GREENE COUNTY, N.Y., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Visit the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County, NY, for an action-packed adventure for the whole family. Offering fun attractions, unique events and new experiences all complemented by a backdrop of lush forests and mountains, the Catskills are the perfect family vacation destination, just two hours from metro NYC.
For an outdoor adventure, explore the Catskill's natural attractions, summer events and festivals and area amusements. Hike, bike, golf, swim, zip, ride and enjoy the great outdoors at Catskill Mountain resorts. Play a round on the Rip Van Winkle Golf Trail, go boating on the historic Hudson rover or spend a day at Zoom Flume Water Park. For an adrenaline rush, visit the Windham Adventure Park, the Hunter Mountain Sky Ride or experience the thrill of the New York Zipline Adventure Tour at Hunter Mountain.
In the Great Northern Catskills, families can discover the enduring legacies of Rip Van Winkle and Thomas Cole–founder of the Hudson River School of Art. Together you can watch a movie at an authentic drive-in theater or follow in the footsteps of America's first great landscape painters on the Hudson River School Art Trail. However you spend your time here, there is no shortage of things to do.
Enjoy a relaxing vacation sure to please every member of your family at our Catskill Family Resorts offering all accommodations, meals, and on premises entertainment and activities at reasonable rates for families of all ages. On-site activities can range from ceramic classes to horseback riding, swimming pools, championship golf or mini-golf courses, and night clubs, in addition to games, performances, dancing and entertainment. Many resorts have social directors with planned daily activities.
Greene County Tourism and 13 of its premier Catskill area attractions are now offering a free Greene Card, good for discounts and special "buy one, get one free" offers at Catskill mountain attractions throughout 2011. Participating attractions include Catskill golf courses, Zoom Flume Water Park, New York Zipline Adventure Tours, and more.
This card offers value to families, couples or solo travelers looking to repeat their Great Northern Catskill adventure experience. Sign up for your Greene Card at www.greatnortherncatskills.com/greene-card
About Greene County:
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. 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 286,000 acre wilderness offers abundant year-round outdoor recreation and unique cultural events. Learn more about winter events and skiing vacation packages at www.greatnortherncatskills.com
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SOURCE Greene County Tourism