By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 - 3:08 pm
An Orange County man suffered a fatal fall while skiing on an expert trail at Hunter Mountain on Wednesday, according to a statement from state police.  58-year-old Edwin Wood was skiing on the Annapurna Trail, an expert-rated double black diamond trail,... Read more
Nick Bove
By Jessica Porter on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016 - 7:13 pm
Tannersville recently welcomed a new outdoors store, Hunter Mountain Outfitters. The shop celebrated its grand opening on Memorial Day weekend, and is gearing up for its first winter season. But it’s the indoor rock wall that makes the store unique in the... Read more
Drought-stricken Esopus Creek
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016 - 3:22 pm
New York State environmental officials have issued an emergency ban on fishing in the upper Esopus Creek, citing prolonged drought that has left water levels in the creek alarmingly low.  Fishing is prohibited in an 11.9-mile stretch of the creek, from... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Oct. 3, 2016 - 11:49 am
Gabriel Espinosa took this shot of a hot air balloon rising into the sky at the first annual Jeffersonville Festival of Balloons, which was held in the Sullivan County village on Saturday, Oct. 1 and Sunday, Oct. 2. The festival hosted about six hot air... Read more
 The view down a portion of the new 200-step stone staircase that leads up the side of Kaaterskill Falls
By Julia Reischel on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016 - 12:02 pm
Every October, right as the leaves begin to turn on the high peaks of the Catskills, outdoorsfolks of all stripes collaborate on a week-long celebration of the Catskill Park called the Lark in the Park. The Lark, which began on Saturday, Oct. 1 and runs... Read more
Vroman's Nose
By Timothy Knight on Tuesday, Sep. 13, 2016 - 2:54 pm
Twice this year, hikers have tumbled off the cliffs of Vroman's Nose, a mountain that looms over the Schoharie Valley and is a popular hiking destination for locals and tourists.  Now, a local fire chief is calling for changes to be made at the attraction... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Aug. 29, 2016 - 7:45 am
An 18-year-old man from Brooklyn drowned while swimming across the Delaware River on Saturday, Aug. 27, according to the New York State Police and the Times Herald-Record. Jonathan Hernandez, who was visiting the Sullivan County hamlet of Barryville, was... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016 - 12:10 am
Widespread confusion and and eerie coincidence surround the death of a 56-year-old Westfield, New Jersey woman who fell off a cliff alongside Kaaterskill Creek in the Greene County Catskills on Friday, Aug. 19. The woman, Marcy K. Yates, was hiking on... Read more
By Alan Via on Friday, Aug. 19, 2016 - 6:11 pm
Few hikers think about the Catskills’ four ski areas during warm weather, but these lightly-used mountains have some great foot trails for summertime adventurers. Windham Mountain in Greene County, Belleayre Mountain Ski Center in Ulster County and... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 - 10:08 pm
Above: A clown and a float at Andes Community Day in 2007. Photo via the Andes Community Days Facebook page. In past years, the main event of Andes Community Day was the parade, featuring the members of the local fire department and other town worthies,... Read more


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