DIY Network Blog Cabin 2010: Sullivan County Sights
A two-hour drive from the Big Apple and nestled in the Catskill Mountains, Sullivan County, N.Y. – home to this year’s DIY Network Blog Cabin – boasts a wide variety of attractions for visitors and residents alike.
Founded in 1947, the Forestburgh Playhouse is the oldest continuously operating professional summer theater in New York state. The playhouse offers three different types of performance experiences: Broadway musicals and plays, a youth theater and musical cabaret shows. For info, visit fbplayhouse.com.
Located in the town of Delaware, N.Y., Stone Arch Bridge Historical Park features 20 acres of breathtaking scenery. Visitors can fish in the East Branch of the Callicoon Creek or take a walk along the Worthington or Bridge trails. The centerpiece of the park, the three-arched stone bridge, was built in 1880 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For info, visit co.sullivan.ny.us/org.
The Concord Resort & Golf Club, located in Kiamesha Lake, N.Y., is home to the world-famous "Monster" golf course, rated by Golf Digest as one of America's 100 greatest golf courses. A full-service pro shop, driving range and overnight accommodations are among the amenities. For info, visit concordresort.com.
Domesticities and The Cutting Garden, located in Youngsville, N.Y., features an antiques and gift shop, a barn stocked with primitives and tools and an extensive cutting garden, open to visitors during the summer months. For info, visit thecuttinggarden.org.
One of the county’s most popular bed and breakfasts, ECCE offers cozy accommodations and breathtaking views of the Upper Delaware River from its mountaintop deck. ECCE is situated on 60 wooded acres and is located in the southwest Catskill region. For info, visit eccebedandbreakfast.com.
Alliance Gallery, located at the Delaware Arts Center in Narrowsburg, N.Y., showcases the work of contemporary artists and hosts over a dozen exhibits annually. For info, visit artsalliancesite.org.
Located in Callicoon Center, N.Y., Apple Pond Farm features a fully furnished guesthouse; a horse-powered, organic farm; and educational programs that include renewable energy seminars. For info, visit applepondfarm.com.
The Canal Towne Emporium, located near the former Delaware & Hudson Canal in Wurtsboro, N.Y., has operated as a general store since 1838. The fully restored building houses a wide assortment of gifts, craft items and collectibles. For info, visit the store's website.
Duke Pottery is home to potter Carolyn Duke and her husband and photographer Dana Duke. Nestled in a mountaintop setting with views deep into the Delaware River valley, the studio boasts a gallery of the couple’s works and a gift shop that features rustic furniture, jewelry, paintings, quilts and more. For info, visit dukepottery.com.
Canoeing, rafting, kayaking and tubing adventures await along the scenic Delaware River, which frames the southernmost part of Sullivan County. Equipment rentals and guided tours are available at outfitters throughout the region. For info, visit scva.net.
Formerly Manion's Ferndale General Store and Post Office, the 120-year-old building that houses Ferndale Antiques Marketplace is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The multi-dealer shop offers a wide array of treasures. For info, visit ferndaleantiques.net.
The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum, located on a 55-acre farmland site along the banks of the Willowemoc Creek in Livingston Manor, N.Y., is a nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to preserving America's fly-fishing heritage. The center conducts educational programs in river ecology, angling history, streamcraft and stream improvement. For info, visit cffcm.net.
Holiday Mountain Ski and Fun Park, located in Monticello, N.Y., features 15 slopes and trails, seven lifts, a 400-foot vertical drop, 100-percent snowmaking and night skiing. The resort also offers family attractions, such as go-karts, mini golf and a climbing wall. For info, visit holidaymtn.com.
The Livingston Manor Covered Bridge, built by John Davidson in 1860, spans the famous Willowemoc Creek in Rockland, N.Y. A surrounding park offers picnic areas and access for fishing. For info, visit co.sullivan.ny.us/org.
Visitors are drawn to the charming village of Jeffersonville for shopping, dining and outdoor activities. Nestled in the western part of Sullivan County, the village boasts a vibrant Main Street occupied by eclectic shops, restaurants and businesses. For info, visit jeffersonvilleny.com.
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is a 15,000-seat outdoor performing arts center located at the site of the original 1969 Woodstock festival in Bethel, N.Y. The Museum at Bethel Woods is an immersive and captivating multimedia experience that combines film and interactive displays, text panels and artifacts to explore the unique experience of the Woodstock festival. For info, visit bethelwoodscenter.org.
The site of the 1969 Woodstock Music and Arts Festival is marked by a cast-iron and concrete monument designed and sculpted by Wayne Saward. The marker is located at the corner of Hurd and West Shore Roads in Bethel, N.Y.
Known to locals as “Trout Town U.S.A.,” the quiet hamlet of Roscoe attracts anglers, hunters, golfers, nature lovers and antiques collectors. Roscoe is nestled in the western foothills of the Catskill Mountains, in the northwest corner of Sullivan County. For info, visit roscoeny.com.
Photos courtesy of the Sullivan County Visitors Association. To plan your Catskills getaway, visit scva.net.