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In Sullivan County, 100 miles from New York City, Livingston Manor describes itself as “a small town with a big yard.” In 2019, Condé Nast declared it the “Catskills’ Newest Hotspot.” Through the two descriptions sound pretty far apart, as Livingston Manor locals with some authority – we agree with both.
Approximately 120 miles from NYC, the town of Roscoe has earned its place on the map for attracting anglers from around the globe. The town, affectionately dubbed Trout Town USA, is renowned for its plentitude of streams, lakes and reservoirs – abundant with trout – that wind their way through its sprawling forests.
Roscoe is home to many notable residents, including the Two Headed Trout – who, legend has it, long ago made its home in the Junction Pool (where the famous Beaverkill River and Willowemoc Creek meet). Unable to decide which river to live in, this fabled fish sprouted a second head to face both rivers forever.
Beyond its fishy fame, however, Roscoe reels in throngs of visitors for more than what its pristine waters promise. Check out our guides below for the best places to explore, eat and drink – plus, where to stay during your visit to this lively locale.