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By Julia Reischel on Friday, Apr. 1, 2016 - 10:00 am
Above: "Peter with a Brown Trout,” by Joan Challacombe, one of the runners-up in the 2015 Catskills Outdoor Guide Photo Contest. (The 2016 photo contest ends tonight, so enter now!)  It's the first day of fishing season in the Catskills, and the oddly... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Mar. 21, 2016 - 2:22 pm
The Catskills Outdoor Guide is an annual print publication that comes out in late May and is distributed year-round in the Catskills and metro-area NY. The deadline to advertise in the 2016 Outdoor Guide is April 1, 2015. Reserve your slot now: Contact ... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Mar. 21, 2016 - 11:46 am
Above: "Sunset in the Western Catskills," the second-place winner of the 2015 Catskills Outdoor Guide Photo Contest. Taken by Rick Roberts. The contest is closed. Winners will be announced when the 2016 Catskills Outdoor Guide is published this summer.... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Mar. 17, 2016 - 7:53 pm
Above: Two hemlock trees scarred by the lightning that hit a husband and wife in Tannersville on Wednesday, March 16. Photo by Forest Ranger Rob Dawson.  A man and woman from Princeton, New Jersey were struck by lightning while camping in the Greene... Read more
By Jessica Porter on Monday, Mar. 7, 2016 - 2:58 pm
Above: A view looking up through Upper Devil's Kitchen. The newly-legal trail towards Platte Clove Road is on the right. Photos by Marty Molitoris/Alpine Endeavors.  An unmarked trail that is the safest way into the Devil’s Kitchen has become public... Read more
By Rebecca Andre on Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2016 - 1:48 pm
Above: Aaron Bennett speaks about the East Branch of the Delaware River at a lively forum about outdoor recreation and economic development in the Catskills on Saturday, Feb. 27. Photos by Rebecca Andre. Dozens of Catskills residents attended the second... Read more
By Timothy Knight on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 - 4:38 pm
Above: Blenheim Town Council member Renee Grabowski (right) makes a point to a University of Albany graduate student who is working on the Schoharie Creek trail project. Photo by Timothy Knight. To kick off a yearlong feasibility study about constructing... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 - 6:08 pm
Above: Kaaterskill Falls in winter 2007. Photo by Jason, via Flickr.  Editor's Note: The DEC's press release about this rescue reported erroneously that the incident occurred on Kaaterskill Falls, which has a notoriously dangerous unofficial trail that is... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 - 3:43 pm
Above: A contestant in the 2012 Shandaken Primitive Biathlon. Image via shandakenprimitivebiathlon.net. This Sunday, Jan. 17, buckskin-swathed competitors wearing snowshoes and carrying muzzleloading rifles will compete in the 19th-annual Shandaken... Read more

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