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 Monday, Jun. 15, 2015 - 11:58 am
John of Catskills Photography captured this young buck posing with some velvety new antlers in the Sullivan County hamlet of Rock Hill on June 2 and shared it in the Watershed Post Flickr pool. Correction: An alert reader points out that deer have antlers... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Jun. 11, 2015 - 12:33 pm
Above: One of the many vertical climbing walls in the Shawangunks. Photo by Flickr user Laurel F.  An experienced rock climber died on Wednesday, June 10 while climbing without a rope in the Mokonk Preserve in the Ulster County town of Gardiner, police... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Jun. 10, 2015 - 9:42 am
Above: An injured eagle was found on the side of Route 17 in Sullivan County on June 9 by a passing trucker. Photo via the New York State Police. An injured male bald eagle found by the side of Route 17 in the Sullivan County town of Rockland was rescued... Read more
By Laney Salisbury on Friday, Jun. 5, 2015 - 9:47 am
The emerald ash borer – a destructive insect that eats ash trees – is continuing its relentless push through the Catskills and New York state, killing thousands of trees and impacting the budgets of homeowners and state agencies, according to officials... Read more
By Catskill Forest Association on Wednesday, Jun. 3, 2015 - 1:27 pm
Saturday, June 13th, 9:45PM – 4PMMeet @ the Woodland Valley State Campground Paul Misko – Woodland Valley Historian – will be leading a Forest & History hike in Woodland Valley. Paul has been visiting Woodland Valley since he was born and has managed... Read more
By Alan Via on Wednesday, Jun. 3, 2015 - 11:59 am
June 6 is National Trails Day, a celebration of the American trails system that's been commemorated on the first Saturday of June for the last 22 years. People are encouraged to get out and hike and bring their friends. If you're looking for a scenic trip... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Jun. 2, 2015 - 12:56 pm
We're celebrating Catskills outdoors and trails this week as we ramp up for National Trails Day, which is Saturday, June 6. Here's a roundup of new trails and attractions that have opened in the past year or will soon open in the Catskills.  CATSKILL... Read more
By Alan Via on Tuesday, May. 26, 2015 - 12:00 pm
A great Catskills trail is hiding in plain sight in the Pine Hill Wild Forest of Shandaken, just off of Route 28. Turn onto Matyas Road and follow it to its end to get to Rochester Hollow, a treat for hikers, snowshoers, skiers, birders, photographers,... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, May. 22, 2015 - 9:19 pm
The print 2015 Catskills Outdoor Guide has hit the streets! This year, the guide features articles about waterfall hikes in the Catskills, courses in wilderness survival, a survey of the best local endurance races, a guide to kid-friendly and accessible... Read more


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