Platte Clove Road barrier locked open

Is Platte Clove Road Open or Closed?

In winter, Platte Clove Road is closed to traffic on its eastern end. Use this alternate route to the eastern Devil’s Path and Kaaterskill High Peak.

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Catskills Fire Tower Challenge 2024

Everything you need to complete the Catskills Fire Tower Challenge.

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Circle W Market

36 Best Hiker Restaurants in the Catskills

Make your next hike extra-awesome.

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Elon Musk Backcountry T-Mobile Coverage

Is Elon Musk’s Backcountry Satellite Network a Lost Cause?

SpaceX and T-Mobile’s ambitious project to bring connectivity to the backcountry stirs debate among hikers.

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How Indian is Indian Head?

Native American communities were forced out of The Catskills by the Indian Removal Act, signed into law in 1830 by President Andrew Jackson.

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Ditch the Switch: The Case for Year-Round Daylight Saving Time

Our twice-yearly switch between Daylight Saving Time and standard time is disruptive, damaging, and dangerous. It needs to end.

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Fall Foliage Catskills

Catskills & Adirondacks Fall Foliage Reports 2023

The best Catskills Fall Foliage Report because it’s direct from the Catskills!

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New hiking trail on Cascade Mountain in the Adirondacks

Cascade Mountain New Trail

Years in the making, a new trail to the summit of Cascade Mountain in the Adirondacks is nearing completion.

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What Counties Make up the Hudson Valley?

No human should be prepared to die on this hill, but here we are.

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The 4 Kinds of Hiking for Introverts: Navigating Your Calm Space on the Trail

How introverts can navigate the social demands of hiking—with or without company.

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Catskills No. 1 Mountain Escape in the Nation

Outside Magazine has declared The Catskills the “mountain winner” for 2023

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Surprising Reasons to Walk After Every Meal

Here’s why you should make walking after meals a ritual.

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High Falls Conservation Area

What is Soft Hiking?

A refreshing perspective on outdoor experiences, emphasizing mindfulness, accessibility, and personal enjoyment.

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11 Best Breweries in The Catskills

With a growing number of world-class breweries calling the Catskills home, beer lovers have plenty of reasons to visit.

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Advice for Solo Female Hikers: Persist

Women hikers often face pushback for heading into the wilderness alone. It’s time to call it what it is.

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