10 Things to Do in Roxbury That You Shouldn't Miss

December 20, 2017 Giuseppe Pratt

Roxbury is a town in Delaware County, New York, United States. The population was 2,502 at the 2010 census. The town is at the eastern end of the county.
Restaurants in Roxbury

1. Windham Mountain

19 Resort Drive, Windham, NY 12496 +1 518-734-4300
Excellent
48%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 265 reviews

Windham Mountain

This year-round resort in the Catskills offers a full range of outdoor recreation and family fun. Winter brings skiing and snowboarding on 1600 vertical feet, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and endless activities in our Adventure Park. The warmer months are perfect for mountain biking, world-class golf, skyrides to the summit, special events and picturesque weddings.

Reviewed By sharoncV7586HL - York

Great skiing, will groomed slopes, good lodge accommodations for storing gear, relaxing, getting lunch.

2. Plattekill Mountain

469 Plattekill Road, Roxbury, NY 12474 +1 607-326-3500
Excellent
58%
Good
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4.5 based on 44 reviews

Plattekill Mountain

Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall ... there's something for everyone at Plattekill Mountain. Under 3 hours from NYC, Plattekill offers a unique experience a world away from the hustle and bustle. Family owned and operated, you'll find a charming, real-vibe, resort atmosphere surrounded by beautiful Catskill mountains. IN WINTER MONTHS, choose from 38 trails for skiing, snowboarding, and snowtubing activities. 3500' summit elevation and 1100' vertical, Plattekill stacks up. Offering a full array of lesson programs and trails for all abilities including 2-mile long beginner cruisers to steep continuous pitch double black diamonds. IN SUMMER/FALL MONTHS Plattekill offers a free concert music series (first Saturday of every month July thru October), plus mountain biking, chairlift rides, hiking, glamping and camping facilities. In addition, the mountain as become a very popular venue for private mountain rentals for mountaintop wedding ceremonies and receptions, corporate outings and private recreational events. The great outdoors, for all types of fun, awaits at Plattekill Mountain.

Reviewed By Bob H

Great, well groomed slopes. during the winter. Summers are great at Plattekill. Outdoor concerts + BBQ. All first rate.

3. The Sheep's Nest

45 Main St, Hobart, NY 13788-2337 +1 607-214-0050
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5 based on 4 reviews

The Sheep's Nest

Come to The Sheep's Nest to be inspired to create your own "nest". Our English cottage is filled with a variety of embellishments for your home and yourself. We carry decorative items as well as jewelry, scarves, and bath and body products. You'll also find wool from our own Shetland Sheep. Hours Thur-Sun 10-5

Reviewed By NYDinette - Syracuse, NY

While attending a local writer's festival, I received a bag of gift items that had come from The Sheep's Nest. The packaging and contents so impressed me that I had to see the shop for myself, and I wasn't disappointed.

From the stone path to the door to the statuary, flowers and plantings and the cottage itself, The Sheep's Nest is one of those rare finds that completely delight you. It was almost as if I'd been transported from the Catskills to the English countryside. The shop has a marvelously-curated mix of items ranging from rustic to eclectic, all chosen with a thoughtful eye. it's almost like stumbling upon the perfect Pinterest page because there are so many small vignettes displaying utterly charming products, all artfully arranged.

The owner explained that her husband is a local builder and that they constructed the cottage after a visit to the UK and the Costwolds. That explains the unexpected structure, but it doesn't begin to convey the charm of the shop and its environment.

This is a must-visit destination, and if you leave Hobart without stopping by The Sheep's Nest, you've missed your chance to step out of the mundane and enter a magical, special place. I left with a carefully-packed shopping bag full of wonderful finds, and I now have a new favorite gift shop; too bad it's 3 hours away from home...

4. Mine Kill State Park

161 Mine Kill State Park, North Blenheim, NY 12131 +1 518-827-6111
Excellent
68%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 18 reviews

Mine Kill State Park

Reviewed By ScotiaCantor - Scotia, NY

1/1/17 My wife and I had an enjoyable and invigorating First Day Hike at Mine Kill. No eagles this time but a happy group of First Dayers, stimulating conversations and stunning views of the Schoharie Creek, the surrounding hills and the Mine Kill Falls. We walked to the base of the Falls and marvelled at the imposing cliffs above us and the rushing water being deposited into a temporary pool before continuing its journey .
On 1/1/15 I wrote: This year has begun with eagle sightings as we took a First Day Hike at Mine Kill State Park in the beautiful Schoharie Valley in the county of the same name. Our trail guide was amazed at the nearly 60 of us that showed up because only 2 years ago, one couple who was present showed up. Parts of our hike were on the Long Path, a trail that begins in Ft Lee NJ and extends through the Catskills and into the southern part of the Adirondacks.
The cost of running the park must be underwritten by the NYS Power authority as there is no fee to enter.

