Great Northern Catskills Family-friendly Attractions
Greene County offers excitement and entertainment in every season boasting some of the top attractions in the Catskills. 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 of Greene County 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!