5 Outdoor Adventures to Take During Your Stay at Diamond Mills

Summertime in the Hudson Valley is sweeter thanks to the Mid Summer Managers Madness Sale. At Diamond Mills Hotel, your concierge is always just a phone call away and is glad to help you design the getaway of your dreams. Here are some of our favorite outdoor adventures to inspire the theme of your next stay at Diamond Mills.

1. Kayaking


I Paddle New York    

Experience the beauty and wonder of the Hudson Valley first-hand as you kayak the majestic Hudson River with a guided tour by I Paddle New York. Launch from the center of the Village of Saugerties, at the all new Saugerties Steamboat Co., and depart on a scenic adventure of the Hudson River. Spend your day paddling through this world famous waterway, as you take in all the picturesque surroundings including the Saugerties Lighthouse, the Esopus Falls and the Esopus Bend Nature Preserve. Or choose their Sunset Paddle package, where you’ll be guided past the Cantine Falls and the Saugerties Lighthouse before watching the sun set behind the Catskills. Your concierge can arrange for any one of the five possible kayaking packages during your stay, including yoga classes aboard a Stand-Up Paddleboard.

2. Hiking


PeekaMoose Adventures

Get to know the stunning wildernesses and peaks in Diamond Mills’s backyard. Your concierge can arrange for a guided tour through PeekaMoose Adventures, which organizes personalized wine, maple, showshoeing ,and traditional hiking tours to Diamond Mills guests. Or, if you’re feeling more adventurous, let us provide you with a detailed hiking map so that you can explore the rich topography of upstate New York on your own! Consider joining the Catskill 3500 Club during your stay so that you can begin to document your adventures in the Hudson Valley.

3. Cycling


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Your concierge can organize bicycle rentals in the village of Saugerties based on your interests and skill level. Quaint, picturesque Saugerties is lovely on a bike! If you’re looking to stretch your cycling muscles even further, consider a ride along the Ashokan Reservoir or ask our front desk about the HITS Triathlon Series bike routes.

4. Fly Fishing


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Diamond Mills perches above the Falls of the Esopus River, which is known as the “Birthplace of American Fly Fishing.” A relaxing and frequently energizing pursuit, fly fishing is a rewarding activity for people of all ages! Let us connect you with a Private Expert Guide or simply provide you with one of our regional maps and directions to our favorite spots.

5. Rock Climbing


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We can’t get enough of the Catskill Mountains. Gorgeous, majestic, and our favorite source of outdoor fun in every season, they’re also one of the premiere climbing areas in the northeast. Your Diamond Mills concierge can arrange for your guided climbs through High Xposure Adventure Climbing Schools, which will accommodate for your needs and a variety of abilities and experience levels.



Thanks to the Mid Summer Managers Madness Sale, you can save 30% on your next night’s stay at Diamond Mills. The discount includes all the amenities of a full-priced room, plus an additional 10% off at The Tavern.