Welcome to the Mountain Cloves Scenic Byway, a 41-mile state designated byway that provides a profound travel experience within the Catskill Mountains’ Northern High Peaks. For centuries, tourists have been inspired by the Mountain Cloves’ panoramic views of rugged mountains, valleys and rushing streams. This same Catskill aura influenced the Hudson River School of Landscape Painters of the Mid-19th Century American Art Movement.
The Mountain Cloves Scenic Byways exhibits an abundance of scenic, natural, cultural, historic, and recreational attributes. These features overlap to form a cohesive, durable piece of Americana, rich in history, folklore and legend. It is this multifaceted story and image that we seek to interpret and market.
The byway offers natural tranquility and diverse recreational and cultural offerings in and around the Town of Hunter and a deeper awareness of the history and diverse attractions of the region. Soon to expand into the towns of Lexington and Jewett. Currently in the works is the Corridor Management Plan, which you can download and check out here: Corridor Management Plan.