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By Anne Pyburn Craig on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 - 4:21 pm
Above: Sugar maples. Photo by DeirdreLovesTrees, submitted to the Watershed Post Flickr pool. This is it: The peak of fall. Columbus Day Weekend is the biggest weekend of the year in the Catskills, the time when the leaves peak in glorious colors and the... Read more
By Doug Senterman on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015 - 3:25 pm
Position Summary The Catskills Assistant Program Coordinator supports the Trail Conference’s Catskill Mountains region (Ulster, Sullivan, Delaware, Greene & Schoharie Counties in general). This position supports the Catskill Conservation Corps, a... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 - 12:54 pm
For the first time since Sept. 5, when a family outing on the Esopus Creek turned tragic, Jeffrey Engler is speaking publicly about the accident that claimed his daughter's life. Fourteen-year-old Jordyn Engler's death, which occurred at the peak of... Read more
By Alan Via on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 - 11:16 am
The annual Lark in the Park kicks off this weekend on Saturday, Oct. 3 and runs for a week through Columbus Day on Monday, Oct. 12. This annual celebration originated in 2004 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Catskill Park, and is an opportunity... Read more
By swidmeyer on Sunday, Sep. 27, 2015 - 1:10 pm
By Catskill Forest Association on Wednesday, Sep. 23, 2015 - 8:13 am
CFA-On-The-Air: From the ForestWednesdays 6PM – 7PMWIOX ROXBURY 91.3FM or www.wioxradio.org FROM THE FOREST will be interviewing Sonny Somelofski from CATSKILL OUTDOOR ADVENTURES. Sonny has more than 35 years of experience in the woods, and a licensed... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Sep. 18, 2015 - 11:07 am
Above: An historic marker for Blenheim's covered bridge in 2008. Photo by Jimmy Emerson, via Flickr.  After years of wrangling, historic preservationists have won their fight to build a replica of Blenheim's Old Covered Bridge, which was washed out in... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Sep. 11, 2015 - 3:20 pm
Above: Photo via the Woodstock Riding Club's Facebook page.  Founded in 1947, the Woodstock Riding Club has been running horse shows for generations of Ulster County kids on its property at the base of Ohayo Mountain. Over the decades, membership in the... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Sep. 9, 2015 - 1:48 pm
The place where 14-year-old Jordyn Engler drowned on the Esopus Creek on Saturday, Sept. 5 was near a notorious local river hazard. But that didn’t stop a Catskills tubing company from dropping her off at an abandoned tubing launch nearby. The hazard, a... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Sep. 2, 2015 - 11:51 am
Peggy Brueckner lives near the Peekamoose Blue Hole, an icy Catskills pool that is recognized as one of the best swimming holes in the country. Her family has visited the hidden spot for 50 years. But this summer, due to hordes of tourists and the tons of... Read more

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