What To Do In The Catskills: Fall Edition

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While each season presents so many unique options for charming day trips and picturesque views during your Resort World Catskills stay, planning your visit in the autumn might offer the most enchanting outings of all. There is certainly no shortage of homemade treats and beverages to be enjoyed by guests at these family-owned establishments. Enrich your visit to Resort World Catskills this fall by exploring all of the local, seasonal activities that can only be found in the Hudson Valley.

1. Wine & Dine at Bashakill Vineyards

Located only a 25-minute drive away from Resort World Catskills, Bashakill Vineyards is open every weekend for wine tastings, dining, and stunning views overlooking 3,000 acres of the Bashakill Wetlands. Live music is performed every Saturday and Sunday night while you enjoy their fresh selection of vegan wines. Their wine menu includes seasonal dry reds, dry, off-dry, semi-sweet whites, and blush wines as well as sparkling wines and rosé. Bashakill Vineyards welcomes children as well as canine companions, making it an experience suited to the whole family.

2. History Trip at Stoutridge Vineyard

In the heart of the Hudson Valley sits Stoutridge Vineyard, a winery and distillery with a farmhouse dating back to the mid-1800s. Just an hour away from Resort World Catskills, Stoutridge hosts guided wine tastings that include an in-depth discussion and lesson centered around Stoutridge’s unique wines as well as their winemaking process. Visitors to the Stoutridge Estate are also encouraged to take a self-guided tour of the grounds in order to steep themselves in the rich local history. The winery is open to the public Thursday through Sunday or at other times by appointment.

3. Enjoy Homemade Cider at Bad Seed Cidery 

There’s nothing guaranteed to put you in the fall spirit quite like a fresh pint of homemade cider. Visitors to Bad Seed’s Cidery and Taproom can choose from 22 different taps of cider and beer, which they can enjoy alongside any of the savory delights available from Bad Seed’s full menu of pizza and snacks. Located an hour away from Resort World Catskills, Bad Seed’s guests will get an up-close view of their operations and production facilities as they sip through the delicious menu, which boasts brews only available in Hudson Valley.

4. Shop Local at the Fromer Market Gardens Farmers’ Market

If you’re up for a little bit longer of an excursion, the Fromer Market Garden Farmers’ Market is an hour and a half drive away and undeniably worth the journey. Open all year round on Saturdays, the Fromer Market Gardens Farmers’ Market is a one-stop shop to purchase locally grown organic produce as well as dairy, meats, and fresh baked goods. Pumpkins ready for carving, painting, or baking are the highlight of Fromer’s seasonal autumn wares. For those who want to plan their haul in advance, Fromer’s offers online ordering for Saturday pick up.

5. Have a Beer at Roscoe Beer Company 

Only 30 minutes away from Resort World Catskills lies Roscoe Beer Company, a former firehouse that’s been renovated into a brewery, featuring a tasting room, gift shop, and beer garden. In addition to providing a funky, hip space for guests to enjoy their beverages, Roscoe also hosts tours of their brewing facilities each Saturday afternoon at 1 pm. Since the release of their flagship brew, Trout Town American Amber Ale, in 2013, Roscoe Beer Company has continued to develop year-round staples as well as delicious seasonal brews. Sample the autumnal ales only available at Roscoe’s this fall.

6. Treat Yourself at Catskill Mountain Maple

Should you find yourself craving something sugary and delicious during your stay at Resort World Catskills, Catskill Mountain Maple, located only an hour away, may have just the fall treat to satisfy your sweet tooth. Catskill Mountain Maple, a family-owned farm that’s been a regional staple for decades, produces 100% pure maple syrup as well as fresh honey. 

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Guests who pay a visit to the 140 acres Kaufman Family Farm can view Catskill Mountain Maple’s sap house and showroom before purchasing all of the maple syrup, maple products, and honey you can eat from their shop. If you’ve never experienced the magnificence of fresh, pure maple syrup, your stay in the Catskills is not complete without a trip to Catskill Mountain Maple. By the end of your visit, your taste buds will be delighted and you’ll find yourself fully wrapped up in the autumnal spirit.

If you’re ready to tantalize your taste buds, you’ll definitely want to add in one or more of these activities during your stay at Resorts World Catskills.