Nature is often the best medicine to find inner peace and relax from the daily hustle and bustle that is, life. Here along the Mountain Clove Scenic Byway there is four season hiking available! The Cloves have much to offer, from one of the tallest waterfalls in New York State and the most breathtaking views the Catskill area has to offer. 

Along the Byway

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All Souls Church

Beautiful, historic chapel with stone, wood, and stained glass interior and impressive views of the Catskills

Diamond Notch

Hike from Lanesville through beautiful stream valley to Diamond Notch Falls, small, hidden gem of a waterfall

Dolan’s Lake

Great place for walking, swimming, fishing, and picnicking near Hunter Village Square art gallery, bookstore, and craft shop and Catskill Mountain Foundation programs in music, film, and dance

Hunter Mountain Fire Tower

At 4,040 feet, highest fire tower in New York State; access to lookout cabin with 360° views on weekends from Memorial Day to Columbus Day

Kaaterskill Rail Trail

Hike on Ulster & Delaware Railroad track from Mountain Top Historical Society to Kaaterskill Falls and its Viewing Platform.

Mountain Top Arboretum

Living sanctuary of native and introduced trees and plants created for research and enjoyment, and an environment for hiking, snowshoeing, birding, connecting with nature, and more

Mountain Top Historical Society

Visitors Center and Hudson River School Art Trail Interpretive Center. restored 1913 Ulster & Delaware train station, walking paths

Rip Van Winkle Lake

Music venue and playground with basketball court, skate park, volleyball and paddleboard courts, multi-use trail, and more

Stony Clove Notch

With soaring slopes, rocky cliffs and some of the Catskills’ most striking scenery, popular for hiking, camping, hunting, and ice climbing

Tannersville – The Painted Village in the Sky

Historic district and commercial center where renovated, cheerful pastel buildings house local businesses



Bastion Falls – Horseshoe Bend Kaaterskill Clove
Catskill Escarpment View Kaaterskill Falls Lower View
Catskill Mountain House Site Kaaterskill Falls Top View
Devils Path Vista Kaaterskill Rail Trail
Diamond Notch Plateau Mountain
Huckleberry Point Platte Clove
Colonels Chair Schoharie Creek Headwaters

To find even more hiking trails in the area visit the following websites:


Catskill 3500 Club

Catskill Mountaineer 

Activities Available all Four Seasons!

Check out some more of these all season activities: 

Biking Piano Museum
Fishing Skiing and snowboarding
Hunter Mountain Cinema Snowmobiling
Ice climbing Snowshoeing & cross country skiing

Motorcycle Rides in the Catskills


State Campgrounds

Visit these local state run campgrounds for even more trails and sites to see!

North-South Lake State Campground

Devils Tombstone State Campground