Heart of The Catskills

Multi-day & Extended Tours in USA
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Tour description

We trek deep into the rugged beauty of the Catskill Mountain range and experience the renaissance craft brewers and distillers have created to a region long forgotten after the rise and fall of the old Borscht Belt resorts. With spectacular outdoor adventures and pioneering craftsmen dedicated to sustainability, a new generation of tourism is under way and its a very exciting time to visit this remote section of the Catskills.Highlights included:Scenic group hike in the Ramapo Mountains.Brewery visits to seven local breweriesVisit the site of the stage area of the 1969 Woodstock music festivalScenic drive and bald eagle viewing along Delaware River and 'The Hawk's Nest'.

Day 1:We begin in Manhattan where we will have a quick meet and greet with our fellow travelers before heading out towards the Ramapo Mountains for a morning hike.After our hike, we head to the “black dirt” region of Orange County; an agricultural region famous for some of the most fertile and nutrient dense growing soil in the world. Within close proximity of each other, we will taste this unique terroir with visits to Orange County Distillery, Pine Island Brewing and Westtown Brewworks.Overnight accommodations in tourist class hotel in Matamoras, PADay 2:We head north along Route 97, the scenic byway known as the Hawks Nest as the road snakes around steep cliffs, offering dramatic views of the Delaware River and a chance to spot bald eagles nesting by the rivers edge. We make our way to the town of Bethel; famous for the site of the original 1969 Woodstock concert. After visiting the site of the original concert stage, we then visit the Catskill Distilling Company across the street and sample their spirits produced from locally sourced grains.Driving deeper into the Catskills, we head to Roscoe (Trout Town USA) where we will visit Prohibition Distillery and the Roscoe Beer Company for tastings in this quaint small town that gave the world the sport of fly fishing. One last stop at Catskill Brewery in Livingston Manor for a flight of beers in their state-of-the-art, sustainable brewery. We later head back to the city, stopping for a final group meal along the way.

What's included

  • Overnight accommodation
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotel only)
  • Small-group tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned 15 passenger van

What's not included

  • Alcoholic drinks (including sampling at the breweries visited)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Itinerary

Day 1: Day 1: We begin in Manhattan where we will have a quick meet and greet with our fellow travelers before heading out towards the Ramapo Mountains for a morning hike.After our hike, we head to the “black dirt” region of Orange County; an agricultural region famous for some of the most fertile and nutrient dense growing soil in the world. Within close proximity of each other, we will taste this unique terroir with visits to Orange County Distillery, Pine Island Brewing and Westtown Brewworks.Overnight accommodations in tourist class hotel in Matamoras, PA

Day 2: Day 2: We head north along Route 97, the scenic byway known as the Hawks Nest as the road snakes around steep cliffs, offering dramatic views of the Delaware River and a chance to spot bald eagles nesting by the rivers edge. We make our way to the town of Bethel; famous for the site of the original 1969 Woodstock concert. After visiting the site of the original concert stage, we then visit the Catskill Distilling Company across the street and sample their spirits produced from locally sourced grains.Driving deeper into the Catskills, we head to Roscoe (Trout Town USA) where we will visit Prohibition Distillery and the Roscoe Beer Company for tastings in this quaint small town that gave the world the sport of fly fishing. One last stop at Catskill Brewery in Livingston Manor for a flight of beers in their state-of-the-art, sustainable brewery. We later head back to the city, stopping for a final group meal along the way.