Things To Do In The Catskills
In the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County, discover the unique, enticing and exciting things to do and places to visit within two hours of New York City, and just a bit further from Boston and Montreal.
The Great Northern Catskills of Greene County offers exciting family-friendly adventures, from unique music festivals to fall foliage hikes and cozy winter ski retreats. Don't forget additional adult fun like craft beer and cider tasting on the Catskills Beverage Trail. Start by finding a place to stay in the NY Catskills, then choose from a number of other things to do in the area.
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. When done, share the thrill stories at one of the great Catskills area restaurants.
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?
The deep Kaaterskill Clove of the Catskills is the cradle of American art. 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.
Don't know where to start your travel planning? Use our Catskills trip planner to help get your creative juices flowing so you can plan a vacation that will exceed your expectations!