By Julia Reischel on Friday, Mar. 6, 2015 - 4:38 pm
Above: "Mt. Utsayantha," taken from the top of the Mt. Utsayantha Fire Tower in Stamford by Christopher Mooney, the third-place winner of last year's 2014 Catskills Outdoor Guide Photo Contest. The contest is closed! Check out all the entries on Facebook... Read more
By Anne Pyburn Craig on Tuesday, Mar. 3, 2015 - 4:34 pm
Above: Brooke Baxter Bailey and Jeff Bailey at the Woodstok Flea Market. Photo by Alexandra Marvar.  Before leaving Williamsburg for the Catskills, Brooke Baxter Bailey and Jeff Bailey were involved in a series of Broooklyn-based experimental spaces: an... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 - 2:23 pm
Above: Image via the Delaware Valley Ridge Riders Facebook page.  Snowmobiles are usually found high on snowy ridges, running single file on a huge network of groomed trails around the Catskills. But this Saturday in Downsville, the motorized sleds get to... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 - 10:06 am
Two Delaware County men were found dead on Wednesday, Feb. 25 -- one on his property where he had been cutting a tree for firewood, and the other a few blocks from his home after he was reported missing.  Seventy-year-old Ralph Hunt was attempting to cut... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015 - 3:42 pm
Top: The sign for the Hi-Way Drive-In. Photo courtesy of “Enjoy Your Intermission.” Some Catskills families run farms or general stores; for Roger and Sharon Babcock, the family business is the Hi-Way Drive-In Theatre on Route 9W in the Greene County town... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 - 12:04 pm
"All sounds are sharper in winter." That quote, attributed to famed 19th-century naturalist John Burroughs, is how arts writer Jennifer Kabat begins her hour-and-a-half-long guided audio walk through the winter landscape of the Catskills.  It's part of a... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 - 1:25 pm
Above: A map of multi-use trails at the beginning of the Elm Ridge Trail in the Elm Ridge Wild Forest in Windham in 2011. Photo by Andy Arthur, via Flickr. Mountain biking, hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are getting so popular in the Greene... Read more
By Jennifer Strom on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015 - 3:13 pm
A climber ascends a pitch at Viola Ravine in Kaaterskill Clove. Photo by Marty Molitoris of Alpine Endeavors (alpineendeavors.com). When winter cloaks the Catskills’ many crevices and waterfalls in ice, devotees of a slow-going but fast-growing sport... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 - 4:30 pm
A 74-year-old Schoharie man driving an ATV backed into the path of an oncoming car on Terrace Mountain Road in the town of Schoharie on Tuesday, Feb. 3, according to a press release from the Schoharie County Sheriff's Office. The man, George K. Lawton,... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 - 1:10 pm
Above: A video promoting the annual Ice Harvest Festival at the Hanford Mills Museum.   It's the deepest, coldest part of winter, which means that it's time to harvest ice. Ice harvesting, a lost rural tradition that once was the only way to stockpile ice... Read more


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