As much as we revere summertime, autumn is an excellent time for the Catskills Mountains. As the temperature and humidity begin their annual decline, so do the number of tourists, making the perfect conditions for those hoping to avoid crowded spaces and queues. The crisp autumn air pushed erratically by the mountain breeze lends itself to a gamut of outdoor activities that many participants feel are more enjoyable in the cooler months. Further building upon the intrigue of a fall getaway, the surrounding hardwood forests will transform from emerald green to a vibrant palette of crimson, gold, and amber. As a result, the local landmarks and attractions will take on a captivating new persona that’s ideal for photo opportunities, day trips, and sightseeing. Today we’ll give you a few ideas to help maximize your Sullivan Catskills retreat.
Catskills Fall Foliage near Callicoon, NY
One of the most significant factors to consider for a Sullivan Catskills fall getaway is the spectacular display of color showcased by the changing leaves. An immersive way to enjoy this brilliant collection of chromatic beauty is hiking around Walnut Mountain Park, less than 30 minutes away in Liberty, NY. With over 13 miles of top-notch trails for biking and hiking, it’s one of the best places to admire the Catskills fall foliage. On your way there, you can take in the sights from the road as you travel along Highway 52 and be sure to stop by Yiasou Cafe to grab some snacks for the road.
4 More Things to Do on Your Fall Getaway
It’s probably best to provide a simple list with so many great activities in the Catskills Mountains. Here are some things to do at our favorite landmarks and attractions:
- Leaf peeping in the Catskills Mountains is some of the best in the region, if not the nation. From the Mountain Clove Scenic Byway to the Basha Kill Wetlands, the Catskills fall foliage never disappoints.
- For a more adrenaline-fueled experience, Kittatinny Canoes boasts the only zipline on the Delaware River and one of the largest “Big Zips” in the nation where patrons can reach speeds up to 60 miles per hour!
- If you like the idea of picking your own fall fruits, Soons Orchards in New Hampton has a dynamic assortment of peaches, apples, pumpkins, and a farmer’s market and private wagon tours.
- Hit the links and enjoy a few rounds at Villa Roma Golf Course, the Sullivan Catskills’ premier golf destination. With packages available in the fall, and an inviting membership program, there’s no better place in the region to engage in this quintessential leisure activity.
Admiring Autumn: Catskills Mountain Resorts
Whether you seek a gravity-powered zipline experience, a calming cruise, or something in the middle, the Sullivan Catskills will prove to be an ideal location for a fall getaway. Villa Roma Resort has the prerequisites to be your home away from home with an eye-opening assortment of lodging options and amenities. For more information to plan your trip, please contact us online or call 800-533-6767.