Things to Do in Sullivan County, New York
Sullivan County, New York
is known as "The Gateway to the Catskills." Sullivan County is just 75 miles northwest of New York City and just on the other side of the Delaware River from Pennsylvania. The northeastern section of Sullivan County is located in Catskill State Park. Sullivan County, New York was once known as the "Borscht Belt" with the many resorts
giving some top talent their start in show business.
Sullivan County is home to Monticello Raceway, a harness racing track which is open 12 months of the year. Some of the richest races in harness racing are held at Monticello Raceway, such as the New York Sire Stakes and the Magnificent 7 Classic Series. Also, they have just installed video gaming machines.
There are 16 golf courses in Sullivan County, New York. They are at resorts, private clubs and municipal courses as well. The courses are the Concord resort Hotel with three different courses, Pines Hotel & Golf Club, Villa Roma Resort, The Town of Wallkill Golf Club, Grossinger Country Club, Kutsher's Country Club, Lochmor Golf Course, Orange County Golf Club, Sullivan County Golf & Country Club, Swan Lake Golf & Country Club and the Tarry Brae Golf Course.
Camping is one of the major attractions in Sullivan County, New York. There are literally thousands of acres of camp grounds in parks like Catskill State Park and in private camp grounds as well. Some of the campgrounds are open 12 months of the year and have cabins available for rent.
Holiday Mountain Ski and Fun Park are the major ski resorts in Sullivan County. They have a total of seven trails, all with night skiing, that are served by four lifts. Other features include a tube run, ice skating rink, bumper cars and an arcade. Some features--the bumper cars and the arcade--are open year-round, but just on weekends.
While most of what Sullivan County, New York is famous for are outdoor activities, it is also home to some interesting and unusual museums. The Sullivan County Museum in Hurleyville, New York is operated by the Sullivan County Historical Society and features the history of Sullivan County, which goes back 200 years. The Fort Delaware Museum of Colonial History is the place to come to see what life was like in colonial times. Fort Delaware was the first white settlement on the Upper Delaware River.
Sullivan County, New York has plenty of places dedicated to the younger members of the family. The Ally Pond Farm and Renewable Energy Center has a hands on program for kids who love animals. Some other suggestions are the Maple Grove Horse Farm, Museum of Frontier Life, New York State Fish Hatchery in Livingston Manor, Oasis Fun Center, 12--Hole Frisbee Golf and the Petting Zoo at Breezeway Farm.
Regina Sass is based in the Adirondack Region of New York State. She has been a writer for 10 years writing for publications in the real estate and retail industries. Online experience includes writing,advertising and editing for an educational web site. Sass is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists.