There’s always a new tiny town waiting to be discovered in New York. There may be plenty of things to keep you busy in our big cities, but there’s nothing like the simple but unforgettable adventures that can be taken in our beautifully remote areas. Another scenic location for you to dedicate a weekend to exploring, you won’t run out of things to do while you’re visiting the town of Windham.
With a population of roughly 1,700 residents, Windham has earned several flattering nicknames, the most popular being the "Gem of the Catskills".
You might also hear people referring to this tiny town as being the "Land in the Sky" or "Heart of the Catskills", there's nothing quite like it!
Located within Greene County, Windham is absolutely breathtaking to see during the winter when everything's covered in snow.
While driving through this small town, you'll have a hard time not constantly pulling over to the side of the road so you can soak in all of the picturesque views. The town looks exactly like what it is, the perfect winter getaway for our residents to take.
The most popular attraction that draws in visitors to the tiny town this time of year is
Windham Mountain Resort.
Those who make their way to the top of the mountain will have unforgettable views of the surrounding Catskills mountains, town and travelers making their way along Route 23 down below. The view is endless, making you feel like you'll never want to go back inside again.
The resort has plenty to offer adventurers, with 54 trails to explore over two peaks, 12 lifts and 285 acres of skiable land!
This one Windham location alone will keep you busy for longer than you could ever imagine, once you visit this place you won't want to leave!
A place we suggest putting your bucket list, you can even keep yourself cozy by the fire at the base of the mountain.
With plenty of places to rest and keep warm, you'll love recharging yourself by the fire before you get back out on the mountain one more time.
If you didn't get your fill of outdoor adventure at Windham Mountain, you can always explore
The Windham Path that's in town!
Located just off of Route 23, The Windham Path currently features a 1.5-mile long trail that allows you to see the Batavia Kill stream and five beautiful bridges that are absolutely charming. Opening up back in 2013, the trail has become a popular place to go bike riding and to enjoy a scenic stroll.
With so much to do and see you'll certainly work up an appetite, so you'll want to take a trip to the
Catskill Mountain Country Store & Restaurant!
A place you could easily drive by without realizing what it is, the Catskill Mountain Country Store & Restaurant is a place you absolutely must visit before leaving Windham. The store is filled with homemade gourmet treats that you'll want to stock your cupboards with, as well as amazing fudge that will make your sweet tooth go crazy.
And you can't forget about their freshly made cider donuts that will fill your stomach with joy.
At the Catskill Country Store you'll be able to have your pick from Augustus' Apple Cider Donut with cinnamon sugar, the plain Apple Cider Donut, Chocolate Covered Donut or Powder Sugar Covered Donut. The options are too good to not make your stomach rumble!
Let's not forget that this place is also a restaurant, equipped with the perfect menu to cure any and all hunger.
Serving breakfast and lunch, the Catskill Mountain Restaurant has a menu that frequently features locally produced ingredients. An amazing way to get a taste of the Catskills, the restaurant is open from 9AM to 3PM Monday through Friday. Also open on the weekend, you can dine at the restaurant on Saturdays from 8AM to 4PM and Sundays from 8AM to 3PM.
If you're looking for a place where you can grab dinner, then you'll want to head on over to
A mouthwatering destination that you'll never forget, Chicken Run has a dinner menu that will blow your mind. If you're looking for a restaurant that has savory meat and hearty dishes that will leave you feeling full, then look no further. The cozy and rustic restaurant is popular for their variety of tasty chicken dishes as well as other menu items like their ribs and burgers. Open Tuesday through Sunday from 11AM to 9PM (with extended hours until 10PM on Friday and Saturday), this is another one of Windham's gems that you won't want to miss out on experiencing for yourself.
Would this truly be a Catskill town if there wasn't a unique and quirky place for you to stay? Well say hello to
Beds on Clouds!
There are a variety of places to stay when you're in Windham, but one place we like to suggest to new visitors is the quirky Beds on Clouds bed and breakfast. Beds on Clouds plays up on the town's theme of being known as the "Land in the Sky", with each guest room featuring hand-painted clouds by an artist named Betty Sweet. Less than a half-mile away from Windham Mountain, the B&B is nearby everything in this tiny town and will give you an unforgettable stay.
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