Catskill Mountain Scenic Byway
- DesignationState Byway (2014)
- Length65 miles
The Catskill Mountains Scenic Byway winds through the heart of the Catskill Mountains, offering travelers a unique experience of mountain scenery, clear waterways, and rolling farmland, complemented by historic hamlets. It is this combination of resources that gives the region much of its character and is vital to the region’s economy. The Byway celebrates the Catskill Park, the New York City Watershed, and the wild scenery that influenced the appreciation of nature in American culture and continues to inspire artists, writers, spiritual followers, and tourists. The Byway’s story connects the threads of history in the Catskill Region, bringing together the natural resources of the reservoirs and mountains, the past and present artistic colonies and communities, the historic railroads and the early settlers, and the recreational opportunities for residents and visitors afforded by the widespread publicly protected lands.
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