Attractions in the Catskills
In the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County, discover the unique, enticing and exciting things to do within two hours of New York City.
The Great Northern Catskills of Greene County offers exciting adventures, from unique music festivals to cozy winter retreats and craft beverage tasting on the Catskills Beverage Trail.
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.
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.
Are you looking for things to do in the Catskills during the Fourth of July holiday? Find fireworks displays, live music, and more. Remember to practice social distancing and to wear a mask.
Don't know where to start your travel planning? Use our Catskills trip ideas to help get your creative juices flowing so you can plan a vacation that will exceed your expectations!