New York New Jersey Trail Conference

By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Jul. 13, 2016 - 11:33 am
Above: A dumpster full of trash at the Peekamoose Blue Hole trailhead in Denning on July 7. Photo by Joe Ferrara.  Volunteers are invited to help clean up trash and litter this Sunday, July 17 at Peekamoose Blue Hole, a popular swimming hole in the Ulster... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, May. 10, 2016 - 7:37 am
Above: A landslide on Platte Clove Rd. in the Greene County town of Hunter. Photo via the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference.  A landslide on Sunday, May 8 blocked narrow Platte Clove Rd. in the Greene County town of Hunter, according to the Daily... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015 - 9:38 am
Above: Jeff Senterman accepts his new post as the executive director of the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development on Saturday, Aug. 29. Photo via the Catskill Center's Instagram feed.  Jeff Senterman, the former Catskills program director of... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Jun. 19, 2015 - 8:21 am
It takes a lot of work to keep the 350 miles of hiking trails in the Catskill Park clear and hike-able. Do your bit by volunteering with the Catskill Conservation Corps this weekend to learn the basics of trail maintenance in the park. The Conservation... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Sep. 24, 2014 - 3:22 pm
Route 23A in Kaaterskill Clove -- a narrow road that winds down a deep notch known simply as "the Mountain Road" by locals -- is one of the most breathtaking drives in the Catskills. It's also covered with trash. When two Haines Falls sisters, Colleen and... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Sep. 4, 2014 - 1:23 pm
This Saturday, experienced hikers from both sides of Balsam Lake Mountain in the remote town of Hardenburgh will lead hikes to the site of the oldest fire tower in the Catskills. A wooden fire tower at the summit was originally installed in 1887 to... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 - 2:31 pm
It's high season for the Catskills outdoors, and this Saturday there are two hiking events that should get your boots on the trail.  Learn how to lead a team of volunteers on a trail maintainance hike during a hands-on workshop on Saturday at the Mountain... Read more
By John Phillip Tappen on Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014 - 3:59 pm
Above: Kaaterskill Falls in April 2014. Photo by Paige Patunas, shared with the Watershed Post via our Flickr pool. A Dutchess County woman died yesterday evening after she fell from the top of Kaaterskill Falls, a popular Greene County tourist... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Jun. 2, 2014 - 1:39 pm
Above: The newly-restored Rosendale Trestle over the Rondout Creek, reopened in 2013 as a pedestrian walkway on the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail. Photo by John Fischer Photography ( To celebrate National Trails Day, which is this... Read more


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