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East Durham is known for its Irish heritage and cultural promotion. The town attracts many Irish-American visitors during the summer months who stay at its many Irish motels. East Durham contains several significant cultural attractions including:

zoom-flumeZoom Flume Just down the road from Gavin’s! You can zoom down 300ft giant winding water slides, and splash down into the cool canyon of water below. Challenge the 10,000 gallon-a-minute “rapids” rafting a 600-foot chute. The Black Vortex will twist, turn and splash you around in total darkness. Dare to take the plunge in the Mighty Anaconda, and race your friends down the Grand Prix Splashway. You can splash and play in the GIANT Lagoon Activity Pool, or float gently down the Lazy River.

 

 

  • Supersonic Speedway – Mini Amusement park with Go-karts, mini-golf, batting cages, shooting gallery, kiddie ride park, picnic area. Snack bar and restaurant. Open weekends during the spring and fall. Open 7 days in the summer.

 

  • Lawyer’s- Old-style General Store – retail since 1912. Deli, groceries, hardware, electrical, gifts, seasonal items, new ATM, lottery, video/DVD rentals, Irish imports, camping supplies, ice, and keys made.

 

  • Irish-American Heritage Museum – A museum dedicated to recording and presenting the history and heritage of the Irish in America. Changing exhibits, research library, family programs, and lectures. The Mission of the Irish American Heritage Museum is to preserve and tell the story of the contributions of the Irish people and their culture in America, inspiring individuals to examine the importance of their own heritage as part of the American fabric. 2267 Rte.145

 

  • Michael J. Quill Irish Cultural and Sports Center - with Irish Park, John E. Lawe Memorial, Gaelic Football field, Baseball field, Festival field and more! The Michael J. Quill Irish Cultural and Sports Centre (MJQICSC) were formed in 1987 by a group of people who wanted to help preserve Irish Cultures and Sports in America. This was especially important in the town of East Durham, the “Emerald Isle of the Catskills”.  Park is the site for the annual carnival, Irish feis, and contains flag display of Irish counties.

 

  • Our Lady Of Knock Shrine – Opened in 1989 our Shrine and location of Daily & Weekend Masses is dedicate to Our Lady of Knock, Mother of God, who appeared in Knock, County Mayo, Ireland on August 21st . All the stained windows and monuments are from Donegal, Ireland. It is a beautiful shrine and a Roman Catholic place of worship.

 

  • Guaranteed Irish USA – a mile away! The largest Irish Import store in the US, and the place to find everything Irish including crystal, china, hand-knitted clothing, paintings, books and specialty foods. Guaranteed Irish opened its doors in 1979 and has continued to expand its collection ever since.

 

  • K&K Ranch Horseback Riding – K & K Equestrian Center is a farm located in the Catskill Mountains of East Durham, NY, with 100 acres of woods, fields and hills. We offer guided trail rides for all skill levels of riders, and pony rides for the younger set.

 

  • Mooney’s Antiques – regularly holding auctions for antiques, fine art, collectibles, classic automobiles, and more.

 

  • Hull-O-Farm - offering farms tours in the summer and mystery corn maze tour in the fall. Lots of home-made goodies. Since its 1779 post-Revolutionary War founding, only the Hull family has been keepers of the land now known as Hull-O Farms. For our family’s 200-plus years of dedication to our farming heritage, we have been recognized and designated by New York State as a National Bicentennial Farm, an honor that we cherish.

 

  • Blackwalnut Farman awesome organic farm stand only 1 mile away. Pick your own, or shop from the stand. Open Memorial Day to Thanksgiving. Farm stand featuring organically produced vegetables, sweet corn, maple products, honey and pumpkins. U-pick flowers and berries. CSA memberships are also offered. Organic/local vegetables, fruit,pick your own berries, pumpkins, maple syrup, honey and jams, jellies, pickles and more.

 

    In addition to Gavin’s Irish Pub, the town is home to numerous other Irish pubs and restaurants. The town also sees many visitors for the fall foliage season, along with golfers and hikers.

 

Nearby Regional Attractions (within a few miles)

zip-lineNew York Zipline Adventure Tours - at Hunter Mountain will be the longest & highest zipline canopy tour in North America, featuring over 5 miles of ziplines, some reaching heights of nearly 600 feet above the ground. The summit “zips” will thrill even the most die-hard adventure seeker, but there will also be many tamer, family-friendly zips and canopy tours for all ages, all ability levels. This is a four-season operation.
hunter-mtnHunter Mountain - only a 40 minute drive! Home of the Catskill Mountain Foundation, the famous Sky Ride, NY Zipline & Summer Festival. Four seasons full of great activities perfect for the entire family! In the spring, summer and fall, Hunter offers lift accessed mountain biking, fly-fishing, hiking, sightseeing and weekend-long festivals. Hunter Mountain and the surrounding area is home to a wonderful variety of activities, perfect for the entire family!
wyndham-mountainWindham - only a 20 minute drive! Home of the Windham Vineyard and Windham Mountain. They feature Skiing, Skating and Snow Tubing during the winter season. Paintball, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing Wall and Bungee Trampoline during the summer season! Fun for all ages, all year round.

