Things To Do
In New York’s beautiful Catskill Mountains
What to do once you’re here in Windham:
Windham Mountain ResortWindham Mountain is renowned as a family-friendly ski resort, where people of all ages and abilities can unwind and enjoy what life has to offer. Skiers and riders can find 285 skiable acres and 54 trails over two peaks, 6 terrain parks and 12 lifts.
P.O. Box 459
Windham, NY 12496
Windham Mountain OutfittersWindham Mountain Outfitters offers a large selection of winter and summer equipment for purchase or rental. Winter equipment includes top of the line skis, snowboards, snowshoes, clothing and accessories. Summer equipment includes hiking gear, bike rentals and more!
61 NY 296
Windham, NY 12496
Bailiwick Ranch and ZooBailiwick Ranch offers an animal park, paintball area, and an equestrian center. Walk through the Bailiwick Animal Park and meet many rescued and adopted exotic and domestic friends, where activities include a petting zoo, feeding area, playground, an all new zoo camp, with more ways to get close to the animals, and train rides. Ed-zoo-cational shows are featured daily. The Catskill Equestrian Center is adjacent to a state park with endless scenic mountain trails and offers English and Western riding instruction for all ages and skill levels on safe, sound & well-mannered horses. Personal parties and corporate outings are welcome.
118 Castle Rd
Catskill NY 12414
Cluckin’ “A” Critter FarmNothing like it since the Catskill Game Farm closed. Walk among the alpacas, sheep, donkeys and llama on one side of the barnyard, or walk to the other side to see the chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys. Shop the farm and fiber store for your spinning and knitting needs. Get honey, eggs, maple syrup, and processed chicken. Even hand made stained glass.
680 West Road
Greenville, NY 12083
Zoom Flume Water ParkZoom Flume Water Park is New York’s #1 Family Water Park offers safe water fun, excitement and relaxation for all ages in a beautiful natural setting. Zoom Flume Open from mid-June through Labor Day, Zoom Flume offers many water attractions including: “Water Wars”, The Black Vortex, Riptide Cove Wave Pool, Lagoon Activity Pool, Body slide rides, Tube rides, Wild river, Lazy river,…and much more! Group rates are available.
20 Shady Glen Rd
East Durham, NY 12423
Baseball Hall of FameAre you a die-hard baseball fan? Visit the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown. Their national baseball themed collections feature approximately 40,000 pieces of memorabilia, three million books and documents, and 500,000 photographs.
Bear Creek LandingBear Creek Landing offers a variety of winter and summer activities. Their facilities include an 18 hole miniature golf course, a 300 yard driving range and a beginners grass range; a wooded paintball course (equipment and paintballs are available), a paintball shooting range for the ‘young guns’; all season guided horseback riding through the scenic mountains with over 300 acres of trail and rivers, and hand-led pony rides for the little ones; hop on one of Bear Creek Landing’s adrenaline pumping snow mobiles and be led by experienced drivers for a tour through the wooded terrain, and then take a few laps around the fast track. An onsite restaurant is also available.
Route 23A and Route 214
Hunter, NY 12442
Hunter MountainThe Hunter Mountain ski resort offers skiing, snowboarding, snow-tubing, and snowshoeing as well as summer ethnic festivals such as the German Alps Festival, Celtic Festival, and more. Miles of state hiking trails lead to breathtaking views of the Hudson Valley and the surrounding peaks. Enjoy a scenic and breathtaking 11 minute “Hunter Mountain Sky-ride” to the summit of Hunter Mountain, offering spectacular views of the Northern Catskill Mountains, the Berkshires in MA and VT’s Green Mountains. When you reach the top, view the hand-hewn Rip Van Winkle statue, or the more adventurous can follow DEC marked hiking trails to the highest fire tower in New York State. Allow 3 hours round trip for this moderate 4 mile hike.
64 Klein Ave
Hunter, NY 12442
NY Zipline Adventure ToursThe New York Zipline Adventure Tour at Hunter Mountain is the highest, fastest, and longest zipline canopy tour in North America and the second largest zipline in the world. Designed to challenge and exhilarate, choose from three family-friendly options for fun in every season. For those who seek more than adventure, try NIGHT ZIPPING!!! See Mid-Mountain Outdoor Adventure Tour for details.
