Leisure Activities

Things to do while vacationing at Helen Morrell Guest Cottages

Depending on your likes and mood, you could enjoy a new activity virtually every weekend in the Sullivan County Catskills area for the next year and not exhaust the possibilities. Whether it’s an annual festival, a lively arts event or outdoor recreational activity, you need not search any further than our own backyard. Below are just a few of the many attractions and activities that are available close by.

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

Photo courtesy of Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is approximately 90 minutes from New York City at the site of the original 1969 Woodstock festival in Bethel, NY. The 15,000-seat outdoor performing arts venue and the soon-to-be-opened Museum are set within nearly 2,000 bucolic acres. The main pavilion covers 4,500 seats with another 10,500 on a natural sloping lawn, while offering unique backdrops including the original festival site and the majesty of the surrounding Sullivan County countryside.

The Museum at Bethel WoodsThe Museum at Bethel Woods explores the unique experience of the Woodstock festival, its significance as the culminating event of a decade of radical cultural transformation, and the legacies of the Sixties and Woodstock today. Through personal stories and profiles, immersive multi-media exhibit displays and experiences, engaging programs, and educational events, The Museum at Bethel Woods is an impressive facility with over 10,000 square feet of permanent exhibit space, a special exhibit gallery, Events Gallery and museum retail store.

Bethel, New York 12720

1-866-781-2922

Helen Morrell Boutique

Shop in the area's only Award Winning Boutique, uniquely situated on pristine and picturesque Masten Lake. Mother-of-the-Bride, second wedding, black-tie, tea lengths, guest, elegant social occasion, party dresses, Victorian inspired fashions, pant suits, sensational separates, exquisite collectible evening purses, coordinated costume jewelry, daytime and weekend wear are among the many beautiful items you'll be thrilled to discover. Masten Lake, N.Y.

(845) 888-2468

Bashakill Vineyards

Nestled in the beautiful BashaKill wetlands of New York State's verdant Catskill Mountains, BashaKill Vineyards is Sullivan County's first commercial farm winery.

Wurtsboro, NY 12790

845-888-5858

Mohonk Mountain House

Founded by the Smiley Family in 1869, our Victorian castle resort is nestled in the Hudson Valley, only 90 miles north of New York City. Surrounded by 40,000 acres of pristine forest and protected wildlife, our National Historic Landmark resort offers farm-to-table cuisine and an award-winning spa.

1000 Mountain Rest Road
New Paltz, NY 12561

(844) 207-8368

Olana State Historic Site

Olana was the 19th century home, studio and designed landscape of Hudson River School artist Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900), his wife Isabel and their four children. The 250 acre historic estate features an elaborately stenciled, Persian-inspired mansion filled with original sketches, studies and paintings by one of the mid-19th century's most famous artists. A diverse decorative arts collection includes objects from around the world. Five miles of carriage drives, many of which are now pedestrian-use only, traverse a property developed in much the way Church created his canvasses, with strategically revealed vistas of one of the most strikingly beautiful places in the Hudson Valley.

5720 State Route 9G
Hudson, NY 12534

518-828-0135

Upper Delaware Scenic Byway

The Upper Delaware Scenic Byway, New York State Route 97,traverses the western borders of Orange, Sullivan and Delaware Counties, New York along a 70 mile stretch of the Delaware River.

866-511-8372

Time and the Valleys Museum

The Time and the Valleys Museum is a living, interactive resource that preserves the past, educates the present and ensures the uniqueness of the Delaware watershed and surrounding geographical areas for all generations.

The Museum exhibits are housed on three floors with a Local History/Research Center (open Thursdays and Sundays 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.) on the third floor and the Museum Gift Shop on the main floor.

Grahamsville, New York

(845) 985-7700

D&H Canal Museum

The Delaware and Hudson Canal was a 108-mile, man-made waterway, an engineering feat of pre-industrial America that brought a new form of energy from the hills of Pennsylvania out to the Hudson River. From 1828 to 1898, mules pulled barges laden with anthracite coal along river valleys from Honesdale in northeastern Pennsylvania to Eddyville on the Rondout Creek near the villages of Kingston and Rondout. From here, it was shipped on barges down the Hudson to New York City and up the river to Canada.

High Falls, New York

(845) 687-2000

Holiday Mountain Fun Park

During the summer months, Holiday Mountain is your one-stop for family fun!

  • Go-Karts
  • Bumper Boats
  • Mini Golf
  • Rock Climbing Wall
  • Mechanical Bull
  • Bungee Trampoline
  • Spider Mountain
  • Potato Sack Slide
  • Paintball Shooting Gallery
  • Choo Choo Charlie Train Ride
  • Kiddie Land
  • Arcade

Monticello, New York

845-796-3161

Rock Hill Farmers' Market

The Rock Hill Farmers' Market is an organization founded to promote local, sustainable and organic agriculture, increasing economic opportunities for farmers, youth, small businesses and food artisans.

This year at the market we will have local vegetables, hard cider, wine, fruits, eggs, chicken, maple syrup, honey, fresh cut flowers, cheese, baked goods and much more!

**2017 SEASON**
EVERY SATURDAY 10AM - 1PM
June 3rd - September 30th

(Rain or Shine)

223 Rock Rock Hill Drive
Rock Hill, NY 12775

845-699-4976

Wurtsboro Glider Airport

The nation's oldest operating glider airport, the Wurtsboro airport is open to the public and offers hangar rentals, glider instructing, power instruction and scenic rides in antique planes.

50 Barone Rd, Wurtsboro, NY 12790

(845) 888-2791