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What to do in Monticello, Bethel and Forestburgh Areas


Some restaurants are seasonal. Please check opening/closing schedules.

Dancing Cat Saloon at Catskill Distilling Company – Catch some live music and a scrumptious meal at this local favorite right in town. – Bethel
Java Love Coffee Roasting – Red Cottage’s favorite coffee, it’s the kind of coffee you’ll want to make sure you bring home! – White Lake
Benji & Jake’s (seasonal) – A woodfired pizza on the deck overlooking Kauneonga Lake? Benji & Jake’s can’t be beat. – Kauneonga Lake
Bethel Market & Cafe – A general store and gas station in the heyday of Woodstock, this adorable cafe is now home to some amazing baked goods and terrific sandwiches (try their reuben, for one). – Bethel
Yiasou Cafe – Greek-Mediterranean food that’s a local favorite. Try some of their amazing desserts! – Liberty
Forage Pizza – Taste the Catskills while you take in the view at this eatery showcasing locally foraged goodies like puffball mushrooms and homemade 24-month Dalmatinski pršut. – Forestburgh
Forestburgh General Store – Grab a quick bite while picking up some of the things you may have forgotten back home. This is the perfect one stop shop featuring local beers, wines, meats, handcrafted gifts, and homemade baked goods. – Forestburgh
The Local Table & Tap – Craft beers, good cocktails and a view of the lake draw people to this local eatery at the lake – Kauneonga Lake
Pickled Owl – Gastropub serving up lunch and dinner using local, seasonal, & fresh ingredients in a quaint hamlet. – Hurleyville
Piccolo Paese – Freshly renovated and classy restaurant offering classic Italian dishes and interesting cocktails. – Liberty
Sticky Fingers – Lip-smacking, locally-produced, freshly-made ice creams and takeout breakfasts and lunches. – Bethel
Sullivan House Bar & Grill – Juicy burgers, laid back atmosphere, and generous drink pours, what’s not to enjoy? – Wurtsboro

Things to do

Rolling Stone Ranch – Take an afternoon trail ride or arrange riding lessons for the kids at this pastoral ranch – Bethel
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts – Located on the site of the famous 1969 Woodstock concert, this is one of the outstanding features of Sullivan County, Bethel Woods is an exquisite outdoor concert venue with spectacular farmland views, as well as a museum dedicated to the concert – Bethel
Forestburgh Playhouse – See what this local playhouse has in the works, with it’s stellar cast of actors (local and otherwise!) – Forestburgh
Payne’s Water Sports – Banana boats galore! Payne’s Water Sports is the number one resource for boat rentals on Kauneonga Lake – White Lake
Holiday Mountain Ski & Fun Park – Wind back the clock for a day of old-school fun: go carts, snow tubing, mini-golf or water park play – Monticello
Bashakill Vineyards – The Catskills very own winery. A perfect spot to spend an afternoon walking the trails & tasting flights – Wurtsboro


Museum Shop at Bethel Woods – Don’t miss out on picking up that classic poster or perfect t-shirt you’ve been dreaming of since ’69. – Bethel
Stray Cat Gallery – Painting, photography, sculpture & more, the Stray Cat Gallery features international as well as local artists in the community. – Bethel
Funky Hippy Chic Boutique – Clothes, jewelry, goods, and more from around the world. Really unique and fun stuff! – Monticello
Canal Towne Emporium – Voted best gift shop in the region, and we agree! Locally handcrafted gifts, decorative accessories, country furniture and foods, and more. – Wurtsboro
Forestburgh Wine and Spirits – Brand new on the block, offering local and specialty wine and spirits. – Forestburgh