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Shokan is a small village located on the Ashokan Reservoir within the town of Olive, about twenty minutes from both Woodstock and Belleayre Mountain. It is north of the reservoir on Route 28, west of the hamlet of Ashokan. Recreation in the area includes fishing and boating, swimming, hiking, biking, golf, tennis, canoeing and tubing. Belleayre Mountain is the site of a four-season resort park, famous for its' summertime trout fishing and wintertime skiing, tubing and sledding. The forested mountains of this region makes it one of the most picturesque in the state, where antiquing and visiting flea markets and farmer's markets are a favorite pastime of many visitors. The nearby town of Woodstock is internationally known as an arts and crafts colony, which began in the 19th century. The town is home to many art galleries and studios, cafes and restaurants, and unique shops that sell everything from one-of-a-kind gifts to antiques. In 1969, the town of Woodstock became infamous for the rock concert of the same name, although, interestingly enough, it was actually held in the nearby town of Bethel. The Woodstock School of Art, which is a National Historic Landmark, holds an annual Film Festival and a Holiday Open House each year.

Surrounding areas: West Shokan, New York (3.9 mi), Woodstock, New York (6.7 mi), Willow, New York (7.2 mi), Marbletown, New York (8.0 mi), Phoenicia, New York (9.1 mi), Stone Ridge, New York (9.1 mi), Kingston, New York (11.1 mi)

Shokan Vacation Rentals

Shokan Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Holiday Inn Kingston503 Washington AveKingston, NY9.9 mi.(845) 338-0400
Super 8 Motel487 Washington AveKingston, NY9.9 mi.(845) 338-3078
Courtyard Kingston500 Frank Sottile BlvdKingston, NY11.5 mi.(845) 382-2300
Days InnRt 28Kingston, NY11.5 mi.(845) 331-1919
Quality Inn & Suites114 Rt 28Kingston, NY11.5 mi.(845) 339-3900
Cedarheart Lodge22 Hillcrest LnRosendale, NY12.2 mi.(845) 658-8556
Copper Hood Inn & Spa70-38 Rt 28Shandaken, NY13.8 mi.(845) 688-9962
Hudson Valley Resort & Spa400 Granite RdKerhonkson, NY14.2 mi.(845) 626-8888
Carriage House Motel204 Burt StSaugerties, NY15.0 mi.(845) 246-3104
Cloverleaf MotelSaugerties, NY15.1 mi.(845) 246-2878
Comfort Inn2790 Rt 32 NSaugerties, NY15.1 mi.(845) 246-1565
Howard Johnson Inn2764 Rt 32Saugerties, NY15.1 mi.(845) 246-9511
Beekman Arms4 ML StRhinebeck, NY15.7 mi.(845) 876-7077
Village Inn Of Rhinebeck6 Rt 9 SRhinebeck, NY15.7 mi.(845) 876-7000
Villa VosillaRt 23aTannersville, NY15.9 mi.(518) 589-5060
Hans County Line Motel And RestaurantRt 32aPalenville, NY17.0 mi.(518) 678-3101
Terrace Carden MotelRt 23aHunter Green, NY17.2 mi.(518) 263-4422
Super 8 Motel-new Paltz7 Terwilliger LnNew Paltz, NY17.8 mi.(845) 255-8865
Rodeway Inn & Suites601 Main StNew Paltz, NY18.1 mi.(845) 883-7373
Frost Valley Ymca2000 Frost Valley RdClaryville, NY18.3 mi.(845) 985-2291
Marie's Dream House2804 Rte 42West Kill, NY18.5 mi.(518) 989-6868
Lexington HotelLexington, NY20.1 mi.(518) 989-6463
Minnewaska Lodge3116 Rt 44/55Gardiner, NY20.5 mi.(845) 255-1110
Nevele Hotel1 Nevele RdEllenville, NY21.1 mi.(845) 647-6000
Pak's Motel526 US Hwy 9WHighland, NY21.7 mi.(845) 691-7742
Rocking Horse Ranch Resort600 Rt 44-55Highland, NY21.7 mi.(800) 647-2624
Super 8Rt 9 WestHighland, NY21.7 mi.(845) 691-6888
Hotel Vienna107 Rt 296Windham, NY23.2 mi.(518) 734-5300
Dellwood HotelMTN AvePurling, NY23.9 mi.(518) 622-9571
Inn At The Falls50 Red Oaks ML RdPoughkeepsie, NY24.1 mi.(845) 462-5770
Catskill Motor LodgeRt 23 BCatskill, NY24.5 mi.(518) 943-5800
Friar Tuck Inn4858 Rt 32Catskill, NY24.5 mi.(518) 678-2271
Lange's Groveside Resort6047 Rt 23Acra, NY24.7 mi.(518) 622-3393
Jeronimo Resort And Conference CenterWalker Valley, NY25.0 mi.(914) 733-5652
Carl's Rip Van Winkle Motor Lodge810 Rt 23 BLeeds, NY25.1 mi.(518) 943-3303
Holiday Inn Express341 South RdPoughkeepsie, NY25.1 mi.(845) 473-1151
Point Lookout Mountain InnRt 23East Windham, NY25.3 mi.(518) 734-3381
Days Inn536 Haight AvePoughkeepsie, NY25.3 mi.(845) 454-1010
Valley MotelRt 44Pleasant Valley, NY25.6 mi.(845) 635-8251
Harvest Inn Motel95 Boniface DrPine Bush, NY26.0 mi.(845) 744-5700
Bed & Breakfast
Albergo Allegria Bed & BreakfastRt 296Windham, NY23.2 mi.(518) 734-5560

