Things To Do in the Catskills this Summer

Summer is here! Warm weather lovers, Rejoice! because the time has come to embrace the summer sun. Up here in the Catskills, there’s a plethora of outdoor activities and fun things to do that make any visit to upstate New York an exciting prospect. Read on for some ideas on how to make the most of your summer here in beautiful Forestburgh at the Inn at Lake Joseph.

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Outdoor Adventure

One of the best parts of summer is going outside and there’s no better place to play out in the sun than in the Catskills. There is a wide variety of activities to choose from including, hiking the nearby trails and water sports such as kayaking on Lake Joseph. With fly fishing, horseback riding, and even skeet shooting also available, there’s truly no shortage of things to do! Make sure to check out our activities page and ask our staff for more recommendations.

people at a concertArt Galleries, Museums, Historic Venues

Home to an excellent variety of art installations, historical sites, and must-visit venues, those seeking unique experiences will not be disappointed! The Bethel Woods Center for the Arts comes highly recommended and is home to concerts, performances, festivals, and special events. Sitting on the site of the original 1969 Woodstock Festival, it carries on that grand tradition today and there’s always something going on. If you’re in the mood for something more theatrical, the Forestburgh Playhouse is the oldest continually operating summer theatre in New York. Come and check out the performances and see this beautiful and historic building right in town! The fun doesn’t stop there. Don’t miss out on the many art galleries, flea markets, and other local events going on during your time in upstate New York. Make sure and talk to the front desk once you arrive for an up-to-date look at local happenings.

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Short Road Trips

There’s nothing quite like a relaxing scenic drive to get to know an area. While the world whizzes past, you can take in all the natural beauty of the Catskills and visit some areas a little farther from the Inn. If you’re already planning on a visit to the Bethel Woods Center, then NY route 17B is the way to go. Passing through Sullivan County, it is especially beautiful as autumn arrives and the leaves turn brilliant hues of red and yellow. The famous Storm King Art Center is home to interesting and quirky sculptures and other works of art, and is a great short drive away in Mountainville. Wherever you decide to go, the New York countryside has some beautiful vistas and must-see landmarks. Why not go for a drive and see what you can find? Our staff can help with suggestions for routes.

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Catskills Restaurants

What would a visit to the Catskills be without trying some of the area’s excellent cuisine? If you’re headed to the previously mentioned and thoroughly recommended Forestburgh Playhouse, then make sure and check out Cabaret at the Tavern! Held in the nearby Forestburgh Tavern, it mixes a night of entertainment with delicious local food for the ultimate “Dinner and a Show.” If you’re in the mood for a brew with your burger, then head to the Catskill Brewery. With an excellent selection of craft beers and great food to boot, it’s perfect for a fun evening with a relaxing setting. Or, if wine is more your thing, then we highly recommend the close-by Bashakill Vineyards. Only open on Saturdays and Sundays, they are a small batch winery that has a rotating selection of what they’re currently making. A popular spot for local musicians, performances liven up the afternoon tastings and make for a unique atmosphere.

Guest room with bed, vaulted ceilings, fireplace at NY Inn

No matter how you choose to spend your days, your comfy room will be waiting upon your return. With 4 tiers and room types to fit every guest, you’re guaranteed a quality stay every time! A perfect base for adventures in the Catskills, it’s your private and luxurious home-away-from-home. With top-notch amenities and high-quality arrangements, there’s no better place to crash after a long day out and about. So, what are you waiting for? Book your room today and we hope to see you soon!

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