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Things To Do In The Catskills

Discover Greene County's unique, enticing, and exciting things to do and places to visit just two hours north of New York City and just a bit further from Boston and Montreal.

The Great Northern Catskills of Greene County offers exciting family-friendly (and pet-friendly) adventures, from unique music festivals and hikes to fun on the water. 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.

swimming and relaxing on Colgate Lake in Tannersville

Family-Friendly Attractions

Just two hours north of New York City, Greene County offers family-friendly activities in the Catskill Mountains and beyond. Experience the beauty of the landscape swimming in the mountains, climbing a fire tower, or taking a family-friendly scenic skyride at one of our two high peak locations—Hunter Mountain and Windham Mountain. When done, quench your thirst at one of our local breweries or cideries or fill up at one of the great Catskills area restaurants.

rip van winkle carving at hunter mountain

Adventure in the Catskills

Traditionally, mountains are places of adventure, the places we journey to, to get away from it all, to find ourselves, and 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? 

thomas cole painting

Cradle of American Art

The 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.

Plot your course for adventure!

Our Top-Rated Attractions in the Catskills

From mountain biking down a world-cup race course to scaling fire towers for epic views, there's no limit to what Greene County has to offer!

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Trip Planning & Itineraries

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!

List of All Current Catskills Area Attractions

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Mahayana Buddhist Temple
Dutchman's Landing Park
plants in room 34
Garden of stone
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European Crafts