by Ketki Hanamshet Updated on 15 Oct 2018
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New York City is considered the financial, cultural and the media capital of the world. There are several beautiful places in New York among which Catskill is famous for its diversity. The Catskill is an area in southeastern New York. It is situated just west of the Hudson River. This place holds a significant value in American culture, and the hypnotizing beauty will surely attract you to visit again and again. Below are the top tourist attractions in Catskill.
Let's explore these 11 best things to do in Catskill:
1. Go and see the Slide Mountain
If the traveler is a mountain lover and wants to witness the highest peak of New York, then he should definitely pay a visit to the Slide Mountain. It is 4,180 feet high as a giant located in the small town of Shandaken in Ulster County. Slide Mountain is a very challenging hiking destination that can be crossed from three different approaches. The summit of this peak is also rounded and gentle just like the other peak in the Catskill Mountains. You can also see the maples, beech and yellow birch covering the mountain beautifully. Boreal forests are also there to increase the natural beauty a bit.
2. Watch the Hunter Mountain in Catskill
Hunter Mountain is good to enjoy hiking with your entire family members. It is just two hours from New York City and a part of Catskill Mountain as well. It provides us enough adventures as the longest and highest zipline in North America. There are services like Fly Fishing, amazing off-road rides, miles of hiking through the deep forest and much more. A traveler can surely enjoy some famous festivals like Mountain Jam, The German Alps Festival, the TAP New York Craft Beer and Food Festival, the Taste of Country Music Festival and many others.
3. Push yourself back to the History and enjoy the Minisink Battlefield County Park
Minisink Battlefield County Park is registered nationally and listed for its historical value in the revolutionary war. As the Minisink battle took place here, it constantly spreads the essence of history here and there. This 57-acre area offers a picnic spot, a large pavilion, and restrooms. The entire park is covered with beautiful sights. The center of the park is a place where the guests can learn about the battle of Minisink as well as the life of animals and plants in the County Park.
4. Sit back and relax in Windham Mountain resort in Catskill
Windham Mountain is just a perfect resort for relaxing with family members in the mind-blowing town of Windham. The journey will be really a short one as it is only two hours from New York. This resort has a great ski experience with 54 trails in two peaks. It also offers year-round fun with an inn, alpine spa, night skiing, adventure park, a golf course three restaurant and mountain bike park to enjoy.
5. Enjoy the falling waters preserve
The bank of the river Hudson is a beautiful scene to watch, and this place is called the falling waters preserve. It covers 149 acres of undeveloped land and holds the presence of History as the former site of the Mulford Ice House. One, who loves to hike, likes to catches fish and has interest in skiing will definitely find paradise here in falling water preserve. Two miles of trails are there for the visitors to watch the tumbling waterfalls, vast meadows and the stretches of Hudson River.
6. Step into the Plattekill Mountain, Catskills, NY
It is located in the town of Roxbury, New York. This is also a family-friendly resort to enjoy especially when it offers skiing in winters. It will also give an opportunity for mountain biking when the snow melts. Two chairlifts are there to the mountain peaks and surface that lifts in the snow tubing park. Some music concerts are also organized in summers to attract the visitors. This season also offers Kayaking, guided hikes, fly fishing and overnight camping.
7. Attracting antics in Empire State Railway Museum
For the antic lovers, this Empire State Railway Empire is just like heaven. It is located in the middle of the Catskill Mountains. The little stations are nicely restored here for a long time and have made it a museum to contain the History of that time. There is also a big gallery to show all the antics.
8. Sail on the Zoom Flume
Zoom Flume is the perfect water park for relaxation with your family. It is located in East Durham and provides the most amusing part called the Gravity Gorge Zipline. This water park zip line rises 100 feet above park ground. To make speedier, this water park provides several waterslides as well. The park is also suitable for Birthday Parties, Family or friends’ reunions and even for corporate events.
9. Sail with Tivoli Sailing Company
Tivoli Sailing Company offers you Charters as well as the lessons of sailing for the adults and even for the children. It also has an adventurous sailing school to gear the children up. They also offer lessons for the adults at the bank of the Hudson River. The staff of this company believes that the lesson provided by them will be of so much help that the sailors will never face any problem while sailing anywhere else.
10. Enjoy a movie in the Shadowland Theatre, Catskills, NY
For a movie lover, Shadowland Theatre surely is a great place. It is located in a quaint village, about 100 miles away from New York. This theatre is beautiful, intimate and a renovated art-deco theatre that offers musicals and contemporary plays. It contains 900 seats to allow a huge gathering at a time.
11. Stretch yourself in The Belleayre Beach at Belleayre Mountain
The Belleayre Beach is a waterside adventure park which is open to all ages for a small fee. There are several beaches where one can rent Kayaks, stand up paddle boards, rowboats and much more. Entertainment will be extended when one will discover Basketball court and a volleyball court for playing. Apart from fishing, one can paddle around the lake to have a beautiful experience. Like other parks in Catskill, this one also provides family parties and special events at the time of summer. An ideal place for the visitors to enjoy.