Shandaken
  • Belleayre Mountain

The Town of Shandaken is comprised of 12 hamlets with neighborhoods that are unique in geography, economies and offerings. Most home and business owners are happy to tell you of the history of their building or the area. The rich history is tied to American legends such as Babe Ruth, “Dutch” Schultz and others. Myths abound concerning everything from a Native American romantic tragedy to the first snowmobile to a secret stash of gold.

Mostly people enjoy the rich beauty and scenery of the area which has drawn artists from around the world and contributed to some notable movements in the arts. 

Belleayre Mountain is a four-season ski resort featuring the new “Catskill Thunder”, the only gondola in the Catskill region. Belleayre Beach is a splendid spot for the summer. Some of the most picturesque scenes unfold before you if wish to climb Slide Mountain, the tallest Catskill Mountain at 4,180 feet, or take a short day hike to Giant Ledge, a perfect hike for the young ones. Shandaken offers 53,897 acres of forest for your enjoyment. There are a multitude of recreational activities available for all ages from skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and cross country skiing in the winter to fishing, tubing, swimming, hiking, biking and canoeing in the summer. There is also a uniquely-colorful autumnal season, a celebration of nature on its own terms.