Located in the Catskill Forest Preserve, you’ll find some of the best year-round recreations here: from flyfishing to tubing, hiking trails and fire towers, luxury resorts to charming B&Bs, and fine fare to one of the best diners around. Local Tip: While driving around, look for large animals perched on top of buildings, and let’s not forget a visit to the world’s largest kaleidoscope. Whether you live here full-time or just visiting, this part of the Catskill Mountains, in and around Phoenicia, has it all!
Our Directory for the Phoenicia Area includes attractions, businesses and community info for Phoenicia, Boiceville, West Shokan, Shokan, Highland, Olivebridge, Big Indian and Shandaken.
> The majestic Shandaken Eagle perched at the Route 28 entrance to Main Street in Phoenicia. has quite the story. Over a century ago he sat on top of the towers of Grand Central Station in NYC overlooking 42nd street. He’s now safely home.
> Phoenicia was the first community to be connected to the outside world by a railroad (the Ulster and Delaware Railroad) and the first to begin hotel construction for the tourist industry.
> This stream-carved valley was actually decimated by 19th-century woodcutters and tanneries. Happy to say the heavily wooded area is once more and serves as the jumping-off point for many state-maintained hiking trails.