After a 2-hour Amtrak® from New York City to Hudson, get picked up and taken to your discounted NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car® reservation and spend three days and two nights Adventuring in the Great Northern Catskills with these recommended visits and stays.


Adventure in the Great Northern Catskills | Thomas Cole National Historic Site

Across the Hudson River lies the first stop – the Village of Catskill. Home to the celebrated Thomas Cole National Historic Site and the new home of the American Dance Institute’s LUMBERYARD performing arts center, the downtown offers an artsy vibe that lends itself well to sipping wine or coffee, and eating some exquisite, only-here cuisine.

Tip: Get authentic Polish food at The New York Restaurant at 353 Main Street, Catskill, NY 12414. Swing into Crossroads Brewing Company on the Catskills Beverage Trail for a handcrafted locally made pint. 201 Water Street, Catskill, NY 12414.

Adventure in the Great Northern Catskills

Your next stop is the town of Tannersville, a colorful hub for food, wine, and shopping. Stroll Main Street, stopping at the Hudson-Chatham Winery for a glass of something delicious, before checking out the vintage goods at Out of the Closet Vintage Boutique. Grab a burger or custard from Mama’s Boy, which has a cult following, or check out one of the country stores for unique gifts and old-timey treats.

Tip: Mountain Top Arboretum in Tannersville is a living museum of trees and gardens, offering educational programming and nature walks year-round. 379 Maude Adams Road, Tannersville, NY 12485.


Adventure in the Great Northern Catskills | Deer Mountain Inn

Check into Deer Mountain Inn in Tannersville; a gorgeous, rustic-yet-elegant, mountain inn featuring six guest rooms and 168 acres of grounds offering stunning views of the surrounding mountains, as well as immediate access to nature trails. Michelin-starred Chef Ryan Tate serves up casual and refined cuisine in the Inn’s Dining Room.

Tip: For a special treat, head a few miles down the road to Prospect Restaurant at Scribner’s Catskill Lodge for a cocktail or dinner. 


Adventure in the Great Northern Catskills

Head to Windham Mountain Bike Park for mountain biking lessons and truly epic trail riding. Whether you’re an occasional or die-hard rider, the bike park offers terrain to meet every level of rider. Nearby mountain bike trail networks include Elm Ridge, a favorite riding spot for locals.

Tip: Head to Honey Hollow Brewing Company for a unique craft beer tasting experience. 376 East Honey Hollow Road, Earlton, NY 12058

Adventure in the Great Northern Catskills

Hit up the links at the Windham Mountain Country Club, which offers 18 holes of scenic and challenging greens and fairways. Enjoy lunch or a drink at the club’s restaurant, Mulligan’s Pub. 


Adventure in the Great Northern Catskills

Check in option: Cuomo’s Cove offers B&B style suites and cabins, a Jacuzzi and is located close to Windham Mountain Resort. 33 Cuomo’s Cove Road, Windham, NY 12496. 


Adventure in the Great Northern Catskills | Hunter Mountain Zipline

Head to Hunter Mountain for the ultimate adventure experience, a tour on the longest, fastest, highest zipline canopy tour in North America at New York Zipline Adventure Tours.

Tip: Pratt’s Rock is 20 minutes down the road, and is often call the “Mount Rushmore of the East.” Hike to the Rock, and find out why.

A view from the base of Kaaterskill Falls in the Great Northern Catskills. | Photo by Lauren Sandford

Don’t miss the trek into Kaaterskill Falls, New York States highest cascading waterfall. Safety rails and a strict stay-on-the-trail ethos ensure a safe visit, while the views offer outstanding photography opportunities. 

Tip: Stop at Circle W Market in Palenville on your way out of town. A boutique grocery, deli with amazing breakfasts, and locally made art and goods available for purchase. 3328 Rt. 23A, Palenville, NY 12463

Head back to Hudson to catch your train and post your photos with the #greatnortherncatskills. 

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