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Deer Mountain Inn is surrounded by 170+ acres of hilly woodland, featuring private trails that connect to neighboring state lands. Featuring one-of-a-kind Catskill mountain views, the trails system allows guests to tailor their days’ activities with options that allow for pleasant walks to rigorous hikes, from just a few hours to a whole days’ worth of outdoor adventure. Drive to nearby Colgate Lake and take a dip in one of the swimming ponds then join us for a late night bonfire. Our grounds are also prime for mountain biking, trail running, bird watching, and meditating.

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cycling

Cycling

Explore miles of sculpted paths through our forests as well as beautiful roads for cycling at all levels.

attic at deer mountain inn

Games

Enjoy a game of billiards on our antique pool table in the fire-lit lounge, or throw a game of darts at our panoramic lean-to. You can always find a way to be playful while with us.

Hiking trail signs

Hiking Trails

Hike miles of scenic trails starting right at our front door, or ask the team for directions to other trailheads in the area. You can spend years without stepping foot on the same path.

Outdoor yoga

Yoga

Explore our property and find a spot to practice yoga at your own pace or meditate. Enjoy the mountain views, fresh air and connect with nature.

Scenic Sites + Hikes

Fire Tower at Hunter Mountain

HUNTER | 15 MINS
Take Skyride to the summit and follow DEC trail markers. Allow 3 hours for this 4 mile loop

Indian Head Mountain Loop

PLATTE CLOVE | 15 MINS
Relatively strenuous 7.8 mile circuit with spectacular views from summit. nynjtc.org/hike/indian-head-mountain-loop

Kaaterskill Falls

HAINES FALLS | 15 MINS
One of the tallest waterfalls in New York, and one of America’s oldest tourist attractions. catskillmountaineer.com/NSL-KF.htm

Mountaintop Arboretum

TANNERSVILLE | 5 MINS
Natural sanctuary and living museum of flora and fauna across 179 acres; plenty of tranquil trails.
www.mtarboretum.org

North-South Lake + Escarpment Trail

HAINES FALLS | 15 MINS
Biggest campground in Greene County;  hiking, camping, swimming, boat rentals, and stunning panoramic views.  The Escarpment trail loop covers 4.79 scenic miles.
www.dec.ny.gov

The Windham Path

WINDHAM | 20 MINS
Beautiful multi-mile loop with streams and foot bridges.
www.windhamarf.org

Arts + Culture

Cedar Grove

CATSKILL | 25 MINS
This National Historic Site was home to Thomas Cole, another Hudson River School painter.
thomascole.org | 518 943 7465

Greenville Drive-In

GREENVILLE | 35 MINS
Old-school drive-in theater around since the 1950s showing classic and contemporary films.  Snack shack and beer garden too!
www.drivein32.com | 518 966 2177

Olana

HUDSON | 40 MINS
Historic estate of Hudson River School painter Frederic Church.  House tours and walking gardens plus stunning views of the river below and the mountains beyond.
www.olana.org | 518 828 0135

Opus 40

SAUGERTIES | 30 MINS
Impressive outdoor stone sculpture park built by Harvey Site in a former quarry.
www.opus40.org | 845 246 3400

Orpheum Performing Arts Center

World-class music, dance and film screenings.
www.catskillmtn.org | 518 263 2063

Storm King Art Center

NEW WINDSOR | 80 MINS
500 acre outdoor sculpture park; view a world-class collection while you roam and explore.
www.stormking.org | 845 534 3115

Eat + Drink

Circle W Market

PALENVILLE | 15 MINS
Sandwiches, comfort food, coffee, baked goods, and specialty groceries.  A local favorite.
www.circlewmarket.com | 518 678 3250

Fellow Mountain Cafe

Hunter | 15 MINS
A warm and welcoming bakery + cafe.
www.fellowmountaincafe.com | (518) 628-5216

Jagerberg Beer Hall and Tavern

Hunter | 15  MINS
Beer hall and Alpine tavern. Featuring updates versions of classic alpine inspired cuisine.
jagerberghall.com (518) 628-5188

Phoenicia Diner

PHOENICIA | 25 MINS
Classic comfort food with modern twists at this old-school, locally-focused diner
www.phoeniciadiner.com | 845 688 9957

Scribner’s Catskill Lodge

Great dining and accommodations with youthful NYC appeal
www.scribnerslodge.com | 518 628 5130

Main St. Tannersville

Bones & Stones

Handmade jewelry, carvings, knives, decor and more.
518 853 9939

Camp Catskill

Sustainable gifts and gear for a day trip or weekend adventure.
https://www.tablacatskills.com | (518) 303-

JESSIE’S HARVEST HOUSE

Locally sourced American-style cuisine and elevated comfort food.
https://www.jessiesharvesthouse.com | (518) 589-5445

Last Chance Cheese

Lunch, dinner, 300+ beers, classic candy counter, funky antique decor, and, of course, cheese.
www.lastchanceonline.com | 518 589 6424

Mama’s Boy Burgers

Colorful 50s-style joint serving up burgers, fries, ice cream, and shakes.
www.mamasboycatskills.com | 518 589 6667

Shandaken Bake

Small batch savory and sweet baked goods. Only open on the weekends. Get here early before it sells out!

TABLA

A tapas inspired restaurant aiming to use solely local ingredients. A great neighborhood dinner spot.
https://www.tablacatskills.com | (518) 589-4008

Outdoor Recreation

Colgate Lake

JEWETT | 10 MINS
Just over the hill from DMI; ideal for swimming, lounging, and picnicking. Ask us how to drive there!

Colonial Golf Course

TANNERSVILLE | 10 MINS
Scenic local course; 9 regulations holes open daily.
www.colonialccny.com | 518 589 9807

Cross-Country Skiing

TANNERSVILLE | 5 MINS
Miles of groomed scenic trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing; lessons and rentals available.
www.mtntrails.com | 518 589 5361

Fly Fishing

VARIOUS LOCATIONS
Guided tours with NYC licensed fishing guide and instructor Judd Weinberg.
518 989 6583

Hunter Mountain

HUNTER | 15 MINS
One of the region’s most popular resorts. Winter skiing, snowboarding, and tubing; summer hiking, biking, and ziplining.
huntermtn.com | 800 486 8376

Windham Mountain

WINDHAM | 20 MINS
Winter sports and mountain biking in the summer.
windhammountain.com | 800 754 9463

Zoom Flume

EAST DURHAM | 35 MINS
New York’s best family water park!  Excitement and relaxation for all ages in a beautiful setting.
www.zoomflume.com | 800 888 3586