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Nature Walking:
 Albergo Allegria has a nature trail between the inn and the neighboring properties. It's a nice scenic walk about 1/4 mile long with access to the riverbed of the Bataviakill Creek and views of Black Dome Mountain.

 

Bird Watching: View more than 50 species of birds throughout the year from the inn's grounds. We have the bird observatory and the nature trail for bird watching. The Bataviakill Creek also is home to numerous wildlife including birds, beavers, woodchucks, and occasionally deer.

 

Creek Hopping: Bring an old pair of sneakers for creek walking — an old-fashioned Catskill Mountain activity that’s an absolute blast. Depending on the water level, you can creek walk up to the next town. It's amazing to be able to observe nature so closely. This is definitely an activity for adults with good balance who don't mind getting a little wet. The inn also has an old-fashioned swimming hole (sneakers required).

Windham Mountain Activities – Summer

A Windham Mountain Outfitters rental bike
A Windham Mountain Outfitters rental bike

Fitness Center.  Fitness Concepts, Owner Mary Schoepe: Rte 296 Main St Hensonville (518) 734-4266 is a state-of-the-art fitness center with personal training available. 

 

Fishing. Greene County has the waters and the fish waiting just for you. Whether calm-water lake fishing, sparkling-trout creek fishing, or bass fishing in the Hudson River, Windham is a great fishing destination for. Call (607) 652-7366 for information on obtaining a fishing license.

 

Golfing. Greene County is home to 10 PGA-approved golf courses. Albergo Allegria offers golf packages with the Roland Stafford Golf School at the Windham Country Club, located just across the road from the inn. Check out all the courses through the Greene County Golf Association

 

Hiking and Verdant Mountain Walks. Enjoy views and vistas of the Hudson River, Kaaterskill Falls, and historic sites from short walks or all-day hikes. The Escarpment trail starts five miles from the inn and offers a five-hour round trip hike. Casual and additional advanced hikes are a 20-minute drive from the inn. Stop by the front desk for a complimentary hiking map.

 

Horseback Riding. Tanglewood Ranch (518) 622-9531 or Bailwick Ranch (518) 678-5665.

 

Kayaking. Experience flat water kayaking on serene mountain lakes. Rentals available through Windham Mountain Outfitters (518) 734-4700.

 

Power Image Fitness Center. (518) 589-6961 www.powerimagehealth.com

 

Swimming. Enjoy the old-fashioned swimming hole on the inn’s property or experience the refreshing mountain spring-fed lakes.

 

Tennis. Several tennis courts are open to our guests for a nominal fee. Call the inn at (518) 734-5560 for details.

 

 

Windham New York Activities — Winter

Snow Sports Abound in Winter
Snow Sports Abound in Winter

Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding and Snow Tubing:

 

  • Windham Mountain(800) 754-9463: Ski Windham offers a real mountain adventure sure to invigorate body and soul. Here you will find 34 slopes and trails spanning two mountain peaks with a 1600-foot vertical drop. There's literally something for everyone: a separate learning terrain for beginners, groomed cruising runs for all levels, and moguls and steeps for experts. Alternative terrain includes snow parks, a half-pipe, and glade skiing. The snow tubing park has 10 chutes and two tows.
  • Hunter Mountain (888) 486-8376. With a 3200-foot summit elevation and 1600 feet of vertical, Hunter is truly a big mountain experience. Such high elevation and 100% snowmaking explain why there's tons of snow at Hunter even when there's none in your backyard. More than 50 trails and 11 offer instant access to challenging steeps, huge moguls and wide-open cruising terrain. The snowboarding half-pipe and terrain park is smack in the middle of the mountain next to an arsenal of snow guns. The snow tubing park features three "tube tow" lifts and 12 chutes — each nearly 1,200 feet long.

 

Fitness Center.  Fitness Concepts, Owner Mary Schoepe: Rte 296 Main St Hensonville (518) 734-4266 is a state-of-the-art fitness center with personal training available. 

 

Nordic Skiing. Mountain Trails X-C Ski Center (518) 589-5361 offers 35 kilometers of woodland trails, plus a warming hut, fireplace, and snowshoe and pull-sled rentals.

 

Ice Skating & Snow Mobile Riding. Bear Creek Landing (518) 263-3839 features an outdoor regulation-size skating rink. Rentals and sharpening are available.

 

Snow Shoeing. Strap on some high-tech Atlas snowshoes and take in the stunning Catskill Mountain views as you meander among fresh snow, trees, and wildlife. Hunter Mountain (888) 486-8376 offers three miles of exclusive trails on the summit of the mountain.

 

The three most popular Ski and Snowboard Rental Locations:

 

Snow Bird Ski Shop, South St.

 

Windham Mountain Outfitters, Corner of 296 and South St.

 

Charlie's Ski Shop, Rte. 296. 

Catskill Mountains Cultural Activities

The Zadock Pratt Museum
The Zadock Pratt Museum

American Museum of Firefighting (518) 828-7695. This Hudson-based museum has 83 engines on display and over 3000 pieces of related firefighting memorabilia. Open year round.

 

Arts Councils. Greene County Council on the Arts (518) 734-3104 offers galleries, arts and crafts, shops, and information on cultural activities. Catskill Mountain Foundation Gallery offers an art gallery, bookstore, special exhibits and literature readings.

