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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
By Timothy Knight on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016 - 8:19 am
Photo by Breigh Hammarlund, via Flickr.  In an attempt to make hunting more appealing to young girls, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a new law into effect on July 21 that okays the use of florescent pink camouflage as an alternative to the traditional... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Jul. 28, 2016 - 9:38 am
Above: Kaaterskill Falls. Photo by Andy Arthur via Flickr.  Despite extensive safety improvements at Kaaterskill Falls, another person has died after falling off the famous waterfall while hiking. A 17-year-old New Jersey man died on Wednesday morning,... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Jul. 25, 2016 - 10:12 pm
Above: Photos from the Bramley Mountain Trail via the NYC DEP's Flickr page. A long-awaited new hiking trail will open in the Delaware County towns of Delhi and Bovina on Friday, July 29. The four-mile Bramley Mountain Trail is multi-part loop that leads... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Jul. 21, 2016 - 3:17 pm
Above: Environmental Conservation Officer Myles Schillinger and Nuisance Wildlife Agent Roy Lane removing a three-foot Eastern Timber rattlesnake from a Mount Tremper home on July 1. Photo via the NYS DEC. An environmental conservation officer and a snake... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Saturday, Jul. 16, 2016 - 9:55 am
Above: The Esopus Creek. Photo by Flickr user ScubaBear68. A 78-year-old retired doctor from New Jersey had a heart attack and died while fishing the Esopus Creek near the hamlet of Phoenicia on Thursday, July 14, according to a press release from the... Read more
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, Jul. 12, 2016 - 7:24 pm
Above: County Road 42 in Ulster County, near Moon Haw Rd. in the town of Olive where a hiker was lost on Monday, July 11. Photo by Doug Kerr, via Flickr. New York State Forest Rangers and local first responders spent Monday, July 11 searching for a hiker... Read more
By Timothy Knight on Wednesday, Jul. 6, 2016 - 12:46 pm
Above: Members of the Middleburgh Fire Department's water rescue team move Mike Silocott, a 60-year-old Troy man, across the Schoharie Creek after he fell 15 feet off of a cliff into the water on Sunday, July 3. The photo was originally posted on the... Read more

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