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Things to do and places to see near our Bungalow!

There are many places to visit while you are in the beautiful Catskill Mountains Region.
From our Bungalow you can walk to Pratt Rock Park. 2 miles from us you will find Red Falls. We are about 5 miles from Gilboa Reservoir, 10 miles from Windham, and 15 miles Hunter, NY.
Our location is perfect for Winter sports, gorgeous Fall scenery, colorful Autumn foliage, Summer and Fall festivals, fun concerts, scenic drives, hiking, golfing, bird watching, biking, swimming or just relaxing while visiting the majestic Catskill Mountains.

Summer and Fall Festivals & Concerts

Located just 10 miles from Windham, 15 miles from Hunter, 22 from Tannersville, 25 from Belleayre Mountain, and 21 miles from East Durham and Oak Hill our Bungalow is a perfect base if you are visiting the Catskills and want to check out Summer and Fall festivals, car and bike shows and concerts.
From Brew Fest, Irish Festivals, Octoberfest and German Festivals to large concers such as Country Fest and Mountain Jam, you will enjoy the entertainment and live music in the Majestic Catskill Mountains!


Winter Sports

Our Tiny House is located just 10 miles from Windham Mountain, 15 miles from Hunter, and 25 miles from Belleayre, making it a perfect location for skiers and snowboarders visiting the Catskills! Snow tubing is also available.
Windham Mountain has over 40 trails and approximately 9 ski lifts. The highest peak is situated at a little over 3,000 feet. Ski Windham offers a mountain adventure sure to invigorate body and soul. Two mountain peaks with a 1600-foot vertical drop. Separate learning terrain for beginners, groomed cruising runs for all levels, and moguls and steeps for experts. Snow parks, a half-pipe, and glade skiing. Tubing is available nearby at Mountaintop Adventure Park, as well as ice skating and wall climbing. Other activities: paintballing and golfing.
120' x 60' outdoor skating rink is located next to the snow tubing area. Ice skating center is temperature and weather dependent
Hunter Mountain - Elevation: Top: 3,200 feet Base: 1,600 feet, Vertical Drop: 1,600 feet, Skiing Terrain: 35 miles of skiing terrain; 54 open slopes and tree lined trails, 11 offer instant access to challenging steeps, huge moguls and wide-open cruising terrain; Longest Run: 2 miles. Snowboarding half-pipe and terrain park. The snow tubing park.
Mountain Trails Cross Country Ski Center (22 miles away, in Tannersville, NY) has 35 kilometers of quiet nature trails on hundreds of forested acres that are groomed, track-set, and marked to their degree of difficulty. All trails are patrolled by the National Ski Patrol and PSIA instructors offer ski lessons for all skill levels.
We are conveniently located near the following skiing locations :
Hunter Mountain, Hunter, NY (15 miles away)(Hunter Mountain Website)
Windham Mountain, Windham, NY (10 miles)(Windham Mountain Website)
Belleayre Mountain, Ulster County, Highmount, NY (25 miles) (Belleayre Mountain Website)
Plattekill, Delaware County, Roxbury, NY (10 miles)
Delhi Outdoor Ed. Center, Delhi, NY (35 miles)
Mountain Trails Cross Country Ski Center, Tannersville, NY (22 miles)(View website)
Catskills Scenic Trail, Bloomville (27 miles) to Roxbury, NY (10 miles)

Catskills Skiing

Locations marked on map below:


Swimming, fishing, tubing, boating and kayaking

Catskills is a Paradise of Swimming Holes and there's a secret swimming hole in almost every town. If you ask the locals, they might point you in the right direction.
Swimming holes in the Catskills are some of the most beautiful natural pools in New York.
Near our Bungalow you will find lakes, creeks, waterfalls, water parks, places where you can swim, fish and kayak, or just enjoy the views.
In walking distance you will find a designated beach area, by Shocharie Creek and Pratt Rock, if you want to relax by the water or dip in.
Mine Kill State Park, only 12 miles away, has an Olympic size pool, swimming lessons and weather activities.
Mine Kill State Park, North - South Lake and Belleayre beach (both about 25 miles away) also offer boating.
North - South lake and The Belleayre Beach in addition to swimming and boating offer fishing, picnicking. Belleayre beach also offers horseshoe pits, volleyball, basketball, play ground with swings, and climbing wall
The Town Tinker Tube Rental  - Phoenicia, NY - Located in the heart or the Catskill Mountains is a 5 mile stretch of river that has become one of the most popular tubing courses around. Ride the rapids and drift with the current as the Esopus.
Zoom Flume Water Park (18 miles away) offers fun water Slides for the whole family. It has little pools for younger kids, tall slides for older kids, and sun chairs for relaxing, cabanas and picnic areas. Food and ice cream are sold in the park.
Please Click Here to View additional information on Fishing in the Catskills(PDF File)
Please view our Google map below and look for icons. Follow the links to view more details in order to find out what's permitted for each location and to read Google user reviews.


