Overlook Mountain

By Heather Rolland on Friday, Jun. 17, 2016 - 11:36 am
Above: The ruins of the Overlook Mountain House. Photo by Alan Via. Trees growing in the ballroom? Porcupine teeth marks on the fuselage? In addition to scenic views and cascading waterfalls, many Catskills trails and roadways boast abandoned ruins and... Read more
By Alan Via on Monday, Aug. 3, 2015 - 12:17 pm
Overlook Mountain, located just outside of the Ulster County town of Woodstock, is a magnet for hikers of all ages, abilities, and interests. The five-mile round-trip hike begins on the Meads Road trailhead and follows a trail up 1,400 feet to the summit... Read more
By Lisa Lyons on Saturday, May. 24, 2014 - 10:40 am
Once upon a time, 23 steel fire towers dotted the high peaks of the Catskills. They were staffed by fire tower observers, who scanned the horizon for smoke and filled their downtime with shimmying up the steep steel struts, taming bears and sharing space... 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 Julia Reischel on Thursday, Mar. 10, 2011 - 12:05 pm
The remains of Overlook Mountain House. Photo by Flickr user bryanu35. Used with permission. Overlook Mountain has a certain mysterious charm, as the above photo of the ruins of its once-grand mountaintop hotel show. But 19th-century resorts aren't the... Read more
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