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20 Photographs of the Stunning Catskills Mountain Range

 Welcome to the Catskills Mountain Range, a picturesque landscape of forests, hills, and wildlife, stretching across 700,000 acres, almost the entirety of which is made up of protected forests. A part of the much larger Appalachian mountain range alongside the Adirondack, the Blue Ridge Mountains, and many others, this particular dissected plateau can be found in Southeastern New York. Its many hiking and climbing trails, as well as reservoirs, streams, and waterfalls make it an excellent destination for family trips, treks, and other fun activities. The 20 pictures will give you a taste of the fun, adventure, and beauty that waits for you at the Catskills! 

 

1. The view over the Central Catskills

Photographs of The Catskill Mountain Range in the Appalachian Valley, the view over the Central Catskills

(By Daniel Case, Wikimedia Commons

 

2. Views like this of the Catskills from the Hudson contributed to the name "Blue Mountains" being used for a time   

Photographs of The Catskill Mountain Range in the Appalachian Valley, Views like this of the Catskills from the Hudson to the name "Blue Mountains" being used for a time

(By Daniel Case, Wikimedia Commons

 

3. Free-floating tubers on Esopus Creek 

Photographs of The Catskill Mountain Range in the Appalachian Valley, Free-floating tubers on Esopus Creek

(By ScubaBear68, Wikimedia Commons

 

4. Kaaterskill Falls on Spruce Creek near Palenville, New York, one of the higher falls in New York

Photographs of The Catskill Mountain Range in the Appalachian Valley, Kaaterskill Falls on Spruce Creek near Palenville, New York, one of the higher falls in New York

(By Mwanner, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

5. Platte Clove, a break in the Catskill Escarpment created by glacial action 

Photographs of The Catskill Mountain Range in the Appalachian Valley, Platte Clove, a break in the Catskill Escarpment created by glacial action

(By Daniel Case, Wikimedia Commons

 

6. The Ashokan Reservoir as seen from Wittenberg Mountain 

Photographs of The Catskill Mountain Range in the Appalachian Valley, The Ashokan Reservoir as seen from Wittenberg Mountain 

(By Daniel Case, Wikimedia Commons

 

7. Skiing on Hunter Mountain

Photographs of The Catskill Mountain Range in the Appalachian Valley, Skiing on Hunter Mountain

(By Ryssby, Wikimedia Commons

 

8. Balsam Lake Mountain fire tower 

Photographs of The Catskill Mountain Range in the Appalachian Valley, Balsam Lake Mountain fire tower

(By Daniel Case, Wikimedia Commons

 

9. Ashokan Reservoir with the peaks of the Catskills' Burroughs Range in the distance 

Photographs of The Catskill Mountain Range in the Appalachian Valley, Ashokan Reservoir with the peaks of the Catskills' Burroughs Range in the distance

(By Daniel Case, Wikimedia Commons

 

10. View of the Ashokan reservoir seen from the summit of Wittenberg Mountain, with Samuel's Point in the foreground

Photographs of The Catskill Mountain Range in the Appalachian Valley, View of the Ashokan reservoir seen from the summit of Wittenberg Mountain, with Samuel's Point in the foreground 

(By Peter Radocaj, Wikimedia Commons

 

11. Bridge over Ashokan Reservoir in the Catskill Mountains

Photographs of The Catskill Mountain Range in the Appalachian Valley, Bridge over Ashokan Reservoir in Catskill Mountains 

(By Jessica, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

12. North-South Lake in the Catskill Forest Preserve

Photographs of The Catskill Mountain Range in the Appalachian Valley, North-South Lake in the Catskill Forest Preserve

(By Mwanner, Wikimedia Commons)

 

13. View from the Catskill Mountain House site at North-South Lake in the Catskills

Photographs of The Catskill Mountain Range in the Appalachian Valley, View from the Catskill Mountain House site at North-South Lake in the Catskills

(By Mwanner, Wikimedia Commons

 

14. Sitting high up on South Mountain, across Kaaterskill Clove from Twilight Part, sits Layman's Monument. A monument erected for Frank D. Layman, a firefighter who lost his life while trying to save lives and property in the year 1900

Photographs of The Catskill Mountain Range in the Appalachian Valley, A monument erected for Frank D. Layman, a firefighter who lost his life while trying to save lives and property in the year 1900 

(By GivingBackInTheCatskills, Wikimedia Commons

 

15. Esopus Creek seen from a bridge on NY 28 near the hamlet of Shandaken

Photographs of The Catskill Mountain Range in the Appalachian Valley, Esopus Creek seen from a bridge on NY 28 near the hamlet of Shandaken

(By Daniel Case, Wikimedia Commons

 

16. Sunset over Ashokan High Point, a nearby mountain which provides a scenic backdrop to the reservoir

Photographs of The Catskill Mountain Range in the Appalachian Valley, Sunset over Ashokan High Point, a nearby mountain which provides a scenic backdrop to the reservoir

(By Jessica - Catskills, Wikimedia Commons

 

17. Winnisook Lake, the highest Lake in Catskills Mountains

Photographs of The Catskill Mountain Range in the Appalachian Valley, Winnisook Lake, the highest Lake in Catskills Mountains 

(By Daniel Case, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

The Catskills in Art: 

 

18. A View of the Two Lakes and Mountain House, Catskill Mountains, Morning, by Thomas Cole

Photographs of The Catskill Mountain Range in the Appalachian Valley, A View of the Two Lakes and Mountain House, Catskill Mountains, Morning, by Thomas Cole

(By Thomas Cole, Wikimedia Commons

 

19. October in the Catskills, 1880 painting by Sanford Robinson Gifford

Photographs of The Catskill Mountain Range in the Appalachian Valley, October in the Catskills, 1880 painting by Sanford Robinson Gifford 

(By Sanford Robinson Gifford, Wikimedia Commons

 

20. Catskills, by Thomas Doughty

Photographs of The Catskill Mountain Range in the Appalachian Valley, Catskills, by Thomas Doughty

(By Thomas Doughty, Wikimedia Commons

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