ARKVILLE, N.Y. — A new “Travelstories” smartphone app provides free GPS guided tours that share stories of the Catskills.

Using GPS technology, stories on the tours automatically play as listeners pass through each site.

The Scenic Byway tour follows the historic  state Route 28 Scenic Byway.

As drivers take in mountain views and  small towns, they’re serenaded with stories of the history, landscape, and culture of the Catskill region, told by people who call it home.

Nearly 12 million people visited the Catskills last year. The Catskills TravelStorys Audio Tours invites visitors to interact with the region in a deeper way, and to get off the beaten track with audio guides.

To download TravelStorys and take the tours, visit Google Play or the Apple Store. For more about the tours, visit the Catskill Scenic Byway and the Gateway to the Catskills online.