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Make a Splash at New York’s Biggest Indoor Water Park

The Catskill Mountains of New York has been a long-standing tourist destination and are still a beloved place to travel today for hiking, paddling, golfing, and farm-to-table restaurants. But there’s another great reason to visit this region, and it’s something that the whole family will enjoy – on a budget!

The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark is the newest and biggest waterpark in New York and is located in the town of Monticello. This is an all-suite resort where you can enjoy a few thrills, find great entertainment regardless of the weather, and enjoy easy access on a road trip without having to deal with the stresses of air travel.

The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark
Credit: The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark by The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark

The Kartrite is a year-round resort with thrilling waterslides, tides, rides, and floats. It is a perfect 84 degrees under the transparent roof at the waterpark, so you can splash to your heart’s content during any season. You’ll also love floating down the lazy river and lounging in a private cabana when you need a break from the big adventures.

Family fun for all ages!
Credit: Family fun for all ages! by thekartrite.com

Beyond just the waterpark, there are hiking trails on the resort’s 1,600 acres of property, opportunities to do arts and crafts, an arcade, and movie nights. The resort has five trails and nearly six miles of hiking opportunities. In the winter, snow sports are an option, while seasonal goat yoga is also offered to keep up with your wellness in a fun and quirky way. Other ways to spend your day at the Kartrite are solving puzzles to get out of the Escape Cube, throwing bowling balls down Van Winkle’s Alley, trying a zipline or ropes course, and getting vertical on the climbing wall.

The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark
Credit: The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark by The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark

This is a great option for families in the NYC metro area, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania, because it is centrally located and set amongst a gorgeous landscape. You can stay in a junior, two-bedroom, or three-bedroom suite with bunk beds so that everyone in your family is comfortable. There are 324 suites at the resort. Adults enjoy staying here because there’s the Resorts World Catskills Casino nearby, as well as the 1969 Woodstock concert site and conference facilities in the area for a combined business/pleasure trip.

The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark
Credit: The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark by The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark

During your trip to the Kartrite, there are also delicious dishes and drinks to be enjoyed. There are lots of onsite dining options at this cashless resort, including quick bites, fine dining, a buffet, a sweet shop, and a chic bar. To make the most of your vacation, you can book a special package deal that makes travel planning a breeze. Lots of events go on year-round, such as s’mores and storytelling, coloring and crafts, and live entertainment. But it’s also worth checking out the resort’s event calendar to see what’s going on during your travel dates.

A water park like nothing you've ever seen before
Credit: A water park like nothing you've ever seen before by thekartrite.com

There’s no need to leave the resort to keep everyone entertained, but if you want to explore the broader region, there are plenty of options too. The Kartrite makes an excellent home base for whitewater rafting trips on the Delaware River, exploring the state parks, sampling the goods of local craft breweries and wineries, and checking out LEGOLAND Park with the kids. Start planning your trip today to experience the best-kept secret in the Catskills!

The Kartrite Resort and Indoor Water Park Information
Address: 555 Resorts World Drive, Monticello, NY 12701
Phone: 845-397-2500
Email: [email protected]
Official Website

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