Ziplines and Sky Lifts

See The Catskills from above! New York Zipline Adventure Tours, Hunter Zipline, is the longest & highest zipline canopy tour in North America!
Over 5 miles of ziplines, some reaching heights of nearly 600 feet above the ground and 50 miles per hour.
In addition near our Domeo both Windham and Hunter Mountain offer skyride chairlifts so you can enjoy relax and beautiful views.
More information: Hunter Zipline, Scenic Skyride Hunter and Skyride Chairlift - Windham page for additional information.


Hiking

The Catskills are criss-crossed with state-maintained hiking and multi-use trails. There are 35 peaks with an elevation over 3500 feet in the Catskills.
Hiking the New York's Catskills is a magical experience that will stay with you. Catskill Mountains region is packed with miles of hiking trails that span both public and private lands in the greater Catskill Park. A lot of trails will take you to gorgeous waterfalls or hidden fly fishing spots. In the winter the region is filled with cross-country and downhill skiers.
With thousands of miles of scenic hiking trails to explore, the possibilities for adventure in the Catskills are endless! Climb to mountain summits, discover remote waterfalls, or take a walk through the woods and simply enjoy being in nature.
The Catskill Mountains offer some of the most beautiful and diverse hiking terrain in the Northeast, some family friendly, some challenging, making it the perfect destination for hikers of all experience levels.
Hiking and Mountain Walks: Enjoy views and vistas of the Hudson River, Kaaterskill Falls, and historic sites from short walks or all-day hikes. The Escarpment Trail offers a five-hour round trip hike. Check out Hike the Catskills for additional information.
Trails within 35 miles:
Blenheim - Gilboa Power Project Lower and Upper Reservoirs.  Canadarago Lake, Otsego Lake, Susquehanna River, and Goodyear Lake -This 1,900-acre lake averages 33 feet deep and has a maximum depth of 44 feet.
Catskill Scenic Trail  -The Catskill Scenic Trail lies on the former railbed of the Ulster and Delaware Railroad, running from Grand Gorge through Stamford, Hobart and South Kortright, ending in Bloomville in Schoharie County. This 19 mile trail offers a hard-packed surface that is perfect for hiking, biking, horseback riding and cross country skiing.
Delaware County: Bearpen Mountain - Poor Dry Brook Ridge. Hiking - 4.8 miles
Otsego County: Lutheranville State Forest -Hiking - 0.5 miles
Vertigo at Plattekill -Lift service up Plattekill Mountain.  Mountain Biking - 40 miles
Alder Lake -The toughest part of this trip is getting to the trailhead.  Rutted, country back roads that lead to the gate near secluded Alder Lake.  Hiking - 1.8 miles
Beaver Kill -Excellent fishery. Home water of American dry-fly fishing. Best fished spring and fall.  Fly-Fishing
Diamond Notch Falls - Hiking - 2.9 miles
Esopus Creek: Route 28 to Phoenicia  -Located in the heart of New York’s Catskill Mountains. Moderate rapids and good scenery.  Whitewater Paddling - 3 miles
Esopus River -A challenging stream, with lots of trout and a glowing future. Heavy stocking and heavy discharges from the Shandaken Tunnel, which carries water from the Schoharie into the Esopus.  Fly-Fishing
Hunter Mountain  -the second highest point in the Catskill Mountains.  Hiking - 7.5 miles
Little Pond and Touchmenot -Mountain Fishing, hiking - 3.4 miles
Lower Schoharie Creek -Called the devil’s piss pot in the old days because of its tendency to flood, trickles out of the Blenheim-Gilboa Power Project Lower Reservoir.  Fishing
Rochester Hollow Trail  -Elevations in the area from 1,100 to almost 4,200 feet.  Snowshoeing - 5.6 miles
Schoharie County: Huntersfield Mountain Hiking - 4.4 miles
Upper East Branch Delaware River, Pepacton Reservoir, and Lower East Branch Delaware River  -The naturally-flowing stretch of the Upper East Branch Delaware River springs out of the hills a couple of miles west of Grand Gorge and runs southwest for about 20 miles to feed Pepacton Reservoir. Fishing.
Upper Schoharie Creek, Schoharie Reservoir, and Batavia Kill   Upper Schoharie Creek slices through some of the prettiest scenery in the Catskills. 1,159-acre Schoharie Reservoir. Fishing
Huckleberry Trail Tannersville. 2.3 miles of gravel-packed trail following bed of old Huckleberry Line Railroad. Curves around Rip Van Winkle Lake and Gooseberry Creek.
View our Google map below and look for icons. Follow the links to view more details for each location and to read Google user reviews.
Visit Best Hiking in the Catskills page for great tips and 3500 Club page for additional information.


