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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Museum
“Father of the Hudson River School of art, Thomas Cole was Frederic Church’s mentor. Cole’s house and studio are well worth the visit. Guided tours available. You can walk to restaurants and a vintage movie theatre in downtown Catskill before returning to Hudson. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“ “MAKE PIEROGI NOT WAR” Modern American restaurant with Polish infusion. Try the pirogies and kielbasa. Daily specials always a favorite and Sunday brunch with frequent live music. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Café
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“Manhattan coffee bar in Catskill NY. Also serve drinks. Local music often. Very comfy place. Trivia nights. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Catskill NY - Lumberyard is a non-profit performing arts and film campus located in the heart of Catskill, New York. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Literal Mom and Pop grocery store with local produce, breads, beers, and more ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Indie Movie Theatre
“This is one of the few reassigning vintage town theatres left. Take a step back in time right here in town on Main Street ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Friendly taproom with a great view of the brewhouse that is 24.6 miles (30 minutes) away.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“A three-space performing and visual arts complex housed in a refurbished industrial building just outside downtown Catskill, Bridge Street Theatre has been hosting a dazzling array of intimate theatre, cabaret and other musical performances, magic shows, art installations, and more since April 2014.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Dock side restaurant at the Point of Catskill. Can be also walking distance if you wanted to stroll down Main in the opposite direction to the water (15 minutes). Seafood and American menu staples!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“located on Catskill Creek, walking distance from cottage (across Bridge St. bridge). Casual, basic dining”
  • 6 locals recommend
Park
“Great little park with 3 well marked trails - easy hikes, beautiful wildflowers and birds, including a few eagle nests!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“Catskill's secret- the best Thai from Wasana's cooking, and the best waiter, her husband, Harold! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Cafe
“Mediterranean Bistro 394 Main Street- Very good, creative food based on middle eastern fusion. Lovely ambiance. Great brunches!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bowling Alley
  • 4 locals recommend
Thrift / Vintage Store
“Great antiques shopping in the quaint town of Catskill. Grab a coffee at HiLo Cafe and peruse the excellent offerings of Sister Salvage. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Classic Italian fare with the best bartender in town - definitely sit at the bar if you'd like to be entertained. Heavy pours and late hours. ”
  • 4 locals recommend