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Top 10 Catskill Adventures for the Whole Family

We have many families that stay at our property throughout the year, but summer is an extra special time to visit. With our in ground pool (with allllll the pool toys you need to keep those kids happy), to a fire pit perfect for roasting marshmallows, to our outdoor projector for movie nights under the stars, we have you covered.

And even with countless amenities for adults and kids alike, we know you still may want to get out of the house to explore the beautiful Catskill region! So alas, here we are with our top 10 family friendly activities to try out during your visit! Whether you're traveling with young children or teenagers, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Join us as we explore the top family-friendly activities in the Catskills and discover the perfect adventure for your family!

1. Zoom Flume Water Park

This water park has over 20 rides and attractions, including the Wild River, the Black Vortex, and the Canyon Plunge. It's a great way to cool off on a hot summer day.

2. Mountain Top Arboretum

This 178-acre arboretum features a variety of gardens and walking trails that are perfect for families to explore. The Children's Fairy Garden is a must-see for kids.

3. Rail Explorers

This unique outdoor adventure involves riding specially designed pedal-powered rail bikes on railroad tracks. It’s suitable for all ages and fitness levels with the rail bikes being easy to pedal and the pace leisurely allowing everyone to explore scenic areas that aren’t easily accessible by car or foot.

4. North-South Lake State Park

This state park is a great place for families to picnic, swim, and hike. It also has a beach area and boat rentals!

5. Windham Mountain Resort

A family-friendly park that offers a variety of outdoor activities, including skiing, tubing, and mountain biking along with other seasonal events. The park is located in Windham and is open year-round, offering different activities depending on the season. It's an excellent way to experience the outdoors with the family and have fun in a safe environment.

6. Zip-line Canopy Tours of Hunter Mountain

This zip-line course takes you through the treetops of Hunter Mountain, offering spectacular views of the Catskills!

7. Catskill Mountain Railroad

Take a ride on a vintage train through the scenic Catskill Mountains. They offer a variety of special events throughout the year, including Polar Express rides during the holiday season.

8. Bailiwick Animal Park & Riding Stables

This park has a rich history and is home to a variety of exotic and domestic animals as well as over 50 horses and ponies. There are many activities for all ages here including guided mountain tours, petting & feeding areas, & educational shows held daily.

9. Greenville Drive-In Movies

This drive in site is doing it right! Opening up in early May and running through the beginning of October, they have an eclectic line up while also bringing in local musicians to give a little pre-movie show.

10. Howe Caverns

Take a guided tour of these underground caves, where you'll see stalactites, stalagmites, and underground waterfalls. It's a unique and educational experience for the whole family.


Check out our hiking guide and for short family friendly hikes check out this resource!

Looking for a place to stay for your next Catskills getaway with family or friends? Don't forget to check out our property - Bugg Haus. We can accommodate up to 16 adults (accommodation numbers vary with children) and have countless amenities to enjoy throughout your stay. You can find us on Airbnb, or book direct to save 5%.

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