities, including hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, camping, fishing, and much more. Campground such as Mongaup Pond Campground, among many others, provide a basecamp for people to explore the region.