New York July 04, 2016
10 Amazing Places You Can Go On One Tank Of Gas In New York
The sun is shining, the wind is breezy and it’s the perfect time of year to take a road trip. Depending on what kind of car you’re driving, generally speaking, people can travel around 200 miles on one tank of gas. For today’s trip, we’re focusing on the northern Catskill region, a trip that has roughly
three and a half hours of driving time, and covers 134 miles. Since the trip is only 134 miles, this gives travelers some wiggle room to add in extra stops like discovering more of what’s along the Hudson River, shopping in the town of Woodstock, or even adding in an extra scenic drive to the Ashokan Reservoir. The options are amazingly endless.
With the entire trip mapped out for you,
right here, you’ll be able to experience a beautiful and scenic drive through the Catskills. Bringing you to waterfalls, historic sites, nostalgic locations and even a couple delicious restaurants, you’ll want to start packing your bags as soon as possible.
Ready to see what you’ll discover on this charming road trip? Check out these 10 amazing places you can visit on one tank of gas:
1. Saugerties Lighthouse: 168 Lighthouse Drive Saugerties, NY 12477
Start off your trip in Saugerties at the historic and charming Saugerties Lighthouse. Built in 1869, the lighthouse has undergone restorations and even serves as a Bed & Breakfast! That's right, here you'll find two available rooms at the lighthouse that will give you an unforgettable stay. From the parking lot, you'll take a half-mile walk to get to the lighthouse where you'll also find picnic areas by the water. Even better? The incredibly scenic spot is open year-round from sunrise until sunset.
To find out more about rates and reservations,
2. Opus 40: 50 Fite Road Saugerties, NY 12477
One of New York's most fascinating sculpture parks, Opus 40 is something you can really only appreciate once you see it in person. Here you'll find a quarry that has been worked into an amazing piece of art by Harvey Fite, surrounded by sculptures that will amaze you. Harvey Fite spent nearly 40 years of his life working on Opus 40, leaving behind something truly incredible for visitors to experience.
To read more about the history of Opus 40 and why it's so magical,
3. Phoenicia Diner: 5681 NY-28 Phoenicia, NY 12464
At some point on this trip you may feel hungry, understandably so, you will find yourself wondering where exactly you should eat. The answer? The Phoenicia Diner. Nestled in the mountains, this delightful diner has all the American classics that you could ever want. Open everyday during the summer from 7AM to 5PM, we highly suggest trying something in the breakfast family.
To check out the Phoenicia Diner menu,
4. Kaaterskill Falls: 42.189862, -74.074178
Continuing on with the pattern of keeping you outside in the gorgeous summer weather, your next stop is Kaaterskill Falls! One of New York's highest waterfalls, this stop will bring you along the Catskill Mountains Scenic Byway! Be ready for winding roads with gorgeous scenery. From the parking lot, you'll walk along the road until you see Bastion Falls and from there you're just a half-mile from Kaaterskill Falls!
Interested in taking a waterfalls road trip around the Catskills?
5. Spruceton Inn: 2080 Spruceton Road West Kill, NY 12492
Looking for a place to stay? A cheaper alternative to the Saugteries Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast, is the picturesque Spruceton Inn. Surrounded by the mountains and open fields, this spot is the perfect place to stay.
Interested in checking out other amazing and affordable places to stay in New York? Spruceton Inn made our list,
6. Windham Vineyard: 11 Mt View Estates Road Windham, NY 12496
You probably aren't use to thinking of the Catskills as your go-to region in New York for wine. But, we're here to show you one major reason this area is actually a hidden gem in the wine world. Windham Vineyard is run by an incredible staff and has delicious wine that will have you drinking out of your glass quicker than you had originally anticipated. For this part of the trip we suggest a good old game of rock, paper, scissors to determine which road trip member will be playing the role of designated driver! The vineyard is currently open on Saturdays from 1PM to 6PM and Sundays from 1PM to 5PM.
To find out more about this vineyard, check out their Facebook,
7. Zoom Flume: 20 Shady Glen Road East Durham, NY 12423
What many consider to be New York's best water park, this place is great for all ages. Zoom Flume also has the world's largest water park zip line, nearly 800 feet long!
To check out more of New York's water parks,
8. The Catskill Game Farm: 400 Game Farm Road Catskill, NY 12414
Take a trip down memory lane and see what the Catskill Game Farm looks like now, 10 years after closing its doors. This coming fall will mark 10 years since the zoo closed, leaving many curious as to what has been done with the property. In 2012, new owners purchased the property and have hopes of turning the old giraffe house into a Bed & Breakfast. The rest of the property would serve as an RV Campground, including a museum to honor the memory of the zoo.
To see what the abandoned zoo looks like now and to find out how you can take a guided tour at The Old Game Farm,
9. Thomas Cole National Historic Site: 218 Spring Street Catskill, NY 12414
Time for some fascinating history! Also referred to as Cedar Grove, this historic site of New York pays homage to the founder of the Hudson River School of painting, artist Thomas Cole. Not only is the entire site filled with interesting history and eye-catching works of art, the surrounding scenery is also something you'll find yourself drawn to.
To find out more about visiting this historic site,
10. Barnwood Restaurant: 14 Deer Lane Catskill, NY 12414
The plan to have your road trip end with a savory meal is the right plan indeed. Technically, you'll pass this location on your way to the Thomas Cole National Historic Site, so if you find yourself feeling hungry beforehand, you can switch up these last two plans. Generous portions and flavorful food will easily win you over, filling you up for your car ride home! This restaurant is home to delicious barbecue, American dishes and yes, pizza.
To check out their full menu,
Who else is now feeling full of hunger and wanderlust? To check out more of our exciting New York road trips that we’ve mapped out for you,