mountain range of the Appalachian system, in SE N.Y.: resort area: highest peak, c. 4,200 ft (1,280 m)
Origin of Catskill MountainsDu, cat's stream; reason for name unknown
A dissected upland region of the Allegheny Plateau in southeast New York west of the Hudson River. The Catskills, rising to about 1,275 m (4,180 ft), include popular resort areas.
- an upland area in the north of the state of New York