Tours by Catskill Country Walks
With an area as rich in culture, art, history and nature as the Catskills and the Hudson Valley, one could spend years exploring. Fortunately for you, Catskill Country Walks custom tailors a full experience by highlighting the key sites. Call or email us and we will craft the tour that satisfies your personal interests.

Art, History and Nature
Thomas Cole, Frederic Church and other artists created the Hudson River School. The mountains and the Valley still inspire artists from Woodstock to Beacon and Storm King. John Burroughs' essays on the natural world still enchant and inspire new generations. From its Native American and Dutch history to its place in the American Revolution, the Hudson Valley has played and continues to play a major role in world events. This tour highlights 300 years of art, 400 years of history and 400 million years of nature in the Catskills and the Hudson Valley.

Dutch History of the Hudson Valley
Architecture, government and crafts in the Hudson Valley and the Catskills were largely established by the Dutch. Even though the Dutch colony, New Netherlands, lasted barely 50 years, the Dutch continue to have a profound presence here. The tour includes the mansions of the rich and powerful. From the Livingstons to the Vanderbilts and the Roosevelts (all claim Dutch ancestry) the Valley has been a seat of power and wealth. At the other end of the class spectrum, the works of settlers and pioneers can still be seen today. Examples are the 1702 Dutch grist mill and the stone houses of New Paltz, Hurley and Marbletown. From Albany to Kingston all the way to New Amsterdam, there are historic sights to see in the Hudson Valley and the Catskills.

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