Looking for the top upstate NY activities and attractions? In addition to the endless hiking, biking and boating at our property and surrounding areas, there are so many more activities in the Catskill Mountains to enjoy. Spend a day rafting, horseback riding, taking a driving tour, or experiencing one of the many other fun things to do nearby.
Top Upstate NY Activities
For more easy and scenic walks.
Just a few miles in any direction from the inn to discover parks and areas which feature wonderful hiking trails – we have maps and directions at the Inn; just ask any of our helpful staff.
Catskills Beverage Trail
Award-winning breweries and wineries ............. Old truths, old laws, old friends, old books, and old wines are best. - Polish proverb
The Sullivan Catskills abound in nearby, award-winning breweries, cideries, distilleries and wineries – many of which have tasting rooms and offer tours and local entertainment.
Old truths, old laws, old friends, old books, and old wines are best. – Polish proverb
Don't Have To Dress Like A Hippie To Visit This Site
BETHEL WOODS CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Music, history and culture converge at the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival in Bethel, NY. Explore The Museum, enjoy a concert or festival, or get creative at a program or workshop.
Take in the views on horseback
Horseback riding in Upstate New York is a wonderful way to take in the beautiful views of the Catskills region. For a memorable ride, visit nearby Bridle Hill Farm.
People on horses look better than they are. People in cars look worse than they are. Proverb by Marya Mannes
Catskills Small Towns For Nostalgic Travelers
Narrowsburg, Callicoon, Livingston Manor
These towns are widely known for their strong arts and cultural communities. It is the home of the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, the Delaware Valley Opera, the Tusten Theatre, Fort Delaware and more. Town Main Streets hosts popular street festivals throughout the summer including the long-running art fair Riverfest and the family-friendly Honey Bee Fest, which both draw thousands of visitors.
Let the music take you where you want to go. Take in a major concert in historic surroundings, enjoy theater and a cabaret in a perfect country playhouse, relax with a performance at a country bandstand, thrill to an aria.
The Callicoon Theatre www.thecallicoontheater.com/
The Dancing Cat Saloon DancingCatSaloon.com
Delaware Valley Arts Alliance delawarevalleyartsalliance.org
Delaware Valley Opera delawarevalleyopera.org
North American Cultural Laboratory nacl.org
Bethel Woods Center For The Arts bethelwoodscenter.org
Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop www.scdw.net
The Laugh Tour thelaughtour.com
Hurleyville Arts Centre hurleyvilleartscentre.org/
Forestburgh Playhouse fbplayhouse.org
Weekend Of Chamber Music wcmconcerts.org
Resort World rwcatskills.com/entertainment/
Nearby Winter Activities in the Catskills
If the complimentary snowshoeing and cross country skiing on our property isn’t enough fun in the snow, there are more options nearby for winter activities in the Catskills. For a day of downhill skiing, snowboarding or tubing, check out Holiday Mountain, less than 20 minutes from the inn.
“A bad day on the slopes still beats a good day at work”
In the Catskills, we treasure our local farmers and food producers. You’ll find a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, as well as eggs, baked-goods, cheese and more! You may even find live music or entertainment, which makes strolling through our farmers’ markets a great way to spend an afternoon.
A CASINO WHERE GAMING MEETS WILDERNESS
Resorts World Catskills provides unparalleled gaming like no other in the region. The 100,000 square foot casino floor showcases over 150 live table games that include Blackjack, Craps, Baccarat, Roulette, Pai Gow Tiles, 1,600 slot machines, a poker room, luxurious private player’s lounge and high limit salon privets. This action packed gaming set in a pristine mountain backdrop is sure to make it your favorite gaming destination.
“There is a very easy way to return from a casino with a small fortune; go there with a large one.” Ian Fleming
Go Kart Rentals and Lessons
EXPERIENCE A THRILLING, 3/4 MILE TRACK WITH KARTS THAT HIT SPEEDS OVER 50 MPH!
These karts are NOT “Fun Center” or “Concession Style” karts…these are real race karts! VIEW VIDEO
“What’s the point of racing around the galaxy if you aren’t going to have fun?”
Shopping in The Catskills
DISCOVER UNIQUE TREASURES AND KEEPSAKES
Whether you want to search local antique shops for souvenirs, pick up fresh produce or tasty treats from farmers’ markets, discover beautiful pieces of art at local galleries, or just wander through the unique shops and boutiques in the Catskills, there’s no shortage of places to explore. We’re happy to guide you to some of our favorite areas to shop near our Forestburg, NY resort.
What Should You Expect On A Hot Air Balloon Ride?
PLEASURE. Of course.
If you’ve never traveled in a hot air balloon before, it’s normal to be a little curious or apprehensive about what to expect. Flights usually launch just after dawn or several hours before sunset, which is due to the fact that the wind is usually at its most calm during this time. As wind speed is the most important consideration in ballooning, it is vital that weather conditions are right. MORE INTO
“The balloon seems to stand still in the air while the earth flies past underneath.” Alberto Santos Dumont
"WHATS YOUR SIGN? .... CAN I BUY YOU A DRINK?
Visitors to the Catskills seeking extra thrills are in luck. From hang gliding to hot air balloons to ziplines to paintball to go karts to pheasant hunting to Segway tours to auto racing, there is something exciting to discover around every corner in our area.
“Always take the scenic route”
Make a splash on your adventure
Make a splash with your spring or summer adventure in Upstate New York when you add whitewater rafting in the Catskills to your travel itinerary! Read more information about the nearby rafting outfitters to find the perfect fit for your rip-roaring rapids adventure.
If you’re looking for something with a soul and a story, then you’ll love perusing our many local antique shops. Take home a momento from your trip like unique jewelry, fine furnishings or distinctive decorations for your home.
Local golf courses open seasonally
If you long to hit a small, white ball around a big, green expanse of grass, visit one of the nearby Upstate New York golf courses to tee up for some fun. Several professional courses are open in the spring, summer, and fall.
Special Events in Sullivan County Catskills
Local community events near the Inn
The Inn at Lake Joseph is located in a secluded but vibrant rural area. Our location is near four New York and Pennsylvania counties that host community events or sponsor events in the region, which you can easily reach from the Inn. Click on the link below to access Sullivan County’s tourism calendar and learn more about upcoming events in our corner of the world.