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Driving Tours

Explore our beautiful county by following these pre-planned Driving Tours

One of the best ways to explore the Catskills is to hit the road and take a drive.  Whether in a car or on a motorcycle or bicycle, the landscape of the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County is rich with natural beauty. On your self-guided scenic driving tour, you'll also enjoy charming villages with quaint shops, historic sites and museums, scenic parks and much more. Browse the map above to see some suggested scenic driving tours, and below is more information about each stop along the way. There's no better place to "get lost for a day" then the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County.

Greene County Visitor Center

Conveniently located off I-87 Thruway exit 21, The Greene County Visitor Center has a knowledgeable staff and stocked with resources to help you find your way around the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County.

Leeds, NY
Mahayana Buddhist Temple

Buddhist retreat, an example of Chinese architecture and culture. Open to the public year round.

South Cairo, NY
Angelo Canna Town Park

Open Sunrise to 9pm. Walkin path along a stream, children's play area, enclosed dog park, basketball court, tennis court, baseball games, pavillion and picnic area.

Shinglekill Falls

32' drop to a pool of water 12' deep. Viewable from Mountain Avenue

Purling Roller Rink

A traditional 1950's era roller rink. Open weekends. Fri & Sat 7-10pm.

Purling, NY
Blackhead Mountain

The fifth highest mountain in the Catskills. 3940' elevation.

Our Lady of Knock Shrine

National shrine dedicated to apparition of Lady of Knock, County Mayo, Ireland

East Durham, NY
Supersonic Speedway

Fun park with go-karts, mini-golf and batting cages.

East Durham, NY
Guaranteed Irish

America's largest Irish import store.

East Durham, NY
Donegal Irish Cottage Michael J. Quill Irish Centre

Originally built over 200 years ago in the townland of Carrickataggart, the cottage was carefully disassembled and shipped across the Atlantic Ocean in pieces and sections. After arriving in New York Harbor they were unloaded , shipped to East Durham and reassembled.


East Durham, NY
Zoom Flume Water Park

New York's #1 Family Water Park offers safe, fun, excitement and relaxation for all ages in a beautiful natural setting.


East Durham, NY
Durham Center Museum

c. 1825 schoolhouse on historic Susquehanna Tpk. Folk art, local interest, i.e.: Catskill Mountain House, Civil War, and Native American. Museum opened Memorial Day-Columbus Day, Saturday & Sunday 1-4pm. Genealogical library also opened in winter months by appointment....

Durham, NY
Greenville Town Park

Offers walking trails and sports fields

Greene County Visitor Center

Conveniently located off I-87 Thruway exit 21, The Greene County Visitor Center has a knowledgeable staff and stocked with resources to help you find your way around the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County.

Leeds, NY
Historic Catskill Point and Freightmasters Building

Public park situated on the site where the Hudson River Day and Night Line River Boats dropped America's first vacationers off for the visits to the famed Catskill Mountain resorts and hotels. The park has public boat docks for day use, as well as a large restored warehouse...

Catskill, NY
Dutchman's Landing Park

4 launch ramps, BBQ's, port-o-lets, picnic tables, playground, benches, snack bar. Summer concert series.

Catskill, NY
Greene County Court House

Built in 1906

Catskill Village Cemetary

Grave site of Thomas Cole on  the corner of Thompson and Spring Street.

Thomas Cole National Historic Site

Residence and studio of 19th century artist and founder of the Hudson River School of Art.

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Catskill, NY
Cohotate Preserve

Nature preserve with self guided tours on nature trails along the Hudson River.

Athens, NY
Historic Athens

65 Historic Sites, waterfront park, home of Hudson-Athens Lighthouse

Four Mile Point Preserve

7.6 acre riverfront preserve offers picturesque shoreline, dramatic vistas, and a tranquil inland pond. Nature trails are used as an outdoor classroom.

Access: Rt. 385 north 8 miles from the Rip Van Winkle Bridge.

Located midway in the Hudson River's eight-mile...

Coxsackie, NY
Historic Coxsackie

Riverside Park

Town of New Baltimore Historian

Ted Hilscher

Hannacroix, NY
Cecil C. Hallock Memorial Park

Valley Views

Medway Reservoir
Coxsackie Reservoir
Boehm Farm

Farm stand with pick your own apples, pumpkins and peaches (in-season).  Selling  sweet cider, cider donuts, pears, plums, jams and jellies.

Climax, NY
Bronck Museum

A complex of Dutch Colonial dwellings and 19th century barns, including the oldest surviving Dutch House in the Hudson Valley. The site was operated as a working farm by 8 generations of the Bronck Family. The 1663 and 1738 dwellings are furnished with 18th and 19th century...

