NYS Region: Hudson Valley
Distance: NYC: 1.5hrs - Hartford: 2hrs - Philly: 3hrs - Boston: 3.5hrs
Famous for: Skiing, Festivals, Resorts, Craft Brews
Not to miss: Zipline Tours, Ski Resorts and Catskills Beverage Trail.
Perfect for: Couples, Families, Outdoors Lovers
- Publish Date: April 12, 2017
#Skiing #Festivals #Resorts #CraftBrews
Why It's Famous
If Rip Van Winkle slept here undisturbed for 20 years, imagine how relaxed you can be here. Be enveloped by the Catskill Mountains to the west and the Hudson River to the east.
- Experience the fastest, longest and highest Zipline Canopy Tour in North America - and the second largest zipline in the world at Hunter Mountain.
- Hike Kaaterskill Falls, the highest two-tiered waterfall in New York State.
- Ride outstanding natural mountain terrain at Windham Mountain Bike Park or drive your motorcycle around twisties in the Catskills.
- Taste the flavors of the NEW Catskills Beverage Trail, made on site at all locations.
- Attend epic events and festivals including TAP NY, Mountain Jam, Taste of Country, Grey Fox, and more! Check out GreatCatskillsEvents.com.
The NY Sherpa Recommends
Journey to the place that inspired the Hudson River School of Art, to the mountains where the nation’s first artistic style took root, to the wilderness that beguiled and the river that made it all possible—explore the Kaaterskill Clove Experience and travel a new path through America’s first wilderness.
Thirsting for adventure? Explore the trail at CatskillsBeverageTrail.com
Craft Brews: Catskills Beverage Trail
The Skyrider Tour is the fastest, longest and highest Zipline Canopy Tour in North America - and the second largest zipline in the world. It is over 4 miles long, soars up to 600 feet off the ground, and reaches speeds of up to 50 miles per hour - an extreme experience you will never forget!
Offers access to numerous hiking trails. The Catskill Mountain House site provides the reward of incredible vistas. Longer and more strenuous hikes can bring you to such spots as Artist’s Rock, Sunset Park, Newman’s Ledge, Boulder Rock, and the Kaaterskill Hotel and Laurel House sites.
Hiking: North South Lake State Park
Cty. Rt. 18,
Haines Falls, NY
This is one of the great places to truly connect as a family. It’s an all-inclusive resort with themed days, activities for all ages, and three meals a day. The quality of experiences makes it obvious why many families go back year after year.
Resorts: Sunny Hill Resort and Golf Course
352 Sunny Hill Rd.,
Shred a highly ranked terrain park during the winter and three separate mountains catering to skiers and riders of all ability levels. In the summer check out the festivals, skyride and canopy zip line. Stay two or three nights at the resort on the mountain.
Take a lift to the top and rip all the way down! Hosts pro downhill riders, kids, rentals, and the longest jump trail on the East Coast. It’s a newer biking experience with fun terrain with races and most of all, fun.
46 trails and 9 lifts, including two high-speed detachable quads, will get you going as fast as you want all day. There is a brand new bike park with downhill mountain trails and a full rental bike fleet for you to check it out. Golf and resort lodging too.