I’ll never get used to New York City folks calling the Catskill area – upstate. Heck, most of NY State is north of the Catskills. Does that make most of NY the far-upstate? or maybe the northern upstate?
by Maria R. Burgio, Examiner.com, link to original post
I’ll bet that many native New Yorkers who’ve decided to rear their children in the City have memories about upstate New York summer vacations. Remember the movie “Dirty Dancing” the coming of age story during a family vacation as it used to be in such popular spots as Sullivan County? Well, the Catskill Mountain region can still be a great place for building strong ties with your children and giving them the childhood memories that last a lifetime.
One such destination is the Catskill Scenic Trail that lies on top of the former rail bed of the Ulster and Delaware Railroad. This 26-mile trail has been perfectly finished with a hard surface made for biking, hiking, horseback riding and, in the winter, cross-country skiing.
What makes it so special is the gentle grade which lets your young children keep up with the family’s bike outing or hiking adventure. You can’t find more breathtaking scenery in the Northeast, and its so accessible to New Yorkers.
If you are planning a family trip to the trail, you can find reasonable accommodations in Stamford, New York where the trail intersects in several locations. Family friendly restaurants are everywhere. Or, if you are adventurous, try camping at any one of the New York State Parks. Call the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce (1-866-755-4425) for a free tavel guide to help you plan your trip.