Fall is fast approching here at Catskill Maison Bed and Breakfast. I think this will be a great year for leaf peeping! We weren’t overloaded with rain like last year (no thanks to Hurricane Irene) but in August we’ve had a good balance of rain and sun and heat and so far this month we’ve had warm sunny days and cool nights! A perfect recipe for a great Catskills foliage season. People in the NYC tristate area are often mistaken and think that the best foliage is in the end of October and early November because that’s the best foliage time in the city, but in the Catskills we are a month ahead (or unfortunatly for us in the Spring we are a month behind)…therefore great foliage begins the last weekend of September and goes for about 4-5 weeks until just before the end of October. The last weekend of September through the first 3 weekends of October are a special time up here. We have the Autumn A Fair in Windham and festivals every weekend at Hunter Mountain and there’s apple picking and pumpkin picking and delicious cider and cider donuts. The farmers markets are in full harvest mode and the days are crisp and clear. This might be the best time of year up here!
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September 13th, 2012 by moffett
September 13th, 2010 by moffett
This past Saturday we decided to shut down Catskill Maison because we have a huge weekend next weekend with the warrior race, and take a rare break to enjoy ourselves. We went to SPAC’s annual wine and food festival in Saratoga and it was a blast! There was a celebrity guest appearance from Lidia Bastianich who is owner of Becco and the renowned Del Posto in the city, and she is my grandfather’s favorite chef so I met her (she’s incredibly humble) and got a personalized signed copy of her latest Italian cook book for him. There was food from restaurants all around the Capital region (Albany area) and a showcase on Italian wines, spirits and food (it was an Italian themed wine and food festival). We picked up on some great possibilities to feature at our wine bar next year, so look out for some gems from the Italian vintages that we found this weekend. We really had a wonderful time at this laid back not overly crowded wine festival and I encourage those who have the time to check it out next year.