By Lissa Harris on Friday, Jun. 28, 2013 - 1:52 pm
Above: A Poughkeepsie Journal video about the re-opening of the newly restored Rosendale Trestle. Rail trail lovers, rejoice: On Saturday, June 29, the Rosendale Trestle, a 118-year-old span over the Rondout Creek, will be reopened to public walking... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, Jun. 20, 2013 - 5:51 pm
Dear Editor, Plans for the Catskill Mountain Rail Trail should include markers and plaques along the route to highlight sites of significant natural and human history through which the trail passes. There is overwhelming evidence that the proposed rail... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jun. 18, 2013 - 3:09 pm
Above: The old Ulster & Delaware rail tracks near Cathedral Glen on Highmount. Photo by Julia Reischel.  A controversial plan to convert Ulster County's old rail corridor into a walking trail from Kingston to Highmount got a boost on Monday, with the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Jun. 10, 2013 - 11:30 am
Photo of a giant fiberglass head floating in the Hudson River from the Marist College crew team's Facebook page.  Since the Marist crew team discovered a 7-foot-tall fiberglass head floating in the Hudson River one fine April day, making headlines around... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Monday, Jun. 10, 2013 - 8:37 am
To the Editor: I am writing a letter in support of keeping a railroad line from Kingston to Roxbury. Wait, where? Roxbury? Yes. The line used to go beyond Roxbury all the way to Oneonta and even further. Many years ago the line between Roxbury (in... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, May. 31, 2013 - 2:05 pm
Photo from the Friends of the Kaaterskill Rail Trail's Facebook page. The Greene County mountaintop region will be celebrating National Trails Day in style this year: With the opening of a new rail trail through the heart of the Catskills' grand old hotel... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, May. 29, 2013 - 5:45 pm
Watershed Post editor Lissa Harris is on the scene at tonight's public hearing about Belleayre Mountain Ski Center and the proposed Belleayre Resort. From the Discovery Lodge at Belleayre in Highmount, she's tweeting the public comments on the Watershed... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, May. 29, 2013 - 2:05 pm
Dear Editor: Flying Cat Music recently hosted a concert at the Empire State Railway Museum in Phoenicia with Malcolm Holcombe, an extremely talented and nationally respected musician who resides in the Swannanoa Valley, outside of Ashville, North Carolina... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, May. 23, 2013 - 4:08 pm
Train travel in the Catskills these days is more about recreation than transportation. Alas, only a few working segments still remain of the old Ulster and Delaware Railroad, which once traversed the Catskills from Kingston to Oneonta, ferrying coal and... Read more
By Anne Pyburn Craig on Thursday, May. 23, 2013 - 2:59 pm
Ruins of the Overlook Mountain House. Photo by Jenna Scherer. If you'd like a side order of history with your exercise, these spots offer plenty of food for thought along with the scenery. Catskill Mountain House/Escarpment Trail This rambling loop offers... Read more


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