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Catskills Attractions

>Park – Located adjacent to Bailiwick Ranch, 118 Castle Rd. Catskills, NY 12412 (518) 678-5665 – Games played by appointment or groups. Walk-ins welcome. Masks, suits, and guns provided. Call for fees.

Action Machine Rentals – Located adjacent to Bailiwick Ranch, 118 Castle Rd. Catskills, NY 12412 (518) 678-5665 – Come drive one of our All Terrain Go-Carts. 2 acres trail course. No License required. Supervised, helmets provided. Call for fees.

Armstrong Elk Farm – 936 Mervey Sunside Street, Cornwallville, NY 12418 (518) 622-8452 – See the elks free of charge in the only elk farm in the Catskill Mountains. Call ahead.

Bailiwick Ranch - 118 Castle Rd. Catskills, NY 12412 (518) 678-5665 – Horseback riding, pony rides, petting zoo. Open all year 9 to 5 daily Monday thru Friday. Call for fees.

Bear Creek Landing – Route 23A & Route 214, Hunter, NY (518) 263-3839 – Open all year. Licensed NYS fishing preserve loaded with Rainbow, Brown and golden Trout. Mini-golf 20 station driving range. 18 hole golf course. Ice skating with rentals and lessons available.

Catskill Mountain Wolf center – Route 32, Catskill, NY 12414 (518) 622-8013 – Offers an unusual opportunity to see the grey wolf in a forest and in the process learn about wolves. Open daily 10:30 to 4: 30

Cohotate Preserve – Route 385, Athens, NY (518) 622-3620 – Nature preserves with self guided tours on nature trails along the Hudson River. Open all year.

Devils Tombstone – Near Hunter, NY on Route 214 (914) 688-7160 This natural rock formation resembles a large tombstone. Hiking trails.

Golf at Rip Van Winkle Country Club - Route 23A, Palenville, NY (518) 678-9779 – An 9 hole golf course. Call for availability and fees.

 

Holiday Mountain Ski and Fun Park - 99 Holiday Mountain Rd. Monticello, NY 12701 - 845-796-3161 Attractions include: Go-karts, Mini Golf, Rock Climbing, Batting Cages, Full Arcade with redemption center, Bumper cars, Mechanical Bull rides, Water wars.

Howe Caverns – Howes Cave, NY 12092 (518) 296-8900 – Tour through the “Cave of the Great Stone Galleries” but remember the caves are ALWAYS about 52 degrees, so bring a jacket. Open all year 9 to 6. Call for fees.

Hunter Mountain – Hunter, NY Skiing, snow-boarding, snow tubing, chair lift views. Call for information and admissions.

Junior Speedway - Route 32, Cairo, NY (518) 622-4050 – Go-Karts and Batting cages. Call for times and fees.

Puttin Plus – 455 Washington Avenue, Saugerties, NY (845) 246-4501 – Family Fun Center featuring mini-golf, Batting cages, Arcade, Go-Karts and Laser tag. Open June 26 to Labor Day Monday thru Sunday 11 to 10. call for Spring and Fall hours and for admission fees.

Zoom – Flume – Shady glen Road, East Durham, NY (518) 239-6271 – Catskills Water-slide Haven! Bumper boats, 600’ lazy river, thrill hill and the mountain coaster. Call for times and fees.

 

MUSEUMS/HISTORICAL SITES

Culinary Institute of America – Route 9, Hyde Park, NY (845) 452-9600 – Famous cooking school plus 4 award-winning student-staffed restaurants. Call for reservations.

D & H Canal Museum – Monhonk Road. Off Route 213, High Falls, NY (845) 687-9311 – The first private million dollar enterprise! This national historic site displays the original locks from the Delaware and Hudson canals. Open May 30 to Labor Day, Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 5

Henry Hudson Planetarium – 215 Quackenbush Square, Albany, NY (518) 434-0405 – Call for information on shows, exhibits, and admission fees.

Home to Franklin D. Roosevelt – National Historic Site - Route 9, Hyde Park, NY (845) 229-9115 – this is the birthplace and home of FDR. The gorgeous grounds overlook the Hudson River. You can also see the famous Rose garden which contains the graves of FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt. Open 7 days a week from 9-5.

Hudson River Maritime Center and Museum – 1 Roundup Landing, Kingston, NY (845) 338-0071 – Hudson River artifacts, paintings, exhibits, and boat rides. They also give historic lighthouse tours. Open May to October from 11 to 5 everyday.

