Whether you’re looking for a getaway close to NYC offering safe and fun shooting ranges or paintball party activities, or you just want to practice your sharpshooting skills, you’ll find a variety of shooting ranges and places to go paintballing in the Catskills. (Scroll down for the Paintball listings)
Shooting Ranges in the Catskills
Find highly qualified, professional instructors at shooting ranges near New York City and Boston. For target practice and skills development, Catskills shooting ranges offer professional instruction through a variety of training classes. Learn from retired law enforcement and corrections officers, among others, on how to safely handle a firearm and discharge a firearm at the Catskill shooting ranges we have reviewed below:
Sheepdog Warrior LLC
The experienced team at Sheepdog in Catskill offers instruction in all facets of firearms and shooting safety. Several training classes are offered, ranging from classes that deal with the fundamentals of firing a gun, to advanced scoping using long-range rifles. All classes are given at the shooting range under expert supervision, with gunsafety the number one priority. Advanced training programs include Vehicular Defense Training and Hostage Rescue.
Catskill Pheasantry & Clays
Shooting sporting clays makes for a fun bachelor party activity. At Catskill Pheasantry, expert staff safely guide guests safely through a variety of experiences, including sporting clay shooting and shotgun instruction. Home to the Upland Game Preserve, guests may also book a bird, deer, or turkey hunt. A five-minute drive from the main branch of the Delaware River, the preserve in Long Eddy also offers guided fly fishing excursions.
Mid-Hudson Sporting Clays
For sportsmen interested in a challenging day of shooting sporting clays close to New York City, this New Paltz location offers a course with over 100 traps spread across 25 stations, creating a course that pushes performance. Situated on 100 acres surrounded by nature, Mid-Hudson Sporting Clays‘ certified staff provide private instruction to beginners to build competence, skills-based instruction for intermediate shooters, as well as training for competitive shooting.
Safeshoot Sporting Complex
This Kingston indoor shooting range offers firearms training courses, as well as target shooting at the newest and largest indoor shooting range in New York State. Safeshoot Sporting Complex features 24 lanes for target shooting, as well as a classroom and live-fire training. Special events are held throughout the year, and include courses for those new to shooting, as well as gun shows.
Paintball Facilities in the Catskills
A round of paintball is an exciting way to spend an afternoon, or add to any bachelor party or other retreat close to NYC. In the Catskills, there are several places to go shoot paintball guns and play paintball-oriented team games, including:
Paintball Sports New York
Located in Clintondale, Paintball Sports New York is a top-rated facility offering players an excellent experience regardless of whether it’s your first time or fiftieth. Book a private party, or join in the public paintball games every Saturday and Sunday for an added challenge. The course includes natural and manmade features, and all necessary equipment is provided on-site. Group rates are available, as well as private parties.
Wood’n Wheel Family Fun Center
Head to this family fun center in Ulster Park for a day of kid-friendly fun, including paintball at the Action Paintball course. Players must be at least 10 years old to play paintball at Wood’n Wheel, and all the necessary gear is available to rent on-site. Team up and face off at this Catskill paintballing destination. Wood’n Wheel Family Fun Center also offers an indoor roller skating rink, laser tag, indoor and outdoor rock walls, and hillside tubing. It’s fun paintball for all ages.
This mountain-top playing field in Barryville includes strategically placed bunkers for defensive maneuvers, as well as natural and manmade features that add plenty of places to play offense. Challenge your friends across seven courses. All equipment is available for rent, and each player is equipped with everything they need to play paintball, including the gun and paintballs, of course. Guests must be 12 years of age or older to participate in paintball at Kittatinny. Kittatinny also offers camping, guided river excursions, and ziplining.