If you feel like your life is in a constant sprint pace, slow down and center yourself with the Catskills located in southeastern New York. With over 9,600 square miles of mountains, rivers, forests, and park reserves, adventure awaits to every level of traveler, from family vacationer to hardcore recreation enthusiast. Greene, Sullivan, Ulster, and Delaware counties all offer endless adventure, fine dining, breathtaking views, scenic trails, and cozy vacation homes tucked away in the valleys. Sport enthusiasts can find a plethora of activities for every season. Fresh-air activities include hiking mountain vistas, rafting or kayaking downstream, mountain biking technical courses, ziplining high in the sky, hunting game, fishing in babbling brooks, playing 18 holes, and skiing on fresh powder.
The Catskills offers five popular mountain resorts featuring Belleayre Mountain, Holiday Mountain, Hunter Mountain, Plattekill, and Windham. Exquisite golf courses include Blackhead Mountain, Rainbow Golf Club, Rip Van Winkle Country Club, and Windham Country Club. Esopus Creek is a 65-mile long tributary of the Hudson River. A famous spot along the river is an almost 270-degree turnaround by Panther Mountain, followed by a buried 6-mile wide crater rim famous for tubing, rafting, and other water sports.
The list of activities can go on and on, let Faberge put you in the middle of all the action and beauty. If you’re looking for fine, farm fresh cuisine, the Catskills have a booming farm-to-table and craft beer seen that has been recognized worldwide. There are many chic and quaint eateries in every town. If you’re looking for family fun and awesome food, visit Lazy Crazy Acres Farms, a fourth-generation family owned farm. They open their gates every weekend to the public, weather permitting, from 5pm to 8pm for a night of farm-fresh pizzas topped with seasonal ingredients. Once everyone’s belly is full, you can enjoy hayrides and other family activities depending on the season.
If you’re in the mood for adventure and sports, Hunter Mountain is perfect for you. In the winter, the mountain is a top destination for winter sports like skiing and snowboarding from many of their peaks. In summer, the park is open to hiking the 3,200 ft summit, tranquil fly fishing, scenic disc golfing, 4x4 off roading, and intense zip-lining. Hunter Mountain is famous for the highest and longest zip-line in North America. Throughout the year, Hunter Mountain hosts many festivals, from Oktoberfest weekends to the Das Laufwerk Eurocar Rally race.