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Spring Break in the Catskills

Adventure Is Here

The Catskills may not be the first place you think of when you are considering Spring Break destinations but we’re here to tell you that it should be. Why? Because between adventure sports opportunities, including ziplining on the longest, and fastest zipline canopy tour in North America, to relaxing poolside at a family-friendly resort, it’s a close-to-home, gas-tank friendly destination that’s fun for the whole family.

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Spring Break for Outdoor Enthusiasts

For anyone who has been waiting all winter to trade skis for bikes, head to Windham Mountain where the Windham Mountain Bike Park will reopen for downhill mountain biking this spring. Sign up for a lesson, a guided excursion, or just take the chairlift to the summit and let loose on the park’s trails. Afterward, take those tires for a spin on the Round Top Trail Network’s singletrack. As far as spring break destinations go, Round Top is a contender for the coolest retreat in North America. This secret haven for adventure lovers offers incredible mountain biking, waterfall walks, and is home to the recently renovated Glen Falls House, where hip accommodations and gourmet comfort food await.

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Better than a Beach Vacation

Who needs the beach when you have cool, pristine mountain lakes to dive into and explore? North-South Lake offers some great paddling, and access to the best hiking trails in the Catskills. Pitch a tent and enjoy the birdsong this spring. Dolan’s Lake Park offers a park setting surrounded by wild forests and mountain views, and the lake is a great place to bring kids for a swim. In summer, a lifeguard is on duty, and picnic tables provide a great home base for a day of fun on the water. And, unlike the ocean, the Catskills offer waterfalls for exploring. Take a waterfall hike, and feel the clean spray of a cascading falls.

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Budget-Friendly Spring Break Ideas

For families on a budget, the Great Northern Catskills all-inclusive family-resorts offer a bundled package price that includes accommodations, three meals a day, activities, and access to discounts at area attractions. If you’re looking for an affordable spring break idea, head to the Catskill Mountains, where a fun alternative to a beach destination awaits!