When it comes to planning your next weekend in the Catskills, there is no shortage of things to see and places to explore. Whether you’re looking to hike through the beautiful scenery, walk through some history, see a performance, or enjoy some delicious food, there is something for everyone to enjoy during their Catskills weekend.
To help you find the perfect activities for your family, weekend couple getaway, or friend trip, we’ve put together some of the top hidden gems of the Sullivan Catskills.
New Munson Diner
Built in the 1940s, the New Munson Diner moved from their location in Hell’s Kitchen to bring a little taste of NYC to the Sullivan Catskills. With breakfast served all day, along with delicious lunch and dinner options, you can have a great meal while enjoying the feel of a classic American diner.
Catskill Conestoga Wagon Outpost
Bringing a little bit of the ‘Ole West’ right here to the Sullivan Catskills, the Conestoga Wagon Outpost is a truly unique experience. Spend your weekend in the Catskills staying in a comfortable wagon designed specifically to give you the feel of being on the Oregon Trail. It’s the perfect blend of rustic and luxury!
The covered bridges of Sullivan County
No Catskills weekend getaway would be complete without a stop by one of our many covered bridges! You can feel the history when walking over these monuments to an earlier time, some of which were built over 150 years ago! Here are a few to visit:
Visit Agloe – the first paper town
Agloe was the original paper town, a fictitious town put on a map to catch people plagiarizing it. First mentioned in 1925, it has only ever appeared on paper. But it has become a quirky landmark and tourist attraction of the region and is complete with a sign and an old general store that has since closed.
Visit the site of the 1969 Woodstock Festival
Take a trip back to the peace and love of the 1960s and add a visit to the Museum at Bethel Woods to your Catskills weekend itinerary. Through artifacts, films, music – and even a hippie bus – the museum offers guests an immersive Woodstock experience.
Upper Delaware Scenic Byway
Sometimes, to truly take in the Sullivan Catskills, you just need to take a drive! Part of New York State Route 97, the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway includes 70 miles of hills, river views, trees, unique local restaurants and accommodations, and unmatched beauty that will leave you in awe of nature.
Kadampa Meditation Center
One of four Kadampa Temples in the entire world, if you’re looking to relax and reflect on your weekend in the Catskills, then this is the place for you. The Kadampa Meditation Center provides group and individual meditation retreats, Buddhist courses and classes for all levels, and on-site guest accommodations.
Walnut Mountain Park
If want to experience nature during your Catskills weekend, then there is no better place than Walnut Mountain Park. This hidden gem features over 13 miles of mountain biking trails, hiking trails, snowshoeing/cross-country skiing trails, amazing lookout points, picnic areas, and more.
Check out the Sullivan Catskills Beverage Trail
There are over a dozen craft breweries, cideries, distilleries, and wineries on the Craft Beverage Trail of the Sullivan Catskills. Some highlights include Callicoon Brewing Company, Bashakill Vineyards, and Do Good Spirits. Pick a part of the trail to explore and see what our beverage scene has to offer!
Sullivan Catskills Dove Trail
Celebrating the 1969 Woodstock festival and its impact on the region, the Sullivan Catskills Dove Trail is a collection of 60+ dove sculptures perched in villages, towns, and at several businesses in the area. Each dove is hand painted by a local artist and inspired by the legendary event held here in 1969.
Come enjoy professional Broadway musicals, plays, and children’s theatre at the Forestburgh Playhouse, a historic 125-year-old barn that has been converted into a theatre. Don’t worry, you’ll be more than comfortable with air conditioning, plus pre and post show dining, cocktails, and cabaret in the adjoining tavern.
If you have any questions about these hidden gems when planning your next weekend in the Catskills, please don’t hesitate to contact us!