A painter’s dream landscape.

CATSKILL, Greene County (144 acres) — Here’s your chance to “step into” a painting. The portion of Catskill Creek running past the park — named after a Native American word reputedly meaning “place where two rivers meet” — was captured on canvas a dozen times by local resident Thomas Cole, founder of the Hudson River School, the first art genre of the U.S. The loop trail will take you through woods and meadows to the creek’s shore, where you may be inspired to take a selfie.

The Greene Land Trust created and manages the park, which is free and open year-round dawn to dusk. For inquiries, call 518-731-5544.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 SAFETY UPDATES

The safety of park visitors in light of ongoing COVID cases continues to be one of our top priorities. All group visits need to be pre-approved (please fill out this form and email Anthony Coneski to coordinate a group visit).

Although neither the CDC or New York State require masks in outdoor settings, we ask that unvaccinated visitors or large groups consider wearing masks as COVID cases continue to rise in the area.

Thank you for doing your part to protect yourself and others so we can continue to make these precious resources available for all.

Activities

Walking Dog Walking on a Leash Wildlife Watching Fishing Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing
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More to explore

Catskill’s quaint downtown is a great place to fill up on food and shopping. Also visit the Thomas Cole National Historic Site, home and studio of the founder of the Hudson River School of painting, and stroll across the Hudson River Skywalk to enjoy views that inspired Cole.

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