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Catskill is a state of New York. It is a peaceful place located 100 miles northwest of the busy city of New York. This place comprises mainly of mountains. According to many geologists, these are not exactly mountains. They are actually plateaus and the mountains formed were by the natural process of erosion. This state is actually an extension of the Allegheny plateau. Its beauty and the mountain sites attract families from both within the state and outside the state to experience the Catskill vacations. People call this natural heaven "home" and uncountable number of visitors come for Catskill vacations. In summer season, an increasingly large number of visitors come to enjoy the wonderful sites and for activities like camping. Other than camping, people come to enjoy the beautiful waterfall which is an extension of the Hudson River, known as the Catskill Creek and the various parks, for example, the famous Catskill park that is situated on the top of the mountains.


Catskills is famous for its resorts which were set up in the early 20th century by many Germans, Jewish and Czechoslovakian people. Catskill has became popular for its standup comedy by the famous "Borsch Belt," a resort that was set up by the Jewish to encourage young comedians. Catskill shares border with almost six states. Most places, like the famous resorts, were mainly opened up by the foreigners and thus attract tourists for Catskill vacations.


When one goes for Catskill vacations, it’s mainly because of its beauty. There is a hill towards the south of Catskill and is famous for its beauty. Because of this it is known as the peak of beauty. Mostly visitors go for a climb on that hill, for hiking. In the Catskills park, which is the New York's Forest Reserve, the tallest peak is located and people visit that peak when there. There is another place known as the Phoenicia Village which comprises of many motels and hotels and Catskill's famous restaurants, which earn a huge amount of profit every year by the visitors who come from various countries. The waterfalls and the rental huts, resorts and hotels are also very famous for their packages that are provided to the visitors in the different seasons. Catskills earns a lot of profit with its tourism industry. All of these spots are a must go to actually experience the real beauty Catskill has to offer.

Tips and comments

While on Catskill vacations, people must always have a guide with them. They should know where to go and how to go there because Catskill is mountainous and people who are not familiar with the art of climbing find their vacation a little difficult. One must take their budget fully into account and then go on a vacation. One must find a resort that suits him. One must also take advantage of the packages that various websites and hotels provide. One must know the prices of things before going there and must know everything about the place in the first place before going. This way the vacation would be fun and memorable.

By Amara, published at 01/12/2012
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