This weekend: Fourth of July in the Catskills

Above: Margaretville's Fire Department Field Days and Carnival comes to a grand finale this weekend, July 3 and July 4. Photo by Joe Damone Photography.

We're already written about where to find fireworks on this Fourth of July in the Catskills. But there’s lots of other things going on across the region as well. Here are a few of our favorites, county by county.


On Friday, July 3, the West Kortright Centre in East Meredith celebrates its 40th birthday with a gala dance under the stars with Hazmat Modine, a pan-ethnic roots and blues band. Chicken dinner at 7 p.m.; music begins at 8 p.m. If you were born in 1975 or are driving a 1975 car, you get in free.   Read more

Catskills Fourth of July: Fireworks

Above: Fireworks at the Monticello Raceway on July 4, 2014. Photo by John of Catskills Photography, shared in the Watershed Post Flickr pool.  

Independence Day in the Catskills means barbecue, waters warm enough to swim in, and lots of time spent outside. But we know that you're really here for the fireworks. Here's our five-county lowdown on where to see fireworks in Delaware, Greene, Schoharie, Sullivan and Ulster counties over the 2015 Fourth of July weekend.


10 Catskill mountain waterfalls worth visiting

Above: Old Mill Falls in Platte Clove (number 1 on the list below). Photo by Joshua Trupin.

Steep slopes and restless streams make the Catskill Mountains rich waterfall territory. Here are 10 falls worth visiting, winnowed down from the dozens and dozens to be found in the region. Some are a cool reward at the end of a rugged hike, while others plunge just a few yards from the road.

While most waterfalls in the Catskills are located in the high escarpment in the east part of Greene County, there are cascades, plunges and cataracts in each of the counties that make up the region -- Delaware, Greene, Schoharie, Sullivan and Ulster. All five counties are represented on this list, so there's a waterfall here close to you.   Read more

Brittany Elliott to Perform at Foundation Event on July 11th

We are pleased to announce that entertainment for this year’s

Margaretville Health Foundation Event will be performed by Brittany Elliot.

Brittany is a resident of New Kingston and is seventh generation from

her family homestead, Crystal Brook Farms, settled in 1817 by Thomas Elliot.

From an extended size musical family,

Brittany has got something no other family member has:  Love for composing music.

Graduated from Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY in 2011,

she majored with a B.A. Degree in Music Performance.

Brittany will be performing on keyboards.

Shotgun Start

Belleayre View, new vacation rental with July 4th availability. Hot tub, killer views, elegant surroundings

Belleayre View is a gorgeous year-round retreat perfectly situated and outfitted for both summer and winter escapes. In the summer enjoy access to miles of Catskills hiking trails, local flea markets and festivals, or simply take in the panoramic mountain view from the wrap around porch. In the winter, you'll find immediate access to skiing and other activities at Belleayre (just 5 minutes away!) and Plattekill (just 10 minutes away). Nothing is better after a long day on the slopes than coming back to the cabin to relax in the hot tub. Back inside, join your friends around the fireplace or serenade someone at the piano. Enjoy a fully equipped and modern kitchen with (name appliances). You can finally finish that novel out on the deck, or sneak up to the writing nook in the upstairs loft. Alternatively, play a game of backgammon or watch a movie in the den. Belleayre View sleeps 6-8 people, with a queen and twin bedrooms on the ground level and the master bedroom with en suite bathroom on the third level.  Read more

Legislature approves the Catskill Mountains Scenic Byway

It's taken seven years, but Route 28 in Ulster and Delaware counties has finally received legislative approval to become the Catskill Mountains Scenic Byway, according to a press release from New York State Senator James Seward.

Seward made the announcement on Tuesday, June 23, in what officials hoped was the last day of the legislative session, which has run close to a week over its normal schedule this year. 

The 65-mile byway runs along Route 28 from the Ulster County town of Olive to the Delaware County town of Andes, with short jogs along Route 212 and Route 42, through Shandaken, Middletown and Andes. It still must receive Gov. Andrew Cuomo's signature to become law.

State approval means that the byway will be designated on maps and will be eligible for federal grant money. It also means that someday soon you'll see the byway's signature logo, which features a bobcat paw print (above), along the roadway from Olive to Andes.   Read more

Your Hero’s Journey® Redux: A Mythological Toolbox PlayShop 2015

July 12, 2015 - 7:00pm

Sunday Evening, July 12 to Friday afternoon, July 17

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Your Hero’s Journey® Redux: A Mythological Toolbox PlayShop 2015 July 12-17

Sunday Evening, July 12 to Friday afternoon, July 17, 2015

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Primo Father's Day Sale

Primo Father's Day Sale! 

Get up to $400 in free accessories through July 2. 

The Tinderbox
1130 Main St.
Fleischmanns, NY

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