Horseback Riding

Greene County is home to ranches and equestrian centers that offer horseback riding over scenic mountain trails, including all-day trips and other Catskills outdoor adventures. Pony rides and horse-drawn hayrides will thrill the younger kids. Instruction in both Western and English riding is available on an individual basis or in riding camps, and "pony parties" are a great way to celebrate a special birthday. For more details see our map below and look for icons. Follow individual links for additional information and Google user reviews.


Golf and Disc Golf

Golf in New York Beautiful Catskill Mountains. Greene County is home to nine golf courses, seven of which offer 18 holes and two boasting nine holes.
Hunter Mountain offers FREE MOUNTAIN DISC GOLF. They have 18+ holes of challenging play with everything from wide open cross-slope throws to tight, wooded shots, and some very long, downhill throws.
View our Google map below and look for and icons. Follow the links to view more details for each location and to read Google user reviews.


Mountain Biking

Ride more than 120 miles of the best mountain biking trails in the country!
Windham Mountain Bike Park offers a truly unique downhill riding experience, and the longest jump trail on the East Coast. Outstanding natural Catskill Mountain terrain has been expertly developed by world renowned trail designers, Gravity Logic, for riders of all levels.
Visit Mountain Bike Trails in the Catskills page for additional information and more details.
View our Google map below and look for icons. Follow the links to view more details for each location and to read Google user reviews.


Hunting

Home to deep forests, tall mountains and scenic river valleys Catskill Mountains area is ideal for small and big game hunting.
Greene County provides easy access to acres of pristine wildlife hunting across vast stretches of mountaintop wilderness.
Please visit Hunting in Greene County Page for addition information on Hunting in the area.


Waterfalls

Steep slopes and restless streams make the Catskill Mountains rich waterfall territory. Thanks to the Catskills' varied landscape, you'll discover a bounty of cascading waterfalls large and small across the region. Some are a cool reward at the end of a rugged hike, while others plunge just a few yards from the road.
Hunter area has a great number of waterfalls of various sizes. The most notable waterfall, Kaaterskill Falls Haines Falls NY. At 260 feet, this two-tiered fall is the highest in New York State.
Bastion Falls, commonly known as "horseshoe falls" is located on Rt. 23A, about a mile below Haines Falls.
Cohotate Preserve - Rte 385, Athens, NY (2 miles north of Catskill) - Nature preserve with self guided tours on nature trails along the Hudson River.
Devil's Tombstone - Rte 214, Hunter - 845-688-7160 -Natural rock formation resembles a large tombstone. Hiking trails.
Diamond Notch Falls - This 15-foot fall is a hidden gem.
Newman's Ledge and the Catskill Mountain House Site -Overlook fifty miles of the Hudson Valley and into New England.
Shinglekill Falls - These falls lie on the Catskill's eastern fringe.
Please view our Google map below and look for icons to view some of the waterfalls locations. Follow the links for more details and Google user reviews.


Mines and Caves

New York State is rich with geological treasures, like caverns and caves. Known as "spelunking" cave hiking and exploring in the Catskills is exciting adventure for nature lovers and curiosity seekers.
Mining operations in the mountains began early in the country's history. Abandoned mines found new purpose for mushroom growing, as bomb shelters and as sites for special events. Caves in the Catskills, created by weather extremes and erosion, invite the adventurous to explore.
Some caves require advance notice to hike them, as well as strict regulations on gear and lighting sources. The best known and most-visited cave in Upstate New York, Howe Caverns, is the largest natural show cave in the northeast and second popular natural attractions in the state after Niagara Falls.
Created by underground erosion, the cave features a 560-foot passageway, large rooms and extensive formations.
While there, check out Iroquois Indian Museum -Howes Cave, NY, - Archeological collections, artwork and performances.
For more details see our map below and look for icons. Follow individual links for additional information and Google user reviews.


