New York Catskills Kayaking, Boating, & More
The dazzling shine of sunlight on North-South Lake, the muffled engine of a motorboat on the Hudson River, the silent glide of a paddle dipping into Dolan’s Lake – you’re invited to float away in the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County, NY.
From rafting and tubing on the legendary Hudson River to dozens of options for paddling or boating the quiet creeks and expansive lakes of the mountaintops, Greene County is home to some of New York State's oldest recreational waterways.
The Catskills are home to some of the best paddling locations in New York State. Try stand-up paddleboarding in the River Towns of Athens on the Hudson; go kayaking in the mountains on North-South Lake, or tubing in the Valley Towns in East Durham at the Zoom Flume Water Park. For motorized boats, the Hudson River and Catskill Creek meander along the River Towns, offering scenic exploration and easy access to shops, restaurants, marinas and fishing.
If you prefer contained water parks, spend your 2022 summer trip by the pool or romp the day away at the Catskills #1 waterpark, and dive into adventure in Greene County!
The Catskills offer some of the best fishing in New York State! Check out our guide to the best fishing spots, NYS Licensing, where to get tackle and bait, and how to hire a licensed guide. You are sure to return with fish stories that will live on for generations!