Hiking in New York's Famed Catskill Park

Sara Thopson - Oct 27, 2008
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Often called "America's First Wilderness," the Catskill Mountains in New York State offer some of the best hiking trails in the world. More than 300 miles of marked and maintained trails are networked through the state's Catskill Park, which encompasses approximately 700,000 acres, about half of which is public Forest Preserve that has been protected as "forever wild." Although rivaling Yosemite National Park in size, Catskill Park is visited by only about half a million people each year, making it ideal for hikers looking for spectacular, uninterrupted vistas and wildlife...

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