Regarded as “America’s First Vacationland,” the area has attracted visitors for over 400 years—and for good reason. There are mountains to climb, rivers to fish, and starry nights to enjoy. There are two premier ski resorts, nine golf courses, two state campgrounds, and 700,000 acres in the Catskill State Park to explore. The region is home to the longest, fastest and highest zip line tour in North America, the highest cascading waterfall in New York State and host to legendary festivals all year long. It’s the birthplace of the Hudson River School of Art, renowned landscape painter Thomas Cole, and Rip Van Winkle, the title character in Washington’s Irving’s famous 1819 short story. In the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County, you can take advantage of the beautiful landscape, old-world charm and cultural legacy. Attend a variety of unique events, stay at our all-inclusive family resorts, explore our history and experience the magic.