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.

The Great Northern Catskills of Greene County offers exciting adventures, from unique festivals to mountain biking and beer tasting on the Catskills Beverage Trail

Great Northern Catskills Family-Friendly Attractions

Just two hours north of New York City, the Great Northern Catskills offer family-friendly activities in the mountains and beyond. Experience the beauty of the Catskills 600 feet above the ground, going 50 miles an hour, tethered to a zipline on the fastest, longest, highest zipline canopy tour in North America. Or mountain biking on some of the best single and double track in the country. 

Adventure in the Catskills

Traditionally, mountains are places of adventure, the places we journey to, to get away from it all, to find ourselves, to explore. How convenient then that the Catskills Mountains are so close, and still so rugged that you may just wander into one of the region’s literary folk heroes, Rip Van Winkle, waking from another 20-year nap? 

On the other side of the adventurous travel spectrum, Greene County offers an electrifying lineup of events and festivals every summer, from the Annual Taste of Country Music Festival at Hunter Mountain, to the competitive cycling races including the UCI Windham World Cup.

Arts & Culture in Greene County

The deep Kaaterskill Clove of the Catskills is the cradle of American art. We say that a lot, but what do we actually mean? Well, it was here that Thomas Cole, a budding artist from England, began painting the Catskill landscape, adding deeply moving tones and a flourish of divinity to the rolling hills, clouded skies and majestic waterfalls. Today, you can experience the mountains just as Cole did, in all their untamed beauty.

Visit the Thomas Cole National Historic Site, and continue your artistic exploration on the Hudson River School of Art Trail, stopping at Kaaterskill Falls, and the many art galleries, museums and historic sites along the way. Enjoy a scenic Skyride at Hunter Mountain, or head to Windham Vineyards and Winery for a tasting flight of New York State wines.

Trip Ideas & Itineraries

Don't know where to start your travel planning? Use our trip ideas to help get your creative juices flowing so you can plan a vacation to the Catskills that will exceed your expectations!

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Dancing Horse Farm

Pony rides and petting zoo

Windham, NY
Nutmeg Soaring Association
A not-for-profit association dedicated to teaching and enjoying the art, science and safety of flying sailplanes/gliders.
Freehold, NY
Massacre Mansion
Massacre Mansion consists of a Haunted Gothic style graveyard which is kept up by "crazy Joe" the Grave digger. If you are brave enough to make it through the cemetery you'll then enter the Mansion, a two story Victorian style house with 13+ scenes, haunted by Dr. Angus Fear and...
East Durham, NY
Five State Lookout

Panoramic 5 State Lookout along the Mohican Trail, Rt 23

East Windham, NY
Sunny Hill Viking Obstacle Course

Calling all vikings to the ultimate challenge of rugged terrain and heart pounding fixed obstacles.

Greenville, NY
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