Top Adventures in Palenville

  • Hike the Poet's Ledge Trail

    The Poet's Ledge Trail begins just outside Palenville, New York. The trail climbs 2200 feet of elevation to reward hikers with stunning views of the surrounding mountains and forests. Dogs are allowed on this trail but must be kept on leash. The t...

    6.4 miles 2201 ft gain

  • Hike to the Old Catskill Mountain House Site

    Once upon a time, this very spot was home to one of the most glamorous hotel for travelers in the United States. Now it's a historical site with one hell of a view of the Hudson River, the far away hills of Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and...

    0.5 miles 750 ft gain

  • Hike to Newman's Ledge

    Located in the beautiful Catskill Mountains, this is an outdoors-mans(and woman's) dream spot! Although this hike is accessible year round, if you decide to go during the summer you should expect crowds. Luckily, there are so many different trails...

    4 miles 584 ft gain

  • Hike Artist's Rock, Sunset Rock, and Newman's Ledge via Mary's Glen Trail

    The Artist's Rock, Sunset Rock, and Newman's Ledge via Mary's Glen Trail is open year-round and offers a variety of activity options. In the spring, summer, and fall, hiking, mountain biking, and trail running are the primary activities. Horseback...

    4.1 miles 715 ft gain

  • Camp at North Lake Campground

    During an unplanned road trip, we arrived at the North/South Lake Campground out of curiosity and without a doubt, it was totally worth the stop! (We only saw North Lake.) To visit this campground, there is a fee for a day pass, unless you had jus...

  • Swim at Fawns Leap

    Hidden in the Catskill Mountains is one of the coolest cliff jumping locations I have ever been to. The first time I went was a failed attempt on finding the legendary cliff called Fawns Leap. On my second trip, I didn't want it to be another fail...

  • Hike the Palenville Overlook Trail

    The Palenville Overlook Trail offers incredible views of the Catskills and the entire Hunter Mountain region in New York. The trail is open for use year round, and is great for snowshoeing in the winter. Dogs are allowed to use the trail but must ...

    12 miles 2847 ft gain

  • Hike the Kaaterskill Rail Trail

    The Kaaterskill Rail Trail begins near North and South Lake, heading toward Haines Falls and Twilight Park NY. The trail is set in a gorgeous forest, and is used for hiking, trail running, and birding trips. The trail provides exceptional views of...

    2.9 miles 114 ft gain

  • Hike the Inspiration Point and Boulder Rock Trail

    This trail features a lake, waterfall, and many scenic viewpoints of the surrounding mountains and valleys. The Inspiration Point and Boulder Rock Trail is open for use year-round, but is best hiked from April to October. Dogs are allowed on this ...

    4.4 miles 846 ft gain

  • Hike the North Point and Badman's Cave Loop

    The North Point and Badman's Cave Trail is perfect for hikers and trail runners who want a gorgeous forest setting. The trail is open for use year-round, but is best travelled from March - October. The North Point and Badman's Cave Trail allows do...

    5.6 miles 990 ft gain

  • Summit North Mountain

    Have you ever wanted to feel as if you were hiking two different locations at once? If so, then North Mountain is definitely somewhere to check out. Take the birch tree forests around Aspen, CO and pair it with the spruces/pines of the Adirondacks...

    6 miles 855 ft gain

  • Hike the Catskill Mountains' Kaaterskill Falls

    Although this is a super short hike, it is definitely a tough one! The quick, steep climb is totally worth it once you reach the 260 foot cascade and pool at the end. Hike along the trail, hugging Spruce Creek all the way to the falls. If you hike...

    2.6 miles 527 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Catskill, New York

      Abandoned Zoo: Fido's Vineyard

      **Having Issues Booking? If you are attempting to book this site and having any issues with availability (i.e. calendar shows "available" but you are still unable to book) please email hello@tentr...

      From $145/night

    • Catskill, New York

      Abandoned Zoo: Mountain View Maze

      **Having Issues Booking? If you are attempting to book this site and having any issues with availability (i.e. calendar shows "available" but you are still unable to book) please email hello@tentr...

      From $135/night

    • Catskill, New York

      Abandoned Zoo: Wooded Site

      **Having Issues Booking? If you are attempting to book this site and having any issues with availability (i.e. calendar shows "available" but you are still unable to book) please email hello@tentr...

      From $135/night

    • Greene County, New York

      Abandoned Zoo: Overlook Site

      **Having Issues Booking? If you are attempting to book this site and having any issues with availability (i.e. calendar shows "available" but you are still unable to book) please email hello@tentrr...

      From $135/night

    • Elka Park, New York

      High Peak Meadows

      Greet the morning sun from your tent as it rises above High Peak. Surrounded by the Indian Head Wilderness peaks, you'll enjoy the cool mountain air at night and stunning views all day long. Hike t...

      From $139/night

    • Saugerties, New York

      Saugerties / Woodstock KOA

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