I had a great time in the Catskills the other day with a friend meandering about roads watching the leaves change their colors.
First stop was Kaaterskill Falls for a worthy little hike. The lower trail begins with Bastion Falls, and leads you to the bottom of NY’s tallest two-tiered waterfall, Kaaterskill. It is a sight to bestow, and you can walk right under the cascading water or sit on a dry pink rock and just observe.
You can drive a short distance and get to the top of the falls, where a very short hike is waiting for you. You have to get right to the edge of the rock to see the water spill, so get your nerves up and of course be careful!
After our hike it was time for lunch at Circle W General Store. This joint was charming. It had an arrangement of eclectic foods, local books, and gifts along with a great menu to order from.
We were both super happy with our sandwiches that had homemade pesto on them and great ciabatta bread crafted by our kitschy looking waitresses. My friend was pleased with their vegetarian options. We scarfed them outside next to some beautiful pink roses and ladybugs.
We ended up driving through the town of Catskill and out of the corner of my eye I spied something delightful, the Catamount People’s Museum! This is truly a magically odd place on the side of the road. Beautiful flowers surround a huge cat sculpture created from wood and other various objects. You can enter this cat and find interesting artifacts strewn about. Don’t forget to sign in!
We passed by many other small cat sculptures while riding through town. Can’t wait to head back down there and have a closer inspection of the town, this place is a must visit if you’re a crazy cat lady like me!