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Hunter-Mountain is a well-known ski resort area, located in Greene County in the Catskills between the towns of Palenville and Lexington. It is also the site of the village of Hunter, once a busy terminus of the Stony Clove Branch of the Ulster & Delaware Railroad, which now serves as a base town for skiers. Hunter Mountain is known as "the closest big mountain to metro New York," and claims to be "The Snowmaking Capital of the World." It's a busy place, especially during snow season, and offers downhill skiing, snowboarding, tubing, snowmobiling, sleigh rides, nighttime skiing and more. The mountain itself has 53 trails and eleven lifts, with a vertical drop of 1,600 feet. In summer, there are trails for hiking, horseback riding, swimming, fishing and boating in nearby lakes, and mountain biking. Hunter Mountain is home to a picturesque 18-hole golf course, with a driving range, restaurant/bar and video arcade and an ice skating rink. Hunter Mountain is also host to several special events throughout the year including an International Celtic Festival, the German Alps Festival, Microbrew & Wine Festival and Oktoberfest. The Hunter Mountain Fair, usually held in September, is an old-fashioned country fair with great food, games, live music, children's crafts, puppet shows, magic shows, a chainsaw carving contest and a frog jumping contest.

Surrounding areas: Ashland, New York (5.7 mi), Willow, New York (7.0 mi), Phoenicia, New York (7.9 mi), Windham, New York (9.3 mi), Palenville, New York (10.8 mi), Woodstock, New York (11.1 mi), Shokan, New York (14.2 mi)

Hunter Mountain Vacation Rentals

Hunter Mountain Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Terrace Carden MotelRt 23aHunter Green, NY3.1 mi.(518) 263-4422
Villa VosillaRt 23aTannersville, NY5.1 mi.(518) 589-5060
Lexington HotelLexington, NY8.2 mi.(518) 989-6463
Marie's Dream House2804 Rte 42West Kill, NY8.3 mi.(518) 989-6868
Hotel Vienna107 Rt 296Windham, NY9.0 mi.(518) 734-5300
Copper Hood Inn & Spa70-38 Rt 28Shandaken, NY9.3 mi.(845) 688-9962
Hans County Line Motel And RestaurantRt 32aPalenville, NY10.8 mi.(518) 678-3101
Point Lookout Mountain InnRt 23East Windham, NY11.6 mi.(518) 734-3381
Lange's Groveside Resort6047 Rt 23Acra, NY12.8 mi.(518) 622-3393
Dellwood HotelMTN AvePurling, NY13.7 mi.(518) 622-9571
Echo Valley MotelRt 23aPrattsville, NY14.0 mi.(518) 989-6511
Clover MotelBox 36East Durham, NY15.1 mi.(518) 634-7209
Cloverleaf MotelSaugerties, NY15.8 mi.(845) 246-2878
Comfort Inn2790 Rt 32 NSaugerties, NY15.8 mi.(845) 246-1565
Howard Johnson Inn2764 Rt 32Saugerties, NY15.8 mi.(845) 246-9511
Carriage House Motel204 Burt StSaugerties, NY16.4 mi.(845) 246-3104
Carl's Rip Van Winkle Motor Lodge810 Rt 23 BLeeds, NY17.6 mi.(518) 943-3303
Catskill Motor LodgeRt 23 BCatskill, NY18.9 mi.(518) 943-5800
Friar Tuck Inn4858 Rt 32Catskill, NY18.9 mi.(518) 678-2271
Holiday Inn Kingston503 Washington AveKingston, NY19.6 mi.(845) 338-0400
Super 8 Motel487 Washington AveKingston, NY19.6 mi.(845) 338-3078
Courtyard Kingston500 Frank Sottile BlvdKingston, NY21.1 mi.(845) 382-2300
Days InnRt 28Kingston, NY21.1 mi.(845) 331-1919
Quality Inn & Suites114 Rt 28Kingston, NY21.1 mi.(845) 339-3900
Frost Valley Ymca2000 Frost Valley RdClaryville, NY23.3 mi.(845) 985-2291
Beekman Arms4 ML StRhinebeck, NY23.8 mi.(845) 876-7077
Village Inn Of Rhinebeck6 Rt 9 SRhinebeck, NY23.8 mi.(845) 876-7000
Cedarheart Lodge22 Hillcrest LnRosendale, NY25.7 mi.(845) 658-8556
Best Western New Baltimore InnRd 1 Box 217aW Coxsackle, NY26.7 mi.(518) 731-8100
Hudson Valley Resort & Spa400 Granite RdKerhonkson, NY28.2 mi.(845) 626-8888
Bed & Breakfast
Albergo Allegria Bed & BreakfastRt 296Windham, NY9.0 mi.(518) 734-5560

