Saturday, October 05, 2019

Saturday Snapshot: Catskills, NY

Saturday Snapshot is hosted by Melinda at A Web of Stories (same host as always but with a new blog - check it out!). And I am also participating now in the #WeekendWanderlust Travel Blog Party.

Today's post is Part 2 of our camping vacation in New York State in early September. In Part 1, I posted photos of the beautiful Hudson River Valley, which we had never visited before, despite it only being 3-4 hours from where we live in Delaware. For the second half of our vacation week, we moved our camper to North-South Lake campground in the Catskills, a place we had camped (in a tent) 24 years ago, when our son was a baby! We didn't remember much about it and thoroughly enjoyed exploring this gorgeous mountainous region with such beautiful lakes. New York State's Catskills and Adirondacks Mountain parks are unique regions of natural beauty - basically, each is a huge park without specific boundaries, encompassing many natural landmarks and campgrounds. Here are some highlights from our trip to North-South Lake in the Catskills:

Our wooded campsite at North-South Lake campground, Catskills

Sunset on North-South Lake with a lone kayaker

Olana, the amazing mountaintop home of painter Frederic Church

Overlook where the Catskill Mountain Lodge used to stand

Gorgeous views from the overlook
Yup, the trail goes straight UP!

From the overlook, we could see 4 different states, NY, VT, MA, and CT.

Peaceful kayaking on North-South Lake

Kayaking at dusk - so calm and beautiful!

Rocky coast along North-South Lakes

Perfect reflection of the clouds in the still lake

We love to be out on the water!

Hope you are enjoying a wonderful weekend! We are LOVING the cooler fall weather (we had 95 and humid on Wednesday and 65 degrees on Thursday!)


  1. The Catskills look like an amazing place to hike. I remember them from the borscht belt days so this is a whole different perspective.

    1. It's so beautiful up there! Some of those old resorts are still around :)

  2. Nice pictures. Like them all.

    Regards Bernhard