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Catskill Mountains Cultural Activities
- American Museum of Firefighting
This Hudson-based museum has 83 engines on display and over 3000 pieces of related firefighting memorabilia. Open year round.
- Arts Councils
Greene County Council on the Arts (518) 734-3104 offers galleries, arts and crafts, shops, and information on cultural activities. Catskill Mountain Foundation Gallery offers an art gallery, bookstore, special exhibits and literature readings.
- Bronk Museum
This complex of Dutch Colonial dwellings and 19th century barns includes the oldest surviving Dutch house in the Hudson Valley. The 1663 and 1738 dwellings are furnished with art, furniture, textiles, ceramics and silver. Open May through October.
- Irish American Heritage Museum
(518) 432-6598 —Exhibits, films, lectures, and special educational programs chronicle the history and culture of the Irish in America. Open Memorial Day through Columbus Day.
- Irish and Cultural Sports Centre
(518) 634-2286 or (800) 434-3378 — The Michael J. Quill Centre offers educational programs in language, music, and literature, as well as festivals, theatre, music and dance. A Gaelic sports field features traditional Irish sporting events. Open May through October.
- Thomas Cole House
The Residence and studio of the founder of the Hudson River School of Painting contains galleries of oil paintings and prints as well as rooms with Cole artifacts and period furnishings. Open May through October.
- Ukrainian Church
(518) 734-5330 — Built without nails the traditional way, the Ukrainian Church and Grazhda is definitely worth a visit. Attend a concert or Ukrainian craft workshop, or simply enjoy the lovely hand-carved interior and works of art.
- Zadock Pratt Museum
Located on the circa 1828 homestead of Zadock Pratt, the area’s most prominent tanner, the museum features period furniture, artifacts from Pratt’s life, and a tannery exhibit. Open Memorial Day through Columbus Day.
Catskill Mountains Family Fun
- Baseball Hall of Fame
An American classic, the Baseball Hall of Fame is located one hour and 15 minutes from the inn in Cooperstown, NY. Open year round.
- Fairs & Festivals
(800) 355-2287 or 518-943-3223 — Call the Greene County Promotion Department for the county’s calendar of events.
- Cairo Purling Roller Rink
(518) 622-3224 — Traditional 1950’s era roller rink. Open weekends. 10 miles from Windham Mountain.
- Giant Kaleidoscope
(845) 688-5300 — Catskill Corners is home to the world’s largest kaleidoscope — built out of an historical barn.
- Hoe Bowling
(518) 943-4980 — 305 W. Bridge St. Catskill, NY 12414 Open 7 days a week. Bowling, video arcade, snack bar, sports pub. Groups welcome. 30 miles from Windham Mountain.
- Howe Caverns
Discovered in 1842, Howe Caverns is located 156 feet below ground. The one-and- a half-hour fun and informative tour is great for all ages. Located one hour from the inn.
- Miniature Golf
(518) 263-3839 — Bear Creek Landing built a wonderful million-dollar miniature golf course. You won’t see clowns and moving objects. Instead, this course has beautiful landscaping, waterfalls and a river.
(845) 688-5553 — A five-mile stretch of river winds through the beautiful mountains and greenery of the Catskills. Rent tubes at Town Tinker.
- Water Park
(518) 239-4559 or (800) 888-3586 — Slide, spin, splash, and sun at Zoom Flume the Catskill’s largest water park. Waterslides and attractions offer a full day of fun. Open June-Labor Day.
The Scenic Hudson River Valley & Catskill Mountains
(518) 589-3903 — A fascinating place, the Mountain Top Arboretum, features a living collection of both exotic and native trees and shrubs. Approximately seven acres of flowering trees, evergreens, and shrubs live in this beautiful natural surrounding framed by the Catskill Mountains. Don’t miss a visit to the nearby historic stone church.
- Bird Watching
518-734-5560 — You can spy a large variety of birds in our Northern Catskill Mountains. Call the inn for a bird watching brochure.
- Five State Lookout
View the entire Hudson River Valley and five states — New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Vermont at this scenic overlook. Mohican Trail, Route 23, East Windham.
- Leaf Peeping
Enjoy the vibrant colors of the autumn season. Scenic drives, mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding all take on a colorful look in the Fall. Also enjoy apple and pumpkin picking in the nearby bountiful orchards.
- Pratt Rock
(518) 299-3395 — Wacky, and worth seeing, Pratt Rock is a miniature “Mount Rushmore of the East” that features 150-year old, white-painted relief carvings depicting the likeness and achievements of Zadock Pratt (see Zadock Pratt Museum).
- Scenic Chair Lift Rides
Capture breathtaking views of the Northern Catskill Mountains from the summit of these two ski areas:
- Tidal Swamp Forest
A breeding ground and nursery for American shad and bass, the Ramshorn-Livingston Sanctuary offers more than 3 miles of trails and 480 acres of the Hudson’s largest tidal swamp forest. Following a half-mile walk, you can canoe from the tidal marsh out to the Hudson River.
Windham Mountain Shopping
- Antique Shops
Explore the treasure troves of Greene County’s antique shops. Ask an innkeeper for specific details. We also recommend antiquing in Saugerties and Hudson. Approximately 35 minutes from the inn, Hudson has over a hundred antique dealers along its main road, Warren Street.
- Organic Farms
Pick your own or select at the stand at Black Walnut Farm in East Durham.
- Specialty Shops
(518) 734-3387 — Stores like the Catskill Mountain Country Store offer local products, old-fashioned candy and gifts in a unique country market setting.
- Woodstock, NY
Stroll through this interesting little town with unique shops. Purchase anything from tie-died shirts to handcrafted fine arts and jewelry.