Delaware County’s narrow valleys, vistas, and wildlife have attracted scores of photographers (like David Armstrong) to buy vacation homes here. Especially in winter, panoramas abound on the Catskill Scenic Trail, a 26-mile bike path built over a former railbed.
Guide Anne Twilley (from $50; 518-355-8232) will help you make like a wildlife photographer by identifying tracks and critters along the trail.
On Saturday evenings until March 14, go sunset snow-tubing on Plattekill Mountain. As of April 26, the ski resort becomes a giant natural bike park, with mountain-bike rentals and rides back up on the lift.