Enjoy a weekend getaway or a weeklong family vacation in the western Catskills. Franklin, New York is located in peaceful and quiet Delaware County, a rural respite from the hustle and bustle of busy New York City. Each season provides an array of recreational options. In winter, experience cross country skiing, snow shoeing, or downhill skiing at nearby Bellayre Mountain. Close, too, is Plattekill Mountain, a family-oriented ski resort for skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing in Roxbury, NY. Spring is perfect for bird watching and fly-fishing along the Catskills' world-famous rivers and creeks. Summer offers many hiking adventures, along dirt roads or Delaware County's beautiful, well-maintained 19 mile "rail bed". Swimming at Sidney Lake or kayaking down the Susquehanna River are minutes away.
Only 30 minutes away, attractions in Cooperstown, NY include The Baseball Hall of Fame. Art lovers will enjoy the Fenimore Art Museum. Opera buffs rave about the Glimmerglass Opera Company, with performances during the summer. Families can get a taste of 19th century rural life at the Farmer's Museum.
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