Property at a Glance: Yogi Bear’s™ Jellystone Park at Birchwood Acres
The scenic Catskill Mountains surround this family-friendly resort, where you can camp out under the stars and spend the day on a 5-acre lake stocked with bluegill and bass. With this getaway, you can set up your tent, camper, or RV on a site equipped with electricity, or settle in at a deluxe lodge with a full kitchen and outdoor fire pit.
- Snack bar: Enjoy burgers, fries, and other quick bites, then burn off lunch with a game of ping pong.
- Make a splash: There’s an Olympic-sized swimming pool and a hot tub for grownups. Kids can play beneath waterfalls in the shallow splash pool.
- Watersports: Rent a kayak or paddleboat to traverse the campground’s placid 5-acre lake.
- Stock up on supplies: The onsite general store sells snacks, firewood, and fishing bait.
Greenfield Park, New York: Hiking Trails and Stunning Views in the Catskill Mountains
From almost anywhere in Greenfield Park, you’ll see impressive views of the surrounding Catskill Mountains. Unsurprisingly, much of the activity in town revolves around its natural setting. Popular activities include hiking and horseback riding through tree-lined mountain trails. In the fall, head to nearby Stone Ridge Orchard to pick your own juicy apples.
Take a 20-minute drive southeast to reach Sam’s Point Preserve, a nature area that makes for a great day trip. Here, ravens flit and bobcats scamper through thickets of blueberry, pine, and laurel trees. If you’re up for a more challenging hike, set out for the Ellenville Ice Caves. You’ll pass through deep chasms where cool air and cold streams seep through the rock walls.