Teeming with maritime history.
Take a tip from the Delaware River Club: the area’s teeming waters bring the fish right to your rod. Nestled on the west bank of the Delaware River, the club offers private access to the best wild trout fishing east of the Rockies, from boat or riverbank, plus guide services and fly fishing schools. Apply your skills on the entire Upper Delaware System, including the Beaverkill and Willowemoc.
Navigate the Catskill Corn Maze to autumn adventure at Paul’s Farm in the historic Town of Hurley, featuring canoe rentals, a challenging maze and walking trails, while Full Moon adventures offer guided canoe rides and moonlight hayrides.
Visit four historic Hudson River lighthouses on September 22 with the Tour d’ Four Cruise. From Henry Hudson River Front Park, the Spirit of Hudson will sail you to the 1874 Hudson-Athens Lighthouse, the Saugerties Light, Rondout Light and 1871 Esopus Meadows Lighthouse for a history filled day trip through Hudson Valley maritime history.
Whether you come for spectacular views of the Hudson River or the dozens of local vendors, the Highland HudsonFest promises a weekend well spent, October 6-8. Between Saturday’s Hudson Valley Rail Trail Gala and Monday’s 5k run is a Sunday filled with merchants and crafters lining the magnificent trail to the Walkway over the Hudson, showcasing valley merchants, farms, vineyards and artisans.
You won’t run short of historic shoreline aboard Hudson River Cruises. Between its home port of Kingston and Albany await all the fall color you can take in during Leaf Peeper cruises, October 8-28, where you’ll view sleepy villages and orchards, sumptuous estates and picturesque lighthouses from the decks of the Rip Van Winkle.
Whet your appetite for fly fishing at the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum. Situated amid the renowned rivers and lakes of Sullivan County where trout fishing is legendary, the museum inspires visitors with fish stories, exhibits and workshops on angling and etiquette, fly tying and casting.
For more information, visit the Catskills region.