The Catskills’ many ski centers are a major draw for tourism in the winter months, but that is not all the area has to offer. With a robust community of farmers, artisans and artists, there is no shortage of things to do when you want a break from the slopes.
Attractions near Hunter Mountain Resort, Windham Mountain, Plattekill Mountain and Belleayre Mountain:
Berbert’s Condiments Cafe & Gallery
1164 Main St., Fleischmanns
11 a.m.–4 p.m. Friday–Sunday
Berbert’s Condiments Cafe & Gallery offers a unique culinary experience to Fleishmanns with Moroccan cuisine, drinks and condiments for sale. Berbert Attias, a chef born in Morocco, co-founded the business with his partner Diane Adzema. The pair produce their own line of Moroccan condiments and spices which can be purchased at the cafe along with dishes like smoked trout, couscous and coconut macaroons for dessert.
27905 State Rt. 28, Andes
10 a.m.–4 p.m. Wednesday and Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.–10 p.m. Friday and Saturday
“The Harvest” is a restaurant, wine bar, local foods market and music venue supporting over 350 local businesses and performers. Find seasonal dishes featuring food from producers in the Catskills. Check www.catskills-harvest.com to see seasonly updated menus and musical performances.
53470 State Rt. 30, Roxbury,
7 a.m.–6 p.m. Monday – Saturday, 7 a.m. – noon Sunday.
Grab a warm drink and a snack to fuel up (and warm up) for a day on the slopes. The cafe has an extensive drink menu with coffees and teas as well as sandwiches, small plates and pastries made fresh daily. If you are in a hurry, order online at www.watershedroxbury.com for curbside or in-store pickup.
Magic on Main
5428 State Rt. 23, Windham. Updated showtimes available at www.magiconmainwindham.com.
Located in a historic Windham building, Magic on Main offers an interactive magic show with magician Sean Doolan. Doolan shares his personal story of becoming a magician through his parlor show which is designed to give an up-close storytelling experience. Reservations are required as shows are limited to 10 people, although larger groups can be accommodated at other locations.
Shandaken Historical Museum
26 Academy Street, Pine Hill, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Friday – Monday.
Discover the rich history of this town through historical artifacts, newspaper clippings, postcards from Shandaken and more. At the historical museum, you can learn about the town’s origins, important local figures and the area’s history as a tourist destination.
Prattsville Art Center & Residency
14562 State Rt. 23, Prattsville, 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Friday – Sunday.
Find a diversity of art forms at the art center including visual art, writing, music and film. The center is home to The Music Box which is a playable architectural feature of the building. Stop in to see the exhibits or attend one of the many classes and workshops held at the art center. The building also contains a library and a coffee bar.
Birch Creek Mercantile
270 Main St., Pine Hill,
5 – 7 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Sunday
This mercantile carries a selection of Catskill-made products, foods, clothes and gifts. Along with the shop, the mercantile has a small bar with local beers, ciders, wines, spirits and specialty cocktails.
Bones & Stones
5977 Main St., Tannersville
10 a.m.–3 p.m. Monday–Thursday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday.
This unique shop specializes in pieces like jewelry, knives and decor made with bones, antlers, stones, taxidermy and other natural materials. Here you can find truly one-of-a-kind gifts or a conversation piece for your home.
The Knitting Room
11111 State Rt. 23, Windham, noon – 5 p.m. Thursday – Sunday.
This shop carries a wide variety of yarns and knitting supplies, but it is also a place to learn and share the passion for knitting. The Knitting Room offers classes and workshops as well as a space to work on your projects and meet other knitting enthusiasts.
Attractions near Holiday Mountain Ski and Fun Park:
277 Rock Hill Dr., Rock Hill
4–9 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday; 4–10 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Bernie’s Holiday is the ideal spot for an upscale dinner after a day of skiing, having been named one of the best steak and seafood restaurants in the area by OpenTable. The menu features fresh ingredients and sources them locally whenever possible.
Forestburgh Playhouse and Tavern
38 Forestburgh Rd., Forestburgh
6–11 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday–Saturday; 1–11 p.m. Wednesday; 2–6 p.m. Sunday.
Known as the “miracle of the fores,” this theater has been bringing quality performances to the Catskills since 1947. Nearly 35,000 people visit the playhouse each year to see shows at the theater and cabarets at the tavern. Check www.fbplayhouse.org for updated show information.
Monticello Bagel Bakery
475 Broadway, Monticello
4:30 a.m.–3 p.m. weekdays, 5 a.m.–3 p.m. weekends.
This bagel shop offers classic bagels along with specialty bagels for holidays. Top your bagel with hand-mixed cream cheeses or get it as a breakfast sandwich. The bakery also carries deli sandwiches, hot sandwiches and pastries.