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By Andrea Girolamo on Monday, Jul. 6, 2015 - 2:59 pm
The Catskills are known for their arts, food and scenery. But they’re also getting a reputation in the ultrarunning set for a growing number of challenging endurance races. Greene County hosts the oldest of these, the ESCARPMENT TRAIL RUN (escarpmenttrail... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Jul. 3, 2015 - 1:55 pm
Above: Platte Clove valley from above. Photo by Daniel Case via Wikipedia. A climber rappelling in the deadly Devil’s Kitchen section of Platte Clove in the Greene County Catskills fell 80 feet into a rocky gorge and miraculously survived on Thursday,... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Jul. 1, 2015 - 6:33 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will restrict public access to Kaaterskill Falls, the most famous waterfall in the Catskills, on Monday, July 6, and will keep it restricted throughout the summer of 2015, according to a press... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Jul. 1, 2015 - 3:44 pm
After 30 years of planning, it took less than a year to get the Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center in the Ulster County hamlet of Mount Tremper from groundbreaking to ribbon-cutting. Hundreds of people gathered to watch former Congressman... Read more
By Anne Pyburn Craig on Tuesday, Jun. 30, 2015 - 4:03 pm
Above: Fireworks at the Monticello Raceway on July 4, 2014. Photo by John of Catskills Photography, shared in the Watershed Post Flickr pool.   Independence Day in the Catskills means barbecue, waters warm enough to swim in, and lots of time spent outside... Read more
By Jessica Porter on Monday, Jun. 29, 2015 - 2:19 pm
Steep slopes and restless streams make the Catskill Mountains rich waterfall territory. Here are 10 falls worth visiting, winnowed down from the dozens and dozens to be found in the region. Some are a cool reward at the end of a rugged hike, while others... Read more
By Laney Salisbury on Friday, Jun. 26, 2015 - 10:40 am
Many trees along Route 23C leading up to the Mountain Top Arboretum in the Greene County village of Tannersville don't stand a chance. They are ash trees, victims of the ongoing Catskills invasion by the emerald ash borer, and they loom over the road like... Read more
By DeborahBks on Friday, Jun. 19, 2015 - 4:07 pm
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

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