Are you ready to shake the winter blues? Then a spring trip to the Catskills is just for you.

Family hiking through covered bridge

Images taken in Greene County, June 2018 by Leigh Campbell and Jordan Craig for PHO-0053.


As the seasons change and warmer weather returns to upstate NY the Catskills become the perfect destination for your spring getaway.

While there are many towns, villages, and regions within the Catskills few can match the natural beauty and accommodations that the town of Round Top NY has to offer. Round Top, NY is situated at the base of the Catskills which provides stunning mountain views, roaring streams, waterfalls, world class golf, exquisite dining and above all a number of comfortable Catskills resorts.

Winter Clove Inn & Resort is one of the premiere Catskills NY resorts and has been a staple in Round Top NY since originally opening in 1838. Today the resort boasts an impressive array of onsite amenities including an indoor and outdoor pool, bowling alley, game room, 9 hole golf course, and much more.

While there are countless activities and sights to see in The Catskills NY here are our top 5 must do spring activities. Plus they are all available in or around Round Top NY.

Father and daughter exploring a mountain creek

Top Catskills spring activities

Hiking: The Catskills have been renowned as a natural oasis for centuries and taking a hike is the best way to experience the region and reconnect with nature. As winter gives way to spring and the snow begins to melt; song birds, blossoms and vegetation return to the mountains. Many of the Catskills resorts in Round Top NY offer hiking trails directly from their property including Winter Clove Inn. A guest favorite is always the Rip’s Rock trail which provides breathtaking views of the Hudson River valley and surrounding Catskill Mountains.

Main Street America: Take advantage of being in upstate NY and experience traditional small town America. Saugertise, NY is located 25 minutes from Winter Clove Inn and has a lively main street lined with shops, galleries, cafes, exhibits and more. Stroll the streets and marvel at the local and global antiques while enjoying a locally sourced bite to eat or drink. The town also has a beautiful Hudson River waterfront complete with a lighthouse.

Waterfalls: The Catskills NY region is covered with natural beauty. The best display of this pristine beauty are the many waterfalls scattered throughout the mountains. As the snow melts during the spring the waterfalls come to life with the increased volume of water. Round Top NY is home to several waterfalls including Artist Falls located on the grounds of Winter Clove Inn. Located approximately 25 minutes from Round Top is the Catskills most famous waterfalls, Kaaterskill Falls. This two tiered falls is one of the tallest waterfalls in the eastern United States and has been drawing naturalist to the region for hundreds of years. Check out more great waterfalls to visit this spring here.Waterfalls with covered bridge

Brewery Tour: Get a local taste of the Catskills by enjoying local craft beers and wines made with upstate NY ingredients. While there are several locations throughout the region some long time favorites include Rip Van Winkle Brewery, Crossroads Brewing Company, and Hudson-Chatham Winery. Best of all these are all located a short drive from Round Top, NY meaning you can experience the best the Catskills have to offer without venturing far from your new home away from home. Check out the complete Catskills craft beverage trail here. 

Golf: There is no better way to celebrate the end of winter and changing of seasons than by playing a round of spring golf. The Catskills NY are well known for outdoor activities and golf is no exception. Many of the courses in the region are found at Catskills Resorts which make them  perfect for a dedicated golf trip or a fun round during your family getaway. Round Top, NY is home to Blackhead Mountain Country Club which is a challenging 18 hole mountain course. Winter Clove Inn also offers its guest complimentary use of its private 9 hole course. Learn more about the many great courses in the area here. 

Schedule your Catskills NY spring getaway

Spring in the Catskills signifies more than the return of robins and flowers, it is the return of endless exploration and discovery. Whether your dream getaway includes trekking to remote waterfalls, shopping in small town America or enjoying a craft ale there is something for you in the Catskills. There are many options when it comes to Catskills NY Resorts but few can match the amenities and ideal location of Winter Clove Inn. Being located in Round Top NY allows the resort to serve as your perfect basecamp for exploring all the Catskills have to offer.

Start planning your spring Catskills getaway to Winter Clove Inn today. Contact Us.