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By Lissa Harris on Friday, Apr. 18, 2014 - 2:55 pm
Above: A map of a proposed 11.5-mile walking and biking trail near the Ashokan Reservoir, on an Ulster County-owned railroad track that was once part of the Ulster & Delaware railroad and is currently leased to the Catskill Mountain Railroad. Map from... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Mar. 5, 2014 - 4:14 pm
Above: A former rail bed in Hurleyville, part of a 9.2-mile stretch recently acquired by the Open Space Institute and slated for development into a public rail trail. Photo taken by Jesse Wall in October 2013; courtesy of the Center for Discovery.  The... Read more
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 Lissa Harris on Monday, Jun. 3, 2013 - 5:15 pm
View from the top of Overlook Mountain. Photo by Greg Miller; courtesy of the Open Space Institute. Over 250 acres near the summit of Overlook Mountain in Woodstock became part of the Catskill Forest Preserve recently, with the completion of a long-... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Jul. 29, 2011 - 11:47 am
Photo courtesy of the Open Space Institute. The Open Space Institute announced yesterday that the Smiley family, longtime owners of the famous Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, have agreed to sell 874 acres of farm, field and forestland in New Paltz and... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Saturday, Jun. 4, 2011 - 1:50 pm
Photo of the Mamakating rail trail from the Open Space Institute. It's National Trails Day today, and the New York City-based Open Space Institute has something to celebrate: the recent acquisition of three miles of the old O&W rail bed in the town of... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Apr. 6, 2011 - 3:20 pm
Image: A graphic from the Open Space Institute's recent report on development in the Catskills, showing towns with the most privately-owned open space in darker brown. A new report from the Open Space Institute, a land acquisition and conservation group... Read more
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