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Mount Tremper is a hamlet in the Town of Shandaken in Ulster County, New York, United States. Mount Tremper is situated to the east of New York State Route 28 and to the north of New York State Route 212, within the Catskill Park. The community is located at 42°02′41″N 74°16′32″W / 42.04472°N 74.27556°W / 42.04472; -74.27556. It is named for nearby Mount Tremper.


Among the cultural attractions in the area is Mount Tremper Arts, a non-profit organization. MTA features performances, art exhibitions, artist residencies, educational programming, and informal gatherings. Another attraction is the Kaatskill Kaleidoscope, the world's largest kaleidoscope, measuring 60 feet (18m) tall. It is mounted inside a converted grain silo. The Catskill Mountain Railroad operates a heritage railway from Phoenicia Railroad Station. The Mount Tremper Fire Observation Station, built circa 1917, was used for fire observation until 1971. The 47-foot tower was opened to tourists on June 9, 2001. Mount Tremper is the site of Zen Mountain Monastery, the main house of the Mountains and Rivers Order of Zen Buddhism.

Lodging and dining

Mount Tremper has all-seasons lodging establishments and dining opportunities. Tiso's Trattoria is an Italian eatery. La Dutchesse Anne is a French bistro and hotel. Catskill Rose Lodging and Dining has modern rooms with amenities. Emerson Spa Resort has the Phoenix and Catamount restaurants, offering full service spa treatments and a fitness room. Kate's Lazy Meadow is a motel owned by Kate Pierson, one of the founding members of The B-52s.

Notable residents

  • Brasheedah Elohim, American-Israeli women's professional basketball player
  • Michael Lang, American concert promoter, producer, and manager
  • Emel Mathlouthi, Tunisian singer-songwriter, composer, and humanist
  • Kathy Ruttenberg, American sculptor and visual artist
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