Fall in Love with Catskills Fall Foliage
Callicoon, New York, is known to be one of the best destinations for outdoor adventures and Catskills fall foliage. Rolling hills, wooded forests, and overlooks of the Delaware River will surround you during each experience. Villa Roma Resort is centrally located near an abundance of fall activities. Your family will enjoy their time in Callicoon, New York, so much that your family vacation will turn into an ongoing tradition, for many generations to come.
Best Hikes in the Catskills
Peak color transformations vary based on time, location, and altitude. The following areas are always beautiful, but our staff especially enjoys visiting them when New York’s foliage is in season. Prepare for your fall vacation by exploring the best hikes in the Catskills.
Sullivans Catskills Dove Trail
The Sullivans Catskills Dove Trail not only offers beautiful fall foliage, but it also aims to commemorate the 1969 Woodstock Festival. The trail features 50 dove sculptures that are displayed around villages, towns, and inside many businesses. Local artists paint each dove sculpture to embody the Woodstock spirit. There are several ongoing contests that take place on Sullivans Catskills Dove Trail, so plan your visit today!
Kaaterskill Clove Experience
For a low effort approach of seeing Catskills fall foliage, opt for the Kaaterskill Clove Experience. This self-guided, drive-through adventure takes guests to the Catskills mountains to see the electric fall colors shown on the trees. You must stop at Mountain Top Arboretum along the way to experience the public garden decorated with autumn flowers and trees. This adventure will also share information about notable artists and authors who created artwork inspired by the Catskills fall foliage.
Catskill Mountain House
The 1820s Catskill Mountain House was the first-ever luxury resort to be built in the Catskills. Back then, the resort’s guests hadn’t yet experienced the Hudson River and surrounding mountain vistas’ beauty. The hotel provided a hiking trail which circled North-South-Lake, which is known as the Catskill Park today. Years later, air conditioning became more common in the cities, and fewer guests felt the need to visit the Catskills. Therefore, the Catskill Mountain House lost its crowd. The Department of Environmental Conservation turned to burn down the once-popular hotel in the 1960s. All that was left behind was the beautiful view. Today, you can visit and take in one of the most beautiful views of Catskills fall foliage.
Walnut Mountain Park
Another one of our favorite locations for fall foliage is Walnut Mountain Park. This public park features over 13 miles of trails which are perfect for biking, hiking, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing. The park also has many picnic tables so you can pack a lunch and enjoy the surrounding fall foliage with your loved ones. Walnut Mountain Park is handicapped accessible and is a great spot for children to run and play.
Hot Air Balloon Rides NY
For guests craving an adrenaline rush, head to Above the Clouds for one of the best hot air balloon rides in NY. A hot air balloon ride is not your everyday opportunity, and there’s no better way to take in Catskills fall foliage than from up in the sky. Above the Clouds’ flying area hovers over some of the most beautiful sites in the country. You’ll see rolling green hills, charming towns, glistening lakes, and streams. If your flight takes off in the morning, you’ll likely spot some Red-Tailed hawks or the occasional deer. On a sunny, clear day, you may see the New York City skyline.
Above the Clouds’ crew takes safety as their priority. This hot air balloon company has been providing rides for over 30 years, which makes them one of the best in the industry. Your group of six to eight people may sit comfortably in your basket, knowing that your pilot is FAA certified with a commercial license. They also attend annual safety seminars and bi-annual safety flight reviews. Conclude your balloon ride with a toast of champagne. You’ll have these memories for an entire lifetime!
Villa Roma Resort
End your night with a quiet evening at our Catskills resort. Our impressive amenities will make you and your family feel right at home. Avoid missing out on unforgettable memories, and book your Catskills vacation today! Visit the Villa Roma website or talk to our friendly staff at 800-533-6767.