Hunter Mountain Weather & Climate

The Catskills region has cold, snowy winters and warm summers, but without the stifling, oppressive heat and humidity of some coastal areas. Normally, the hottest week of the year in the Catskills is the third week of July. September offers mild days and cool nights and October is a kaleidoscope of color. "Jack Frost" will likely make his first appearance in October, and the first hard freeze is usually at the end of that month. November is unpredictable and with December comes colder temperatures and more moisture - either in the form of rain or snow. The full force of the winter season arrives in January and stays around until March in the Catskills. Average January temperatures are a good three to four degrees colder at elevations from one to two thousand feet and over seven degrees colder at over two thousand feet.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 30°F 8°F 4.29 in. -
February 33°F 9°F 2.87 in. -
March 41°F 18°F 4.45 in. -
April 52°F 28°F 4.67 in. -
May 65°F 39°F 4.82 in. -
June 73°F 47°F 4.29 in. -
July 77°F 51°F 4.18 in. -
August 75°F 49°F 3.50 in. -
September 68°F 42°F 4.62 in. -
October 57°F 32°F 4.46 in. -
November 46°F 26°F 5.17 in. -
December 34°F 15°F 4.09 in. -

Hunter Mountain Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Sullivan County International airport (MSV) located about 43 miles southwest of Hunter Mountain in Monticello, New York, the Albany International airport (ALB) located approximately 45 miles northeast of Hunter Mountain in Albany, New York, the Stewart International airport (SWF) located roughly 47 miles south of Hunter Mountain in Newburgh, New York, and finally the Schenectady County airport (SCH) located around 49 miles northeast of Hunter Mountain in Schenectady, New York.

