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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Capture Nature in the Catskills


3. What to Do

A view from the Catskill Scenic Trail.  

Delaware County’s narrow valleys, vistas, and wildlife have attracted scores of photographers (like David Armstrong) to buy vacation homes here. Especially in winter, panoramas abound on the Catskill Scenic Trail, a 26-mile bike path built over a former railbed.

Guide Anne Twilley (from $50; 518-355-8232) will help you make like a wildlife photographer by identifying tracks and critters along the trail.

On Saturday evenings until March 14, go sunset snow-tubing on Plattekill Mountain. As of April 26, the ski resort becomes a giant natural bike park, with mountain-bike rentals and rides back up on the lift.

Published on Feb 18, 2009 as a web exclusive.

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