Guest contributor: Rome S. on the driving roads of the Catskill Mountains

MCB cousin Rome S. recently went leaf-peeping in the Catskills. This is his report.

This was my first time driving in the Catskills area in the autumn. I usually go up there 2-3 times a year in the wintertime to snowboard, and I did not appreciate the snow-covered roads as much as I do now.

Once we got off Exit 100a of NY-17 heading toward the Neversink Resevoir, we knew we were in for a treat. We could see miles of colors blanketing the landscape.

We headed east on 55 and continued toward roads 19 and 47. There were barely any cars on the road so we took our time driving, way below the speed limit. Any faster, and we would get dizzy from all the beautiful colors and great twisty country roads – hahaha.

To be honest, this is one of the best drives that I’ve ever been on. Miles of twisties, rolling hills, and great views. There was a different experience in every curve and turn on the road.

The road conditions were perfect… too bad I didn’t have my summer tires on for this drive. I had swapped to winter tires because I was expecting bad weather up there. The Catskills had a snowfall of 1-5 inches a few days before, and the forecast for the day was supposed to be rain and snow.

Nevertheless, I took the chance and took the drive- it paid off, just look at the pictures! I would have enjoyed the road a little bit more with better tires on. I will definitely do this road again soon. I would recommend it to anyone who loves to feel the g-forces of their car in a turn, as well as great scenery.

Enjoy… cheers!

– Rome S.,

~ by velofinds on October 23, 2009.

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