Holidaymakers looking for an exciting vacation amongst the mountains in the United States may like to try the Catskills area. There are many interesting things to do and see in this area, which is located in the state of New York in the north east of the country. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, cabins, lodges, B&Bs and campgrounds.
Catskills is an incredibly scenic region of New York and has many hiking and cycling trails with some guided tours of the mountains and other areas available. For visitors keen on fishing they can charter a boat to take them on fishing trips, or try their hand at angling on the waterways such as the Delaware River. Canoeing, rafting and kayaking is another activity people can try on the rivers. This area is also home to a number of public golf courses with 27-holes on offer at Apple Greens Golf Club and nine holes at Alapaha Golf Links. Winter sports can be tried at the Belleayre Mountain Ski Center with downhill skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and cross country skiing available. Many other activities can be enjoyed here including cycling, horse riding or even paintballing. Numerous restaurants, bars and coffee shops are located in the region offering a wide variety of menu options. Self catering holidaymakers can purchase food and drinks from supermarkets and groceries in many of the towns in the area. Visitors looking for a night out can find clubs, cinemas, theatres and nightclubs in the area.
The Catskills area is packed with interesting places to visit including numerous museums and galleries such as the Fort Delaware Museum of Colonial History and the Alliance Gallery. This part of New York also has some good buildings to explore such as the Beattie Powers Place. Other places of natural beauty here include Diamond Notch Falls, Beaverkill State Park and Bear Spring Mountain State Park. Great days out for the family can be had at a various zoos and animal centres such as Breezeway Farm and Eagle Institute.
The warmest month of the year is July with an average temperature of 73 degrees Fahrenheit, while the coldest month of the year is January with an average temperature of 31 degrees Fahrenheit. Rainfall is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year. January has the highest precipitation with an average of 4.67 inches. July is the driest month with an average of just over 3 inches of rainfall.
Bradley International Airport (BDL) in Hartford, Connecticut is approximately 63 miles from the centre of Catskill. Flights arrive here from various North American cities including Chicago, Dallas, Miami, New York, Toronto and Washington. Visitors from other parts of the world can fly to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York, which is approximately two hours and 40 minutes drive to Catskill. Passengers can fly direct to JFK from Beijing, Dublin, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Moscow, Paris, Rome and Sydney amongst others. There are car rental companies situated at each terminal including Avis, Budget, Dollar Rent a Car, Enterprise, Hertz and National Car Rental.