Pine Hill

A true hidden gem in the heat of the Catskills, Pine Hill offers a quaint town with a few restaurants, weekend entertainment, fascinating history and just a mile from Belleayre Mountain. The town's name comes from the steep ascent towards Belleayre Mountain. In the late 1800s, Pine Hill was known as the "Saratoga of the Catskills" due to the local Crystal Springs bottling company. This coincided with the arrival of the railroad, wherein the hamlet became a thriving resort. Visitors came to enjoy the mountain scenery, clean air and babbling brook that runs right through the center of town. Remnants of the old inns still line the streets of Pine Hill. On a Saturday night, you'll find Main Street lined with cars. Locals and tourists alike come to Pine Hill to enjoy the laid back, fun atmosphere year-round. During winter months, the Belleayre ski and snowboard community  makes for a welcoming lively scene. Visit the Shandaken page for more information about the plethora of recreational activities in the area. For more about the history of Pine Hill, you can visit the Town of Shandaken Historical Museum.