Visit Sullivan County Catskills for a Delightful Excursion

Summer is winding down a bit but it’s still a great time to plan a getaway or get ready for a fascinating fall excursion. Woman Around Town readers will like to know about the Sullivan County Catskills located only 90 miles from Manhattan. The region is rich in culture, dining experiences, outdoor adventures, fine lodging choices, and much more. It is also the home of the original, iconic Woodstock music festival that is now celebrating its golden anniversary. Exploring the area is delightful. Here are just some of the places you can enjoy with family and friends.

Kartrite Waterpark (Photo courtesy of The Kartrite Resort)

The Kartrite Resort and Indoor Waterpark – Located in Monticello, this newly opened resort is ideal for small and large parties as well as family groups. The Kartrite offers lovely, luxury accommodations and the thrill of the largest Indoor Waterpark in New York with 84-degree temperatures all year round. There are outstanding dining options for every taste and style, and special activities for all to discover. Visit for a day or plan a memorable getaway.

Museum at Bethel Woods (Photo by Marina Kennedy)

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts – The Center is a journey into New York’s music, history and culture. The site of the Woodstock music festival, the venue features a museum, performances, festivals as well as education and creative programming. The 2019 special exhibit, “We Are Golden” examines Woodstock and what the youth of 1969 wanted for the world. 

Motorcycle at Woodstock Museum (Photo by Marina Kennedy)

Resorts World Catskills – This posh hotel resort in Monticello has all the thrills and amenities of a Las Vegas style casino close to home.

Catskill Hospitality Institute @ SUNY Sullivan – SUNY Sullivan offers a farm-to-table cooking dining experience where can learn new kitchen techniques, food prep skills, and dine on your own delicious creation.

Forestburgh Playhouse – The Forestburgh Playhouse is gearing up for their Fall Series of shows with live musical performances and The Rocky Horror Picture Show Live on Stage.

Java Love – Their flagship shop and roastery is located in Whitelake overlooking the beautiful lake. A socially conscious business, they use only the best organic, fair trade, naturally farmed, and Rainforest Alliance coffee beans that are produced with respect for the environment and the farmers. Stop by for a cup or to shop.

Catskill Distillery (Photo by Marina Kennedy)

Catskill Distilling Company – Located in Bethel, they are open on weekends for tours and tastings. The award-winning Distilling Company produces Peace Vodka, Wicked White Whiskey, The One and Only Buckwheat, and more. Their on premises restaurant, The Dancing Cat Saloon, features food, spirits and live music.

Roscoe Beer Company – Located in Roscoe, the Company has been voted #1 Craft Brewery in New York. There is an on site brewery, beer garden, live music, food and more.

Bashakill Vineyards – Nestled in the scenic Bashakill wetlands, the Vineyard is Sullivan County’s first commercial farm winery. Sample award-winning wines, enjoy a farm-to-table lunch, and enjoy the beauty of their stunning venue.

And More! Sullivan Catskills Antique Trail allows guest to discover antique items that are coveted for their beauty and history. From furniture to collectibles, jewelry and glasswork, you’ll love visiting in the shops located across Sullivan County. The Sullivan Catskills Pottery Trail gives you the opportunity to tour your way through the countryside, visit talented potters, or even take a class. The Sullivan County Catskills region is ideal for nature lovers with water sports, hiking, camping, and bird watching opportunities. 

To learn more about Sullivan County Catskills, available attractions, dining, and all their amenities, visit their tourism web site.

Top photo by Marina Kennedy: Doves are all around the county.

About Marina P. Kennedy (129 Articles)
Marina Kennedy began her writing career when her four children were grown and she returned to college to study in the humanities. She is delighted to be a contributor for Woman Around Town. The majority of her articles focus on the culinary scene, theatre, and travel. Marina and her husband Chuck enjoy the rich cultural experiences of the New York metro area and beyond. She hopes that readers like reading her articles as much as she enjoys writing them.