The winners of the 2016 Catskills Outdoor Guide Photo Contest

Above: "Waterfall on Trout Creek" by Steve Aaron, the grand prize winner of the 2016 Catskills Outdoor Guide Photo Contest. 

It's Memorial Day weekend, and our print 2016 Catskills Outdoor Guide has hit the streets! Copies are being dropped off at dozens of locations around the Catskills. See what it looks like and download a digital copy by clicking here.

Each year, we ask readers of the Watershed Post and our Catskills Outdoor Guide to send us their best photos of the Catskills great outdoors. This year, 51 photographers entered our 2016 Catskills Outdoor Guide Photo Contest

Thanks to our contest sponsor, Peekamoose Restaurant & Tap Room in Big Indian, which generously offered a $75 gift certificate to our grand prize winner. 

Thanks to everyone who entered. To see all the fabulous entries, click here or see the slideshow below:

2016 Catskills Outdoor Guide Photo Contest

And now, the winners:

Grand Prize Winner

"Waterfall on Trout Creek" by Steve Aaron (shown at top of post). 


“West Hurley Sky” by Eric Puylara.


“FFF Wildlife Center” by David LoVerde. 


“Rope Swing at the Comeau Property” by Naomi Nishimura (orange cover). 

“The Last Ice Along Wolf Brook” by John Kocijanski (green cover).

“The View From Hunter Mountain” by Lisa Goodman (p. 5).

“Colgate Lake” by Elaine Warfield (p. 16).

“The Neversink Reservoir Dam” by Jesse Porter (p.17).

“Big Deep” by Jonathan Garin (p. 19).

“Fishing on the Batavia Kill” by George Markos (p. 20).

“Looking Up Through a Red Pine Forest at the Ashokan Reservoir Causeway” by Tammy Porter (p. 22).

This article originally appeared in the print version of the 2016 Catskills Outdoor Guide, our annual publication about the Catskills outdoors. The Catskills Outdoor Guide is distributed across the Catskills region and at select locations in the NYC metropolitan area. Find a copy near you here.