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Amazing sights

What a beautiful place! We stopped here on the way back to NYC from my cousins wedding. It is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andrea M
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Amazing Sight to see in the winter.

Went for a hike on the upper trail. What an amazing view in the wintertime. Be sure to wear your... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rocco_the_Eye
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful place! We stopped here on the way back to NYC from my cousins wedding. It is such a tranquil place. There were not many people there when I went which was perfect. I was able to enjoy nature without the interruptions of...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Andrea M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for a hike on the upper trail. What an amazing view in the wintertime. Be sure to wear your hiking boots with spikes, as there are numerous icy patches to slip upon. What a spectacular day.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Try to get there early because it gets crowded. It takes about an hour to hike to the falls depending on where you enter, it took us a while to find parking and then we just followed everyone else looking for the falls.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you visit Hunter Mountain you have to visit Kaaterskill Falls, it's 3 to 4 miles away. Do not stay on the visitor platform, go down it's worth it.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

If you drive to the top of the Falls there is a viewing platform that enables you to see the Falls without having to climb up the steep slope. In addition, if you park at the at the bottom of the Falls, it is a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Arch68
Reviewed December 25, 2018 via mobile

The weather was a bit cold but as we hiked it warmed up. The falls were slightly frozen. Some of the trail was inaccessible because of ice. Hiking boots were essential for this trail. It was about 2.5 miles to get to the fall and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank jataniam
Reviewed December 19, 2018 via mobile

Woah this is a must see if you are in the Catskills - visiting in winter with snow covered falls & the walk down is gorgeous. Would definitely recommend this.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank JanetteF971
Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I love waterfalls and at a spur of the moment on a very cold weekend we decided to head to the mountain. We went in and did the walk all the way to the bottom and then all the way to the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Rn2heather15
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

The scenic beauty was worth the trip. Just starting the hike with a long view of the falls was spectacular enough.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank KenB515
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Had a chance to visit the falls during a road trip this past Summer and absolutely loved our time here. Lots of visitors but the falls are big enough to accommodate all. Plus there are several tiers to the falls and you can explore them...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Robert B
January 24, 2019|
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Response from jataniam | Reviewed this property |
Hey Robert, Yes, there are alot of stairs. They could be a bit difficult, all depends on the persons shape. We encountered some icy patches as well so it could get a little risky as well. Be safe. Enjoy.
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Kate B
September 9, 2018|
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Response from Guilhermelcam | Reviewed this property |
There is a lot of information on site, but as fas as i remember no closing time during the summer, only in the winterZ
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July 31, 2018|
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Response from Odyssey195117 | Reviewed this property |
Yes a beautiful one about half way.
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jkshel
Fort Worth, TX
Good central base for exploring Hudson Valley (9 Replies)
My daughter and I will be spending October 7-10 exploring the Hudson Valley area. We'll be driving out of NYC on the 7th and flying out of Albany on the 10th. I'm trying to settle on a place to stay as a base. I read someone on the forum suggested that was a good way to do it. I've never been outside of NYC (we're from Texas) and so don't have any idea what to settle on. I found a nice Airbnb in Saugerties. Some things on our list to see, in no particular order yet, are the Walkway over the...More
September 18, 2017|
Response fromblackout|
I would break it down to 2 different locations. One in southern area like Tarrytown and then later in New Paltz or Kingston.
needarest67
Arlington, Massachusetts
Seeking lodging for Kaaterskill Falls and or New Palz area (2 Replies)
Couple planning a week vacation in Hudson River Valley area. We are especially interested in the Hudson River Valley School art trail. All advice will be greatly appreciated. Many thanks, Joe & Diane Arlington, MA
July 05, 2013|
Response fromsasha57|
Your budget will determine what answers we provide. Please tell us what your total "per night" budget is for one room, including taxes. What type of lodging do you prefer? Hotel? Motel? Chain? B&B? Historic Inn? There are cheap motels/hotels (Super 8, etc.), mid-range places, right up to the amazingly beautiful and historic Mohonk Mountain House -- all within 15 min. of New Paltz. Knowing what your budget and expectations are will encourage more answers.
danfrn
Kaaterskill Falls - accessible? (5 Replies)
Does anyone know if the route from the NY Thruway to Kaaterskill Falls is currently open, and if the hiking trail to Kaaterskill Falls is open right now? I am driving up to Canada on Thursday and would love to take a detour to see the Falls frozen over.
February 03, 2015|
Response fromHowland_Owl|
I don't know why 23A would not be open but I doubt that the trail to the falls is shoveled.