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 Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 - 6:14 pm
Above: One of the Catskill Mountain Railroad's Alco trains, running on the Kingston end of the old Ulster & Delaware corridor. Photo from the Catskill Mountain Railroad's Facebook page.  A rail trail deal struck last week between Ulster County and the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 - 12:41 pm
Above: A white-tailed deer browses at the shore of the Ashokan Reservoir. Photo by Flickr user Ken Ficara; published under Creative Commons license. Local hunters, New York City wants your help: The burgeoning deer population around the Ashokan Reservoir... Read more
By Anne Pyburn Craig on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 - 4:48 pm
Photo of Charlie Sanborn, by Nicholas Piatek Photography. The Catskills are two-wheel paradise, especially if you're not afraid of a few hills. Some people move here just because they love the riding; others try it out on a whim and fall in love with the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Jun. 14, 2013 - 4:25 pm
A Brood II cicada in Malden-On-Hudson in Ulster County. Photo taken June 3, 2013 by Jen Williams Dragon. Where, indeed? After 17 years underground, Brood II has emerged across the Northeast in the last month or so -- but not everywhere. While some areas... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, May. 23, 2013 - 11:48 pm
Photo: An ATV rider at Stone Tavern Farm. Some people come to the mountains for peace and tranquility. Some come for things that go vroom vroom. Either way, you've come to the right place. For curious beginners, or those who just want to spend a few hours... Read more
By Andrew Wyrich on Thursday, May. 23, 2013 - 11:35 pm
Joseph D'Acunto of Black Dome Mountain Guide Service. When learning any new skill, it's always wise to get good advice from a pro. That goes double for skills involving powerful firearms. Joseph D'Acunto, a licensed hunting, camping and hiking guide who... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, May. 23, 2013 - 10:04 pm
Above: Photo by Eve Bernhard. Submitted to the 2013 Catskills Outdoor Experience Photo Contest.   Clubs and Organizations NYS Department of Environmental ConservationAlmost half of the land in the “forever wild” Catskill Park is owned by New York State.... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, May. 23, 2013 - 5:10 pm
Above: The Admiral's Dress Grey Caddis. Fly and photo by Anthony Ritter of Gone Fishing Guide Service. Fishing is a Catskills tradition. The cold, bubbling streams are the birthplace of a distinctly American style of "dry fly" fishing. Catskills anglers... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, May. 23, 2013 - 4:55 pm
“Two Boys and a Dog in East Meredith” by Cindy Dunne. Second place winner of the 2013 Catskills Great Outdoor Experience Photo Contest.   We could tell you where our favorite secret Catskills swimming holes are, but then we'd have to kill you. Odds are if... Read more


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