Want to take a spur-of-the-moment trip to Catskill, N.Y.? Here’s what you need to know for the weekend of May 27-29:
Southwest flies nonstop from BWI Marshall to Albany starting at $241 round trip. Catskill is about 43 miles south of the airport.
The Post Cottage
174 Spring St.
Friendly inn with great food, steps from the Thomas Cole site. Rooms from $175.
387 Main St.
Mediterranean-inspired food downtown. Entrees around $20.
Village Pizza II
416 Main St.
Authentic New York pizzeria. Slices from $1.85.
Thomas Cole National Historic Site
218 Spring St.
Learn about the founder of the Hudson River School at his Federal-style 1815 home. Thursday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May through October. $9, seniors and students $7.
Hudson River School Art Trail
Take one of the Thomas Cole site’s monthly tours, which visit two of the sites, or explore all eight locations made famous by the painters on your own.
5720 State Rte. 9G, Hudson
Reservations recommended for tours of Frederic Church’s Persian-inspired house. Tuesday-Sunday May through October, Friday-Sunday November through April, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Main floor tour $9, $8 seniors and students.
All lodging and fight info valid as of press time Thursday.