Experience the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County


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With vibrant colorful scenery and unlimited exploration ahead, experience fall in the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County. Whether you get up early for a hike to watch the sunrise, or plan to toast marshmallows to golden brown perfection by the campfire, discover the beauty of the Catskills this fall season.

From leisurely walking paths to more challenging climbs, visitors to the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County can forge connections with nature. Walk along and to the scenic Kaaterskill Falls Viewing Platform in Haines Falls—an easy 0.6-mile hike round trip to a viewing platform overlooking the high cascading two-tiered waterfall in New York State—or explore the Four Mile Point Preserve in Coxsackie to find scenic shoreline vistas. For a tougher hike, try Hunter Mountain Fire Tower in Hunter, which is eight miles roundtrip and provides panoramic views of the Hudson Valley region. When hiking, be sure to follow the Leave No Trace principles and wear the proper gear.

For an exhilarating adventure, go ziplining at New York Zipline Canopy Tours, located at Hunter Mountain. The Mid-Mountain Tour is family-friendly and features ziplines, suspension bridges, and tree platforms while the Skyrider Tour is an extreme ziplining experience for thrill-seekers. Each tour offers beautiful views of the Catskills.

When you’re not exploring the outdoors, sip the flavors of the region at one of the many breweries. From IPAs and lagers to brown ales and stouts, prepare to sample the latest creations of the Great Northern Catskills. Rip Van Winkle Brewing Company, Subversive Malting & Brewing, and Crossroads Brewing Co. Catskill Taproom all feature locally produced brews in the Town of Catskill. Head to West Kill Brewing in West Kill to try beers made with locally grown and foraged ingredients, located along a 127-acre farm. Prefer hard cider?

Check out Left Bank Ciders in the Village of Catskill, Greene County’s first cidery—the ciders are made in small batches using locally sourced ingredients. For wine connoisseurs, sip a glass (or two!) at The Vineyard at Windham or Ze Windham Wine Bar, both located in Windham and both offering a wide variety of wines to sample.

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After a day of exploration, rest up at one of the Great Northern Catskills’ unique lodging properties. In Greenville, The Woodhouse Lodge provides a fun, beautifully decorated escape. With fire pits, hammocks, and access to nearby hiking, experience the splendor of the Great Northern Catskills. Looking for a glamping experience? Stay at Treetopia Airstream Hotel and RV Campground in Catskill. With Airstreams, RVs, canvas tents, cottages, and a treehouse, there are options for all types of travelers! End the day roasting s’mores by the campfire before sleeping in the great outdoors. For a more relaxed stay, try Wylder Windham in Windham.

The hotel was built over 140 years ago with seven historic lodging options beautifully restored by local craftsmen. Days can be filled with exploring the 20 acres of endless opportunities to relax and have fun. From a morning walk along the Batavia Kill Creek after breakfast at Babblers, to afternoons playing pickle ball and corn hole at The Yard. Wylder has something for everyone all season long.

Adventure travelers and those looking for a relaxing getaway can all find fun in the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County. Begin planning your fall trip to remember at GreatNorthernCatskills.com.

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As the region developed, the Great Northern Catskills quickly became an established vacation destination for wealthy New Yorkers. Eager to escape the oppressive city heat and enjoy the fresh mountain air, people flocked to the legendary “mountain houses.” Perched on scenic bluffs, tucked away high in the mountains, the Catskills hotels flourished.


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