In the words of the Hill family: “If walking or hiking, which are scientifically proven to be the healthiest sports of all time, are on your list of activities, then we have plenty of quiet country trails for your enjoyment.” Please explore the link below for excellent leisurely walks and Catskills Mountains hikes in the Callicoon area.
The Catskills On Foot
Among the best things to do in the Catskills is to visit Callicoon, a charming mountain town located on the banks of the Delaware River that is steeped in history and rich in sightseeing opportunities. Callicoon is about a 15 minute drive from Callicoon Hills and offers activities such as eating and drinking options, shopping, a local farmers market, and the historic Callicoon Theater.
Another town in upstate New York filled with activities for the whole family is Livingston Manor, about a 15 minute drive from Callicoon Hills, which is an historic Catskills Mountains town set alongside the Willowemoc river at the southeast edge of the 300,000 acre Catskill Park. Main Street has several restaurants, art and antique shops, and is the scene of an annual ‘trout parade’ in June. Livingston Manor is also known as the birthplace of American fly fishing and the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum is on the north edge of the town.
Roscoe, 10 minutes up the road, is a haven for anglers, with 5 of America’s top trout streams. Located in the southwestern section of the Catskill Mountains, this region is blessed with rugged mountains, pristine rivers, lakes, and ponds. Just west of town, the world-renowned Beaverkill River and Willowemoc Creek meet in the legendary Junction Pool. A short ride west of town, angles will find the East Branch, West Branch, and the Main Stem of the Delaware River. These rivers provide anglers with world-class trout fishing and other diversified river fishing opportunities.
Eat & Drink
In addition to our on-site Rise & Shine Coffee and Conover Club, you’ll find a number of enjoyable drinking and dining establishments nearby. The landscapes of Sullivan County are ripe for farming and restaurant menus reflect the abundance of locally available products. Nearby Upward Brewing is located on a 120-acre preserve called “Beer Mountain”. Hike to the top before enjoying their beers.
Since the 19th century, visitors have flocked to Sullivan County and the Catskills. Hundreds of resorts grew forming a legendary reputation for hospitality. The Beaverkill and Willowemoc – and the Delaware river drew anglers from all over the world. In 1969, half a million visitors came to Bethel for three days of peace, love, and music at the Woodstock Music and Art Festival. Today you’ll find several charming and historic towns to explore. We invite you to find fun, fresh air, and friends in Sullivan County.
Callicoon Center, our home, is a hamlet in Sullivan County on the western edge of the Catskills and sits at 1,253 feet of elevation. Within the hamlet, you’ll find a small playground and park just down the road from Callicoon Hills. Callicoon Center is perhaps best known for the Callicoon Center Band, which has been active since 1934.