The Watershed Post is a wealth of information on the area.
Seeking a thrill? See the beauty of the Catskills from a bird's eye view. Hunter Mountain has zipline canopy tours in the spring and summer - complete with a rope jungle gym and repelling walls!
Belleayre Beach at Pine Hill Lake
During the summer, Belleayre Beach at Pine Hill Lake offers lifeguard-protected swimming, canoe, paddle boat, and kayak rentals. This pristine lake has a large sandy beach perfect for taking in the sun amid the beautiful mountain scenery. Great for grilling out, picnicking, and outdoor games. Our lodge is located in the watershed/NYC reservoir area. Esopus Creek feeds the lake and is tightly controlled which means the water is extremely clean. This gorgeous facility is a 10-minute walk from our property. http://www.belleayre.com/summer/lake.htm
The Town Tinker Tube Rental in Phoenicia offers a unique, family-friendly way to spend the day: whitewater tubing down Esopus Creek. Affectionately referred to as "Nature's Waterpark" the creek offers a challenging and exciting inner tube course down natural rocks and obstacles. It comes recommended only for those over the age of 14.
Nearest to Belleayre Lodge, the Pepacton Reservoir is one of the few NYC reservoirs that accommodate recreational boating from sunrise to sunset starting the Friday of Memorial Day weekend and ends Columbus Day. Non-motorized boats, kayaks (at least 9' in length), canoes, and rowboats (at least 11'5" in length) are allowed. Boats must be steam cleaned and have a cleaning certificate.
Outfitters for canoes and kayaks can get you set up with all you need for a day of fun on the Pepacton Reservoir or even the Delaware River. Try contacting:
Al's Sports Store, Downsville, (607) 363-7740, www.alssportstore.com
Pepacton Bait and Tackle, Arkville, (845) 750-5061
Catskill Outback Adventures, Big Indian, (845) 254-9888
If canoeing or kayaking with your own boat, read up on the rules and regulations at: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/html/recreation/recreation_rules.shtml
The Catskills are great for hiking and you can leave right from our lodge for fun filled hours. From trails that lead up to Belleayre Mountain to abandoned railway trails running directly through the property, Belleayre Lodge & Cabins offers every opportunity to view gorgeous landscapes while staying fit and active. Come stay with us in October for added natural beauty and leaf colors during the autumn season. Come Hike the Catskills! We can offer you suggestions depending on your ability and time. We have trail maps for use.
Interested in more information and possible guide www.Hikeny.com
There is much Catskills wilderness to explore and horseback riding is a leisurely way to take in the landscape. Lessons and trail-riding is available in nearby Olivebridge at the Ashokan Riding Club.
The Delaware-Ulster line runs 24 miles roundtrip between Arkville and Roxbury. The train operates from Memorial Day through October.
The Catskill Mountain Railroad line runs 5 miles roundtrip from Mt. Tremper Station and Boiceville.
Check each railroad's website for tour times and prices. During winter months be sure to catch a ride on one of their Holiday Train trips.
Belleayre Music Festival
The Belleayre Music Festival brings together the finest local talent with world class performers every summer on the defrosted slopes of Belleayre Ski mountain. This summertime event is just a short drive or hike from our lodge to Belleayre Mountain.
Take the family over to Kelder's Farm for vegetable and fruit picking, mini-golf, petting zoo. The farm is approximately 35 miles away, and offers a wide range of seasonal special events.
Round Barn Market - Pakatakan's very cool farmers' market. About 30 minutes drive from our lodge.