Welcome to the land of waterfalls, slumbering legends, artistic mavericks, mountain climbers and daring adventurers. Welcome to Greene County, a close-to-home vacation destination offering big mountain hiking experiences, high-flying sky-riding and epic waterfalls cascading down the Catskill Mountains.
From ice climbing the frozen steeps outside of Tannersville on Route 23A, to winter hiking expeditions on some of the region's most popular trails, winter in the Great Northern Catskills is anything but an excuse to head inside. Snowmobile rentals and guided tours explore the backcountry, while cross country ski and snowshoeing trails abound.
From mountain biking in the backcountry, to road cycling around the river towns, experience the freedom of wide open trails, narrow switchbacks and scenic country routes. Then head to Hunter Mountain for the pinnacle of adventure travel in the Catskills, the New York Zipline Canopy Tour, a heart-pounding thrill-ride that can only be described with the words highest, fastest and longest.
Enjoy hiking trails in the Catskill Park that lead deep into the mountains, fish wild streams and the mighty Hudson River, or kayak on North-South Lake. Pursue the freedom of nature, and the blank canvas of discovery in the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County!
Enjoy outdoor activities at several cross-country skiing and snowshoeing areas
- Windham Mountain Country Club's Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Center offers rentals for adults and children, as well as trail maps. Enjoy snowshoeing the club's scenic grounds, and end your trek at the Windham Country Club for hot cocoa and soup.
- Mountain Trails X-C Ski Center in Tannersville offers 35 kilometers of quiet ski trails spanning 300 acres of groomed terrain. An on-site rental shop provides all you need to enjoy a snowshoeing expedition. Trails are patrolled by the National Ski Patrol to ensure safety and enjoyment for all.
- North-South Lake State Park in Haines Falls offers trail access from the South Lake Dam. Enjoy a peaceful trek through the park or snowshoe to the former site of the Catskill Mountain House for incredible vistas.
Explore by day and return to a cozy après ski fire at one of our charming resorts for a mug of hot cocoa. Whether you've been snowshoeing and cross country skiing for years or are just starting out – the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County invites you to Awaken to Adventure.
Reprinted from http://www.greatnortherncatskills.com