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. Visit Website.

Art 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

The Bronk Museum 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

Exhibits, films, lectures, and special educational programs chronicle the history and culture of the Irish in America. Open Memorial Day through Columbus Day. (518) 432-6598

Irish and Cultural Sports Centre

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. (518) 634-2286 or (800) 434-3378

Thomas Cole House

The Thomas Cole House is 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

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. (518) 734-5330

Zadock Pratt Museum

The Zadock Pratt Museum is 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.

Set on 2 Acres of Natural Happiness

The Batavia Kill Creek runs along the inn’s property and is home to wildlife including woodchucks, beavers, rabbits, fox, deer, and the occasionally bear; over 150 species of birds can viewed throughout the year from the inn’s private nature trail. Early morning sunrise coffee or red wine at sunset, you pick the beverage, Mother Nature provides the entertainment!

Up the Creek… No Paddle Required

Chillin’ by the creek. Grab one of our vintage style inner tubes, a camping chair, or a lake towel and enjoy the summer old school style. Spend all day on the inn’s grounds, or visit one of the nearby mountain lakes. For those with a sense of adventure and great balance, there’s Creek Walking! An old-fashioned Catskill Mountain activity that’s an absolute blast. Depending on the water level, you can creek walk up to the next town. It’s amazing to be able to observe nature so closely. This is definitely an activity for adults who are a bit rugged, don’t mind getting a little wet, and like to ‘endure the elements’. Bring an old pair of shoes because closed toe sneakers are required.

creek with someone floating

The Windham Path

Albergo Allegria is on The Windham Path… walk from our front door just a bit and access a quarter-mile crushed stone path that winds along the Batavia Kill Creek; cross over a covered wooden bridge (it’s gorgeous!) to enjoy 1.5 mile loop on the other side. Run it… Bike it… Paint it… whatever your delight, behold amazing views of Thomas Cole Mountain, Black Dome Mountain, the sunrise and the sunset! Sit along the way and experience the romantic portrayal of American wilderness that defines the Northern Catskill Mountains since the mid-19th century.

View a map of the Northern Catskill Mountains Trails

Catskill Mountains Family Fun

Zoom Flume Water Park

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. (518) 239-4559 or (800) 888-3586

Whitewater Tubing

A five-mile stretch of river winds through the beautiful mountains and greenery of the Catskills. Rent tubes at Town Tinker. (845) 688-5553

Miniature Golf

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. (518) 263-3839

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.

Hoe Bowl

Bowling, video arcade, snack bar, sports pub. Groups welcome. 30 miles from Windham Mountain. (518) 943-4980 — 305 W. Bridge St. Catskill, NY 12414 Open 7 days a week.

Giant Kaleidoscope

Catskill Corners is home to the world’s largest kaleidoscope — built out of an historical barn. (845) 688-5300

Cairo Purling Roller Rink

Traditional 1950’s era roller rink. Open weekends. 10 miles from Windham Mountain. (518) 622-3224

Fairs & Festivals

Call the Greene County Promotion Department for the county’s calendar of events. (800) 355-2287 or 518-943-3223

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.

The Scenic Hudson River Valley & Catskill Mountains


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. (518) 589-3903

Bird Watching

You can spy a large variety of birds in our Northern Catskill Mountains. Call the inn for a bird watching brochure. 518-734-5560

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

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). (518) 299-3395

Scenic Chair Lift Rides

Capture breathtaking views of the Northern Catskill Mountains from the summit of these two ski areas: Windham Mountain and Hunter Mountain.

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

Stores like the Catskill Mountain Country Store offer local products, old-fashioned candy and gifts in a unique country market setting. (518) 734-3387

Woodstock, NY

Stroll through this interesting little town with unique shops. Purchase anything from tie-died shirts to handcrafted fine arts and jewelry.