Alisa Alvarez

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Alisa Alvarez
About us: 
The Mountain Top Historical Society is dedicated to discovering and preserving the unique and rich history of the Catskill High Peaks. The Society is a not-for-profit organization and maintains a Visitor and Art Trail Center and the Ulster and Delaware train depot (shown above) on our campus in Haines Falls. We are located on scenic Route 23A at the gateway to the Mountain Top and are easily accessible from Exit 20 or 21 of the New York State Thruway.


Robert Titus leading a hike
Apr. 15, 2018
Explore Sloan Gorge and Snake Rocks, two Woodstock Land Conservancy Preserves. Hike with Catskill Geology Prof. Robert Titus in the picturesque hidden Sloan Gorge canyon (1.5 miles). Explore an interpreted trail of distinctive Catskill geological... Read more
Stairs at Kaaterskill Falls
Sep. 29, 2017
MTHS hosts 4th Annual Hikefest Saturday, October 7th, 2017   It’s that time of year again for Hike Fest with the Mountain Top Historical Society on Rt. 23A in Haines Falls. This year we will feature 4 hikes ranging in various intensity levels. All hikes... Read more
Jul. 19, 2017
Aug. 26 (Sat) Open House – Saturday, August 26th, may seem a long time away; however, mark your calendars now for an exciting day at the Mountain Top Historical Society campus on Rt. 23A in Haines Falls.  The MTHS Annual Open House is adding a new... Read more
Jul. 19, 2017
Aug. 18 (Fri) Historical Trivia Quiz by Paul Misko  Enjoy learning some little known facts about local history as contestants match wits with each other and the host.  Stay afterward for dessert and informal history chatter.  7:00 p.m. at the U&D... Read more
Jul. 19, 2017
Aug. 12 (Sat) Thacher State Park. NYS Museum geologist Chuck Ver Straeten and Thacher Park naturalist Nancy Engel will co-lead a 3 hour hike through John Boyd Thacher State Park in Voorheesville. Meet at the Thatcher Park Visitors Center<http://... Read more
Jul. 19, 2017
Rip Van Winkle Hikers - All Along the Escarpment Saturday, July 29th . The Rip Van Winkle Hikers will explore the Catskills Escarpment, the eastern edge of the dissected Catskill plateau overlooking the Hudson Valley, with several coordinated hikes... Read more
May. 20, 2015
Apr. 20, 2015