As summer comes to a close and chillier weather approaches, another awesome season on the mountaintop begins…
Autumn is the ideal time for all types of activities on the mountain including biking, hiking, geocaching and of course, scenic chairlift skyrides as fall foliage kicks in. BUT that’s not all…with the arrival of fall comes all the fun fall events...and here at Plattekill is no exception.
First up, Plattekill will host “Roxfest 2014” on September 27 with music filling the air ALL day long from 12 noon to 10 pm. This family friendly event is much more then music, with fall fare and beverages and the lifts spinning for chairlift rides and a kid's bounce house too. Best part, KIDS 12 & UNDER ARE FREE! Tickets are $20 if purchased in advance, $25 day of at the mountain. - This event is a fundraiser to benefit The Greater Roxbury Learning Initiative Corporation for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Education.
Then of course, no fall is complete without PLATTEPALOOZA…our 5th annual Family Fall Festival on October 11 with Live Music, pumpkin painting, vendors, bounce house, ski and board sale AND ski and bike swap sale put on by our Plattekill Ski Patrol – trade your old gear and grab some new…15% of all proceeds benefit Plattekill's Volunteer Patrol. All kids activities are free and admission is FREE too.
Come join us! These events will do nothing but “FALL” short of SPECTACULAR…
They say music lifts your heart, warms the soul and makes you feel good, so for that very reason, Plattekill Mountain in Roxbury, NY has decided to feature a ‘MUSIC ON THE MOUNTAIN” free concert on Saturday, August 30th. This family-friendly event will take place from 3-7pm with plenty of fun for young and old to enjoy the last few official days of summer, plus beautiful Catskill mountain views and just kick back and relax. For a great beginning of the Labor Day weekend, all you need to do is bring is a blanket or lawn chair and yourselves. Food and beverage will be available for purchase on the resort’s wrap around deck. The resort’s chairlift will also operate for mountaintop views for $7 per person from 3-5pm during the event. Music will feature the local band, ‘Esquela’, offering a unique Americana/Bluesy rootsy/rock and roll & a hint of country music with some serious high quality guitar playing and powerful vocals. Esquela, which is Spanish for ‘school’, is originally from Bovina, New York and has amazed people of all walks of life in their heavily traveled hotspots of entertaining. More on their music can be found on their website at www.esquelatheband.com. Plattekill’s unique layout situated in a natural ski bowl makes for a perfect amphitheater for sound and a great place for an intimate concert setting. Plattekill plans to expand on this idea next year and feature a free-to-the-public mini-concert ‘Music on the Mountain’ series next summer over a span of multiple dates.
Days are getting longer and warmer and that means more hours in a day for summer activities and we’ve got that covered here at Plattekill. Much more than just winter activities, we’ve got fun and adventure coming to you year round. We have evolved into a four season destination and this year we plan to continue to expand offerings with a “Music on the Mountain” free family concert Saturday August 30 (stay tuned for more) and an all-day music festival, Roxfest, Saturday Sept 27.
Mountain biking is what we’re best known for in the “off” season, and we’ve got over 60 miles of bike trails and bike rentals. Another option, hop on a scenic Chairlift ride open every weekend, take in the fresh, mountain air and spectacular mountaintop views from 3500 feet up. Enjoy a picnic, hike or hit some GPS hot spots located on our mountain for some outdoor treasure hunting a.k.a Geocaching.
For the less thrill-seeking bikers, a few miles down the road, discover a well preserved, multi-use, converted Scenic Rail-Trail. Go as far or as little as you want out of the 26 miles offered to you! We have bike renatls for those trails too and will even deliver them to the trailhead. Getting tired & need a lift back on the trail?…no worries, we offer a shuttle service to pick you and the bikes up too.
Water activities??? Not here on the mountain but we are affiliated with nearby Lake Wawaka in scenic Halcottsville just 10 minutes away and we’ve got discount coupon deals for the canoes, kayaks and paddle board rentals. Get a group of friends of 10 or more and we can discount you even more!
Exclusive-Use Day Camps/Corporate Outings are also very popular here over the summertime where we offer our mountain and lodge up exclusively for larger groups complete with bike rentals, tour guides, biking and hiking plus volleyball, ping pong, BBQing on the deck and more!
C’mon out and enjoy the sunshine ~~ Looking forward to seeing you all on the mountain!