Explore the mountains and scenery around Windham, Hunter Mountain, and the Catskills. Enjoy the outdoors with one of many area hikes that range from a short under and hour walk to an all-day excursion. There are many maintained trails within minutes of the Hotel Vienna to meet your skills. If you’re short on time and looking for Hunter Mountain hiking while in the area consider visiting Kaaterskill Falls: a two mile hike to New York State’s highest cascading waterfall.
During your hike, keep your eyes peeled for wildlife like deer and turkeys. Some of our most lucky guests have even caught a glimpse of a black bear. Looking for something more relaxing? Bird watching while hiking can also be exciting and we offer bird guides and a backpack to take on your hike.
Acra Point Trail - With great views and an easy rating, this loop in the Windham and Blackhead Mountain Range is perfect for families and beginner hikers. The 5.06 mile trail takes an average of 3.5 hours to complete and features forest scenery, natural streams and views at the top. From Hotel Vienna head southeast on NY 296 South, after .9 miles continue on to Maplecrest Road, shortly after turn right on County Road 40, after 2 miles turn left on County Road 56, travel 4.2 miles to the parking lot and trailhead.
North Point & North Mountain Ledge - Don’t miss the adjacent Ashley Falls Trail on this hike where you’ll find a beautiful waterfall; this is an out-and-back off of the main trail totaling .34 miles. The minimum loop on this trail is 5.56 miles and takes about 3 hours to complete. Head all the way to North Point and then to North Mountain Ledge for the best views. From Hotel Vienna travel southeast on NY 296 South, after 1.1 miles turn right onto County Road 40, after 3.8 miles turn left onto County Road 23C, after 6.8 miles turn left onto NY 23A East, turn left onto North Lake Road after 2.9 miles, after 2.2 miles turn right onto Scutt Road, the pulloff for the trail head will be on the right.