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Things to do in Catskills + Hudson Valley

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Catskills + Hudson Valley. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Catskills + Hudson Valley attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Catskills + Hudson Valley to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Catskills + Hudson Valley.

  • Alison Wines & Vineyards

    In a peeling red dairy barn from the 1800s, the tasting room pours Merlots and fruit wines, two regional specialties turning the Hudson Valley into... More
  • Alyce & Roger's Fruit Stand

    Stopy by for the cider doughnuts. More
  • Art Design Digression

  • B. Johnstone

  • Bear Mountain State Park

    A four-mile loop on the Major Welch Trail climbs skyward for panoramas and then descends on a snippet of the famed Appellation Trail. More
  • Belleayre Mountain

    Offseason, hike the ski runs to see the entire yellow and bronze valley below. More
  • Blooming Hill Farm

  • Botanicus

  • Callicoon Theater

    The 1948 post–Art Deco cinema in Callicoon, NY, charges a mere $5 a seat for matinees. More
  • Carrie Haddad Gallery

    Haddad was a Hudson pioneer, planting Hudson's first gallery on Warren Street in 1991. More
  • Carrie Haddad Photographs

  • Cedar Grove

  • Cheviot Landing

  • Culinary Institute of America

    Aspiring chefs and food lovers should experience the gourmet craftsmanship of the wunderkinds studying at the CIA at Hyde Park by stopping in their... More
  • Devil's Path

    Often cited as the toughest hiking trail in the East, this east-to-west voyage in the Catskill Mountains of New York traverses the spine of the mou... More

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