Hunter Mountain Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
JeepersAlbanyNY40.8 mi.
Hoffman's PlaylandLathamNY46.1 mi.
Sherman's Amusement ParkCaroga LakeNY68.9 mi.
Quassy Amusement ParkMiddleburyCT72.4 mi.
JeepersWest NyackNY74.5 mi.
Lake CompounceBristolCT74.6 mi.
Six Flags New EnglandAgawamMA83.1 mi.
Playland ParkRyeNY87.4 mi.
Water Parks
Zoom Flume Water ParkDurhamNY15.6 mi.
Splash Down ParkFishkillNY47.5 mi.
Carousel Water & Fun ParkBeach LakePA61.8 mi.
Water Slide WorldLake GeorgeNY90.2 mi.
Alpine Slide at CamelbackTannersvillePA96.3 mi.
Song Mountain Alpine SlideTullyNY104.9 mi.
Enchanted Forest/Water SafariOld ForgeNY112.4 mi.
Splish Splash Water ParkRiverheadNY119.0 mi.
Golf Courses
Heartland Golf ParkEdgewoodNY2.8 mi.
Colonial Country ClubTannersvilleNY5.2 mi.
Windham Country ClubWindhamNY9.3 mi.
Pine Hills Country ClubManorvilleNY10.6 mi.
Rock Hill Golf & Country ClubManorvilleNY10.6 mi.
Swan Lake Golf ClubManorvilleNY10.6 mi.
Rip Van Winkle Country ClubPalenvilleNY10.8 mi.
Blackhead Mountain Lodge & Country ClubRound TopNY12.2 mi.
Thunderhart Golf CourseFreeholdNY15.1 mi.
Katsbaan Golf ClubSaugertiesNY16.0 mi.
Catskill Golf ClubCatskillNY18.9 mi.
Hamburg Golf CourseHamburgNY19.8 mi.
Alapaha Golf LinksKingstonNY20.8 mi.
Green Acres Golf CourseKingstonNY20.8 mi.
Red Hook Golf ClubRed HookNY24.6 mi.
Stone Dock Golf ClubHigh FallsNY25.4 mi.
Stamford Golf CourseStamfordNY25.6 mi.
Rondout Country ClubAccordNY27.5 mi.
Dinsmore Golf CourseStaatsburgNY28.0 mi.
Sycamore Country ClubRavenaNY29.0 mi.
Ski Areas
Hunter MountainHunterNY2.5 mi.
Ski WindhamWindhamNY9.0 mi.
Belleayre MoutainHighmountNY13.5 mi.
Ski PlattekillRoxburyNY18.6 mi.
Scotch ValleyStamfordNY25.2 mi.
CatamountHillsdaleNY36.1 mi.
Holiday MountainMonticelloNY43.1 mi.
Butternut Ski AreaGreat BarringtonMA44.5 mi.
Mohawk MountainCornwallCT51.7 mi.
Big BirchPattersonNY56.0 mi.
Thunder RidgePattersonNY56.0 mi.
Otis RidgeOtisMA58.3 mi.
Brodie MountainNew AshfordMA58.5 mi.
Mount ToneLake ComoPA61.2 mi.
Mount PeterWarwickNY64.0 mi.
Shu-maker MountainLittle FallsNY67.8 mi.
WoodburyWoodburyCT68.4 mi.
Elk MountainUnion DalePA72.3 mi.
TanglewoodTaftonPA72.5 mi.
Willard MountainGreenwichNY73.2 mi.
State Parks
Catskill State ParkNY9.6 mi. 
Catskill State ParkNY13.1 mi. 
Clermont State ParkNY17.8 mi. 
Max V Shaul State ParkNY26.6 mi. 
Mills Memorial State ParkNY27.7 mi. 
Lake Taghkanic State ParkNY27.9 mi. 
Norrie State ParkNY28.6 mi. 
Thacher State ParkNY34.0 mi. 
Taconic State ParkNY38.3 mi. 
Clermont (State Historic Site)ClermontNY21.6 mi.(History)
Bruderhof MuseumRiftonNY25.5 mi.(History)
Klyne Esopus Historical Society MuseumUlster ParkNY25.8 mi.(History)
Caverns Creek Grist Mill MuseumHowes CaveNY36.2 mi.(Technology)
Hanford Mills MuseumEast MeredithNY37.5 mi.(History)
Irish American Heritage MuseumAlbanyNY40.8 mi.(History)
Albany Institute of History & ArtAlbanyNY40.8 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
New York State MuseumAlbanyNY40.8 mi.(Science)
University Art MuseumAlbanyNY40.8 mi.(Art)
Gomez Mill HouseMarlboroNY41.7 mi.(History)
Rensselaer County Historical Society at the Hart-Cluett MansionTroyNY46.9 mi.(History)
Troy's RiverSpark Visitor CenterTroyNY46.9 mi.(History)
Norman Rockwell Museum at StockbridgeStockbridgeMA47.2 mi.(Art)
Canajoharie Library and Art GalleryCanajoharieNY53.2 mi.(Art)
Hancock Shaker VillagePittsfieldMA53.7 mi.(History)
Constitution Island - The Warner HouseWest PointNY56.1 mi.(History)
West Point MuseumWest PointNY56.1 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Trevor ZooMillbrookNY38.7 mi.
Utica ZooUticaNY81.6 mi.
Bergen County Zoological ParkParamusNJ85.6 mi.
Ross Park ZooBinghamtonNY86.6 mi.
Beardsley Zoological GardensBridgeportCT87.6 mi.
Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservation ParkBronxNY93.7 mi.
Queens Wildlife CenterFlushingNY99.9 mi.
Central Park Wildlife CenterNew YorkNY101.8 mi.
New York AquariumBrooklynNY106.3 mi.
Prospect Park Wildlife CenterBrooklynNY106.3 mi.
Staten Island ZooStaten IslandNY111.7 mi.
Burnet Park ZooSyracuseNY114.5 mi.

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