Things To Do in Catskill
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. www.huntermtn.com
Bailiwick Ranch / Catskill Equestrian (518) 678-5665 www.bailiwickranch.com. Castle Rd, Catskill, NY 12414 – Horseback riding.
Catskill Mountain Foundation – www.catskillmtn.org
Olana – home of Hudson River School Painter Frederick Church; about 20 minutes from farm, on other side of Hudson. Visit www.olana.org 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. www.massacremansion.com.
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 – www.albergousa.com
43 Route 296
Windham, NY 12496
Point Lookout Mountain Inn – www.pointlookoutinn.com
The Mohican Trail, Route 23
East Windham, NY 12439
734-3381 Open All Year
Stewart House – www.stewarthouse.com
2 North Water Street
Athens, NY 12015
945-1357 Open All Year
Sunny Hill Resort & Golf Course – www.sunnyhill.com
Sunny Hill Rd.
Greenville, NY 12083
The Eggery Inn – www.eggeryinn.com
County Rd 16
Tannersville, NY 12485
Winter Clove Inn – www.winterclove.com
Winter Clove Rd.
Round Top, NY 12473