Covered Bridges and scenic drives

Take a scenic drive through the Catskills. The unique and historic features of the Catskills landscape make for some of the best scenic drives near NYC.
From large to small there are covered bridges across Upstate NY, and many of them are located in the Catskill region.
Please visit Drives & Covered Bridges Page for addition useful information and list of Scenic Drives. During a scenic drive through the Catskills, you're likely to come across one of the region's numerous historic covered bridges from the 1800s.
View our Google map below and look for icons. Follow the links to view more details for each location and to read Google user reviews.


Parks:

North Lake State Park and Campgrounds - Haines Falls - The Catskills' largest state-owned campgrounds. Swimming, hiking, biking, fishing, canoeing, camping. The park includes the site of the historic Catskill Mountain House.
RamsHorn-Livingston Sanctuary - Grandview Ave., Catskill -This is 480 acres of the Hudson's largest tidal swamp forest, a breeding ground and nursery for American shad and bass. 3 miles of trails.  Following a half-mile walk, you can canoe from the tidal marsh out to the Hudson River
Supersonic Speedway & Fun Park - East Durham, NY -Go-kart's, 21 hole miniature golf, batting cages, speed ball, kiddie rides arcade, shooting gallery, basketball, snacks, gifts. April - Columbus Day.
Ashokan Reservoir - Shokan -Spectacular vistas along the 40 miles of shoreline surrounding this 12-square-mile lake in the mountains.
CD Lane Park -Maplecrest - Swimming, canoeing, ballfield, outdoor basketball court, pavilion.
Dry Brook Ridge Wild Forest - Margaretville -Marked hiking trails to summit with dramatic 180 degree panoramic views.
Kirkside Park - Roxbury NY
Gilboa Fossil Forest - Gilboa, NY - cited as home to the Earth's oldest forest! Located near the Gilboa Dam in Schoharie County, New York, the region is home to tree trunks from the Devonian Period, which occurred roughly 380 million years ago. Gilboa Fossils Website


Restaurants and Bars

For a list of bars and restaurants near us please view our map towards the bottom of this page.


Additional information and links:
Mountain Top Arboretum - Tannersville, NY -Approximately 20 acres of plantings in a natural setting.
National Soccer Hall Of Fame - Oneonta, NY -Two floors exhibiting the sport's historical treasures.
Thomas Cole House - Catskill, NY 12414 -Nineteenth-century home of Hudson River School artist.
Windham Fine Arts - Windham, NY -Featuring nationally and regionally renowned artists, rotating monthly shows, and art on display in a new annex.
The Vineyard at Windham - Windham, NY Sitting on 4 acres, vineyard overlooks Windham Mountain and its surrounding year-round beauty. They source the best-rated wines that New York State has to offer from the Finger Lakes all the way down to the renowned North & South Forks of Long Island- all under one roof.
Woodstock - Woodstock, NY -Crafts shops, art galleries, gift shops and boutiques. "The most famous small town in the world." A "Colony of the Arts" since 1902
Catskill Mountain Railroad - Route 28, Mount Pleasant NY -The trains provide passenger service along the Catskills' scenic Esopus Creek. 6-miles round trip in the heart of the beautiful Catskill Mountains. At Phoenicia, experience life in the Catskills past and present by visiting the village merchants and the historic 1900 railroad depot.
American Museum of Firefighting: Hudson- based hands-on museum celebrating 3 centuries of firefighting with over 60 engines, apparatus & art.
Catskill Mountain Foundation Gallery: Galleries, arts and crafts, shops, and information on cultural activities. Catskill Mountain Foundation Gallery offers an art gallery, bookstore, special exhibits and literature readings.
Bronk Museum: This complex of Dutch Colonial dwellings and 19th century barns includes the oldest surviving Dutch house in the Hudson Valley. The 1663 and 1738 dwellings are furnished with art, furniture, textiles, ceramics and silver. Open May through October.
St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Church: Hunter, NY. Built without nails the traditional way, the Ukrainian Church and Grazhda is definitely worth a visit. Attend a concert or Ukrainian craft workshop, or simply enjoy the lovely hand-carved interior and works of art.
Zadock Pratt Museum: Walking distance from our Tiny House! Located on the circa 1828 homestead of Zadock Pratt, the area’s most prominent tanner, the museum features period furniture, artifacts from Pratt's life, and a tannery exhibit. Open Memorial Day through Columbus Day.

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