When people think New York, they think “concrete jungle”. Beautiful lakes with green backdrops are hardly ever associated with New York. Even New York natives aren’t very familiar with the Catskill Mountains, in fact many even travel away from New York seeking what can be found here. The Catskills are located approximately 100 miles from New York city in the state of New York.
The area offers many places to camp at, go horseback riding, wine tasting and much more. Below we highlight a few of the many activities the Catskills offer, for a full list visit their official tourism site.
Beaver Spring Lake Campground. Beaver Spring Lake Campground is family friendly and ideal for all ages. The grounds offers tents, cabins, fishing and boat rentals. A pool is also available and they put together multiple activities and events. Click HERE for their event calendar or check out their rates.
Ziplining in Hunter Mountain: Do you seek adventure? The zipline at Hunter Mountain is the highest, fastest, and longest zipline canopy tour in North America! Making it the largest zipline in the world! If that isn’t good enough, they also have night ziplines available. Hang on to your pants! Rates and more info available here.
Winter fun in the Windham Mountains: Are you into snowboarding? Want to try Skiing? Perhaps you just want to ice skate or go snow tubing. Whatever your preference is this winter, you are sure to find it at the Windham Mountains. Make it into a group trip or a getaway for two. Need New Year’s eve plans? Why not do something different and spend your holiday here?
Kaaterskill Falls: Have you paid a visit to the highest cascading waterfall in NYS? This 1.4 mile out and back trail, is great for all skill levels. The trail is accessible April to October. The hike provides beautiful views, perfect for any nature lover. Please remember to wear appropriate shoes and be safe by staying on the marked portions of the trail.
Zombie Hunter Wars: Are you addicted to the Walking Dead? Then you are going to LOVE this! Get your friends and family together and help “save the human race in this fast paced, zombie-filled, end-of-the-world adventure”. The goal is to eliminate the live zombies using specially modified radioactive paintball guns. It’s like your traditional paintball adventure, but with a twist! The activity is available Spring to late October. Visit their website for more details and to book your next adventure!
Wine not? The Catskills is home to multiple vineyards! If you are a wine lover like us, indulge in some wine tasting at Adair Vineyards,
Windham Vineyard & Winery, or Clermont Vineyards & Winery, just to name a few! You have multiple options, so make sure you are ready!
Which of the many attractions in the Catskills will you be visiting first? If you are a former visitor, what were your favorite things to do?