 

Bronk Museum (518) 731-6490 This complex of Dutch Colonial dwellings and 19th century barns includes the oldest surviving Dutch house in the Hudson Valley. The 1663 and 1738 dwellings are furnished with art, furniture, textiles, ceramics and silver. Open May through October.

 

Irish American Heritage Museum (518) 432-6598. Exhibits, films, lectures, and special educational programs chronicle the history and culture of the Irish in America. Open Memorial Day through Columbus Day.

 

Irish and Cultural Sports CentreThe Michael J. Quill Centre (518) 634-2286 or (800) 434-3378 offers educational programs in language, music, and literature, as well as festivals, theatre, music and dance. A Gaelic sports field features traditional Irish sporting events. Open May through October.

 

Thomas Cole House (518) 943-7465. The Residence and studio of the founder of the Hudson River School of Painting contains galleries of oil paintings and prints as well as rooms with Cole artifacts and period furnishings. Open May through October.

 

Ukrainian Church. Built without nails the traditional way, the Ukrainian Church and Grazhda (518) 734-5330 is definitely worth a visit. Attend a concert or Ukrainian craft workshop, or simply enjoy the lovely hand-carved interior and works of art.

 

Zadock Pratt Museum (518) 299-3395. Located on the circa 1828 homestead of Zadock Pratt, the area’s most prominent tanner, the museum features period furniture, artifacts from Pratt's life, and a tannery exhibit. Open Memorial Day through Columbus Day.

Catskill Mountains Family Fun

The Caves of Howe Caverns
The Caves of Howe Caverns

Baseball Hall of Fame. An American classic, the Baseball Hall of Fame 888-425-5633 is located one hour and 15 minutes from the inn in Cooperstown, NY. Open year round.

 

Fairs & Festivals. Visit the website of the Greene County Promotion Department for the county's calendar of events, or call (800) 355-2287 or 518-943-3223.

 

Cairo Purling Roller Rink (518) 622-3224 Traditional 1950's era roller rink. Open weekends. 10 miles from Windham Mountain.

 

Giant Kaleidoscope. Catskill Corners (845) 688-5300 is home to the world's largest kaleidoscope — built out of an historical barn.

 

Hoe Bowling - (518) 943-4980 305 W. Bridge St. Catskill, NY 12414 Open 7 days a week. Bowling, video arcade, snack bar, sports pub. Groups welcome. 30 miles from Windham Mountain.

 

Howe Caverns. Discovered in 1842, Howe Caverns (518) 296-8900 is located 156 feet below ground. The one-and- a half-hour fun and informative tour is great for all ages. Located one hour from the inn.

 

Miniature Golf. Bear Creek Landing (518) 263-3839 built a wonderful million-dollar miniature golf course. You won't see clowns and moving objects. Instead, this course has beautiful landscaping, waterfalls and a river.

 

Tubing. A five-mile stretch of river winds through the beautiful mountains and greenery of the Catskills. Rent tubes at Town Tinker (845) 688-5553.

 

Water Park. Slide, spin, splash, and sun at Zoom Flume (518) 239-4559 or (800) 888-3586 — the Catskill's largest water park. Waterslides and attractions offer a full day of fun. Open June-Labor Day.

The Scenic Hudson River Valley & Catskill Mountains

Arboretum. A fascinating place, the Mountain Top Arboretum (518) 589-3903, features a living collection of both exotic and native trees and shrubs. Approximately seven acres of flowering trees, evergreens, and shrubs live in this beautiful natural surrounding framed by the Catskill Mountains. Don’t miss a visit to the nearby historic stone church.

 

Bird Watching. You can spy a large variety of birds in our Northern Catskill Mountains. Call the inn at (518)734-5560 for a bird watching brochure.

 

Five State Lookout. View the entire Hudson River Valley and five states — New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Vermont at this scenic overlook. Mohican Trail, Route 23, East Windham.

 

Leaf Peeping. Enjoy the vibrant colors of the autumn season. Scenic drives, mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding all take on a colorful look in the Fall. Also enjoy apple and pumpkin picking in the nearby bountiful orchards.

 

Pratt Rock. Wacky, and worth seeing, Pratt Rock (518) 299-3395 is a miniature “Mount Rushmore of the East” that features 150-year old, white-painted relief carvings depicting the likeness and achievements of Zadock Pratt (see Zadock Pratt Museum).

 

Scenic Chair Lift Rides. Capture breathtaking views of the Northern Catskill Mountains from the summit of these two ski areas: at Windham Mountain (800) 754-9463 and at Hunter Mountain(888) 486-8376.

 

Tidal Swamp Forest. A breeding ground and nursery for American shad and bass, the Ramshorn-Livingston Sanctuary offers more than 3 miles of trails and 480 acres of the Hudson's largest tidal swamp forest. Following a half-mile walk, you can canoe from the tidal marsh out to the Hudson River.

Windham Mountain Shopping

Antique Shops. Explore the treasure troves of Greene County’s antique shops. Ask an innkeeper for specific details. We also recommend antiquing in Saugerties and Hudson. Approximately 35 minutes from the inn, Hudson has over a hundred antique dealers along its main road, Warren Street.

 

Organic Farms. Pick your own or select at the stand at Black Walnut Farm in East Durham.

 

Specialty Shops. Stores like the Catskill Mountain Country Store (518) 734-3387 offer local products, old-fashioned candy and gifts in a unique country market setting.

 

Woodstock, NY. Stroll through this interesting little town with unique shops. Purchase anything from tie-died shirts to handcrafted fine arts and jewelry.

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