For Adventure Lovers

The Scenic Byway region is chock full of sights to see, events to enjoy, and places to eat and relax. While there is a sense of adventure in discovering what the byway has to offer, we’d like to offer some suggestive guidance for your journeys.

Complementing the range of information on this website, we’ve put together some illustrative itineraries geared toward adventurers, be they couples, families, or the solo explorer. The following entries include menus of options for exploring different parts of the byway on a daily basis in different seasons. The itineraries are by no means inclusive of the range of activities available; nor is the list of businesses mentioned exhaustive. We encourage you to also visit the Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce website  or contact the chamber during business hours at (845) 586-3300 to learn more about additional local events and attractions in the Scenic Byway region.

Several of the activities in these itineraries are described in the Hiking, Cycling, and On the Waters pages found under Recreation in the menu. (Click on the paw prints on the map to view individual destination descriptions and links to further information.) Be sure to check out these Recreation pages, as they will help inspire you — along with these suggestive itineraries — to explore the great outdoors by creating your own adventures!

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Paddle the Pepacton and Hike in Andes

Camp Overnight and Day Hike to Balsam Lake Mountain

Hike the Balsam Mountain Loop

Hike Slide Mountain, the Catskills’ Highest Peak

Tube the Esopus and Hike the Tanbark Trail

Exploring the Winter Woods

Hike the Eastern High Peaks

Camp and Paddle at Wilson Campground and Cycle or Walk the Ashokan Promenade