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    Area Attractions

    The Catskill Mountains and the Hudson Valley are home to a wealth of activities and events. From the great outdoors, art and music to shopping – we have it all! As our guest, you’ll receive a list of local activities and events daily during your stay. Our Concierge is happy to assist you with scheduling the adventure of your choice and of course our Reservations Department can help you customize your stay prior to arrival.

    On-site Adventures at The Emerson

    • Stop by the Emerson Outfitter Shop and rent one of our new Giant bikes and enjoy a spectacular scenic ride.  Self-guided tours are enhanced by our helpful staff and collection of tried and true bike maps. Tour guides are also available by reservation only.

    Outdoor Adventures

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    • The Catskills are rich with scenic mountain trails. Ask our concierge about nearby hiking trails and guided hike rates with Peekamoose Adventures.
    • Enjoy live music under the stars with famous musical acts at Belleayre Music Festival at Belleayre Mountain.  Reserve your tickets today!
    • Enjoy the perfect picnic. Our kitchen will prepare a delightful picnic for an afternoon hike or biking excursion. We’ll even provide you with directions to a few of our staff’s favorite picnic locations.
    • The Esopus is known world-wide as a mecca for trout fishing. Fishing permits are available in Phoenicia, and if you’re lucky enough to bring something back, our chefs will be pleased to prepare your catch for dinner. Our Emerson Outfitter Shop also carries children’s fishing gear and accessories.
    • Hop on the Catskill Mountain Railroad and enjoy a ride along the scenic Esopus or in the historic city of Kingston.
    • Looking for thrills and chills? Town Tinker Tube Rental offers whitewater tubing on the Esopus.
    • Take a scenic walk around portions of the Ashokan Reservoir, a man-made wonder that provides much of the drinking water for New York City.
    • Looking to go Horseback Riding? Check out what the Ashokan Riding Club has to offer. This is a great year round activity for the family.
    • Experience world-class rock climbing and ice climbing on the dramatic cliffs of the Shawangunk Mountains.

    Arts & Culture

    Just For Fun

    • Be sure to spend time in nearby Phoenicia…a Great Little Town!. Phoenicia was also named one of the USA’s Top Ten Coolest Towns by Budget Travel Magazine.
    • Explore the funky eclecticism of Woodstock. For a full list of shops, galleries, restaurants and events, visit the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce and Arts.
    • Play a game of volleyball in the Emerson Park. Badminton, horseshoes, a children’s playground and picnic tables make our park the perfect place to spend an afternoon.
    • Coming to stay at the Emerson? Download the Route 28 Driving Guide. It is an  hour-long audio accompaniment for a westward drive on New York Route 28, from Olive to Andes. Hear about the history, landscape, food, and attractions along the Catskill Mountains Scenic Byway.

    To find out more about Hudson Valley current events and activities, please visit these helpful sites:

    The Emerson does not guarantee availability for the activities listed on this page. Hours of operation and rates are subject to change.

    • Contact Information

      Emerson Resort and Spa Emerson Resort and Spa
      5340 Rt. 28
      Mt Tremper, NY 12457
      Phone: 877-688-2828
      845-688-2828
      Fax: 845-688-2655
      Email: info@emersonresort.com

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