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6 Things to Do This Fall

6 Things to Do This Fall

Leaf-peeping hikes, cozy places to stay, pumpkin patches, local hard ciders, bonfires—there’s so much to do in the Sullivan Catskills this fall.

We have the top picks for your fall activities. Book your vacation (or staycation) and explore all that the Sullivan Catskills has to offer, from charming towns and villages, farm-to-table restaurants, and a multitude of outdoor recreation.

Take in the leaves

Now is the time when our foliage explodes with colorful vibrancy in hues of golden yellows, reds, oranges, and amber. And you’ll have lots of opportunities to take in the scenic views. Head out for a hike on one of our many trails, from easy to difficult. (Pro tip: hike Jensen Ledges for way-up-high views of the Delaware River). You’ll find all of the hikes in Sullivan County on TrailKeeper.

Or take in the foliage from the road as you head out for a scenic drive. While any spot in the Sullivan Catskills is sure to provide peak views, travel down the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway that runs along the Delaware River, passing through small hamlets along the way, ending at Hawk’s Nest, where you can pull off for breathtaking views.

Discover the Sullivan Catskills Dove Trail

Our Legacy Dove Trail features 60 Dove sculptures painted by local artists. It’s the perfect activity to explore the Sullivan Catskills, where you can see our stunning fall foliage as well as some amazing art. Grab your family and friends and see if you can find all 60 Doves. Take a picture and tag #SullivanCatskillsDoveTrail.

Visit the site of the original Woodstock

Did you know that Bethel, NY is home to the original site of the 1969 Woodstock festival? Today sits Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, a non-profit performing arts center and museum. Visit the museum, which is open daily, and learn about all things Woodstock and the 1960’s. There is a café on site that offers a variety of farm-fresh fare and is open daily from 10 am-2 pm.

Have Fun at a Farm

From pumpkin picking to harvest festivals, our strong heritage of agriculture abounds. Check out the Harvest Festival at Bethel Woods, where you can shop at a variety of vendors, try some delicious food, and explore the corn maze. There’s also live entertainment and a beer garden lounge.

Cunningham Family Farms in Swan Lake, NY is a great place for kids and families. Enjoy a corn maze, and hayride, as well as a play area, and hay bale maze for the kids. Their pumpkin patch is now open!

Delight in Peace, Love & Pumpkins

Peace, Love & Pumpkins returns to Bethel Woods for its second year. This walk-thru experience features thousands of hand-carved jack-o-lanterns and pumpkin art. Displays feature Woodstock festival icons, dinosaurs, mermaids, witches, and much more!

photographs by lawrence braun

Explore the Beverage Trail

Try a seasonal brew on our Good Taste Craft Beverage Trail of the Sullivan Catskills. Or maybe a cider is more your thing. Seminary Hill in Callicoon is a sustainable and local orchard with delicious hard ciders, from dry to sparkling. There are over a dozen craft breweries, cideries, distilleries, and wineries on our expanding Beverage Trail where you’ll find specialty drinks for every palate

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