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Things To Do in Catskill

Apple Picking

Boehm’s Apple Barn – 233 County Route 26 – Climax, 12042 – (518) 731-6196 – Pick your own apples, seasonally fresh fruits and vegetables and apple products and baked goods.

Bulich’s Creekside Farm – Route 23B – Leeds, 12451 – (518)943-5739 – Wide selection of seasonal field-grown fruits.

Schnare’s Sunset Orchards – 1008 NYS Route 81 – Climax, 12042 – (518) 731-2255 – Wide variety of locally grown produce. U-Pick apples mid-Sept to end of October. On-premises cider mill. Cider donuts. Scenic view of mountain foliage.

Antiquing in Oak Hill

Take route 23 to 145 to 81; turn right onto 81 toward Greenville. Oak Hill has several good antique places and prices seem better than elsewhere. Other places to try are Saugerties (exit 20) or Hudson.

Leaf-Watching, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Local Events and Culture

North Lake/South Lake Park – take in a view of (or climb to) Kaaterskill Falls. Don’t take kids or squeamish adults – there’s an unprotected, deadly drop and a few people go over (accidentally) every year. Or ride down the Hudson and across Rip Van Winkle Bridge, you’ll get an awesome view of foliage and the river.

Devil’s Tombstone – Route 214, Hunter, NY 12442, (518) 688-7160. Natural rock formation resembles a large tombstone. More advanced trails for hiking.

Hunter Mountain – (518) 263-4223. Breathtaking views of the Northeast from the highest, longest chairlift in the Catskills.

Bailiwick Ranch / Catskill Equestrian (518) 678-5665 Castle Rd, Catskill, NY 12414 – Horseback riding.

Catskill Mountain Foundation –

Olana – home of Hudson River School Painter Frederick Church; about 20 minutes from farm, on other side of Hudson. Visit or call (518) 828-0135

Massacre Mansion – Take a guided tour through the scariest Haunted House. 7 pm – 11 pm at the Blackthorne Resort, 348 Sunside Rd., East Durham, NY518-634-2541.

About 30 minutes south of Stoneledge.  Get off at exit 19 and follow signs.


Anyone who wants to spend a weekend upstate has plenty of options for lodging. Here are a few of the many choices:

Albergo Allegria -
43 Route 296
Windham, NY 12496

Point Lookout Mountain Inn –
The Mohican Trail, Route 23
East Windham, NY 12439
734-3381 Open All Year

Stewart House –
2 North Water Street
Athens, NY 12015
945-1357 Open All Year

Sunny Hill Resort & Golf Course –
Sunny Hill Rd.
Greenville, NY 12083

The Eggery Inn –
County Rd 16
Tannersville, NY 12485

Winter Clove Inn –
Winter Clove Rd.
Round Top, NY 12473


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Frances Guillemot on August 31st, 2009 at 11:11 am #

I was thinking of bringing my two boys ages 4 and 20 months the the visit on the 12th. Can’t leave till noon or there after. Is the visit kid friendly? How long is the drive from Manhattan UES?
Thank you,

Steven on August 31st, 2009 at 6:23 pm #

the visit is definitely kid friendly. it’s about 2 – 2.5 hour drive so long as you don’t hit a ton of traffic leaving the city.

Frances Guillemot on September 1st, 2009 at 8:04 am #

Thank you Steven. We will definitely try to be there with some food in hand.

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