Explore the Catskills
Everything you need to find your way through the beautiful Catskill Mountains.
The Congressman Maurice D. Hinchey Catskills Visitor Center is a program of the Catskill Center, a nonprofit organization working to protect the Catskills since 1969. Our work wouldn’t be possible without the support of our partner organizations, members, and individual donors.Donate
I Love My Park Day Volunteer Event
Saturday, May 1st, 2021
9 AM – 2 PM
The Catskill Park: Inside the Blue Line Book Event
Thursday, March 25th, 2021
7 PM – 8 PM
Catskills Winter Trivia (Virtual Event)
Wednesday, February 17th, 2021
6 PM – 7 PM
Ask an Outdoor Expert (Virtual Event): Birding in New York
Thursday, December 3rd, 2020
7 PM – 8 PM
About the Catskills Visitor Center
Situated on 60 acres of forest, fields, and wetlands in the hamlet of Mount Tremper is the Congressman Maurice D. Hinchey Catskills Visitor Center. The CVC is the official visitor center for the Catskill Park and is operated by Catskill Center in partnership with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Stop at our visitor information service window (currently on the left side porch, open for information and merchandise), and then explore the peaceful grounds to discover the 80-foot tall Upper Esopus Fire Tower; 1.5 miles of nature trails (including ADA accessible trails); picnic areas; a covered pavilion; wildlife viewing; Esopus Creek access and much more. Whether you’re new to the area, just passing through or here to stay for the season, make us your first stop when you arrive in the Catskills—our friendly staff is here year-round with all the info, maps, and advice you need to plan your best Catskill adventure!
Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our building is currently closed, however we’re open 6 days a week offering maps, information, and merchandise from an outdoor service window. Please visit us every day (except Wednesday) from 10am to 3pm, or call us at (845) 688-3369.
COVID-19 UPDATE: The Catskills Visitor Center building is temporarily closed to the public. We have installed a walk-up window for visitor information and map sales, and our staff is on site to answer your questions in-person, via phone or email Sunday-Tuesday and Thursday-Saturday (closed Wednesday) from 10am-3pm. The grounds are open to the public every day during daylight hours. Please observe face covering and social distancing protocols and follow all posted signs in regards to parking, trail access and dogs on the trails.
Shop with us!
Visit our online shop for great Catskills gear, books, patches and more! All sales support the Catskills Visitor Center.