Catskills Weekend: July 28th & 29th

© J.N. Urbanski

EVENTS in the Catskills tonight and this weekend:

Tonight, Friday 28th, there will be music at Wayside Cider in Andes.

Saturday July 29th at 1pm, join trustees at the annual meeting of Woodchuck Lodge, John Burroughs last home built by his brother on the Burroughs’ ancestral home. The board of Woodchuck Lodge works to preserve this historic site and runs its popular Wild Saturday program on the first weekend of every month. Location: 1633 Burroughs Memorial Road, Roxbury, NY 12474. Free tours are also offered on the first weekend of every month from 11am to 3pm.

The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development and the Woodstock Land Conservancy are teaming up for a “Bio Blitz” at the Thorn Preserve in which participants can “volunteer to do a bit of citizen science” until 10pm tonight July 28th. The project continues tomorrow July 29th from 9.30am to 5.30pm at 55 John Joy Road, Woodstock, NY. Meet scientists and expert naturalists to study the wildlife, plants and biodiversity at the Catskill Center’s Thorn Preserve, a beautiful 60-acre locale containing a stream, pond, wetlands, forest and open meadow. A great opportunity to get involved.


NYC is to spend $750million on upgrading the aging reservoir system that’s about 100 years old.

While it does seem obvious that you shouldn’t throw litter, like diapers, beer cans and food packaging on the floor, here are a few handy tips from The Outdoor Project, to helping people understand why they shouldn’t, in a non-confrontational manner, should you need one. The Catskill Mountains have a Leave no Trace policy, but it’s largely being ignored by visitors to some of our most beautiful places.

Scribners Hotel is looking for cooks to relocate to the Catskills.

A review of a local campsite run by Tentrr by Huffington Post.

The Emerson starts nature walks and movie nights for visitors to their spa resort. Guided walks start today and continue next week at 4pm.

Kelsey Grammer’s brewery is to open soon in Margaretville.

An electric off-road vehicle developed in the Catskills by Bollinger Motors.

Be still, our beating heart! A renovated train station for sale in Meredith, NY. Romance beckons for a lucky buyer on 99+ acres.

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