Besides being a fun name to say, Shandaken is a great place to explore. It's been renowned as a rural tourist retreat and second-home community for decades. This mountain town in the center of the Catskill Park is rich with restaurants and lodging, unique shops, creative art studios, and skilled craftsmen. Alpine and Nordic skiing, miles of hiking, bird watching, scenic drives, biking, hunting, horseback riding, fly fishing, canoeing, and kayaking and tubing on the famous Esopus Creek are just some of the recreational activities you'll find. Peaceful creeks, incredible vistas, an abundance of wildlife and a magnificent night sky are treasures in Shandaken not to be missed.