great-northern-catskills.JPGOutdoor Activities Perfect for Family Getaways in the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County Greene County, N.Y. - This fall, escape the "back-to-school" blues and head to the Great Northern Catskills of New York, where September heralds the beginning of the season's harvest festivals, family-friendly events and Catskills outdoor activities. Experience the highest cascading waterfall in New York State - Kaaterskill Falls - secluded in its own clove, or stop by the scenic Five State Lookout on the Mohican Trail for a panoramic vista. Enjoy some of the best Catskills hiking, and discover how the region's incredible scenic beauty inspired painters and poets and hike the Hudson River School Art Trail. Fall is the perfect season to golf in the Catskills, as top resorts and courses offer seasonal deals and discount Catskills lodging packages. From championship courses with PGA pros on staff, to family-friendly links perfect for a leisurely game, the Great Northern Catskill's nine golf courses offer unparalleled golf amid the spectacular natural beauty of the Catskill Park. Stay and Play packages for fall are available at Catskill golf resorts, including:
  • Blackhead Mountain Lodge and Country Club - Mid-week Golf Getaway package which includes accommodations, golf with cart and breakfast, starting at $100 pp/pn. Package available on non-holidays through Sept. 26.
  • Thunderhart Golf Course at Sunny Hill - Stay & Play package includes overnight accommodations, unlimited same day golf with cart, breakfast and dinner. Rates starting at $99 person per night mid-week and $119 per person, per night during the weekends. Available through October 15.
  • Windham Country Club Weekend Golf Getaway - Enjoy this weekend package, which includes accommodations for one night at Hotel Vienna, continental breakfast and golf for two at the Windham Country Club for just $213 per night, based on double occupancy. Available through October 31.
Additional golf packages, deals and Catskill golf information can be found at Now through October 31st, it's your last chance to sign up for your FREE Greene Card, offering mid-week, non-holiday buy-one, get-one passes to the Great Northern Catskill's top attractions, including nine golf courses and the New York State Zipline Adventure Tour. Greene County is located in the Great Northern Catskill Mountains and the verdant Hudson River Valley.  The region is home to five of the 10 highest Catskill peaks and the Catskill State Park - known as the first wilderness. Greene County is renowned as the home of Thomas Cole's Hudson River School and the inspiration for Washington Irving's literary legend, Rip Van Winkle, and was named in honor of American Revolutionary War General Nathanael Greene. This 705,500 acre wilderness offers abundant year-round outdoor recreation and unique cultural events.  Learn more about Catskills packages and fall events at


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