The Catskills with Kids

Emerson Kaleidoscope

Certified by the Guinness Book of World Records, this 56 feet long Emerson Kaleidoscope is the largest kaleidoscope in the world. Designed by Charles Karadimos and Isaac Abrams, Emerson Kaleidoscope was opened in 1996. Visitors can enjoy the 10 minutes 3-D show with theater-quality surround sound and a musical score by composer Gary Burke.

Address: 5340 State Route 28, Mt Tremper, NY 12457

emersonresort.com

Mountain Top Arboretum

Visit Mountain Top Arboretum and enjoy the wildlife, spectacular views and collections of unique plants. Situated 2400 feet above sea level in the heart of the Catskill Mountains this preserve displays a range of natural and exotic trees and shrubs. Its unique and beautiful mountaintop environment serves as a living museum for public education and pleasure. Mountain Top Arboretum is open all year round and the admission is free.

Adress: Route 23C and Maude Adams Rd., Tannersville, NY 12485
Phone: 518 589-3903

mtarboretum.org

Horseback Riding

Horseback riding at Bear Creek Landing is a fun activity for the whole family. Saddle up on a horse and let one of their experienced trail guides lead you through the woodland trails and vast grass fields. For little ones they offer an exciting hand-led pony rides.

Address: NY-23A, Hunter, NY 12442

Zum Flume Water Park

This family water park is just 20 minutes away from Georgian Garden Inn. It offers safe and  fun water  activities ranging from shallow pools with interactive fountains to thrilling body slide rides and wild rivers. Zum Flume welcomes visitors of all ages.

Adress: 20 Shady Glen Rd, East Durham, NY 12423

Phone: (800) 888-3586

www.zoomflume.com

 

The Windham Mountain Adventure Park

The Windham Mountain Adventure Park offers numerous exciting kids-friendly activities day and night during the winter season. It features a 650-foot snow-covered multilane tubing slope, two racing zip lines that glide 40 ft above the ground and travel nearly 500 ft, an outdoor skating center, and a fleet of Arctic Cat snowmobiles that are just for kids.

Address: 19 Resort Dr, Windham, NY 12496

Howe Caverns

Descend 156 ft below the ground and explore mysterious grottos, underground rivers, strange limestone formations and magnificent stalactites and stalagmites of the famous Howe Caverns.

Address: 255 Discovery Dr, Howes Cave, NY 12092