The Catskills Media Hub
The Catskills are the towering peaks and deep ravines of Rip Van Winkle; the musical movement of the '60s,' the birthplace of American Art; the perfect balance of wilderness and civilization. Less than two hours' drive from New York City, they're also an ideal weekend getaway for families, couples, entertainment and authentic adventure seekers.
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Getting To The Catskills From NYC/NJ
Less than two hours north of New York City, and three hours west of Boston, the Catskills are an easy drive via Interstates 87 and 90. For those without a car, or who want to ditch the drive in favor of public transport, here are your options:
- Amtrak – Service to the Catskills is available from Penn Station with numerous stops along the Hudson River.
- Metro-North – The Hudson Line from Grand Central Station serves Poughkeepsie.
- Adirondack/Pine Trailways – From the Port Authority Bus Terminal, route includes stops at several towns in the Catskills.
- Shortline Bus – Serves Monticello with express service from the Port Authority Bus Terminal.
Visitors may also choose to fly into the Albany International Airport or one of the regional airports in the area. Additionally, ski shuttle services are available throughout the winter from several tour services, including Action Tours and White Mountain Ski Vacations.
What to Pack
Regardless of the time of year, pack warm clothes. In the mountains, temperatures can dip once the sun goes down. Be sure to bring a rain jacket, bug spray and sunblock during the warmer months. Sturdy shoes are a must for any sort of outdoor activity, and check the weather ahead of time to ensure you have the right gear and clothing for the forecast.