The Sullivan Catskills is your winter wonderland and magical New York escape. With so many amazing things to do, your winter adventure is waiting for you. From snowshoeing at Fortress Bikes in Hurleyville to ice fishing and everything in between, The Sullivan Catskills has a variety of winter activities for everyone whether you want to get out and adventure or cozy up inside.
Grab your Snow Shoes and head out with Fortress Bikes
The Sullivan Catskills’ snowshoeing trails are perfect for those who don’t own their own equipment and want to try their hand at snowshoeing before deciding if they want to buy any. Fortress Bikes can accommodate groups of up to 15 people, so if you’re looking for a fun activity for the whole family or a large group of friends, this is the place for you! You’ll find Fortress Bikes in Hurleyville, New York. They’re open year-round, offering activities for all seasons, but make sure you take advantage of their incredible snowshoeing trails and opportunities that are only available during the winter months.
Winter fun indoors and outdoors at Villa Roma
Villa Roma Resort and Conference Center is a great place to stay in the Sullivan Catskills to have a winter family vacation. They have daily activities for kids and adults to keep you busy all day long. Plus, you can even find goings-on that is just right for couples who are looking for that romantic winter getaway. Enjoy skiing on their on-property slopes or if staying inside is more your speed, you can take advantage of their indoor swimming pool and hot tub, cozy lounges with fireplaces and mezzanine bar for a great cocktail, or just cozy up with a good book and enjoy the comfort of the resort.
Horse Back Riding with a Winter View
While horsebacking is usually a summer activity, the Sullivan Catskills has two options to saddle up this winter season. Rolling Stone Ranch offers riding lessons for all ages and all skill levels as well as trail rides, pony parties, boarding, and merit badges for the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America. Nestled in Bethel, right around the corner from Bethel Woods Center for the Performing Arts, you won’t want to miss taking a winter trail ride with Rolling Stone Ranch.
Next, head over to Jeffersonville and visit Bridle Hill Farm for a winter trail ride. Dating back to the 1830’s the property now operates as a full-service, solar-powered equestrian facility offering horseback riding lessons, boarding, educational programs, and much more. While they offer a wide variety of summer camp activities, the winter trail rides will take you on a scenic ride through the farm.
Hit the Slopes at Holiday Mountain
Another great option for your winter adventure is to take a trip to Holiday Mountain, located in Monticello. Holiday Mountain is open from mid-December until mid-March and has everything you need for a ski trip—and then some! The terrain is perfect for first-time skiers who want a beginner’s hill as well as expert trails for the more seasoned skiers and snowboarders. Beginners will love Huckleberry Ridge, intermediate skiers will find fun on Cinnamon Trail and experts will be challenged by Black Forest Glades. Ready to hit the slopes? Head over to their website and purchase your lift ticket in advance!
Look for Eagles with the Delaware Highlands Conservancy
Watching the beautiful and majestic Bald Eagles is a free program that takes place every weekend in January and February, weather permitting. Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy for an up-close look at these magnificent birds of prey. Meet at the Visitor Center to be transported to one of three locations where you can see our eagles soar over mountain peaks and ice-covered lakes. This one of kind experience is truly a spectacular winter activity.
Plan your Next Hike in the Sullivan Catskills
If you love to hike in the winter, we’ve got the perfect way for you to find your next adventure. Trailkeeper.org is a non-profit organization that provides easy-to-read, easy-to-access maps and information to hiking. in the Sullivan Catskills. Their goal is to provide people with a place to get outside, enjoy nature, and have fun. From beginner to experienced – you can find the perfect hike.
Bundle Up for Ice fishing
Ice fishing is a great way to spend time with family and friends and try a new winter activity. The Sullivan Catskills are known for having trout in our lakes and streams year-round. Even under the ice, the fish are always biting in the Sullivan Catskills! Ready to try your hand at ice fishing? You’ll need 3 to 4 inches of solid ice, warm gear—from head to toe—afishing license, ice auger (you can rent), and any type of fisher poles and you are set to go!
The Sullivan Catskills great outdoors are waiting for you. Explore our Sullivan Catskills Dove Trail, sip on a tasty new beverage at our Craft Beverage Trail, visit one of our many local artisans, or enjoy a delicious meal to warm up after a day of adventure at any of our Catskill-icious restaurants. Take advantage of our winter offers and book your trip to the Sullivan Catskills today