Explore Woodstock and the Catskills with our proud partners…

Destination Backcountry Adventures and Independent Helicopters offer guests of The Herwood Inn exclusive pricing to experience all of upstate New York’s wondrous landscape.


We are Destination Backcountry, a wilderness guide service founded and operated by outdoor professionals—lovers of the wilderness, experienced teachers and guides—who have dedicated our lives to sharing our passion for wild places. And we’d love to take you on an adventure. Any basic guiding service can take you from trailhead to summit and back while simply following the blazes on the trail, offering little to no engagement with the beautiful, natural world around you. That is not what we do. Each of our diverse adventures and classes is expertly designed and led with the aim of bringing you closer to nature. We started Destination Backcountry because our lives have been transformed by a closer relationship with nature. We know the restorative and soul nourishing power of wilderness is not found on crowded trails or in campgrounds, but in the backcountry.

Choose your adventure:


Join any of our pre-scheduled adventures, meeting the group at the destination. Price is 50% of our Public Price for the specific adventure chosen. Appx $65 for hikes, $85 for canoe trip. List of all upcoming single day adventures at this link . Gourmet Lunch included


Join any of our pre-scheduled adventures, including round-trip transportation to/from Herwood Inn. Price is our Member's Price for the specific adventure chosen. Appx $99 for hikes, $119 for canoe trip. List of all upcoming single day adventures at this link .Gourmet Lunch included


We customize a day of adventure for your guest(s). Destination, activity, challenge level, menu, everything, precisely to your guest's desires. Hiking, canoeing, outdoor photography, outdoor skills lessons, and more. We can include transportation or not, A little tougher to price this, as some is dependent on activity and location. I think this structure might be easiest -

Customized full day adventure, including gourmet lunch

  • 1-2 ppl is $200/day

  • 3-4 ppl is $250/day

  • 5-6ppl is $350/day

add canoes for $50/person.

add transportation for $50/person up to 6.


Achieve your dream of flying in a helicopter! Whether you choose to take a scenic tour or even try your hands at the controls, Independent Helicopters can guide you through the air on an amazing experience!


From Stewart Airport see sights like the Hudson River, Shawangunk Mountains or West Point Military Academy. Take a flight around the island of Manhattan and see Yankee Stadium from the air.

From the Saratoga Airport check out the Adirondack Mountains, Lake George, downtown Saratoga, or see the capital of New York from the air. 

Bring us your own points of interest and let us design a tour that meets your needs.

Click the link below or call Independent Helicopters at (845) 549-3755 to reserve your tour. Use the Code “Herwood” at checkout to receive 10% off your total!