Shokan Weather & Climate

The Catskills region has cold, snowy winters and warm summers, but without the stifling, oppressive heat and humidity of some coastal areas. Normally, the hottest week of the year in the Catskills is the third week of July. September offers mild days and cool nights and October is a kaleidoscope of color. "Jack Frost" will likely make his first appearance in October, and the first hard freeze is usually at the end of that month. November is unpredictable and with December comes colder temperatures and more moisture - either in the form of rain or snow. The full force of the winter season arrives in January and stays around until March in the Catskills. Average January temperatures are a good three to four degrees colder at elevations from one to two thousand feet and over seven degrees colder at over two thousand feet.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 27°F 9°F 3.94 in. -
February 29°F 10°F 3.24 in. -
March 37°F 18°F 4.27 in. -
April 48°F 29°F 4.33 in. -
May 61°F 40°F 4.96 in. -
June 68°F 48°F 4.73 in. -
July 72°F 53°F 4.93 in. -
August 71°F 52°F 4.01 in. -
September 63°F 45°F 4.69 in. -
October 54°F 34°F 4.37 in. -
November 42°F 26°F 4.40 in. -
December 31°F 15°F 4.04 in. -

Shokan Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Stewart International airport (SWF) located about 32 miles south of Shokan in Newburgh, New York, the Albany International airport (ALB) located approximately 57 miles northeast of Shokan in Albany, New York, the Schenectady County airport (SCH) located roughly 62 miles north of Shokan in Schenectady, New York, and finally the Westchester County airport (HPN) located around 67 miles south of Shokan in White Plains, New York.

