No one does fall quite like the North East. From the bright fall foliage, to cozy flannels, to crisp temperatures, to the delicious apple cider donuts, there is a sense of warmth that fills the air once fall approaches.
Feel all of the fall feels by taking advantage of the beautiful scenery and many attractions available. Visit a fall festival, pick pumpkins, or cozy up in around the fire place.
- Hunter Mountain Brewery / 7267 Rte 23A – Hunter Mountain Brewery is a restaurant and bar serving a full food menu alongside mountain views.
- Prospect at Scribner’s Catskill Lodge / 13 Scribner Hollow Rd – Located at Scribner’s Catskill Lodge, the restaurant offers spectacular views of Hunter Mountain. Scribner’s property is stunning, with distinctive architecture and unparalleled views.
- Main Street Farm / 36 Main Street – Main Street Farm is a grocery store, café, and farm.
- The Arnold House / 839 Shandelee Road – The Arnold House is located in a large barn, where they play live music, have a cozy fire pit, and porch seating where they serve American food.
- The Kaatskeller / 39 Main Street – Located across from Main Street Farm , The Kaatskeller offers Neapolitan-style pizza and plenty of outdoor space.
- Upward Brewing Company / 171 Main Street Box 1015 – Upward Brewing Company is located on a 120+ acre property and has its own mountain that you can hike called Beer Mountain. Upward has tents set up around a pond, and a full food menu.
- Peekamoose / 8373 State Route 28 – Peekamoose gives major ski lodge vibes (hence the name), with plenty of seating options. With a movie-screen, picnic benches, and both an indoor and outdoor space, plan to spend some time at Peekamoose.
- Phoenicia Diner / 5681 Route 28 – A Phoenicia staple, you can not go to Phoenicia without stopping at Phoenicia Diner. From their retro diner space, to their infamous pancakes, to their old-school placemats, sit in a table inside or grab a bite from their Air Stream in their outdoor area.
- Woodstock Brewing / 5581 NY-28 – Located a mile from Phoenicia Diner, Woodstock Brewery has picnic tables, a full food menu, and outdoor games to play.
- Cucina / 109 Mill Hill Road – A converted farmhouse serving Italian food on Woodstock’s main street, sit on the wraparound porch and order from their daily menu.
- Dixon Roadside / 261 Tinker Street – From the team behind The Phoenicia Diner, Dixon Roadside serves barbeque such as brisket, fried chicken sandwiches, pulled pork, and vegetarian options such as smoked squash, or a Rueben made of carrots.
- Garden Café / 6 Old Forge Road – The Garden Café serves locally-sourced food, offering plenty of vegetarian and vegan food.
- Oriole 9 / 17 Tinker Street – Offering breakfast and lunch options, Oriole 9 has a cool inside, with art on the walls, chalkboards where you can leave a note, and fun décor.
- Silvia / 42 Mill Hill Road – Silvia serves seasonally-focused food with a chic upscale vibe.
- Station Bar / 101 Tinker Street – Station Bar has a classic feel, located in an old train station. Station Bar has a large outdoor area, and has a pool table and even a jukebox!
- Tinker Taco Lab / 54 Tinker Street – This counter-service spot serves great tacos on homemade tortillas, and is a go-to spot for Mexican food in the area.
One of the greatest fall attractions in the Catskills is the scenery. The changing leaves turn the Mountains into a work of art. Fall foliage typically peaks around the second week in October in the Catskills Region. Visit the I Love NY Fall Foliage Report to track the color conditions.
HIKING IN THE CATSKILLS
With thousands of miles to explore, hiking is one of the best ways to see the Catskills. Uncover secluded waterfalls, mountains, and hidden paths through various hiking terrains. Some paths include:
- Ulster County:
- Giant Ledge
- Sam’s Point
- Ashokan Rail Trail
- Mount Tremper
- Overlook Mountain
- Greene County:
- Kaaterskill Falls
- Hunter Mountain
- North Point
- Diamond Notch Road
- Twin Mountain and Indian Head Mountain
- Delaware County:
- Catskill Scenic Trail (also known as the Ulster & Delaware Railroad)
- Balsam Lake Fire Tower
- New York Zipline Canopy Tours at Hunter Mountain – The New York Zipline Adventure Tour at Hunter Mountain is the fastest and highest zipline canopy tour in North America and the second largest zipline in the world. There are three family-friendly options for every season.
- Hunter Mountain Scenic Skyride – Enjoy a scenic and breathtaking 11-minute ride to the top of the 3200′ high summit of Hunter Mountain, offering views of the Northern Catskill Mountains, the Berkshires in Massachusetts, and Vermont’s Green Mountains.
- Catskill Mountains Scenic Byway – Take a drive through the scenic 52-mile drive. The Byway follows New York Route 28, and highlights waterways and mountains.
- Delaware & Ulster Railroad Museum – The Delaware & Ulster Railroad offers scenic rides that take you on a 2-hour excursion from Arkville to Roxbury and back, passing farmland, streams, and views of the Catskill mountains. These historic train rides offer a nostalgic glimpse into 20th century New York, when passenger trains would bring thousands of New Yorkers to the Catskills to vacation.
- Rail Explorers – Experience the Ulster & Delaware Railroad as you travel alongside the Espous Creek through the Catskill mountains on an electric bike.
ART & CULTURE
- Foreland – An ecosystem of artist studios, galleries, exhibitions and dining in the heart of Catskill, NY.
- Opus 40 – Opus 40 is a sculpture park and museum with more than 60 acres of meadows, forested paths and bluestone quarries including 6.5 acres of earthwork sculpture.
- Woodstock Museum – Woodstock Museum is a nonprofit cultural organization located at the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival. The 800-acre campus includes a Pavillion Stage amphitheater with seating for 15,000, a 440-seat indoor Event Gallery, and a Conservatory.
- World’s Largest Kaleidoscope – Standing 60 feet tall and 37.5 feet in diameter, The Shops at Emerson holds the World’s Largest Kaleidoscope, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.