Lyndhurst – 635 Broadway, Tarrytown, NY (914) 631-4481 – Visit this gothic revival estate of rail magnate Jay Gould. Elegant period furnishings. Open April 15 to October, Tuesday thru Sunday and holiday Mondays from 10 to 4.

Martin van Buren House – National Historic Site – Route 9H, Kinderhook, NY – Visit the retirement home of the eighth President of the United States. Open daily from 9 to 5.

Mills Mansion - State Historic Site – Old Post Road, Staatsburg, NY (845) 889-8851 – Home of Ogden and Ruth Livingston Mills. Call for tour times and admission fees.

New York State Capitol – Albany, NY (518) 475-2418 – Call for appointment for free guided tours.

New York State Museum - Albany, NY (518) 474-5877 –Varied exhibits from the ice age until modern times. Call for special exhibits and admission fees.

Olana’s State Historic Site – Route 9G, Hudson, NY (518) 828- 0135 – Persian style home and landscape grounds of the artist Frederick Edwin Church. Magnificent views for the Hudson River and lovely area for strolling or picnics. Open April to October and special holidays. The grounds are open from 8 to 5. Call for tour hours and days.

Opus Forty (40) – Fite Road off Route 212, Saugerties, NY (845) 246-3400 – Environmental sculpture gardens built from an abandoned quarry, a 6.5 acre bluestone quarry sculpture and tool museum. Call for concert schedule. Weekdays 10-4 Closed Tuesday Weekends 12-5

Phillipsburg Manor – 381 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY (914) 631-3992 – An 18th century trading center and country estate has stone house with operating grist mill. Open April to December, Wednesday thru Monday from 10 to 5 closed Tuesday

Shaker Village – Route 20, New Lebanon, NY (518) 794-9500 – 25 buildings housing Shaker’s crafted artifacts and cabinetry. On-going restoration and guided tours. Open daily Memorial Day to Labor Day, Weekends only from 10-5

Sunnyside – Route 9 Tarrytown, NY (914) 591-8763 or (914) 631-8200 – The home of Washington Irving (author of classics such as Rip van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow) located on the banks of the Hudson River. This 17-room “cottage” contains Irving’s library and many of his possessions. Open April thru December, Wednesday thru Monday, from 9 to 5, tours regularly.

The Egg – Albany, NY (518) 473-1061 – Unique landmark. Call for programs and details.

Trolly Museum of New York – Located in Kingston, NY across from the Maritime Center (NYS thruway south to exit 19). (845) 331-3399 – Open Memorial Day thru Columbus Day. Antique trolley on display – rides on Saturday and Sunday from June to mid October, daily rides in July and August. Hours are 12 to 5

Vanderbuilt Mansion – Route 9 Hyde Park, NY (845) 229-9115 –Built 1896-98 exemplifying the “Gilded Age”. Formal gardens. Call for times and admission fee.

Vanderpoel House – Route 9H, Kinderhook, NY (518) 758-9265 – While in Kinderhook, take a stroll down this quaint little town filled with an assortment of shops and beautiful homes. You will also find several interesting antique shops. Open Memorial Day to Labor Day, Thursday thru Saturday 11 to 5, Sunday 1 to 5

West Point Museum - Route 9W, Highland Falls, NY (914) 938-2203 – this renown site houses six galleries with nearly 2000 artifacts including military art, uniforms and various materials from the West Point Academy. Open daily all year except holidays, from 10:30 to 4:15 (no admission fee)

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

American Balloon Works - Route 9H, Kinderhook, NY – Hot Air Balloon Rides with a Champagne Picnic. Flights leave at sunrise and two hours before sundown, year round (weather permitting). FAA certified pilots, $ 175.00 per person, up to 5 people at a time. Reservations and a deposit are required (major credit cards accepted)

Catskill Mountain Foundation Community Farm – Located off Route 23 A, Hunter, NY (518) 263-4908 – A charming cottage-like shed with a hoop house for growing organic produce. Walking up to the farm, you’ll pass a historic medieval style stone foundation built in the 1920’s that rests above a picturesque pond.

Five State View – Route 32, East Windham, NY – Mohican Trail Hiking trails, views of the Hudson River and 5 states.

