New York Mountain Dreams

New York Mountains – Defining Our Dream – County List

One of the things I have been gradually working my way through is defining the area each of these Mountain Dreams sites will cover. In general I am trying to adopt divisions of coverage within the states that already exist in some form on the different State Tourism Sites. In some states these divisions come naturally and consistently with our mountain theme, in others not so much.

The state of New York has four well defined mountain regions. These mountain regions are the Adirondack Mountains, the Taconic Mountains, the Catskill Mountains and the Hudson Highlands. I will use these as the regional names on this site.

  • The Adirondack Mountain Region

    The Adirondacks are an immense blue and green white in winter space in which to relax, play, and plot an adventure. This region in northern New York State contains over 3,000 lakes and ponds, 2,000 miles of hiking trails, more four-diamond resorts than any other destination in the state, nearly 100 campgrounds, and of course, the Adirondack mountains. via Visit Adirondacks – Official Travel Information for the Adirondack Region of New York State.

    • Clinton County
    • Essex County
    • Franklin County
    • Fulton County
    • Hamilton County
    • Lewis County
    • Saint Lawrence County
    • Saratoga County
    • Warren County
    • Washington County

  • The Taconic Mountain Region

    The Taconic Mountains or Taconic Range are a physiographic section of the larger New England province and part of the Appalachian Mountains, running along the eastern border of New York State and adjacent New England from northwest Connecticut to western Massachusetts, north to central western Vermont in the town of Brandon, after which they lose prominence and dwindle into scattered hills and isolated peaks which continue north toward Burlington, Vermont. To the south, they fade into the Hudson Highlands range. via Taconic Mountains – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

    • Dutchess County
    • Columbia County
    • Rensselaer County
    • Washington County

  • The Catskill Mountains Region

    Once famous as America’s wilderness, it’s no wonder that a region so vivid with natural beauty, so enticing to the senses, so abundant in the fullness of each passing season, should weather changing tastes and fancies to rise, in one renaissance after another, to become the destination of choice.  Seekers of inspiration, reflection, creativity, authenticity, challenge, fortune, and beauty have, time and again, been drawn to the Catskills.via Visit New York’s Catskill Mountains | Official Tourism Site of the Catskills.

    • Delaware County
    • Green County
    • Otsego County
    • Schoharie County
    • Sullivan County
    • Ulster County

  • The Hudson Highlands

    The Hudson Highlands are mountains on both sides of the Hudson River in the U.S. state of New York, between Newburgh Bay and Haverstraw Bay, which form the northern region of the New York – New Jersey Highlands via Hudson Highlands – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

    • Orange County
    • Putnam County
    • Rockland County
    • Westchester County
New York Mountain Dreams

New Study Highlights Challenges Facing the Appalachian National Scenic Trail • Appalachian Mountain Dreams

Washington, D.C.—According to a new assessment released today by the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC), one of the most beloved recreational footpaths in the United States, the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, faces many challenges that put the experience of visitors and trail resources at risk. Adjacent land development on privately owned land, sources of air pollution, and funding shortfalls impacts the ability of trail managers to protect historic structures and preserve trail resources.

“The Appalachian Trail attracts millions of hikers each year, and we must ensure its unique American experience is protected for future generations to enjoy,” said Ron Tipton, NPCA’s senior vice president of policy. “This report demonstrates clearly that a strong commitment by government agencies and trail advocates is essential to preserve the AT’s unique natural and cultural values for future generations.”

via New Study Highlights Challenges Facing the Appalachian National Scenic Trail • Appalachian Mountain Dreams.

New York Mountain Dreams


To New York Mountain Dreams.

This site is in the process of being built. Since you are here, you’ve wandered in from a search engine or other link. Forgive the dust…I hope to have everything polished up before I actually announce the official opening. If you stumble across anything broken…Please let me know.

If you like the concept or wish to add anything to the site, please leave a comment and let me know what changes you would like to see.

In the meantime, since you are already here, wander around and kick the tires, check the closets, poke into the corners…Enjoy your stay.


Gary Boyd, Head Dreamer