By Plane -- Most visitors traveling by air will probably fly into one of the three major airports in the New York City area. Other visitors traveling by air will arrive via Albany International Airport (ALB), 737 Albany-Shaker Rd. (tel. 518/242-2299; www.albanyairport.com), or Stewart International Airport (SWF), Route 207, New Windsor (tel. 845/564-2100; www.stewartintlairport.com), near Newburgh, which handles 50 daily flights from major U.S. cities such as Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, Raleigh/Durham, and Washington, D.C.
By Car -- Most visitors tour the Catskill Mountain region by car (or motorcycle); it's certainly the most convenient way of getting around. The region begins about 90 miles, or about 2 hours, north of New York City; there is easy access via exits 16 through 21B of the New York State Thruway (I-87). From the south, Route I-81 and Route 17 (future I-86) also provide direct access. From New England, I-84 and I-90 connect with I-88, I-87, and Route 17 (future I-86).
Major car-rental companies, including Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, National, and Thrifty, have representatives at all the major airports.
By Train -- Amtrak will get you as close as Poughkeepsie, Schenectady, Albany, or Syracuse. For more information and reservations, contact Amtrak at tel. 800/USA-RAIL or visit www.amtrak.com.
By Bus -- Greyhound (tel. 800/231-2222; www.greyhound.com) travels to Andes, Arkville, Bearsville, Catskill, Fleischmanns, Hensonville, Kerhonkson, Liberty, Livingston Manor, Monticello, Mountainville, New Paltz, Phoenicia, Rock Hill, Roscoe, Tannersville, Windham, and Woodstock, among other towns. Adirondack, New York & Pine Hill Trailways (tel. 800/776-7548; www.trailwaysny.com) serves most of the Catskill region, including New Paltz, Woodstock, Phoenicia, Margaretville, Andes, Windham, Hunter, Cairo, Saugerties, Catskill, and more. Shortline Coach USA (tel. 800/631-8405; www.coachusa.com/shortline) covers the western section, from New York City to Ellenville, Hancock, Livingston Manor, Monticello, and Roscoe.
Get additional information before you go from the Catskill Association for Tourism Services (tel. 800/NYS-CATS; www.visitthecatskills.com) or from one of the four counties that make up the Catskill Mountain region: Ulster County Tourism Office, 10 Westbrook Lane, Kingston (tel. 800/342-5826; www.ulstertourism.info); Green County Promotion Department, P.O. Box 527, Catskill (tel. 800/355-2287; www.greenetourism.com); Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, 5 1/2 Main St., Delhi (tel. 866/775-4425; www.delawarecounty.org); and Sullivan County Visitors Association, 100 North St., Monticello (tel. 800/882-CATS; www.scva.net).
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.