The Great Northern Catskills
A Four Season Playground
Whatever You Like To Do You’ll Find It Near The Sedgwick House
in The Village of Hunter in the Great Northern Catskill Mountains 2 hours north of New York City and and hour south of Albany.
The surrounding area offers a year round smorgasbord of outdoor activities, beautiful vistas and cultural, musical and historical events.
Whatever you do you will be awed by the natural beauty that surrounds you. Come explore the Catskills and stay at The Sedgwick House
Skiing at Hunter Mountain Ski Bowl
Hunter Mountain is known as ‘The Snowmaking Capital of the Word’ and they mean it. They pump over 500 million gallons of water to make sure their slopes are covered. Hunter has the highest vertical drop in the Catskills and is the closest large ski area to New York City. Dependable snow and a wide variety of terrain, a great combination.
When your day of skiing is done, relax at The Sedgwick House. We are located only a short walk from the main entrance to Hunter Mountan
Hiking to a Breathtaking Waterfall
The Northern Catskills is known for fabulous hikes and vistas like this one of Kaaterskill Falls. Be sure to check out the new observation deck. There is hiking for every level and you are usually rewarded with awesome scenery. For instance the fire tower on Hunter Mountain offers spectacular 360° views and Sunset Rock in North-South Lake Park has sweeping views of the Hudson River Valley.
Skimming the Treetops on the Zipline
The New York Zipline Adventure Tour at Hunter Mountain is one of the highest, fastest, and longest zipline canopy tour in North America and the second largest zipline in the world. Designed to challenge and exhilarate, choose from three family-friendly options for fun in every season.
Art in the Catskills
From Thomas Cole and Asher Durand’s 1850’s landscapes of the Catskills to the Hudson River School, the first American art movement there remains a vibrant artists community in the Catskills. Don’t be surprised to see an artist on the side of the road painting the scenery. The Thomas Cole House and Hudson River Art Trail are all within a short drive of The Sedgwick House. Or visit the many galleries found throughout the area.
Music in the Catskills
If you enjoy seeing top performers in smaller venues then you’ve come to the right place. The Catskill Mountain Foundation has a year round schedule of events including classical and modern music, plays and first run movies. Many of these events are staged in The Doctorow Center, just a short walk from The Sedgwick House.
If you like a larger crowd then don’t miss Taste of Country, Mountain Jam and some of the other annual music festivals held at Hunter Mountain.
More Area Attractions
If we didn’t list your favorite activity yet your bound to find it here