East Durham NY Map
East Durham is known for its Irish heritage and cultural promotion. The town attracts many Irish-American visitors during the summer months who stay at its Irish motels. East Durham contains several significant cultural attractions including:
Zoom Flume – Just down the road from Gavin’s! You can zoom down 300-foot giant winding water slides, and splash down into the cool canyon of water below. Challenge the 10,000 gallon-a-minute “rapids” rafting a 600-foot chute. The Black Vortex will twist, turn, and splash you around in total darkness. Dare to take the plunge in the Mighty Anaconda, and race your friends down the Grand Prix Splashway. You can splash and play in the GIANT Lagoon Activity Pool, or float gently down the Lazy River. For the adventurous, soar through the air on the the Zip Line from one side of the park to the other.
Nearby Regional Attractions (within a few miles)
|Hunter Mountain – only a 40 minute drive! Home of the Catskill Mountain Foundation, the famous Sky Ride, NY Zip Line, and Summer Festival. Four seasons full of great activities perfect for the entire family! In the spring, summer, and fall, Hunter offers lift accessed mountain biking, fly-fishing, hiking, sightseeing, and weekend-long festivals. Hunter Mountain and the surrounding area is home to a wonderful variety of activities, perfect for the entire family!|
|Windham – only a 20 minute drive! Home of the Windham Vineyard and Windham Mountain. They feature skiing, skating, and snow tubing during the winter season. Paintball, mountain biking, rock climbing wall and bungee trampoline during the summer season! Fun for all ages, all year round.|
|Over 9 Golf Courses – We have many Golf Courses in Greene County to suit the needs of every golfer from the beginner to the expert. Checkout our Golfers page!|
|GOLF CLUB||TOWN LOCATION||PHONE NUMBER||HOW FAR AWAY?|
|Catskill Golf Club||Catskill||518-943-0302||About 20 minutes|
|Christman’s Golf Club||Windham||1-888-294-4053||About 15-20 minutes|
|Colonial Golf Club||Tannersville||518-589-9807||About 30-40 minutes|
|Thunderhart Golf Club||Freehold||518-634-7816||About 10 minutes|
|Rainbow Golf Club||Greenville||518-966-5343||About 20 minutes|
|Rip Van Winkle Golf Club||Palenville||518-678-9779||About 40 minutes|
|Sunny Hill Golf Club||Greenville||518-634-7698||About 10 minutes|
|Windham Golf Club||Windham||518-734-9910||About 15 minutes|
Museums: Thomas Cole House, Olana House, Bronx Museum, Catskill Mountain Foundation… and more!
More Local Events
Greene County Youth Fair in Cairo July 26 – July 29, 2018
Family oriented activities including animal shows, demonstrations, variety of entertainment, food, trade tent with a variety of vendors. Free admission. Hours: 9am-9pm Thursday-Saturday, 10am-5pm Sunday. Angelo Canna Park, Cairo, NY.
Catskill Mountain Thunder Motorcycle Festival September 12-16, 2018, East Durham, NY.
Large motorcycle festival with bikes, music, and food.
Howe Caverns – Only a 30 minute drive! Step into an elevator that takes you 156 feet below the Earth’s surface, to a prehistoric underground cavern six million years in the making. Your specially trained guide will help you negotiate the cave and learn about magnificent limestone formations, stalactites, stalagmites, and flowstone, and the tremendous conservation effort underway to protect and preserve Howe Caverns for future generations.
Cooperstown – The National Baseball Hall of Fame is a 1.5 hour drive from Gavin’s.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is an independent, non-profit educational institution dedicated to fostering an appreciation of the historical development of baseball and its impact on our culture by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting its collections for a global audience as well as honoring those who have made outstanding contributions to our national pastime.
Delaware and Ulster Train Ride & Catskill Scenic Trail – in Arkville, NY. The Delaware and Ulster is an excursion train that combines railroad nostalgia with scenic rides through New York’s legendary Catskill Mountains. The Catskill Scenic Trail is a 26 mile trail offering a hard-packed surface that makes it perfect for hiking, biking, and horseback riding!
FDR Home and Library – in Hyde Park – “All that is within me cries out to go back to my home on the Hudson River” said FDR. This quote captures FDR’s connection to Springwood, the estate that he loved and the place he considered home. The first US Presidential Library was started by FDR here. Visit the Home of FDR and Presidential Library and Museum to learn about the only President elected to four terms.
Hudson, NY – visit Warren Street, one of the largest Antique Districts in New York. Warren Street offers visitors a wide variety of shops featuring antiques, art galleries, clothing, furniture, home furnishings, gourmet foods, and a number of excellent restaurants. Local museums include the NY Firefighters Museum, and the Olana State Historic Site, former home of Hudson River School Artist Fredrick Church.
Albany, NY – New York State’s Capital is only a 45 minute drive. During the entire summer, the Albany Trolley runs weekend tours through the Historic District. The Great Escape and Watersplash Kingdom, a Six Flags theme park, is open during the summer months. Numerous historic homes and the state capital are worth visiting any time of the year.
Saratoga’s Gaming and Raceway – Discover 1,700 slots, live harness racing, live simulcast coverage, an array of delicious dining options and Vapor, a modern, casually chic night club at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway. More than 1,700+ slot machines, including 200 of the hottest games titles and more than 300 of the most exciting themes from top manufacturers. With the combination of great dining, exciting gaming, thrilling live racing, and a variety of live entertainment, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!
Lake George – Famous for the lake and many boat tours- 1.5 hour drive.
Auriesville – Visit the Auriesville Shrine, site of the first martyrs of North America. Mass times available on their website www.auriesvilleshrine.com
For more events or attractions in our area, visit www.greenetourism.com