64 Klein Ave & 23a
Hunter, NY 12442
The GunksUp for a serious rock climbing day-trip, about one hour’s drive away? Send the reluctant in your party to tour the Shawangunk Wine Trail (see below), as you go off and tackle the climb. The Gunks is one of the premier rock climbing areas in the whole country. The rock is quartz conglomerate, solid rock with horizontal rather than vertical cracks. Climbing here is characterized by roofs, jugs, traverses, big air, and sometimes “sporty” pro. The Gunks is famous for great one-to-three-pitch climbs of all levels of difficulty. You’ll find some of the best easy and moderate traditional climbs in the country at here. There are a few bolted climbs, but no sport climbs… these rocks are the real thing. The main cliffs at the Gunks are ‘The Trapps’ and ‘The Near Trapps’. ‘The Trapps’ is several miles long, and ranges in height from 30′ to over 250′. Visit their site below for more detailed information.
New Paltz, NY 12561
Shawangunk Wine TrailUp for a wine tasting day trip to New Paltz? Just about an hour from Windham is the Shawangunk Wine Trail. Stop at one or all of the fourteen wineries! the Trail follows the tradition of fine winemaking established by the early French Huguenot settlers who brought their wine making expertise to this valley over 300 years ago. Each winery is different… ranging from small to medium in size, all proud of their well crafted red and white wines that range from bone dry to dessert sweet
714 Albany Post Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
Pratt Rock ParkRipley’s ‘Believe it or not’ called Pratt Rock Park, “New York’s Mt. Rushmore,” while others have called it one of the earliest Civil War monuments in the nation. Its story, like the Catskills themselves, is cloaked in legend. Pratt Rock Park is open to the public every day, and there is no admission. The climb to the rocks is steep, and may be unfit for young children, but the path is clear and ascends a series of gently graded inclines to the carved cliff wall 500 feet above the road. The sculptures and the view of the valley make the short climb more than worth the effort.
Prattsville, NY 12468
Kaaterskill FallsAre you a nature lover? Of all the sights of stunning natural beauty, the crowning jewel is the highest cascading waterfall in New York State – Kaaterskill Falls. Dropping in two tiers over 260 feet, Kaaterskill Falls has been one of the region’s most popular destinations for centuries. Kaaterskill Falls has captivated the hearts, pens and paintbrushes of poets, painters, film makers and photographers – becoming part of a larger, artistic folklore spreading from the Catskills to the rest of the world… from Washington Irving’s Rip Van Winkle, to Asher Durand’s Kindred Spirits and William Cullen Bryant’s romantic verse. Climb high enough to view the Hudson River Valley as it snakes below, and delight in the stunning beauty of New York’s landscapes.
Haines Falls, NY 12436
North-South LakeSleep in comfort at Cuomo’s Cove Luxury Suites while enjoying the great outdoors all day long. Summer season offers swimming (Memorial Day to Labor Day), hiking, camping, fishing, and non-motorized boating. Rent a canoe, kayak, paddle boat, paddle-boards, and rowboat and enjoy the day on the water. The park features marked hiking trails, pavilions, bath houses and playgrounds.
County Route 18
Haines Falls, NY 12436
Kaatskill KaleidOscraperThe world’s largest Kaleidoscope!The $250,000 Kaleidoscope was designed by ’60s psychedelic artist Isaac Abrams and his son Raphael, and opened in 1966. The show is ten minutes of frenzied fractal imagery, very loosely based on the history of America.
5340 Rt 28
Mount Tremper, NY 12457
Saratoga Casino and RacetracksReady to try your luck? A beautiful hour and a half’s drive from Cuomo’s Cove is the city of Saratoga Springs, featuring a casino and two race tracks.
Saratoga Casino and RacewayIn addition to harness racing, Saratoga Casino and Raceway offers a full variety of game themes, including video poker, progressives and Keno with individual and multi-denominations ranging from a penny wager to $25. Aside from slot machines, we’re the first in New York State to offer Electronic Roulette! We’ve also introduced Electronic Craps, Blackjack and 3-Card Poker! Enjoy all the excitement of these traditional casino games with the fun of community play, plus the private comfort of separate terminals.
Saratoga Springs, NY
Saratoga Race CourseThe Saratoga Race Course steals the show every summer with its live Thoroughbred horse racing.
267 Union Ave
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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