Recreation

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There are so many great places to explore and adventures to be had around Tannersville below is a list of some of our favorites!

Skiing & Snowboarding

Tannersville is the perfect place to stay for skiing and snowboarding in the Catskills!

The Snowmaking Capitol Of The World!

duration 3 miles from the village

The East Coast’s Premiere Alpine Lifestyle Since 1960!

duration 15 miles from the village

In Highmont NY only a short drive away

duration 28 miles from the village

Parks, Lakes & Gardens

There are plenty of ways to get enjoy the scenery in and around Tannersville NY! Here are a few of our favorites!

Blue Stone Sculpture Park

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duration  1 mile from the village

Fromer Market Gardens

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duration in the village

Colgate Lake

Great place to go for a morning dip or spend the day with your family!

duration 4 miles from the village

North Lake State Park

Swimming & More in our Local State Park!

duration 4 miles from the village

Rip Van Winkle Lake Park

There is plenty of room to run on the west side of the lake and a playground, basketball court and skate park for your kids on the east side!

duration in the village

Hiking

Tannersville NY is located within the Catskill Park’s historic Blue Line! We are surrounded by forever wild land and amazing state hiking trails!

Catskill Park Hiking Trails

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difficulty easy to moderate

duration 4 miles from the village

Huckleberry Rail Trail

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difficulty easy to moderate
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duration in the village

Kaaterskill Falls

An amazing sight! 180′ main waterfall and a second 80′ waterfall make an amazing climax to a 1.5 mile hike.

duration 1-2 hours
difficulty easy to moderate

duration 4 miles from the village

North-South Lake Campgrounds

Large & Historic area full of hiking trails leading around the lake.

difficulty easy

duration 4 miles from the village

Sunset Rock & North Point

Sunset Rock offers a beautiful view of North-South Lake from above. This trail has some large rock ledges, so be advised if you are bringing children or dogs.

duration 1.6 miles
difficulty easy to moderate

duration 4 miles from the village

Top Views

There are so many spectacular views in and around Tannersville; it’s hard to know where to begin! Here is a list of some local favorites.

Catskill Mountain House Site

This is one of the easiest views to get to. Park at North-South Lake Campgrounds and walk just half a mile from your car to the site of the Catskill Mountain House, a giant wooden hotel which stood in the 1800’s and housed 400 guests. Guests enjoyed the panoramic view from a grand 13 column porch. This was the first of the great Catskill hotels, which brought hundreds of thousands of guests to this small mountaintop community.

duration .5 miles
difficulty easy

duration 9.5 miles from the village

Kaaterskill Falls

As the highest two-tiered waterfall in New York State, this is a view you won’t want to miss! The hike is about 2 miles round trip, but it is somewhat steep and rocky, so be sure to wear proper footwear. Kaaterskill Falls has not only been attracting tourists for hundreds of years, it has also inspired famous artists such as Thomas Cole to paint this amazing view.

duration 1.36 miles
difficulty easy to moderate

duration 4 miles from the village

North Point

North Point offers one of the most beautiful views in the Catskills, overlooking North-South Lake and the Hudson Valley. This is a less well known trail than Kaaterskill Falls, and is a more challenging hike. Check out the beautiful Ashley Falls on the way. Pack a lunch and chow down at the top; you won’t want to leave this spectacular view!

duration 5.9 miles from Scutt Road
difficulty moderate

duration 5 miles from the village

Sunset Rock & North Point

Sunset Rock offers a beautiful view of North-South Lake from above. On the way you will see another fantastic view of the Hudson Valley from Artist’s rock, where world famous artists have been inspired for hundreds of years. This trail has some large rock ledges, so be advised if you are bringing children or dogs.

duration 1.6 miles
difficulty easy to moderate

duration 5 miles from the village

Mountain Cloves Scenic Byway

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Water Parks & Rivers

There are plenty of ways to get wet in and around Tannersville NY! Here are a few of our favorites!

Zoom Flume Water Park

The Catskills largest water park!

duration 30 miles from the village

Tubing the Esopus

A great way to get wet on a summer day in the Catskills!

duration 20 miles from the village

Educational

The Catskills are rich in both the cultural history and in geological history, here are some spots to learn more about the area.

Howe Caverns

An amazing tour into the underworld of science and geology! Take an elevator deep into the earth and explore the amazing world of Howe Caverns!

duration 59 miles from the village

Mountain Top Arboretum

The Arboretum has 179 acres of collections, meadows, wetlands and forest connected by trails, paths, and boardwalks. Open dawn to dusk every day. Admission is free.

duration in the village

Olana the estate of Fredrich Church

The 250-acre integrated environment of famed Hudson River School Painter Frederic Edwin Church: Art, Architecture, Landscape, Farm and Views.

duration 25 miles from the village

Overlook Mountain House

The museum/home of famous painter Thomsas Cole who helped make the Catskills famous by painting the amazing landscapes that defined american art in the 1920’s.

duration in the village

Dog Friendly

What is a better way to spend your day than with your best canine friend? Here is a list of some great spots in Tannersville to hang with your pup.

The Bike Path

Take your pup on a relaxing walk through nature on our beautifully maintained bike path! The path stretches an easy 2 miles, making it the perfect daytime activity for humans and canines of all ages! Access the path from the Rip Van Winkle Lake Park.

duration in the village

Catskill Park Hiking Trails

If its breathtaking views you and your pooch are after, there are hundreds of miles of hiking trails surrounding the North-South Lake Campgrounds. For beginners, the path around the Lake is beautiful and easy. If you’re up for a challenge, (make sure you have a leash) take the trails up to North Point or Sunset Rock for a spectacular view of the lake from above!

duration 4 miles from the village

North-South Lake Campgrounds

North-South Lake Park might as well be called “Doggy Paradise,” with a big lake and plenty of nature to explore! Make it an overnight adventure with budget friendly campsites or rent a boat for a new kind of exploring.

duration 4 miles from the village

Rip Van Winkle Lake Park

Rip Van Winkle Lake Park is the perfect place for you and your dog to play. There is plenty of room to run on the west side of the lake and a playground, basketball court and skate park for your (human) kids on the east side! Just a short walk from Main Street Tannersville.

duration in the village