Hands-on kid-friendly activities west of the Hudson River.
Farming in the Catskill Mountains
Credit: Seth Hamlin Hitchings

Rivers, farms, and country delights are on hand in Sullivan County. Outdoor activities are endless: Go on a family tubing trip down the Delaware River, fly-fish for trout on the creeks, and drive across covered bridges. For an unforgettable learning experience (and photo op), get your hands—a little—dirty at a working farm.

Matthew's on Main

Feel like a local at this red-clapboard locale, which has an outdoor patio; its pubby meals are filling, and the homey vibe is even more nourishing.

The 1906 Restaurant

Impress the kids with buffalo and ostrich meat among the entrées (including gourmet burgers.

Apple Pond Farm

The three-bedroom guesthouse at Apple Pond Farm comes with a fully equipped kitchen and plenty of toys that will delight the kids. Rooms from $420 (five people, two nights).