In the Fall, venture to the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County and explore the region's colorful landscape during family-friendly festivals, motorcycle rallies and harvest events. Whether traveling by car or motorcycle, the Catskills offer incredible fall foliage paired with family fun on a short weekend hop from New York City or a longer fall getaway.
The Catskills' rural roadways wind through mountain towns and river valleys that follow historic routes along the Hudson River. Explore the Adventure Capital of the Catskills, take a scenic drive into the heart of the mountains and discover natural attractions, such as Kaaterskill Falls, antique shops, farm stands and boutique stores offering an array of arts and crafts.
Download the Greene County Driving Tours Map to find trip ideas for where to stop on your driving tour including restaurants and places to stay during a colorful fall getaway in the Catskills. Find Catskill hiking trails perfect for fall leaf-peeping and photography opportunities with our printable hiking PDF.
Family-Friendly Fall Fun in the Great Northern Catskills
Fall is a time of homecoming and reunion, when families and friends gather to reminisce and make new memories together. In the Catskills, you're invited to experience an array of family-friendly activities, from adrenaline sports to horseback riding, outdoor adventures and more.
Feel the heart-pounding sensation of flying over the trees at Hunter Mountain's New York Zipline Adventure Tour, the fastest, longest and highest zipline in North America; or enjoy a trip on the SkyRider and take a short hike to a massive, hand-carved statue of Rip Van Winkle. Bailiwick Ranch & Discovery Zoo offers horseback riding tours, as well as a zoo of exotic and domestic animals for a day of fun and adventure. Or check out Zombie Hunter Wars, a heart-pounding 30-minute adventure where you take on zombies with some fantastic paintball action.
Fall wouldn't be the same without Hunter Mountain Oktoberfest - 4 weekends of jam packed family fun for all.
Explore Greene County's world-renowned artistic heritage on the Hudson River School Art Trail and hike to the wild places that inspired painters like Thomas Cole, Albert Bierstadt and Frederic Church. Visit the Thomas Cole National Historic Site, where you can learn about the Art Trail and take an exclusive tour of Cole's studio, home and gardens.
Fall Getaways in the Catskills: All-Inclusive Resorts, Couples Retreats and More
Find a variety of Catskills fall lodging packages perfect for a vacation in the mountains – from large hotels to quaint B&Bs. Stay at one of Greene County's all-inclusive resorts, and enjoy on-site entertainment and meals for one bundled package price, or relax for the weekend in a cozy country inn nestled in the mountains. From farm stays to quick getaways, Greene County lodging properties offer access to Catskills' hiking trails, shopping districts and performing arts venues.