Hunter Mountain NY is considered a four-season destination in the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County, offering challenging terrain and trails for all skill levels. Nine new trails and a new chairlift to get you to more terrain, faster were added last year.
Renowned as the “snowmaking capital of the world,” Hunter boasts snowmaking on 100% of the mountain’s 320 skiable acres. With a summit elevation of 3,200 feet and a vertical drop of 1,600 feet – Hunter Mountain offers challenging downhill skiing and riding all winter long. Families will enjoy Hunter’s kid-friendly activities like snow tubing on nine 1,000-foot-long chutes plus engaging ski and riding schools.
During the summer months from Memorial Day through Columbus day enjoy the scenic Hunter Mountain Scenic Skyride to the summit, an 11 minute ride up 3200 feet. Off-road adventures for touring vehicles are available all year, and annual festivals celebrate the best of the outdoors, music, food and drink.
The Best Things To Do Around Hunter Mountain NY
Catskills is a hot destination during all seasons. Make sure to reserve in advance one of the serene places to stay in the Catskill Mountains. Once you are there, the first item on your to-do list should be a trip to Hunter Mountain, Catskills’ second highest peak and top ski destination during winter months.
Whether you’re an outdoors fanatic or just want to take in the landscape, the mountain is worth exploring. In the summer months you can find some of the best ziplining spots in the area, picturesque trails and companies offering skydiving.
You will also have the opportunity to go for a ride in 4x4s, trek up mountains to take in breathtaking views of the surrounding nature, and participate in many different events and festivals. People who wish for more relaxing things to do around Hunter Mountain can also go fly fishing or golfing.
Ride the Hunter Mountain panoramic Skyride
The stunning Skyride in Hunter Mountain is yet another must-do while staying in Catskills. If you want to enjoy some spectacular panoramic views from way up high, then the Scenic Skyride is the excellent pick for summer adventure. The picturesque Skyride can accommodate up to six people and is a perfect way to take in the surrounding scenery. The ride to the 3200-foot summit takes 11 minutes, and once there, you can explore the stores and eateries that await you before returning to your Catskill mountain lodge.
Grab a Bite
Tannersville may be small, but it is a great foodie town! Jessie’s Harvest House, Last Chance Antiques & Cheese Cafe, and Mama’s Boy being the classics, with new additions to the town including Tabla, Shandaken Bake, and Pantry on main.
In this area of the Catskills/Hudson Valley, you’re in luck for some of the best antiquing New York State has to offer. A short walk away from our property is Tannersville Antiques, a multi-level warehouse filled to the brim with collectables. Next door is Rustic Mountain, a more boutique style antique shop that has some of the best curated finds around. If you’re willing to drive about half an hour, one of our favorite recommendations is Coxsackie Antique Center, a HUGE warehouse of various vendors with vintage/antique wares for sale, ranging from clothes, jewelry, furniture, bags, perfumes, dishes, decorations, and so much more.
The heart of the Catskills is lush with an abundance of outdoor activities, from local hikes to the mountaintop arboretum to outdoor music venues. Read more of our recommendations on the Top Five Outdoor Places To Visit in the Warmer Months blog for ideas to add to your travel itinerary. In the winter months, explore the local area by snowshoeing or going on a cross country ski adventure.
The Mountain Cinema
The next thing on the list of things to do in Hunter, New York, is going to a movie in Hunter’s very own theatre! This movie theatre is simply stunning. It is a perfect activity to cap off a day spent outdoors, make up for rainy weather (it’s a terrific thing to do in the rain), or just rest your aching muscles. If you’re looking for something classic and romantic, a drive-in movie theatre is a perfect choice. It has a diverse collection of movies from the blockbuster releases to international films, oldies and art-house cinema.
Fox & Bear
After having loads of fun in nature, you can take some time to relax and have a refreshing drink in the neighborhood coffee shop. This adorable little shop is on the corner of Main Street & South Main Street – you’ll drive past it on your way to Hotel Mountain Brook. At this coffee shop & cafe, visitors will peruse the many unique goods, shopping artisan trinkets and curated artisan groceries. Their drinks and food are stellar, and if you haven’t had one of their heirloom eggs on a sandwich, you don’t know what you’re missing out on.
Reserve The Best Place To Stay Near Hunter Mountain
The Hotel Mountain Brook in the Catskills is one of the best places to stay near Hunter Mountain. Newly renovated, it is designed to fit seamlessly into the surrounding nature and bring the outdoors inside.
Tannersville’s Hotel Mountain Brook is a charming Catskill Mountain lodge offering luxurious, rustic bed and breakfast accommodations. The hotel features a game room and library, a lounge, a locally socked bar, and plenty of space to luxuriate in nature. Daily breakfast is prepared by our on-site chef, and is sure to help you start the day on the right foot.
If you decide to take a break and spend the day at the hotel, walk around wildflower fields and enjoy the setting sun from our hillside benches, roast some marshmallows on our stone patio.
If you are looking for a Place To Stay In the Catskill Mountains, New York, pay a visit to our Hotel Mountain Brook for your upcoming getaway.