Prost to Oktoberfest and Zip Lining in the Colorful Catskills

Hunter Mountain

The Oktoberfest couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day at Hunter Mountain today. A four-piece omp-pah band from Rochester called Die Lustigen Almdudler wrapped up a second weekend of German/Austrian song and dance in lederhosen and dirndl dress.

Traditional Bavarian customs like yodeling and cow bell ringing delighted a dancing audience but the food did little to please Mutti. Having grown up in Southern Germany she places great value on food and drink but the stuff she ordered, the Weisswurst (white sausage) and German potato salad, did little to satisfy.

Fortunately, the draft beer tents with their selections of Franziskaner and Paulaner made up for it as did the view from the top of Hunter Mountain.

Not unusual, it was ‘standing-room only” waiting to buy $10 tickets to board the ski lift to the summit. Once there, we watched thrill-seeking adventurers crisscross valleys riding the longest & highest zipline canopy tour in North America and the 2nd largest in the world.

With five miles of ziplines, the first reaching a height of almost 600 feet above ground, this ride provides a screaming adrenaline rush at 50 mph! If you can cough up $119 it’s a three-hour experience with memories that will last a lifetime.

Zip Lining at Hunter Mountain