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The Catskills is super accessible from New York City. It’s a two-hour drive north and you can also get there by bus or train. Whichever mode of transport you choose, the scenic trip is sure to start your fall getaway off right. Enjoy every minute of your weekend with these must-do fall activities.
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The Catskills offers tons of unique dining options—connected by their farm-to-table philosophy. This is an area where seasonality reigns supreme. Butterfield in Stone Ridge pays homage to locally sourced ingredients with dishes like ember roasted beets with crispy quinoa, herb créme fraîche, and greens and foraged oyster mushrooms with radish top ranch. Another standout is Gracie’s Luncheonette in Leeds. Famed for its American classics, the new establishment—which began as a food truck and expanded to a brick-and-mortar location in 2016—delights diners with hand-cut french fries made from potatoes grown at Story Farm in Catskill and homemade ice cream.