Catskills Water Adventures in Summer
From Kaaterskill Falls to Zoom Flume Water Park & More
Summer in The Catskills Means Cool Water Fun on the River and in Mountain Streams and Lakes!
Visit Town Tinker Tube Rental to let nature power your float along the Esopus Creek. Zoom Flume Water Park offers 600-foot chutes, riptide cove wave pool, twists in the Black Vortex and Mighty Anaconda plunges!
Create your own raft, or cheer on favorites at Rip Van Winkle’s Wacky Raft Race (July 28). Historical and hysterical, that’s the Trout Parade (June 8) at Livingston Manor. Check out the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum and, in Hunter, Fly Fishing School offers excursions, gear and know-how.
If nature by the river is your passion, enjoy Scenic Hudson’s parks this summer. Explore the Hudson’s largest tidal swamp forest at RamsHorn-Livingston Sanctuary to spy a stunning diversity of living creatures.
North South Lake Park and Dolan’s Lake are two refreshing choices for swimming in Greene County; Delaware County has family-friendly Beaver Spring Lake Campground, with swimming, fishing, and more. Little Pond State Campground has trails around a 13-acre pond, beach, boat rentals and a Junior Naturalist Program. At Historic Catskill Point, rent a fishing charter or take a scenic ride on the Hudson with Fins and Grins. Kids, bring your fishing pole to Greene County Youth Fishing & Derby Day (May 18): there are prizes!
Kaaterskill Falls is breathtaking, a must-see destination!
At Belleayre Beach, you can swim, fish, and boat (rentals are available), plus picnic and enjoy playing ball. They even offer aquatics lessons for kids!
East Sidney Lake Recreation Area has boating/launch, a beach, fishing, camping and many enjoyable activities.
Thinking about a Delaware River vacation? Kittatinny River Trips (family owned for over 70 years) has seven locations, two riverfront campgrounds, and many activities. Lander’s River Trips has three riverfront campgrounds and eight locations for rafting, canoeing, kayaking and tubing. Indian Head Canoes and Rafts can provide all you need, from boats to lodging. Rent canoes, kayaks or rafts from Bradley Boat Rentals, Jerry’s Three River Canoe Corp, Silver Canoe & Raft Rentals or Cedar Rapids Kayak & Canoe Outfitters. At Gene’s Boats, rent speedboats, pontoons, jet skis, paddle/row boats. River Run (July 21) is an all-levels 5K race along the scenic Delaware.
In Woodstock, cool off in The Millstream and The Big Deep; join Zena Recreation Tennis & Swim Club to enjoy 25 acres of wooded trails and two sparkling pools.
• 10th Annual Trout Parade, Livingston Manor
• Beaver Spring Lake Campground, Davenport
• Belleayre Beach, Pine Hill Lake
• Big Deep, Woodstock
• Bradley Boat Rentals
• Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum, Livingston Manor
• Cedar Rapids Kayak & Canoe Outfitters
• Dolan’s Lake, Hunter
• East Sidney Lake Park, Sidney
• Esopus Whitewater FunFest, Phoenicia
• Fins and Grins, Catskill
• Fly Fishing School, Hunter
• Gene’s Boats
• Greene County Youth Fishing & Derby Day
• Historic Catskill Point
• Indian Head Canoes, Barryville
• Jerry’s Three River Canoe Corp
• Kaaterskill Falls, Palenville
• River Trips - Kittatinny & Lander’s & Silver Canoe/Raft Rentals
• Little Pond State Campground, Andes
• North South Lake Park
• Rip Van Winkle’s Wacky Raft Race, Dutchman’s Landing Park, Catskill
• River Run, Callicoon
• Scenic Hudson parks
• Town Tinker Tube Rental
• Zena Recreation Tennis & Swim Club, Woodstock
• Zoom Flume Water Park, East Durham
For more information, visit the Catskills region.
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