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The Catskills

The diverse region of the Catskills in southern New York is a short drive from the NYC/NJ/CT metro area, Northeastern Pennsylvania, the Capital Region of NY, and western Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Click on the map to journey through the four distinct sub regions of the Catskills and explore all that awaits you.

Motorcycling in the Catskills

Hit the Road & Step into a Biker’s Dream in the Catskills

https://visitcatskills.com/arts-cultureThere’s nothing quite the scenic byways in the Catskills. From carving up hairpin turns passing by towering waterfalls, to cruising on wide routes amid beautiful, bucolic farmlands with the Catskill Mountains in the distance, the region’s varying terrain lends way to some of the Northeast’s best motorcycling.

Hop on your hog and see what the Catskills hold for your next motorcycling adventure. Whether it’s a day trip to see the changing foliage in the fall, or you’re sticking around a little longer for a weekend-long tour of the region, along the way you’ll encounter friendly faces, small towns with open hearts and cozy places to stay, and scenery that will take your breath away turn after turn.

Popular Catskills Motorcycle Routes

Route 23A through Greene County

Up north, traverse the switchback turns of Route 23A and ride by towering waterfalls along the way – including the highest cascading waterfall in New York State, Kaaterskill Falls – and continue onward and upward to roads nestled in the Catskill Mountains.

Insider Tip: Along this route, be cautious of pedestrians hiking to get a closer look at some of the area’s waterfalls. Better yet, take a break, park your bike and join them! 

Route 30 through Delaware County

To the west, explore Route 30 and quaint towns like Roxbury, Middletown, and Andes while meandering the shores of the beautiful Pepacton Reservoir.

Insider Tip: Take a pit stop for a photo op at the Shavertown Bridge, offering one of the best views of the Pepacton.

Route 97 through Sullivan County

From Route 30, you can continue onto Route 97 – aka the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway – and head south along a 70-mile stretch that meanders alongside the beautiful and historic Delaware River, the birthplace of American fly fishing.

Insider Tip: Take a side trip off of Route 97 to experience a Catskills art and culture fixture: the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, aka the site of the 1969 Woodstock Festival.

Route 28 through Ulster County

In the southeastern portion of the region, Route 28 will take you through charming small towns including Woodstock, Phoenicia, and Shandaken, offering modern-day takes on roadside diners, and plenty of unique places to stay along the way.

Insider Tip: The Phoenicia Diner is a top roadside stop for motorcyclists and other travelers passing through the area and one of our best Catskills restaurants.

Motorcycle Rides, Rallies & Rendezvous

When you’re touring the Catskills by motorcycle, be sure to check out the region’s many upcoming events, and annual motorcycle rallies and festivals, including:

  • The Catskill Mountain Thunder Motorcycle Rally in East Durham
  • Colors in the Catskills at Hunter Mountain
  • Spring Run at Blackthorne Resort

Motorcycle Trips (Map Downloads)


The freedom of the open road... This map will take you offsite to motorcycling options within each of the four respective regions that make up the Catskills. Enjoy!


Scenic highways that wind through quaint villages, around beautiful lakes, and offer amazing vistas.


Explore the Catskills by bike, whether you’re looking for challenging terrain or a scenic ride on paved roads.


Get your adrenaline up with some extreme activities in the Catskills.