4 days in Catskill Region Itinerary

4 days in Catskill Region Itinerary

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Bethel
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New Paltz
— 3 nights
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Bethel

— 1 day
Bethel is a town in Sullivan County, New York, USA. The population was estimated at 4,255 in 2010.The town received worldwide fame after it became the host of the 1969 Woodstock Festival, which was originally planned for Wallkill, New York, but was relocated to Bethel after Wallkill withdrew.HistoryThe first settlers arrived around 1795 near the present communities of Bethel and White Lake. On the 21st (Fri), take an in-depth tour of The Museum at Bethel Woods, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Catskill Distilling Company, then get a taste of the local shopping with Kadampa Meditation Center New York and World Peace Temple, and finally admire the majestic nature at Lake Superior State Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bethel trip itinerary tool.

New York City to Bethel is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Traveling from New York City in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 45°F in Bethel. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to New Paltz.

Things to do in Bethel

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

New Paltz

— 3 nights
New Paltz is a town in Ulster County, New York, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Paltz: Lighthouse (in Saugerties), Holy Transfiguration Church (in Woodstock) and Kaaterskill Falls (in Haines Falls). There's much more to do: take in the exciting artwork at DM Weil Gallery, stroll around Mohonk Preserve, get engrossed in the history at Hudson River Maritime Museum, and immerse yourself in nature at Minnewaska State Park Preserve.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the New Paltz trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Bethel to New Paltz in 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bethel in May: highs in New Paltz hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in New Paltz

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Ski Areas · Parks · History Museums