Considered by many to be one of the most beautiful vacation spots in America, the Catskills are also the perfect location for family reunions. That’s because there is simply so much for everyone to do, see and experience here. Conveniently located just two hours or less from New York City, here you’ll find everything your extended family could want! From incredible scenery and outdoor activities, to delicious food and indoor amenities, resorts like Honor’s Haven offer it all.
1. Hiking & Climbing
What’s a trip to the mountains without time spent hiking through the spectacular natural setting? Covering 250,000 acres, with 35 peaks and 350 miles of trails, the Catskills of Ulster County offer the perfect place to walk, climb or simply meander through the forest. For the more adrenaline-oriented, you can also try a guided rock climbing trip. Those staying at Honor’s Haven Resort can take advantage of convenient onsite hiking trails that make it easy to gather the whole crew together to enjoy this invigorating activity.
You’re never too young – or too old – to enjoy this fabulous sport. With 12 golf courses throughout Ulster County and the Hudson Valley, you are sure to find the perfect place for your family to enjoy their own personal tournament. Honor’s Haven itself is home to the championship Fallsview Golf Course, offering 9 or 18 holes of challenging yet accessible play suitable for everyone in the family.
3. Fishing & Boating
From fly fishing to boat cruises and sailing, if your family loves the water, you’ll find something fun for everyone here in the Catskills. Trout fishing is especially popular in spring, and a number of ponds and streams are kept regularly stocked from April into June. Honor’s Haven offers our own pedal boat and fishing for small-mouth bass in our lake. You can also rent kayaks and canoes from a number of local outfitters for an easy, enjoyable family adventure.
4. White Water Rafting & Tubing
From leisurely float trips all the way up to Class V rapids, you can find a white water opportunity perfect for all ages and levels of thrill somewhere in the Catskill Mountains. Most local outfitters offer a number of family-friendly options for a bonding activity like nothing else you’ve ever experienced. The staff at Honor’s Haven is always happy to help you with planning group excursions.
5. Winter Sports
Who says family reunions are just for summer? Consider getting the family together this winter to enjoy downhill or cross-country skiing, snow tubing, ice skating and more in the snow-covered Catskills. For the not-so-faint of heart, there are even ice-climbing adventures available. Honor’s Haven features our very own onsite fitness center, spa, sauna, Jacuzzi and indoor swimming pool to add even more family-friendly activities to your stay during any season.
At Honor’s Haven Resort & Spa, we specialize in planning group getaways with an incredible range of onsite amenities and activities, including our inspiring wellness programs. We would be honored to begin planning your family reunion in the Catskills today!