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Great Northern Catskills Visitors Center

  700 Rte 23B, Leeds, NY 12451
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Discover a land of magic, mystery, lore, and thrilling natural beauty. Nestled among the highest peaks of the Catskill Mountains, and rising above the verdant Hudson River Valley, the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County offers the ultimate four-season destination with endless outdoor recreation. The county is home to the longest, fastest zipline canopy tour in North America, the highest cascading waterfall in New York State, and plays host to popular music festivals such as Mountain Jam, Taste of Country, and Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival. Named in honor of American Revolutionary War General Nathanael Greene, Greene County is renowned as the home of Thomas Cole’s Hudson River School of Art, and the inspiration for Washington Irving’s literary legend – Rip Van Winkle. This 705,500-acre wilderness is located just 2 hours north of New York City, 3.5 ours north of Philadelphia, and 3 hours west of Boston. It’s a world away and closer than you think.

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