 

Museum’s: Thomas Cole House, Olana House, Bronx Museum, Catskill Mountain Foundation… and more!
 
Over 9 Golf Courses – We have many Golf Courses in Greene County to suit the needs of every golfer from the beginner to the expert.

GOLF CLUB TOWN LOCATION PHONE NUMBER HOW FAR AWAY?
Blackhead Mountain Golf Club Round Top 518-622-3157 About 20 minutes
Catskill Golf Club Catskill 518-943-0302 About 20 minutes
Christman’s Golf Club Windham 1-888-294-4053 About 15-20 minutes
Colonial Golf Club Tannersville 518-589-9807 About 30-40 minutes
Thunderhart Golf Club Freehold 518-634-7816 About 10 minutes
Rainbow Golf Club Greenville 518-966-5343 About 20 minutes
Rip Van Winkle Golf Club Palenville 518-678-9779 About 40 minutes
Sunny Hill Golf Club Greenville 518-634-7698 About 10 minutes
Windham Golf Club Windham 518-734-9910 About 15 minutes

 

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More local shopping & Events

Cairo Market Days Wednesday, June 26- August 28, 2013  
“The Biggest Little Flea Market in Cairo.” Hours: 9am-2pm. Free admission and parking. Event Location Details:  Front Lawn of the Cairo Elementary School, Main Street, Cairo, NY

Greene County Youth Fair in Cairo July 25 thru July 28, 2013
Family oriented activities including animal shows, demonstrations, variety of entertainment, food, trade tent with a variety of vendors. Free admission. Hours: 9am-9pm Thursday-Saturday, 10am-5pm Sunday.

Catskill Mountain Thunder Motorcycle Festival  September 12-15, 2013 East Durham, NY
large motorcycle festival with bikes, music and food.

 

Mini-Day Trips

ImageHowe Caverns – Only a 30 minute drive! Step into an elevator that takes you 156 feet below the Earth’s surface, to a prehistoric underground cavern six million years in the making. Your specially trained guide will help you negotiate the cave and learn about magnificent limestone formations, stalactites, stalagmites and flowstone, and the tremendous conservation effort underway to protect and preserve Howe Caverns for future generations.

ImageCooperstown – National Baseball Hall of Fame is a 1.5 Hour drive
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is an independent, non-profit educational institution dedicated to fostering an appreciation of the historical development of baseball and its impact on our culture by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting its collections for a global audience as well as honoring those who have made outstanding contributions to our national pastime.

Delaware and Ulster Train Ride & Catskill Scenic Trail – in Arkville, NY. The Delaware and Ulster is an excursion train that combines railroad nostalgia with scenic rides through New York’s legendary Catskill Mountains. The Catskill Scenic Trail is a 26 mile trail offering a hard-packed surface that makes it perfect for hiking, biking and horseback riding!

FDR Home and Library – in Hyde Park” – All that is within me cries out to go back to my home on the Hudson River” FDR. This quote captures FDR’s connection to Springwood, the estate that he loved & the place he considered home. The first US Presidential Library was started by FDR here. Visit the Home of FDR and Presidential Library & Museum to learn about the only President elected to four terms.

Hudson, NY – with Warren Street, one of the largest Antique Districts in New York. Warren Street offers visitors a wide variety of shops featuring antiques, art galleries, clothing, furniture, home furnishings, gourmet foods and a number of excellent restaurants. Local museums include the NY Firefighters Museum, and the Olana State Historic Site, former home of Hudson River School Artist Fredrick Church.

Albany, NY – New York State’s Capital is only a 45 minute drive. During the entire summer, the Albany Trolley runs weekend tours through the Historic District. The Great Escape and Watersplash Kingdom, a Six Flags theme park, is open during the summer months. Numerous historic homes and the state capital are worth visiting any time of the year. Albany now offers Albany Aqua Duck Tours

Saratoga’s Gaming and RacewayDiscover 1,700 slots, live harness racing, live simulcast coverage, an array of delicious dining options and Vapor, a modern, casually chic night club at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway. Our 1,700+ slot machines, including 200 of the hottest games titles and over 300 of the most exciting themes from top manufacturers. With the combination of great dining, exciting gaming, thrilling live racing and a variety of live entertainment, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

Lake George – Famous for the lake and many boat tours- 1.5 hour drive

Auriesville – Visit the Auriesville Shrine

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