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Greene County, New York
Home of Rip Van Winkle
This hamlet is the Home of Rip Van Winkle, the story having been written here, and it is the site of the country's first artist colony.
Once famous for its 25 boarding houses and taverns, it has now retired to a sleepy little town with a P.O, gas station, taverns and quik stop stores.
Once, the creeks were full with tourists and residents, but no longer due to insurance regulations and the fact that tourists travel elsewhere.
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Beautiful place to visit, live, and raise a family. Friendly residents, close to Hunter Mt. Ski area.
Rip Van Winkle Golf Course
Route 23A, Palenville, NY 12463
Golf courses, restaurants, beautiful creek, trout fishing, snowmobiling, hunting, Catskill Game Farm.
Many of the famous Hudson
Valley landscape painters, including Fredrick Church and Thomas Cole, stayed
here in the summers while they painted their breathtaking landscapes of the
Hudson Valley from the site of the Catskill Mountain House. There are several
restaurants and bed & breakfasts in this sleepy hamlet which caters to
tourists and hikers in the summer, leaf lookers in the fall, and skiers in the
winter. There are numerous hiking trails and swimming holes located along the
Katterskill Creek which runs through the center of this hamlet which has a
year round population of approximately 1000. The Katterskill falls, the
highest in the North East, are located 3 miles up the road from Palenville and
attract thousands of tourists every year.
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