shandakenIf you’re thinking about touring the Catskill Mountains you should not overlook a run through the Hamlets in the Town of Shandaken. If you’re not planning to tour the area, then change your agenda and plan it.

The Town of Shandaken in Ulster County NY has 12 hamlets within its borders. All can be reached by short hops and all are stamped with the feel of the Catskill Mountains and the people and industries that added to today’s Catskill Mountains experience.

The scenic beauty of this isolated wilderness region is sprinkled with intriguing local history and lore, antique and treasure hunting opportunities, the arts, rustic and upscale lodgings, and yes, down-home friendly folks.

If you haven’t already, be sure to put Shandaken on your summer sojourning list. It is a tour that you will remember.

Mt. Tremper – Mt. Pleasant – Chichester – Woodland Valley – Phoenicia – Allaben – Shandaken – Bushnellsville – Big Indian – Pine Hill – Highmount – Oliverea

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