Attractions in the Catskills

In the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County, discover the unique, enticing and exciting things to do within two hours of New York City. From horseback riding, to New York State's premier water park and breathtaking natural wonders inspiring in any season – visit the adventure capital of the Catskills for incomparable family fun.

Great Northern Catskills Family-friendly Attractions

Greene County offers excitement and entertainment in every season. Careen, splash and shoot the rapids all summer long at the Zoom Flume Water Park in East Durham. With rides like the Thrilling Black Vortex and Grand Prix Splashway – the Catskill's largest water park is the coolest place to play on a hot summer day. This year, Bailiwick Ranch & Discovery Zoo celebrates its 50th anniversary with a summer of special events. Visit Titan, the Zoo's resident Bengal Tiger, and then go for a horseback ride and experience Greene County's scenic trails.

For adventure and heart-stopping thrills, head to Hunter Mountain, home of the New York Zipline Adventure Tour, Hunter Mountain SkyRide and miles of downhill terrain. Soar over the canopy in a chairlift that transports visitors well above the treetops, or defy gravity on the second largest zipline in the world. In winter, Hunter's steep slopes and family-friendly ski trails provide some of the best downhill skiing and riding in the state.

Nearby, Windham Mountain's Adventure Park offers family-friendly outdoor fun in any season. Whether ice-skating or go-karting, cross-country skiing or hiking, the Adventure Park provides a comfortable area for children to let their imaginations – and energetic spirit – run wild. Racing ziplines and a Euro Bungy trampoline, as well as free skate park add to the fun and kindle the spirit of adventure in all ages. When the snow flies, Windham Mountain is transformed into a winter sports destination offering the northeast's premier alpine lifestyle.

Year-Round Catskills Attractions

North-South Lake State Park is one of Greene County's most scenic parks, with fishing, boating, swimming, hiking and camping throughout the summer and fall. The Great Northern Catskills offer exciting adventures in every season, from dizzying canopy tours, to world-class downhill skiing and a multitude of hiking trails. Enjoy a variety of family-friendly festivals and events and Awaken to Adventure in the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County!

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Antiques, collectibles, furnishings, old and new. Consignments welcome. Entertainment on weekends. Open May- January. Friday, Saturday and...
  • 5639 Rt 23 & South St, Windham, NY 12496
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Day spa
  • 1089 Main Street, Leeds, NY 12451
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Serving the Catskill Mountain region for over 30 years. Specializing in sausages, cold cuts and Old World German specialties. Unique...
  • Rte. 23B, South Cairo, NY 12482
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An educational and exciting look into Elk farming and New York's wildlife. Discover the benefits of velvet antler, the healthiness of...
  • 936 Hervey Sunside Road, Cornwallville, NY 12418
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JOIN US FOR OUR 50TH ANNIVERSARY in 2013!!!Open year round, weather permitting. 3 exciting attractions. Horseback riding, zoological park,...
  • 118 Castle Road, Catskill, NY 12414
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  • 5085 Main St, Haines Falls, NY 12436
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Primitive country decor. Lamps, candles, potpourri, art work, custom made furniture.
  • 369 Mansion Street, Coxsackie, NY 12051
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  • Rt 23, Windham, NY 12496
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  • 14520 Main St, Prattsville, NY 12468
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Myrtle Beach style mini-golf plus 20 station driving range. Horseback riding in summer. Paintball arena, and during winter months there is...
  • Routes 23A and 214, Hunter, NY 12442
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New York Zipline Adventures at Hunter Mountain

Longest and highest zipline canopy tour in North America and open year 'round!

Fast Fact # 23

Kaaterskill Falls is the highest cascading waterfall in New York State.