Even with cold temperatures, there are so many things to do during the winter here in the Sullivan Catskills. With so many opportunities to get outside, you can have a fun and enjoyable winter while getting some fresh air.
From skiing to snowshoeing to ice skating, here is our guide for what to do this season. Just make sure you’re bundled up—dressing warmly is the key to enjoying an outdoor experience!
And, if it’s too cold and you want to stay inside, don’t worry, we have activities for that too. From pampering spa days to a special dinner, there’s so much to do in the Sullivan Catskills.
For the first time this year, the Town of Neversink has opened an ice rink located at the Grahamsville Fairgrounds. They have skates available, and a helmet must be worn. Check out their Facebook page for hours.
The Town of Fallsburg presents free ice skating at Morningside Park in Hurleyville Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Skates are available. For more information call 845-434-5877.
Twin Village Golf Course & Winter Park in Roscoe is now open! Come enjoy skating, winter hiking, snowshoeing and more. Rentals available and they will be open until 5 p.m. every day. Call 607-498-5829.
We have two amazing ski parks here in the Sullivan Catskills. Holiday Mountain Ski and Fun Park is located in Monticello and has seven slopes and trails of varying skill levels, from beginner to expert, as well as tubing. Check their website for hours and rates.
Villa Roma Resort in Callicoon is a winter wonderland for kids and adults with three ski slopes, snow tubing, and a ski chalet. They have midweek and weekend specials for guests as well as special packages. Check out their website for more information.
Morgan Outdoors in Livingston Manor offers snowshoe rentals so you can pick them up and head out on the trails. While you’re there grab some cold weather essentials like warm boots, jackets, hats, and gloves. They even have maps for nearby trails so you can be prepared to explore.
Stop by Fortress Bikes in Hurleyville for another snowshoe rental option. If there is at least three inches of snow on the ground, they will be open for snowshoe rentals by reservation only. They have snowshoes available for all sizes and are right next to the O&W Rail Trail so you can walk right out and experience nature.
Ice fishing is a time-honored tradition here in the Sullivan Catskills. When lakes freeze over, fishing enthusiasts go out to spend a day on the ice. The area’s premier ice fishing contest, King of the Ice, will be held this year on February 20. Follow the Sullivan County Conservation Club for more details. And to find out more about ice fishing, including safety and where to go, visit www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/7733.html.
Some trails are still open during the winter and you’ll get breathtaking views. Make sure you have the right gear, including warm boots and trekking poles for stability. Visit www.trailkeeper.org for everything you need to know including a trail map.
After hiking you’ll want to warm up with some delicious food. Find a hot meal and beverage at one of our many restaurants, cafés, and coffee shops. Find a full list of all our dining partners here: https://sullivancatskills.com/sc-eat.
Relax and unwind
Your muscles might be sore after all of that activity so treat yourself to a relaxing massage or spa treatment. Hemlock Spa at Kenoza Hall offers Kneipp-inspired body treatments, as well as an outdoor barrel sauna, hot tub, and pool.
Create a customized wellness experience at YO1 Health Resort with massage, naturopathy therapy, hydrotherapy, and more. Choose from a Swedish massage, hot stone massage, or deep tissue massage, and then relax in the jacuzzi.