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Reel Catskills 
Fishing, Hunting & Hiking

Recommended Local Guide Services



Reel Catskills  guide Brian Foster offers a variety of guided fishing packages, starting right here at Cold Spring Lodge!


  • 2 Hour Onsite Fly Fishing Casting Lesson: $100, add $25 for the 2nd client

  • 1/2 Day Fly Fishing Wade (4) Hours: $225, add $25 for the 2nd client

  • Full Day Weekend Fly Fishing Wade (8) Hours: $325 for 1 or 2 clients

  • The Golden Hour Fly Fishing Wade: 5:30 PM til Dark $150, add $25 for the 2nd client

  • Tenkara Fishing - (Located right here on CSL property!) 1/2 Day (4) Hours: $200/client

  • Tenkara Weekend Fishing Full Day (6) Hours: $250/client


Packages include transportation, rod/reels, terminal tackle, and flies for the day. Anglers are always welcome to use their own gear & favorite flies.


Full Day packages include lunch!


Clients will need to provide/purchase: NYS Fishing License, NYS DEP access permit (check with Brian to see if applicable) & Waders or Boots

Check out the Reel Catskills website to book. Or email Brian at to schedule your fishing trip today!

Catskill Fungi
Mushroom Walks, Talks, Tinctures & Art

Catskill Fungi is located right here in Big Indian, NY. John Michelotti, your guide for all things mushroom, has scheduled walk and talks throughout the season. You can reserve them here. Catskill Fungi can also be found at the local farmer's markets selling their tinctures during the summer months.


Private walks for groups or individual Cold Spring Lodge guests are available on Sundays and weekdays. The cost is $20/person, with a minimum total of $120 for a private walk and groups rates are also available. Conact John for a private guided Mushroom Walk here, or let us know you are interested and we will coordinate a trip for you.

Upstate Adventure Guides
Half Day or Full Day Hikes, Paddling, Bushwhacking... and more!

Looking for an amazing local paddling trip or hiking guide to take you "on the trail less travelled"? Check out Upstate Adventure Guides Will Soter and Alex Marra's website to book a guided outdoor adventure here.


Whether you are joining them for a bushwhack or a leisurely day hike, UAG will provide the guidance to complete your adventure safely. With one of their licensed New York state guides by your side, you will complete your trip with a plethora of new knowledge and skills. They will cover topics ranging from survival basics, meteorology, to back country etiquette.

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