Category: New York
Phoenicia is a small hamlet in the Catskill Mountains, Ulster County, New York.
Phoenicia is in the middle of the Catskill State Park, 700,000 acres of natural beauty of forever wild forest preserve. With miles of DEC maintained hiking trails, most trails are marked with color coded disks affixed to trees, trail guides and maps correspond to these markers.
Phoenicia is a vacation destination for many, with its lodging, restaurant's and many outdoor things to do like camping, fishing, hiking and skiing.
Camping in Phoenicia with 7 area campsites some owned by the NY DEC and some privately owned, offer a verity of different locations, some in the more mountain terrain and also along the creeks. Some of the campsites are Black Bear Campground, Uncle Pet's, Sleepy Hollow, Woodland Valley, Wilson State Park and Devil's Tombstone.
Hiking around Phoenicia on some of the best trails in the Catskills, starting with the Tremper Mountain trail that has a fire tower at the top for spectacular views.
A new trail being constructed, a roughly 9 mile trail relocation for the Long Path that will take it from the Burroughs Range Trail, across Mount Pleasant, Cross Mountain and Romer Mountain and go down to Lane Street in Phoenicia.
Phoenicia has some of the best fishing in the Catskills with the Esopus Creek, Stoney Clove Creek and the Woodland Creek all very close. The Esopus Sreek is also known as one of the best fly fishing streams in the north east.
Phoenicia is close to several ski slopes like Hunter, Belleayre, Windham and Plattekill mountains.
During the 1930s the railroad operated special ski trains direct to the Simpson Ski Slope in Woodland Valley.