Virtual Hike to Catskill, NY

The next destination on my Virtual Hike was Catskill, New York.

Catskill New York, virtual hike, valleys, mountainsThe previous destination on my virtual hike was Schoharie, New York.

Catskill New York, virtual hike, valleys, mountainsThe virtual hike from the Schoharie was through farm country and valleys between mountains before dropping down into the Hudson River valley.

Catskill New York, virtual hike, valleys, mountains

After leaving Schoharie in the distance you could see the valley ahead. There were several large open areas between the mountains, but most of the way was through narrow valleys.

Catskill New York, virtual hike, valleys, mountainsHere you can see a farm in one of the valleys. The road through this area follow traditional pathways that have been used by centuries. This is common in many areas of the country.

Catskill New York, virtual hike, valleys, mountainsThe virtual hike finally made it to Catskill.  The village has a population of about 4,000. There is some history here as well. Martin van Buren, a close cousin of my Van Duzor family, was married in the village. Also not far away was the setting of Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving.

The next destination on my Virtual Hike has a family connection as will many of the upcoming stops.

I have been setting shorter distances between destinations for better motivation for my daily walking and so far it has been working. I have been walking more each day and have made good progress on my Virtual Hike. I am still a few stops behind on my posts.

I am still heading south down through, or near, the Hudson River Valley. I have some interesting stops planned along the way including several with family connections.

Steven

Images in this post are from Google Maps and Street View.

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1 Response to Virtual Hike to Catskill, NY

  1. Pingback: Virtual Hike to Wallkill, NY | Braman's Wanderings

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