Israel Wittman Sanctuary, Woodstock, New York

Israel Wittman Sanctuary Trails Guide (Updated)

Newly expanded with the addition of Loop C, this sanctuary secures its place as a forever favorite.

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Catskills Fire Tower Challenge 2023

Everything you need to complete the Catskills Fire Tower Challenge.

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Best Fall Foliage Hikes in the Catskills

When the fall foliage hits, the Catskills offer a true golden spectacle. Here are a the most popular Catskills hikes to view the autumn extravaganza.

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6 Kid-Friendly Hikes in the Catskills

These easy kid-friendly Catskills hikes have so much to offer your family.

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Backcountry Campout in the Catskills — First Experience

Having never camped out before, and certainly never in the backcountry, I researched for weeks, pulled the necessary kit together, and finally screwed up enough courage to solo camp overnight in the wilderness.

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Overlook Mountain Trail

You can hike up Overlook Mountain’s easy trail in about an hour. The fire tower at the end of this short trail is positioned to give one of the most dramatic views in the Catskills.

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Sloan Gorge Preserve

Sloan Gorge Preserve offers an absolutely delightful, short, and family-friendly nature walk.

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