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Cabins in Catskill Mountains
Put on your hiking shoes and head over to the Catskill Mountains. Located in Upstate New York, 100 miles away from NYC and west of the Hudson River, this 700,000 acre park has been captivating adventurers and artists with its timeless beauty for centuries. There are tons of trails perfect for skiers, trekkers, adventurers and mountain bikers as well as plenty of water activities in crystal-clear lakes and magical waterfalls. Unique attractions, quaint artsy villages and live performance venues abound. These charming cabins are located in some of the best parts of the Catskills, especially Woodstock and Hudson valley.Beautiful independent cabins
These lovely, spacious cabins are a great find for couples, families and small groups. Spoil yourself with all the amenities including features like a fireplace, jacuzzi, large garden and balcony where you can take in views of the surrounding nature. Many of them are built in traditional log cabin style, while others take a more modern approach. Tell campfire stories about the legendary Rip Van Winkle or have breakfast in the garden. Whichever cabin you choose, you are guaranteed to have a memorable stay.
Travelers and activities
The Catskill Mountains hold lots to see for hikers and nature enthusiasts. Hike through maple trees and boreal forests to reach the summit of Slide Mountain, the highest peak in the Catskills (4,180 ft), with 3 distinct trails to choose from. Other well-known hiking trails lead to impressive sights like the Overlook Mountain Ruins or the Dundas Castle Ruins. For a bit of fun, take a unique scenic rail tour through the woods and creeks of the Catskills. These are available via the Rail Explorers Catskills.Catskill Mountains for Thrill seekers
Hunter Mountain has fun for the whole family, boasting adrenaline pumping activities such as the highest and longest zip line in America, thrilling off-road rides, ski-school, scenic chair lifts and more. It also hosts tons of must-see, world-class events and festivals. Elite mountain bikers can test their skills on the Plattekill Mountain trails, ranging from beginner to expert. Another activity that might be worth your while is learning to sail the Hudson River with Tivoli Sailing Company. Ski lovers should venture out to Windham Mountain for an incredible ski experience. It also features an adventure park, alpine spa, night skiing and a mountain bike park.Catskill Mountains for Artists
Artists and art lovers will enjoy a visit to Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, a museum and performing arts center. It was formerly the site of the 1969 Woodstock Festival and includes an art and music conservatory. In the spirit of the performing arts, stop by the Shadowland Theatre. A bit more intimate than Bethel, catch a contemporary performance in this 1920s, art-deco style venue. Artists will enjoy exploring the antiques and art galleries in villages like Andes and Phoenicia as well as the well-known Woodstock Playhouse.
This land is home to the fictitious Rip Van Winkle, published in 1819, whose meeting with a Dutchman left him eternally asleep in the Catskills.
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One of the coolest train museums on the East Coast, this museum is dedicated to honoring the railroad’s heritage. Depending on the season, visitors can board a vintage locomotive at the Phoenicia station for a scenic ride through the Catskill Mountains.2. See a rare steam powered historic mill in action
Hanford Mills Museum is one of the few places in America that still maintains a functioning water and steam mill. Founded in the 1840s, this is a great place to see history in action. Visitors will appreciate seeing the innovation of the gas engines and turbines as well as the gristmill, sawmill and woodworking shop. Be sure to check out the historic farmstead and hardware store.3. Kick back and relax on the beach
With the surrounding Belleayre Mountains as a backdrop, Belleayre Beach, part of Hamlet of Pine Hill adventure park, offers visitors lots of activities for the whole family. Work on your tan, go kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding, or put on your hiking shoes and hit the trails. This area also has great ski trails if visiting in winter.4. Get imbibed at the Rip Van Winkle Brewery
Stopping in this laid-back brewery for a taste of 7 different brews on tap is definitely a must for beer lovers. This family-friendly venue also serves American-Italian fare for a nice, well-rounded experience.5. Take flight in the hang-gliding capital of the Northeast
The Catskills are a popular destination for hang-gliding. There are many tours and schools where this exhilarating activity can be tried out. Some will even take you tandem gliding over the Hudson River. Check out NY & NJ Tandem Hang Gliding or Ellenville Flight Park for more information.6. Peruse unique museums
The Catskills are full of interesting and quirky places to visit that may surprise you. To get your bearings, visit the Bronck Museum and learn about the area’s interesting Dutch background and a chronicled history of the region. Catskill Flyfishing Center and Museum proudly exhibits everything there is to know about fly-fishing, and then some! Also be sure to stop by The World’s Largest Kaleidoscope at Emerson for a unique take on America’s past.7. Hang out in Woodstock
Woodstock has been an art colony since 1902 and still America’s most famous small town. Visitors will find lots to do here, including hiking to an old mountaintop hotel, visiting a therapeutic spa, and shopping the boutiques on Tinker Street. Woodstock attracts art-oriented tourists for its galleries, live music venues and Opus 40 sculpture park. Not to mention the many great places to eat found in the area.