Winter in the Sullivan Catskills is a magical time of the year—it is a perfect escape. Sitting by a cozy fire while sipping in a hot cocoa and watching the snow fall outside your window, makes you want to curl up with a warm blanket and hibernate until late spring. But how can you stay inside when an enchanted outside world of a snowy wonderland awaits? The irresistible sun beaming off the lustrous white terrain summons us to begin outdoor adventures filled with laughter, exploration, restoration, and fun—especially in the Sullivan Catskills where there are so many incredible adventures to have from December to March: skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, sledding, tubing, snowshoeing, horseback riding, ice fishing, Bald Eagle Watching and so much more.
SKIING, TUBING, ICE SKATING
SNOWSHOEING & HIKING
Fishing is year-round in the Sullivan Catskills. We are known for the abundance of trout in our lakes and streams. Fishing does not stop with our lakes freeze. Our fish are always biting even under the ice.
All you need is 3 to 4 inches of solid ice, warm gear—from head to toe, fishing license, ice auger (you can rent), and any type of fisher poles and you are set to go!
Here are some websites to get you started
Since the Sullivan Catskills is a world renowned destination for fishing, we have some exceptional fishing outfitters that can assist you with equipment, bait, and anything else you may need for your ice fishing expedition.
BALD EAGLE WILDLIFE WATCHING
For more information on Bald Eagle Wildlife Watching
Winter is about the beginnings of rejuvenation and transformation awaiting the arrival of Spring. Recharge your batteries now at YO1 Heath Resort—the only one of its kind in the United States. You can spend time indoors as well as outdoors hiking and enjoying nature. At YO1, they achieve wellness through personalized health programs. Each one of its programs is specifically designed to support your body holistically and promote healing. Upon arrival, you will meet with a Health Counselor who will conduct a pulse assessment to determine your mind/body type, which helps create a customized program for you to follow during your stay https://www.yo1.com/health-programs.html