Coxsackie, NY
Hi-Way Drive-In

Cinema under the Stars

Coxsackie, NY
Black Horse Farms

Farm family store, bakery, gift shop, and retail greenhouses, featuring in-season fruits and vegetables. Farm café featuring sandwiches, soups, pastries and more.

Athens, NY
Green Lake Park

Fishing access

Leeds Stone Bridge

C. 1792

Hudson-Athens Lighthouse

1874 Lighthouse in the Majestic Hudson River

Athens, NY
Greene County Visitor Center

Conveniently located off I-87 Thruway exit 21, The Greene County Visitor Center has a knowledgeable staff and stocked with resources to help you find your way around the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County.

Leeds, NY
Catskill Creek - Mountain Views

This scene was frequented by Frederic Church when he was a student of Thomas Cole.

Story Farms

Farm stand featuring fresh produce and fruits picked daily. Pick your own strawberries and peas in season. Also offering fruits, flowers, maple syrup, honey and hay.

Catskill, NY
Rip Van Winkle Country Club

This historic Donald Ross designed golf course is family owned and provides superb views of the Catskills Mountains. The 9 holes are playable as 18 with alternate tees. Fine dining is available at the on-site restaurant for lunch, dinner and private functions. Open 7 days a...

Palenville, NY
Catskill Park

The Catskill Park is a New York State designated wilderness recreation area spanning 700,000 acres across four counties in the Catskill Mountains. 

Fawn's Leap

Located just above Moore's Bridge

Kaaterskill Clove

Includes Parking for Kaaterskill Falls, Bastion Falls, Horseshoe Bend.  Public access.

North-South Lake Campground

North-South Lake is the biggest and most popular state campground in the Catskill Forest Preserve, offering extraordinary scenic beauty, and historical sites, such as: Alligator Rock, Kaaterskill Falls, and the former site of the Catskill Mountain House. An abrupt change in...

Haines Falls, NY
Mountain Top Historical Society

The MTHS is a 20 acre campus at the top of Kaaterskill Falls and another great stop for tourism resources and information.

Haines Fall, NY
Bear Creek Landing
Hunter Mountain Resort

Hunter Mountain Resort is a four season destination complete with terrain for all abilities for skiing and snowboarding, as well as a variety of events, festivals, and concerts!!  Home of New York State's Largest Snowtubing Park!

Hunter, NY
Catskill Mountain Foundation Film and Performing Arts Center
Catskill Mountain Foundation Arts, Education & Sustainable Living at the Catskill Mountain Foundation

The Catskill Mountain Foundation is a multi-disciplinary arts and culture center offering educational opportunities all ages. The Foundation supports artists in the...

Hunter, NY
East Kill Creek
St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church & Grazhda

The St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church &Grazhda in Jewett is an immaculate wood-carved basilica constructed entirely without the use of nails. The interior is also hand-carved, and features a carved wood iconostasis and grand lapidary, as well as gold-covered...

Jewett, NY
Pratt Rock - "New York's Mount Rushmore"

Ripley's 'Believe it or not' called it "New York's Mt. Rushmore."

Prattsville, NY
Zadock Pratt Museum

The Zadock Pratt Museum is dedicated to exhibiting the history and culture of Prattsville and its founder, Zadock Pratt. The Museum, located on Route 23, in the former Pratt Homestead, features exhibitions of historic and cultural importance to the Northern Catskill Region....

Prattsville, NY
Red Falls Waterfall
Christman's Windham House Country Inn and Golf Resort
Play the Largest Golf Course in Greene County

The largest and longest golf course in the Great Northern Catskills!  This Catskills golf course is located in the shadow of Windham Mountain and is comprised of four components making it ideal for golfers of all skill levels....

Windham, NY
Catskill Mountain Country Store & Restaurant-Windham

A unique country market, bakery and restaurant. Featuring gifts and gourmet food items and plants. Walking paths and looking zoo for all ages.

Windham, NY
Windham Country Club

18-hole public golf course with a private club atmosphere. Located in the heart of Windham, NY, the course is scenic and challenging with beautiful greens and fairways that follow the Batavia Kill. Designed in 1928, the golf course and clubhouse have been improved under the...

Windham, NY
Windham Mountain Resort

Windham Mountain is the Northeast's Premier Alpine Lifestyle Since 1960.

Windham, NY
Escarpment Trailhead
Five State Lookout

Panoramic 5 State Lookout along the Mohican Trail, Rt 23

East Windham, NY
Siuslaw Model Forest

142 acre Siuslaw Model Forest

Acra, NY
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