New York September 26, 2017
How This Small New York Town Quietly Became One Of The Coolest In The Northeast
Some travelers may be attracted to our state’s exciting cities, but you’ll find more and more people nowadays are in search of exploring New York’s small towns. Previously, we’ve covered how gems of the Finger Lakes like
Hammondsport have been considered by many to be one of America’s coolest small towns, but there’s another destination down in the Catskills that’s been picking up traction for quite some time now. Roughly two hours away from Manhattan and less than an hour and a half away from Albany, many who are living in urban areas continue to seek out this town to escape from it all. Keep reading to find out why our residents love taking getaways here.
Cozied up in our Catskill Mountains with only a population of just over 300 New Yorkers, Phoenicia has become quite the popular place to visit over the last 15 years.
Surrounded by mountainous scenery and fresh air, you can find plenty of charming places to stay at in town.
Graham and Co. is less than a mile away from Main Street, offering a variety of different room sizes to those who are interested in exploring the area.
The unique getaway spot also features bon fires, free bikes, movie nights and a wonderful general store that's great to have handy.
After you've settled in, you can get some one-of-a-kind shopping done at places like
Mystery Spot Antiques.
Open on Saturdays and Sundays during the fall, shopping for vintage items while you're here on a weekend getaway works out perfectly. You'll walk away with more treasures and memories than you had imagined!
An attraction in town that brings in residents from all over, Phoenicia is also home to the
Empire State Railway Museum that's been around since 1960.
But you wouldn't really have really visited an actual Catskills town if you didn't do something outdoors right? Good thing there's mountains like Mount Tremper to climb!
If taking on Mount Tremper's over
5-mile long trail is slightly too strenuous for you, there's relaxing places like Woodland Valley Campground.
Right at the bottom of Big Slide Mountain, the camping area surrounds you with Catskills forest and has 70 tent and trailer sites.
This area also has several trailheads for you to go and take on as well as popular fishing spots along the stream and peaceful spots out in nature.
Before heading out of town you won't want to miss out on exploring places like the
Phoenicia Diner or Brio's Pizzeria that have gained quite a following.
Considered to be one of New York's top destinations now, do you fall head over heels for Phoenicia's small town charm?
To find out more about all that this small town in the Catskills has to offer, check out Phoenicia's official site by
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