Things to do in Franklin, NY

Experience an authentic taste of rural life in the Catskills.

Escape to the charming town of Franklin, New York, for a relaxing getaway in this rural setting. Enjoy a scenic drive through winding roads, past farmlands with mountain views.  Nestled in the northwest Catskills, Franklin, offers the perfect spot to unwind and reconnect for those seeking an escape from the hustle & bustle of daily life and experience an authentic taste of life in the Catskills. You don’t have to go far from The Roost, located in Franklin and just a 10 minute drive to the village of Franklin, to have an amazing getaway. Here’s a list of fun things you can do in Franklin:

The yokel Deli & Market

Located in the village of Frankling, grab lunch and shop for dinner at this deli & market.  Offering a taste of authentic small-town hospitality with a friendly, community-oriented vibe. The menu highlights the flavors of the region, incorporating fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. The sell meat, dairy (including the local dairy farm, Clarks), vegetables, breads, and other staples to help you prepare dinner back at the cabin.

Stony Creek Farmstead

While this is not actually located in Franklin, it’s located in the adjacent town of Walton, NY and just 5 minutes from The Roost. Stony Creek Farm has an on farm store where you can pick up beef, pork, chicken, lamb, eggs & more. Visit Stony Creek Farmstead website to place an order. Pick up or have it delivered! Prepare your meal in our fully stocked kitchen with large workstation sink and Blackstone Griddle.

Saturday nights, May-October, Stony Creek Farmstead lights up their wood-fired brick oven and invite neighbors, friends, and guests to make pizzas with local ingredients, and sit around the campfire. Call, text, or email to let them know ahead of time that you’ll be coming. Get the details here.

"We adhere to rigorous free-range, beyond organic, pasturing practices for all of our animals. Our cows and sheep are 100% grass fed. Pigs and poultry supplement their pasture diets with locally grown certified organic grains."

North Star Blueberry Farm

Northstar Blueberries are grown on seventy-four acres overlooking the village of Franklin, New York. They are open for blueberry picking mid-July through mid-late August. They supply buckets for picking and freezer bags so that you can take your berries home. View their recipes and info here, and head back to the Roost to make some delicious blueberry pie or summertime blueberry crumble!

Blueberry on the bush
good taste epicuran market

Good taste epicurean food market

Behind the Yokel is Good Taste Epicurean Food Market. Stop by the market where the owner, Mark can help you pair the perfect wine & cheese and put together the ultimate charcuterie board.
franklin edible walking trail

Franklin Edible Walking Trail

The “Edible Walking Trail” is a unique experience for food enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. This trail offers a delightful walk, where visitors can sample a variety of locally grown and foraged edible delights along the way. As you meander through the scenic landscape, you’ll have the opportunity to pluck fresh herbs, taste ripe berries and edible flowers. Head to Main Street in Franklin to find the trail.

Shopping

Visit Mercantile on Main & do some shopping! This shop is filled with farmhouse style decor, hand picked furniture, hand poured candles, artisan jewelry, paintings from local artists, local made maple syrup, goat milk soap, holiday decor and way more! You will also find antiques & art at Blue Farm Antiques & Letterpress, Kabinett & Kramer, and LAVA.

Franklin Stage Company

Franklin Stage Company: Catch a show at the professional theater of the great western catskills. The Franklin Stage Company is a vibrant, community-driven cultural institution in Franklin, New York, dedicated to offering diverse theatrical productions and fostering cultural enrichment through accessible and engaging arts experiences. Visit their website for more info.

Franklin Stage Company

Franklin Farmers Market

The Farmers market brings together local farmers, artisans, and food producers who offer a wide array of fresh, seasonal produce, homemade baked goods, artisanal crafts, and more. Visitors can shop for locally sourced ingredients, savor homemade treats, and connect with the farmers and artisans who contribute to this vibrant marketplace, creating a lively and authentic representation of the region’s agricultural and artisanal heritage. View the Franklin Farmers Market Facebook page for more info.

Tulip & the rose cafe

The Tulip & the Rose features cuisines from across the world. Turkish, Indian & Mediterranean as well as traditional American & Continental European specialties. Visit the Tulip & the Rose Cafe on Facebook for menu, hours, and directions.

Come explore scenic Franklin, NY, with charming farms, rolling hills, and a warm small-town atmosphere. Enjoy nature, history, and local cuisine.

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catskill mountain getaway

Oneonta Community Dog Park at Neawah Park

Neahwa Park

15 James Georgeson Ave

Oneonta, NY 13820

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Minutes from cabin: 27


The Autumn Cafe

The Autumn Cafe in Oneonta is a cherished local dining destination that combines a warm and inviting atmosphere with a diverse and creative menu. Known for its commitment to using fresh, locally sourced ingredients, this cafe offers a delightful array of dishes, from hearty comfort food to innovative culinary creations.

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Minutes from cabin: 30


The Depot Restaurant

The Depot Restaurant in Oneonta resides in a beautifully restored train depot. This historic establishment combines a charming, vintage ambiance with an exceptional dining experience. The menu features a diverse array of American classics and contemporary dishes using locally sourced ingredients. Stop by and enjoy delicious food and the unique character of this historical setting in Oneonta.

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Minutes from cabin: 30


Sloan’s New York Grill

Sloan’s New York Grill in Oneonta, NY, is a beloved dining establishment known for its exceptional American cuisine and warm, inviting atmosphere. With a menu that boasts an array of mouthwatering dishes, from perfectly grilled steaks to flavorful seafood and hearty burgers, Sloan’s offers something to satisfy every palate. The restaurant prides itself on friendly and attentive service, making every visit a memorable dining experience. Whether you’re enjoying a family dinner, a special celebration, or a casual night out, Sloan’s New York Grill promises a culinary journey that exemplifies the spirit of comfort and great taste in the heart of Oneonta.

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Minutes from cabin: 30