Wildelife and area attractions.
The Catskill Mountains, also known as the Catskills are a mix of public and private owned land located in southeastern New York.
The Catskill Park was created in 1885, an area within the Catskill Region a 700,000-acre forest preserve forever protected from development under New York state law, a 1894 amendment to the New York State Constitution (now Article 14) directs:
"the lands of the State now owned or hereafter acquired, constituting the forest preserve as now fixed by law, shall be forever kept as wild forest lands. They shall not be leased, sold or exchanged, or be taken by any corporation, public or private, nor shall the timber thereon be sold, removed or destroyed." The Catskill Park designated as "inside a Blue Line in four counties: Delaware, Greene, Sullivan, and Ulster." Another 5%+ is owned by New York City to protect four of the city's reservoirs in the region that lie partially within the park and their respective watersheds.
The Catskills have Ninety-eight peaks over 3,000 feet high and there are hundreds of miles of abandoned woods roads and state maintained trails to enjoy with lakes, rivers, springs, waterfalls, cliffs, fire towers, bears, deer, rattlesnakes and other wildlife, rare plants and animals.
World Class Trout Streams