Things To Do In Cairo New York

Cairo is located near the Catskill Mountains.

Located just south of the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York, Cairo is surrounded by breathtaking views of nature and protected wildlife. Cairo is a treat for fans of forested and mountainous locations, as well as those interested in cities steeped in historical significance. There are many things to do in and around Cairo.

The Town

Cairo boasts historic buildings that date back to the 1800s. The town has main street shopping, a town hall, and a public library. The Mohican Trail and the Schoharie Turnpike are near the city. An Apple Festival is held in October. Travelers can contact the Cairo Historical Society for information on events and points of historical interest.

Outdoor Activities

In and around Cairo, nature enthusiasts can rent a cabin or apartment and take in the beauty of endless forests. Visitors only need to travel 5 miles southwest of Cairo to visit Catskill Park. Catskill Park features hiking trails, rivers, creeks, waterfalls and opportunities to see wildlife such as wildcats, bobcats, minks and black bears. Other activities include trout fishing, camping and skiing during the winter. Seven miles south of Cairo, the Bailiwick Ranch & Catskill has horseback trails, a zoo, and a paintball park. The Greene County tourism website contains information on area national parks.

Lodging and Entertainment

Five miles southwest of Cairo, the Blackhead Mountain Lodge and Country Club offers a beautiful forest setting in which to golf, dine and hike. The lodge is located in the scenic Catskill Mountains. It features a five-star restaurant with a European environment, golf tournaments and lessons, conference rooms and luxurious rooming accommodations. The Freehold Country Pub, situated five miles north of Cairo, holds regular events such as karaoke, live music and pool tournaments. Check the Greene County tourism website for more information on areas of interest.