Are you really that shocked that a village in the Catskill Mountains made CountryLiving.com’s recent list of the Best Mountain Towns in America? Omitting the Catskills from any list of mountain towns would be remiss, so we were pleased to see one of our favorite small towns in the Catskill Mountains made the cut: Livingston Manor, Sullivan County. It’s in good company, too. Other spots on the list include Killington VT, Sisters OR, Vail CO and Lake Placid NY. While in Livingston Manor, CountryLiving.com recommends stay at The Arnold House, an 11-room inn and spa, and to get your pastry fix at Brandenburg Bakery. Fishing on your itinerary? Livingston Manor is the place to do it, as is its neighbor up the road, Roscoe. Plan your visit in June and catch the Livingston Manor Trout Parade.
Livingston Manor hamlet, pop. 1221, is located on the Willowemoc Creek on the western edge of the Willowemoc Wild Forest, less than 2.5 hours from NYC.