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Noun1.Catskills - a range of the Appalachians to the west of the Hudson in southeastern New YorkCatskills - a range of the Appalachians to the west of the Hudson in southeastern New York; includes many popular resort areas
Empire State, New York State, NY, New York - a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
borscht belt, borscht circuit, borsht belt, borsht circuit - (informal) a resort area in the Catskill Mountains of New York that was patronized primarily by Jewish guests; "many comedians learned their trade playing the borscht circuit"
Appalachian Mountains, Appalachians - a mountain range in the eastern United States extending from Quebec to the Gulf of Mexico; a historic barrier to early westward expansion of the United States
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When I first came into the woods to live, I used to have weak spells when I felt lonesome: and then I would go into the Catskills, and spend a few days on that hill to look at the ways of man; but it’s now many a year since I felt any such longings, and I am getting too old for rugged rocks.
He had had his vacation, a golden fortnight of fresh air and sunshine in the Catskills, and was back in Alcala, trying with poor success, to pick up the threads of his work.
And there is a Catskill eagle in some souls that can alike dive down into the blackest gorges, and soar out of them again and become invisible in the sunny spaces.
Pierce, there are two varieties of the wolf inhabiting the Catskill Mountains in the United States, one with a light greyhound-like form, which pursues deer, and the other more bulky, with shorter legs, which more frequently attacks the shepherd's flocks.
While lakes are generally rare in the Catskills, the Willowemoc Wild Forest features five ponded waters and miles of perennial streams which provide excellent trout fishing, especially the Willowemoc Creek where brown and brook trout abound.
The destination resort in which Resorts World Catskills is located will include an entertainment village, a Rees Jones-redesigned golf course and an indoor water-park lodge.
Musical and Variety stars-to-be graced Catskills supper club stages: Sammy Davis, Jr.
In places like the Catskills and Adirondacks, these wonderful outdoor experiences are the result of many partnerships that advance the on-the-ground conservation and management that's needed to protect and maintain these jewels.
These initiatives include a $5 million ad campaign featuring a new I Love New York television ad and advertisements on MTAs subways, buses and commuter rails focused on the Catskills, and new funding for municipal projects and hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants to help Catskill communities strengthen their tourism infrastructure.
Tully is of German origin, but has lived in the USA and the setting in the Catskills is where her American husband grew up.
These collected songs were later published in Folk Songs of the Catskills (Cazden, Haufrecht and Studer, State University of New York Press, 1982).
This campaign captures the company's vision of Montreign by reimagining the Catskills as a world-class resort destination for gaming and entertainment.