Spring has finally sprung at one of the best upstate New York resorts, Emerson Resort & Spa, and you’re going to want to pack your bags, head our way, and enjoy all the fabulous things to do this season! Here are our five favorite things to do this spring in NY when you stay in the beautiful Catskill Mountains.  

Hiking with a View

While the buds are beginning to open up and the leaves grow anew, you’ll want to explore your way through the Catskill Mountains! With stunning mountainside views for miles, you’ll be able to capture more of our surrounding area when you snap photos and enjoy a day on your feet. Here is our local hiking trails booklet that you’ll want to check out before heading out the door!

Spring Spa Treatments

If you need to take a break and relax, we’ve got some great options at The Spa at the Emerson Resort! Our spring spa treatments are ideal for anyone returning from a hiking trip or those just wanting to rejuvenate after a long winter season! View our spa treatments and specials and call our reservations department at (845) 688-2828 to book an escape at the Spa.

The World’s Largest Kaleidoscope

Check out one of the coolest places in town by visiting the World’s Largest Kaleidoscope; you’ll love this mesmerizing experience of sight and sound. Kids of all ages will enjoy the Kaleidashow and our life size interactive scopes. Don’t forget to capture your moments at the World’s Largest Kaleidoscope and Instagram your vacation photos, or tag us using #emersonresort.

Biking around our Property

Did you know we offer complimentary bikes for use throughout the day? Our bikes are available first come, first serve and you can ride around the property or explore the nearby town of Phoenicia. Ask our Front Desk for their favorite biking locations. Bicycles must be returned to the Front Desk by 4 pm.


Head out on a wine tour when visiting one of the best upstate New York resorts. Make sure you stop by Benmarl Winery, Glorie Farm Winery and Robibero Farm Vineyards to sip on some delicious wines. If an ice cold beer is more your style, we’ve got Woodstock Brewing right down the road and Keegan Ale’s Brewery in Kingston. Plus, don’t forget to taste some spirits at Tuthilltown Spirits located in Gardiner.

However you spend your spring at Emerson Resort & Spa, it’s sure to be a memorable season. Join us to celebrate the arrival of warm weather and our natural surroundings coming back to life before we kick-off summer with Memorial Day and see what makes us one of the leading upstate New York resorts!