Greene County

Nestled between the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains two hours north of New York City, Greene County is a great place to live. Explore Catskill, Athens, Coxsackie, New Baltimore and other historic Hudson Valley villages along the banks of the river. Ski, hike, bike, golf and enjoy the great outdoors at Windham, Hunter and other mountaintop retreats. Walk in the footsteps of Rip Van Winkle and Thomas Cole, founder of the Hudson River School of Art. Revel in our fairs, festivals, arts and culture. Unwind at our charming country inns and B&Bs.

Sites and Activities:

Kaaterskill Falls, New York’s highest cascading waterfall. The Hudson-Athens Lighthouse, an architectural gem open for summer tours. The Thomas Cole National Historic Site, home of one of America’s greatest landscape painters. A winery, riverside farmer’s market and farm stands galore. A waterslide park, paintball, go-carts and mini-golf for the kids. Art galleries and one-of-kind stores. A world-class piano museum. Captivating fairs, festivals, concerts and performances.

Outdoor Adventures:

Four seasons of outdoor adventure await you in Greene County. Thousands of acres of forest preserve beckon hikers, bikers and campers with high peaks and breathtaking views. Swim in a pristine lake or go horseback riding along a scenic mountain trail. Fish for trout in one of our legendary streams or try to catch a prize-winning bass. Go boating on the mighty Hudson River or bird watch along a tidal preserve. Play a round at one of our nine challenging golf courses. During the winter months, get out and play at Hunter or Windham with skiing, snowboarding, tubing and ice skating. Whether adventure seeker or passive observer, you’ll find a wealth of activities set amidst the natural splendor of Greene County.

Lodging:

Since the 1800s when the Catskill Mountains attracted America’s first vacationers with their cool summer breezes and magnificent views of the Hudson Valley, Greene County has extended warm hospitality to visitors from far and near. Relax at a luxurious mountain resort and spa, romantic country inn or cozy bed & breakfast. Reconnect with your family at an all-inclusive resort offering three meals a day, nightly entertainment, daytime activities and counselors for the kids. Stay and play at one of five challenging golf courses. Budget conscious? Opt for one of our many motels, hotels, cottages and efficiencies. The choice is yours in Greene County.

Dining:

From four-star restaurants to casual caf├ęs and bistros, Greene County offers dining options to suit every taste. Our proximity to the world-renowned Culinary Institute of America and New York City has drawn talented chefs to the area and the county’s rich ethnic heritage adds to the mix. Irish pubs serving traditional fare sit side-by-side elegant French, Swiss, German and Italian eateries offering Old World elegance and New World flare. Family-friendly diners, luncheonettes, delicatessens and pizzerias round out the menu of options. Indulge in Greene County.