Shokan Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
JeepersAlbanyNY52.4 mi.
Hoffman's PlaylandLathamNY58.3 mi.
JeepersWest NyackNY60.5 mi.
Quassy Amusement ParkMiddleburyCT63.8 mi.
Lake CompounceBristolCT68.3 mi.
Playland ParkRyeNY73.8 mi.
Glen Island ParkNew RochelleNY76.7 mi.
Bayville AmusementsBayvilleNY80.8 mi.
Six Flags New EnglandAgawamMA82.3 mi.
Sherman's Amusement ParkCaroga LakeNY83.0 mi.
Land Of Make BelieveHopeNJ83.2 mi.
Pocono Play ParkBartonsvillePA86.7 mi.
Water Parks
Zoom Flume Water ParkDurhamNY29.5 mi.
Splash Down ParkFishkillNY34.3 mi.
Carousel Water & Fun ParkBeach LakePA54.7 mi.
Alpine Slide at CamelbackTannersvillePA85.8 mi.
Water Slide WorldLake GeorgeNY103.5 mi.
Splish Splash Water ParkRiverheadNY108.5 mi.
Song Mountain Alpine SlideTullyNY112.3 mi.
Dorney Park & Whitewater KingdomAllentownPA115.3 mi.
Golf Courses
Alapaha Golf LinksKingstonNY11.1 mi.
Green Acres Golf CourseKingstonNY11.1 mi.
Heartland Golf ParkEdgewoodNY11.5 mi.
Stone Dock Golf ClubHigh FallsNY11.6 mi.
Rondout Country ClubAccordNY13.4 mi.
Pine Hills Country ClubManorvilleNY14.8 mi.
Rock Hill Golf & Country ClubManorvilleNY14.8 mi.
Swan Lake Golf ClubManorvilleNY14.8 mi.
Katsbaan Golf ClubSaugertiesNY15.2 mi.
Colonial Country ClubTannersvilleNY15.6 mi.
Mohonk Mountain House Golf CourseNew PaltzNY16.8 mi.
New Paltz Golf CourseNew PaltzNY16.8 mi.
Rip Van Winkle Country ClubPalenvilleNY16.8 mi.
Dinsmore Golf CourseStaatsburgNY17.2 mi.
Red Hook Golf ClubRed HookNY19.5 mi.
Shawangunk Country ClubEllenvilleNY20.2 mi.
Apple Greens Golf CourseHighlandNY21.8 mi.
Blackhead Mountain Lodge & Country ClubRound TopNY22.1 mi.
Windham Country ClubWindhamNY23.4 mi.
Casperkill Country ClubPoughkeepsieNY24.2 mi.
College Hill Golf CoursePoughkeepsieNY24.2 mi.
McCann Memorial Golf CoursePoughkeepsieNY24.2 mi.
Vassar Golf CoursePoughkeepsieNY24.2 mi.
Catskill Golf ClubCatskillNY24.5 mi.
Walker Valley Golf ClubWalker ValleyNY25.1 mi.
James Baird State Park Golf CoursePleasant ValleyNY25.5 mi.
Hamburg Golf CourseHamburgNY25.7 mi.
Lochmor Golf CourseLoch SheldrakeNY26.5 mi.
Thunderhart Golf CourseFreeholdNY27.3 mi.
Tarry Brae Golf CourseSouth FallsburgNY27.7 mi.
Ski Areas
Hunter MountainHunterNY16.6 mi.
Belleayre MoutainHighmountNY18.5 mi.
Ski WindhamWindhamNY23.2 mi.
Ski PlattekillRoxburyNY28.1 mi.
Holiday MountainMonticelloNY33.0 mi.
Scotch ValleyStamfordNY36.4 mi.
CatamountHillsdaleNY38.0 mi.
Big BirchPattersonNY44.5 mi.
Thunder RidgePattersonNY44.5 mi.
Butternut Ski AreaGreat BarringtonMA46.2 mi.
Mohawk MountainCornwallCT46.3 mi.
Mount PeterWarwickNY50.1 mi.
Mount ToneLake ComoPA58.5 mi.
Otis RidgeOtisMA59.4 mi.
WoodburyWoodburyCT59.6 mi.
TanglewoodTaftonPA63.7 mi.
CraigmeurNewfoundlandNJ65.1 mi.
Brodie MountainNew AshfordMA66.2 mi.
Shawnee MountainDelawarePA66.7 mi.
Elk MountainUnion DalePA68.2 mi.
State Parks
Catskill State ParkNY12.7 mi. 
Clermont State ParkNY17.2 mi. 
Mills Memorial State ParkNY17.3 mi. 
Norrie State ParkNY17.6 mi. 
Catskill State ParkNY21.4 mi. 
Lake Taghkanic State ParkNY27.5 mi. 
James Baird State ParkNY29.7 mi. 
Taconic State ParkNY37.1 mi. 
Hudson Highlands State ParkNY39.1 mi. 
Storm King State ParkNY39.1 mi. 
Bruderhof MuseumRiftonNY13.0 mi.(History)
Klyne Esopus Historical Society MuseumUlster ParkNY14.6 mi.(History)
Clermont (State Historic Site)ClermontNY21.2 mi.(History)
Gomez Mill HouseMarlboroNY28.3 mi.(History)
Constitution Island - The Warner HouseWest PointNY42.3 mi.(History)
West Point MuseumWest PointNY42.3 mi.(History)
Hanford Mills MuseumEast MeredithNY46.4 mi.(History)
Peekskill MuseumPeekskillNY49.6 mi.(History)
Caverns Creek Grist Mill MuseumHowes CaveNY50.3 mi.(Technology)
Norman Rockwell Museum at StockbridgeStockbridgeMA50.6 mi.(Art)
Irish American Heritage MuseumAlbanyNY52.4 mi.(History)
Albany Institute of History & ArtAlbanyNY52.4 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
New York State MuseumAlbanyNY52.4 mi.(Science)
University Art MuseumAlbanyNY52.4 mi.(Art)
Litchfield History MuseumLitchfieldCT54.9 mi.(History)
Katonah Museum of ArtKatonahNY56.4 mi.(Art)
Hofstra MuseumHempsteadNY57.6 mi.(Art)
Rensselaer County Historical Society at the Hart-Cluett MansionTroyNY58.5 mi.(History)
Troy's RiverSpark Visitor CenterTroyNY58.5 mi.(History)
Hancock Shaker VillagePittsfieldMA59.4 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Trevor ZooMillbrookNY29.7 mi.
Bergen County Zoological ParkParamusNJ71.5 mi.
Beardsley Zoological GardensBridgeportCT76.3 mi.
Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservation ParkBronxNY79.7 mi.
Queens Wildlife CenterFlushingNY86.0 mi.
Central Park Wildlife CenterNew YorkNY87.7 mi.
Ross Park ZooBinghamtonNY88.0 mi.
New York AquariumBrooklynNY92.2 mi.
Prospect Park Wildlife CenterBrooklynNY92.2 mi.
Utica ZooUticaNY93.7 mi.
Staten Island ZooStaten IslandNY97.6 mi.

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