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Outdoor Activities & Adventures in the Catskill Mountains

In the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County, exploring the outdoors means escaping your ordinary.
Find epic adventures and Greatest-Of-All-Time moments in the mountains.

Hike, Bike, Climb and Fly in the Catskills

The Great Northern Catskills is your easy-to-reach destination for unforgettable adventures. Tackle towering mountains to enjoy breathtaking summit views or venture to a hidden waterfall. Challenge your grip strength on the best natural climbing routes in the northeast, or find your favorite mountain biking trail where natural terrain and world-class engineering meet. Cast a line or fly high above the trees on a zipline, paddle a boat, pitch a tent or find great Catskills lodging choices. It’s all here for you to explore. Discover your Catskills outdoor experience.

Choose Your Own Adventure

From exploring the Catskill Park to careening down a waterslide, choose your own adventure and experience the freedom to play in Greene County. Then head to Hunter Mountain from Spring to Fall for the pinnacle of adventure travel in the Catskills, the New York Zipline Canopy Tour, a heart-pounding thrill-ride that can only be described with the words: highest, fastest, and longest. 

Catskills Campsites

Is there anything more restorative than waking to the sweet smell of the forest and sunlight streaming through the canopy overheard? Camping in the Catskills offers peaceful sleeps under a night sky bedazzled by stars, quiet Tentrr sites nestled in the mountains, or RV hookups close to music festival grounds. Explore the region's variety of camping experiences. 

Hike the Catskill Mountains

The Catskills are home to hundreds of miles of hiking trails, each offering a unique experience, view, and chance to discover New York's oldest vacation destination. 

Test your stamina on the Great Northern Catskills Mountain Bike Trails or take a leisurely stroll on the family-friendly nature trails at the Mountain Top Arboretum. 

All Catskills Outdoor Activities

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Motorcycling Routes in the Catskills

Discover three designated motorcycle routes that wind through the Great Northern Catskills' iconic natural features.