Black Bear Lodge is located in Prattsville. Hunter and Windham Mountain Resort, many hiking trails, and historic landmarks are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda.
Hunter Mountain is the Great Northern Catskills' premier four season resort, maintaining renowned skiing and snowboarding terrain across 58 trails and 1600’ of vertical; award-winning learning facilities; and luxury mountainside accommodations. With high-efficiency snowmaking on 100% of its trails, an entire dedicated learning area perfect for beginners and families alike.
Just 15 minutes from Black Bear Lodge, Windham Mountain is a place to get lost and found again, to find stunning adventure close to home, and to be reminded of how good it feels to be alive with family and friends in the fresh air.
Perhaps the crowning jewel is the highest cascading waterfall in New York State – Kaaterskill Falls. Dropping in two tiers over 260 feet, Kaaterskill Falls has been one of the region's most popular destinations for centuries.
Kaaterskill Falls has captivated the hearts, pens, and paintbrushes of poets, painters, filmmakers, and photographers – becoming part of larger, artistic folklore spreading from the Catskills to the rest of the world.
Zadock Pratt Museum
In the Catskill Mountains, Pratt built the largest tannery in the world at its time, and built the town of Prattsville to accommodate the labor force necessary for the tannery, raising the town's population from around 500 to over 2000.
Diamond Notch Trail
The Diamond Notch Falls Trail is a scenic 12 mile loop in Catskill State Park.
This trail features a beautiful waterfall, and the length of the trail makes for a wonderful workout. This trail is often used by hikers, dog walkers, and birders / for nature trips. The trail also features lean-tos, streams, ridges, and plenty of lookout spots.
If you visit Diamond Notch Falls in the winter, often times the falls will be frozen which makes for great photography and an incredible view.