Catskills, New York State Attractions
The world's largest kaleidoscope can be found in Catskill Corners. The site of the original Woodstock Music and Arts Festival is found in Bethel. Fly fishing is popular in the many streams and rivers.
Woodstock, New York
When New Yorkers want to get back to nature, they drive into the Catskill mountains, to go hiking and skiing. One of the many pretty villages, Woodstock, shot to fame in August 1969, when it was the scene of the legendary, three-day music festival. The "three days of peace and music" have left their mark, and tourists still flock here in considerable numbers. Phoenicia is a good base, and also has the Empire State Railway Museum, commemorating the age of steam.
Empire State Railway Museum, Phoenicia, New York
Empire State Railway Museum is housed in the Phoenicia Station, built in 1899. The Museum tells the story of the many railroad companies that had locomotives climbing the Catskill Mountains from the 1800s to the 1940s. There are films, photos and artifacts on display as well as three antique railway cars. An ongoing project is the restoration of Engine 23, a steam locomotive.
Coxsackie, New York
Coxsackie was an exclusive Dutch settlement, from the late 1600s to 1790. The name comes from an American Indian word meaning "hoot of an owl".Downtown Coxsackie has maintained its historic appearance and the Reed Street Historic District was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
This house is the oldest surviving dwelling in Upstate New York. It was built in 1663 and is furnished with Federal, Empire, and Victorian furniture as well as china, glass and silver from several generations of Broncks. The "west wing loft" houses a collection of regional textiles, as well as weaving and spinning equipment.
Address: Box 44, Coxsackie, NY 12051, United States
Opening hours: May 31 to Oct 15: 12pm-4pm; Sun: 1pm-4pm; Mon: 10am-4pm; Sat: 10am-4pm; Closed: Tue
Entrance fee in USD: Adult $5.00, Child 15 & under $3.00, Child 11 & under $2.00, Child 4 & under FREE
Facilities: Gift shop
Delaware County Historical Association Museum, Delhi, New York
Seven restored rural buildings are found on this site. They include a schoolhouse, blacksmith shop, gun shop, and 1790s Frisbee House. A farming exhibit is also featured.
East Durham - Irish-American Heritage Museum
The Irish American Heritage Museum is dedicated to the history, culture, and traditions of the Irish American population of New York State. The permanent collection includes the labor movement, potato famine, Irish women and religion.
Hanford Mills Museum, East Meredith, New York
Hanford Mills Museum is a restored 19th century milling complex featuring a feed mill, barn, hardware store garage and shingle mill. The complex is powered by water harnessed from Kortright Creek.
Livingston Manor - Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum
The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum is dedicated to preserving America's flyfishing heritage; teaching its future generations of flyfishers; and protecting its flyfishing environment.
Fort Delaware-Museum of Colonial History, Narrowsburg, New York
This 18th century stockade has blockhouses, log cabins, storehouses, blacksmith shop, animal yard and an herb garden. Guides are dressed in period costumes. The fort is a replica of the early pioneer settlement in 1754.
Zadock Pratt Museum, Prattsville, New York
The house belonged to Zadock Pratt, Prattsville's founder and U.S. representative. Built in 1828, it contains original and period furnishings, local history exhibits, and other memorabilia that pertains to Pratt's occupations.
Delaware and Ulster Railride, Arkville, New York
Round-trip rail rides are offered through the scenic Catskill Mountains. Railroad memorabilia is on the display in the depot.
Catskill, New York
Catskill offers scenic forests, and mountains as well as streams, waterfalls and hiking trails. Nearby is the scene of Rip Van Winkle's legendary nap.
Cedar Grove, The Thomas Cole Historic Site
Thomas Cole is considered the father of of American landscape painting and founder of the Hudson River School of art. The grounds surrounding the home feature perennial gardens, a 200-year-old Honey Locust tree, and the west porch where visitors can enjoy one of the most perfect views of the Catskill Mountains.The main house was completed in 1815 in Federal style and include rooms that the family used, gallery rooms and the "Old Studio", where Cole painted many of his best known works.
Address: 218 Spring Street, Box 426, Catskill, NY 12414, United States
Opening hours: May 1 to Oct 31: 10am-4pm; Closed: Mon, Tue, Wed
Entrance fee in USD: Adult $9.00, Students $7.00, Senior $7.00, Grounds / gardens only around attraction FREE
Useful tips: Last tour begins at 3 pm.
Guides: Guided tour included with admission.
Catskill Forest Preserve
The Preserve is almost 300,000 acres in the Catskill Moutains. The highest point is Slide Mountain, reaching a height of 4,180 feet. Three fishing streams - Beaver Kill, Neversink and Willowemoc - are found within the preserve.
Catskill Game Farm (closed)
Ted Martin's Reptile Adventure
Some of the reptiles that are displayed include - snakes, turtles, alligators and crocodiles. Trainers will bring out animals to answer questions about them and allow visitors to touch the animals.
Eldred, New York
The Eldred WWII museum preserves the history of the war through displays and video presentations.