The Best Tiny Towns to Visit in New York in Fodor’s Travel

By Maggie Rosenberg


Somewhere between the stillness of nature and the abundant expressions of vibrant art, you’ll become enchanted by the villages of the Catskills.


Small towns in the Catskills may be connected by country roads, but they retain an individual character. They each have pride in their hamlet. Between these villages, you’ll find rustic-hip farmers making cider from New York’s famous apples, quaint curiosity shops, religious communes, and the spirit of the artisan at every turn. That isn’t to ignore the main reason people move here: the incredibly beautiful landscape. The Catskills are a small but beautiful mountain range that offers skiing, hiking, rafting, streamside campsites, and some of the country’s best fishing. There is no shortage of memorable restaurants and hotels, and the best of which display the excellent local products of the region. Each one of these tiny towns has a central business district to stroll. Some might be as simple as two storefronts, others are a few blocks long. They each capture the wild spirit of the mountains. In the Catskills, the Bohemian Ethos of the 1960s has aged well.


Click here to read about Andes, Bovina, Fleischmanns, Margaretville and all ten towns included. Photo courtesy of  Wayside Cider.