5. Pratt Rock

Rt 23, Prattsville, NY 12468
Excellent
28%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
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4 based on 21 reviews

Pratt Rock

Reviewed By Pat N

Strenuous (for an over 60 grandmom) uphill climb 1/2 mile. MADE IT THOUGH. With several breath catching pauses!
Good shoes,no fear of heights..A MUST ,and be wary of loose gravelly paths as well as possible pine needle slippages.
The views are to DIE for.... JUST BE CAREFUL....DON'T! !

6. Susan's Pleasant Pheasant Farm Kayaks

1 Bragg Hollow Rd, Halcottsville, NY 12438 +1 607-326-4266
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5 based on 7 reviews

Susan's Pleasant Pheasant Farm Kayaks

Come enjoy the beautiful wildlife and serene nature of Lake Wawaka the way it was meant to be seen! Ocean Kayaks, Necky Kayaks & Old Town Kayaks and Canoes available for rent. We also offer stand-up paddle boards.

Reviewed By ninibeaner - Plano, Texas

We had a great time kayaking and seeing some wildlife. We saw a bald eagle, a blue heron, tadpoles, and many other birds while we were on the water. The kayaks were comfortable. We'll be back if we are ever in the area again.Thank you you for this review. We hope you return and enjoy our Catskill Mountain retreat. We are glad you got to see some of the great bird life that frequents or waters and trails! Best wishes.

7. Hobart Book Village

Main Street, Route 10, Hobart, NY 13788 +1 607-538-9788
Excellent
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Hobart Book Village

This is a well-known cluster of book stores in the Hobart area. Written about in NY Times, The Guardian, Mental-Floss and many more.

Reviewed By chara810 - Boston, MA

We happened upon an ad for the Hobart Book Village tucked away in a Catskills travel guide. We arrived on a Saturday afternoon during the "off season." There weren't as many stores as we expected, but nonetheless, there were hours and hours of snooping at all different types of books to be had.

We walked into the first shop, "Cook the Book" with a sign that stated to give a call when we were ready to buy something or wanted a coffee (with a phone next to it). My friend called and we were told someone would be with us right away. 15 minutes later a lovely gentleman came, he was the book owner from one of the other shops and he was in charge that weekend of watching all the shops. He made us some coffee, told us stories of his life in the various cities we lived in and then gave us free rein over the four stores that make up the book village and instructed us to come to his store (Adams Antiquarian) last to settle up.

International Book store had the best selection, but higher prices, "Cook the Book" was a smattering of different owners (each shelf had a different owner) but had the best prices and Adams Antiquarian has beautiful old books at collector prices, but well worth the visit to just look at the books. All the stores offered coffee, cookies and a dosage of hospitality.

Your trip isn't complete until you've gone to Bibliobarn, about 3 miles away from Hobart. The selections is out of this world, two floors of used books of every kind. We arrived at 5:45pm and they closed at 6. The owners stayed open until 7pm just for us. They live right there and shop amongst their kitchen.

8. New York Power Authority Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center/Lansing Manor

1378 State Route 30, North Blenheim, NY 12131-1710
Excellent
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4.5 based on 17 reviews

New York Power Authority Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center/Lansing Manor

Reviewed By lollygal - New York City, New York

This is a very educational and interesting small museum and welcome center for the NewYork Power Authority. We spent some time reviewing the exhibits and watching a 15 minute film. The film explained the process and science of the power plant. We learned a lot.

9. Antiques at Rick's Barn

50061 Route 30, Roxbury, NY 12474
Excellent
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4 based on 5 reviews

Largest inventory of antiques in the Catskill region. Over 10,000 square feet of fine American and European Antique Country Furniture. Specializing in cupboards, farm tables, bedrooms, sideboards, armoires, desks and outdoor iron works. Many other items available. Open year round. 10am to 6pm off season. 9am to 8pm spring, summer and fall.

Reviewed By PhilGab - New Jersey

A very large selection of old furniture. Even if you're not buying, it's fun to explore this warehouse of antiques.

10. Windham Vineyard and Winery

11 Mount View Estates Rd, Windham, NY 12496-5919 +1 518-734-5214
Excellent
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Good
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4.5 based on 35 reviews

Windham Vineyard and Winery

Small family winery open for Tastings/Sales Sunday through Friday 1 pm - 6 pm and Saturday 1 pm - 7 pm

Reviewed By Karen C - Montclair, New Jersey

We were staying close by so decided to stop by one afternoon. I am a dry wine drinker so I was disappointed at the lack of choices. I decided to try a dessert wine, raspberry which was very sweet. They did not have many choices for a wine tasting so we each ordered a glass of different wine and shared. They have a nice sitting room with couches and large chairs which made it comfortable to sip wine and talk. They also had board games if you wanted to stay for a while. No food is served.

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