Four Mile Point Reserve - Four Mile Point Road, Coxsackie, NY Access Rote 385 north 8 miles from Rip Van Winkle Bridge. A 7.6 acre river-front preserve offers picturesque shoreline, dramatic views and a tranquil inland pond. Nature trails are used as an outdoor classroom.

Hoe Bowl Lanes and Family Recreation Center – 305 West bridge Street, Catskill, NY (518) 943- 4980 – Family recreation rain or shine. 24 lanes, air conditioning, video arcade. Open 12-11, 7 days a week.

Kaaterskill Falls – Route 23A Haines Falls, NY Access the top of the falls by taking route 23A to North Lake Road to Laurel house lane. (518) 589-3903 – Highest cascading waterfall in New York State. Scenic marked hiking trails. Views of the Hudson River. A MUST SEE!

Mountain Top Arboretum – Route 23C, Tannersville, NY (518) 589-3903 – The Mountain Top Arboretum is a non-profit organization that features a living collection of exotic and native trees and shrubs. Approximately 7 acres of botanical identified planting and flowering, trees, evergreens and shrubs in a beautiful natural surrounding framed by the Catskill Mountains. Visitors welcome any time of the year for self guided tours, or call for a guided tour. The Arboretum also serves as a research center for plants hardiness and as a setting for educational programs on a wide variety of horticultural topics.

North Lake – Located off Route 23A North Lake Road, Haines Falls, NY (518) 589-5058 – Visit North Lake for swimming, barbequing and hiking in a breathtaking environment. Open daily May 1 to October 25 8 to dusk.

Pratt Rock – Route 23, Prattsville, NY (518) 299-3395 – White paited relief carvings, 150 years old. Short climb, picnic tables and parking. Open year round. The State and National register of Historic places.

Rams Horn-Livingston Santuary – Grandview Avenue, Catskills, NY access Route 9W south from the Rip Van Winkle Bridge, go 2.5 miles and make a left onto Grandview Avenue, follow for .5 miles to parking area. 480 acres of the Hudson’s largest tidal swamp forest. It’s a breeding ground and nursery for American Shad and Bass. More than 3 miles of trails.

Saratoga Springs (Horse Racing Events) - Saratoga Springs, NY (518) 587-3656 – Guided tours of Saratoga Springs.

Tannersville Bike Path – Tannersville, NY 12485 (518) 589-5850 – The path runs from Clum Hill Road across the Cortina Valley around Tannersville Lake approximately 2 miles. Walkers and hikers are welcome.

Town Tinker Tude Rentals – Bridge Street off Route 23, Phoenicia. Tubing down the Esopus (which is one of the most popular tubing courses around) can be either very relaxing of invigorating. Rentals include transportation back up the river, and both novice and experienced courses are available. Summer only.

SPECIAL INTERESTS

TRAINS

Delaware & Ulster “Railride” – Located in Arkville (straight up Route 28) Seasonal See brochure for fares and departure times.

Catskill Mountain Railroad – Located in Phoenicia, NY (straight up Route 28) (845) 688-7400 Scenic rides along the Esopus Creek, rides every hour on the hour. Open 12 to 4 from Memorial Day thru September.

PLANES

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome – Located on Stone Church Road, off Route 9, Red Hook, NY (845) 758-8610 – Open cockpit bi-plane rides. Boasts a museum of WWI and pioneer aircrafts. Weekend air shows at 2:30 from June thru October. The museum is open Monday thru Friday beginning May 15, from 10 to 5.

Freehold Airport – Located in Freehold, NY (518) 634-7626 – Daily scenic rides of mountains and valleys. Flight school, art gallery, antique aircraft display. A minimum of 2 people, maximum of 3 to ride at the same time. Open 9 to 5 everyday until November, as long as the weather conditions are okay for flying.

Maben’s Airport and Mountain-Hi Parachuting – Located in Prattsville, NY (518) 299-3112 Includes scenic airplane rides, parachute jumping and various air shows. Call for times and fees.

CRUISES

Dutch Apple Cruise – Located in Albany, NY (518) 463-0220 – The Dutch Cruise leaves from Albany cruising the Hudson River. Call for reservations.

Hudson River Cruises – Located out of Kingston, NY (845) 255-6515 – On board the Rip Van Winkle. Take sightseeing, diner and/or music cruises. Office open from May thru October, from 10 to 3, Monday