Last September, my friend’s bridesmaids planned a chill and relaxing bachelorette party in Hunter, NY 3 hour north of the city by car (maybe more with traffic, which you will most certainly hit, booo). I thought it was perfect for the bride-to-be since she loves outdoors activities.
Here is my Weekend Guide to Hunter, NY: Bachelorette Edition!
1. Kaaterskill Falls
Even though the fall didn’t have tons of water gushing down (there may not have beeen enough rainfall around the time we went) Kaaterskill Fall was nonetheless a beautiful hike.
Tip: pack lunch! There’s a place you can sit and eat by the big fall. Also pack a bathing suit if you want to go swimming in the reservoir- I have to warn that while I was totally planning on taking a dip, when I realized how cold the water was I totally chickened out! But there were people swimming – more the power o them!
Who knew Hunter Mountain has the longest zipline in North America, and apparently the second longest in the world!?
The bridesmaids opted for us to do night ziplining course since they wanted something to do after hiking (we got a group discount which came out to $62 per person). For me this was thrilling and terrifying at the same time plunging into the darkness – but it was definitely exciting, in a heart-stopping way, hahaha!
Two of the girls stayed in Hunter Mountain longer to do the long zipline “SkyRider” and they were raving about it! It does cost more – $129 per person on the weekends but it’s something that might be worth doing if it’s within your budget. If not, they also have a shorter “midmountain” ziplining for $89 per person!
3. Millbrook Vineyards
On our third day, we drove about an hour away to Millbrook Winery. We all wore black dresses to the winery while the bride wore a white dress since it is a bachelorette after all! Once we got there, we got a tour of the winery, tried all sorts of wine, and picnicked outside with snacks and more wine. It was the perfect Sunday.
Where to stay:
We stayed in Hunter, NY at this old, gorgeous house that one of the bridesmaids Cindy found through AirBnb. You can check out the listing here.
At night, we would come back and watch Netflix which they provided and this is where we got hooked on Stranger Things, haha!
We also got into their jacuzzi and wined under the stars, hung out at the deck, and made food for the weeekend. It was the perfect house for a group of girls!
There you have it! What are some other “out of the ordinary” places you’ve been for a bachelorette? Share in the comments below!