Catskills Outdoor Guide

By Lissa Harris on Monday, Apr. 1, 2013 - 12:34 pm
Above: Photo of a brown trout fresh from the Pepacton Reservoir on April 1, 2013, the first day of trout season, posted on Facebook by the Vineyard Wine Bar in Downsville. From April 1 through October 15, it's open season on trout in New York State -- the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Mar. 29, 2013 - 5:30 pm
Above: A shot of "The Cliff" on Hunter Mountain, taken on March 27 -- in most years, a date when Catskills skiers are already putting their gear back in the attic. Skiing on Easter Sunday? Yes indeed: All four Catskills mountains are open for business... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Mar. 29, 2013 - 1:08 pm
Spring is taking its sweet time getting to the Catskills this year. The raw March weather might be taking its toll on fingers and toes, but it's also doing a fine job of preserving the cathedral-like ice formations on Kaaterskill Falls, as photographer... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Mar. 21, 2013 - 12:16 pm
We did it! The Watershed Post, in partnership with the Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce and the Catskill Mountain Club, is officially printing the 2013 edition of our Catskills Outdoor Guide in time for Memorial Day. We hit our revenue goal of $15,... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Mar. 19, 2013 - 10:54 am
Nope, it's not a yellowing photograph exhumed from a family attic: This shot was taken on March 7 by photographer James McCracken, who climbed Slide Mountain with his friend Marshall Rudd.  A late-winter hike along the 6.8 mile loop to the summit of the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 - 2:29 am
Above: The Cannonsville Reservoir looking serene, if a bit low on water, in July of 2012. Photo by Flickr user mountain_man_ny_2; published under Creative Commons license. The agency that manages New York City's water -- and its vast upstate watershed --... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 - 10:50 am
Above: Morning light shows off the early-winter snow on the flanks of Hunter Mountain today. From Hunter's Facebook page. The Catskills high peaks got a pretty dusting of snow this week, and local ski resorts are poised to take advantage of it. The... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 - 3:18 pm
It's a first for the Watershed Post: Our combined print and online Catskills Outdoor Guide is hot off the press. It's stuffed with helpful info about getting outside in the Catskills: lists of favorite hikes, a reservoir-boating how-to guide, tips on... Read more
By Jeff Senterman on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 - 12:50 pm
Photo by Diana Misner Watters, one of the entries in the 2012 Central Catskills Great Outdoor Experience photo contest. The many hiking trails of the Catskill Mountains and the Catskill Park Forest Preserve are accessible to all, even those who do no... Read more


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