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Catskills Attractions: Open/Closed Status & COVID Hours

(updated at the end of August – calling to confirm suggested) Museums & Cultural Interest Olana State Historic Site – park is open every day from 8am to sunset, guided tours on Saturday & Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Museum store open Friday-Sunday 10am-4pm. Gilboa Museum – currently closed Empire State Railroad Museum in Phoenicia […]

DEC Announces Additional Campgrounds Will Open July 1st to Existing Reservations

NYSDEC Press Release from Friday, June 6th: Many DEC State-Managed Lands Now Open to Overnight Camping  Campers Encouraged to Follow Guidelines to Help Prevent Spread of COVID-19 While Enjoying Beauty of Adirondacks and Catskills  The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced that additional DEC campgrounds in the Adirondack and Catskill parks […]

Kaaterskill Falls Reopening Information

Visiting New York State’s Public Lands During the COVID-19 Response New York State is encouraging people to engage in responsible recreation during the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis. New York State DEC and State Parks recommendations for getting outside safely incorporate guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the New York State […]

DEC ANNOUNCES 20 CAMPGROUNDS AND DAY USE AREAS TO OPEN JUNE 19

ADDITIONAL DEC CAMPGROUND OPENINGS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON FOR SUMMER 2020 SEASON CAMPERS ENCOURAGED TO FOLLOW GUIDELINES TO HELP PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 WHILE ENJOYING BEAUTY OF ADIRONDACKS AND CATSKILLS The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced that 20 of DEC’s campgrounds in the Adirondack and Catskill parks will open […]

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Sustainability Workshop scheduled for Catskill farmers and food businesses

Jeffrey Potent, Adjunct Professor at Columbia University, and leaders in the Catskills local-food movement will introduce sustainable business practices in a two-part workshop starting Tuesday, Nov. 19. Potent and five other specialists will guide participants to assess current adoption and integrate sustainability into business plans and day-to-day operations. During the sessions, which conclude on Tuesday, […]

Belleayre Mountain opens for season

The Thanksgiving holiday was especially sweet for skiers and staff members at Belleayre Mt. With an “on-target” day after the holiday opening, cold weather and a big winter storm got the season off to a fantastic start. With snow and cold weather holding throughout the better part of this week, Tom Tar told the News […]