Hunter Mountain and the surrounding community together offer a great variety of winter activities that can act as the perfect substitute to skiing and snowboarding!
Snowtubing is a fun winter pastime, and is located right at Hunter! Packed with laughs, snowtubing at Hunter is a great activity perfect for the entire family! Adults and children must be at least 42 inches in height to participate in snowtubing. Click here for more.
NY Zipline Tours operates the longest and highest zipline tour in North America at Hunter Mountain! Test your meddle on the Mid-Mountain Tour before you venture onto the summit SkyRider Tour. Click here for more.
Note: The activities listed below are not operated by Hunter Mountain Resort and are located in the towns nearby the resort. Please call the individual property for operating hours and availability.
Rip Van Winkle Ranch - Snowmobile rentals on mountain trails. Just 5 minutes from Hunter Mountain. Rte. 23A, Haines Falls 518.589.6215
Bear Creek Landing - All new snowmobiles available for rent. Rte. 214 & Rte. 23A, Hunter 518.947.0788 www.bearcreekrestaurant.com
Bear Creek Landing- Winter and summer horseback riding. Rte. 214 & Rte. 23A, Hunter 518.263.3839 www.bearcreekrestaurant.com
Tanglewood Ranch - Open all year. Horseback riding, scenic trails, 5 state view. Pony rides, horsedrawn hayrides, all day or overnight trips. Western and English riding, Indian trading post and craft shop. Cornwallville 518.622.9531
Bailiwick Ranch/ Catskill Equestrian - Open all year. Horseback riding, scenic trails with mountain trail rides. All day mountain trips, overnight camping trips, pony rides, petting zoo. English and Western riding instructions. 518.678.5665 www.bailiwickranch.com
Cross Country Skiing
Mountain Trails Cross Country Ski Center - A family adventure, 35K groomed, track-set, marked and patrolled, winter woodland trails in the beautiful Catskill Mountains. Snackbar, warming hut, cross country ski, snowshoes, and pulk sled rentals. PSIA instruction. Call for conditions, brochure and directions. About 10 minutes from Hunter Mountain. Rte. 23C, Tannersville - 518.589.5361 - www.mtntrails.com
Arts and Culture
The region is packed with art galleries, including those found in Hunter and the nearby village of Woodstock. Groups can enjoy a variety of music and cultural festivals hosted in the area. Architectural landmarks including covered bridges and historic homes such as Cedar Grove, the home of Hudson River Art School founder Thomas Cole, and Olana, the home of Frederic Church.
Shopping and Antiquing
The area features nearly 50 antique shops and galleries, all within a short drive of the Kaatskill Mountain Club. There are also dozens of local artisans and craftspeople.
Baseball Hall of Fame and Museums
Area museums cover a wide range of interests! Cooperstown, NY and the National Baseball Hall of Fame are 90 minutes from Hunter Mountain. Art museums include the Fennimore Art Museum, with its Native American and American exhibits. Transportation buffs will enjoy several options, including the Empire State Railway Museum and the Hudson River Maritime Museum. And that’s just a small sampling!