By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, May. 25, 2016 - 4:37 pm
Above: A crowd at the Peekamoose Blue Hole on a summer day in 2015. Photo via the NYS DEC. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation issued emergency regulations on Wednesday, May 25 to protect Peekamoose Blue Hole, a popular swimming... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Sep. 2, 2015 - 9:54 am
Truckloads of trash have been left in wild Catskills spaces every week during the summer of 2015. The problem is growing, officials say.  In partnership with Visit Vortex, the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development, the New York-New Jersey Trail... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Jul. 13, 2015 - 10:17 am
Above: Belleayre Beach at Pine Hill Lake in July 2014. Photo by Jonathan Garin. In the Catskills, there’s a secret swimming hole in almost every town. (If you ask nicely, a local may point you in the right direction.) Here are a few of the best known... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Mar. 12, 2015 - 10:29 pm
Above: (Left to right) Patty Rudge and Taylor Diepold, both from Shandaken, Jason Stanton from Bovina, and Jo Bernhardt from Margaretville, on March 6, before begining their combined 25-mile swim. Photo by Beth Waterman. On Friday, March 6, five intrepid... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014 - 2:01 pm
Dear Editor, This is my response to Andes Town Supervisor Martin Donnelly's letter in last weeks Catskill Mountain News ("Andes pool problem explained," July 17, 2014), regarding the ongoing problems with the opening of the Andes Town Pool. I would like... Read more
By Katherine Speller on Tuesday, Jul. 1, 2014 - 2:52 pm
Lake Minnewaska will be closed on Tuesday, July 1, and Wednesday, July 2, to treat the popular swimming spot for leeches, according to the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation website. The announcement said that copper... 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
By dshapley on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012 - 3:08 pm
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