Roscoe, New York
The Sullivan Catskills may be close to New York City, but you'll feel like you're on another planet. Kittatinny Campgrounds is the place to go for an active day – with paintball, rafting trips, and 3,000-feet dual-racing zip lines. Fly fishing enthusiasts will also enjoy the many offerings of Trout Town (Beaverkill is top notch), and an entire museum devoted to the sport.
Cap off your getaway by riding the singletrack at Pearson Park on Walnut Mountain to whet an appetite for round two of tastings at Catskill Distilling Company, Roscoe Beer Co., or Tuthilltown Spirits Distillery, the maker of buzzy Hudson Whiskey, and open to the public for tours seven days a week.
How to get there: Fly to New York City, drive two hours north.
For more information, visit sullivancatskills.com.