Within the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County 705,500 acres of wilderness, lies a tucked away landscape straight out of Washington Irving's Rip Van Winkle. Escape into a fairytale in the winter, and rediscover the joy of playing in the snow. Experience the region's stunning xc ski and snowshoe trails softly carpeted in downy winter snow, to the awe-inspiring summit views across the Catskill peaks.
Several cross country ski centers in the Greene County offer snowshoe rentals and trail maps. Trek along scenic mountain paths and discover beautiful ice formations, majestic vistas and historic locations for a truly unique perspective of the mountaintops in winter.
Enjoy outdoor activities at several cross-country skiing and snowshoeing areas
- Windham Mountain Country Club's Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Center offers rentals for adults and children, as well as trail maps. Enjoy snowshoeing the club's scenic grounds, and end your trek at the Windham Country Club for hot cocoa and soup.
- Mountain Trails X-C Ski Center in Tannersville offers 35 kilometers of quiet ski trails spanning 300 acres of groomed terrain. An on-site rental shop provides all you need to enjoy a snowshoeing expedition. Trails are patrolled by the National Ski Patrol to ensure safety and enjoyment for all.
- North-South Lake State Park in Haines Falls offers trail access from the South Lake Dam. Enjoy a peaceful trek through the park or snowshoe to the former site of the Catskill Mountain House for incredible vistas.
Explore by day and return to a cozy après ski fire at one of our charming resorts for a mug of hot cocoa. Whether you've been snowshoeing and cross country skiing for years or are just starting out – the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County invites you to Awaken to Adventure.