By Simona David 1. AIR AND WATER QUALITY The Catskill Park, situated a hundred miles north-northwest of New York City, is known as America’s First Wilderness, because of its role in the environmental conservation movement. The New York State Legislature established the park in April 1904 to recognize and protect this magnificent mountainous area, which is part of the Appalachian plateau, and is dated back … Continue reading TEN REASONS TO LOVE THE CATSKILLS

Humans of the Catskills: Rhiannon Radu

Journey to the Catskills: My journey here has been a back-and-forth from the Hudson Valley to the Catskills from the start. In the 1990s, my father would travel every weekend to the mountains for downhill mountain bike races and meets at Plattekill. He met my mother, who was “his mountain flower,” and soon I came along. I was dubbed “The Plattekill Baby” among their friends. … Continue reading Humans of the Catskills: Rhiannon Radu

New Writers’ Residency Opens in Roxbury

Roxbury, an international destination in recent years given its wildly popular attractions The Roxbury Motel and Plattekill Mountain, is now home to a Writers’ Residency, newly opened by writer Annie DeWitt and photographer Jerome Jakubiec. The three-day residency program includes accommodations, meals, workshops and manuscript review by DeWitt, who teaches writing at Columbia University and is the author of White Nights in Split Town City, … Continue reading New Writers’ Residency Opens in Roxbury

Columbus Day Weekend in Roxbury

This weekend is filled with art in Roxbury. Several artists affiliated with the AMR Open Studios Tour, which traditionally takes place the last weekend in July, will once again open their studios Saturday and Sunday, October 10 – 11. Peter Yamaoka is a ceramic artist living and working in the Catskills. He maintains a fully equipped ceramic studio in Roxbury, New York, where he teaches … Continue reading Columbus Day Weekend in Roxbury

Weekend in the Catskills – 10/10/14

Columbus Day weekend in the Catskills: a great time for families to explore the countryside, and experience fabulous food, stunning scenery, and fine art – all in one place. Writers in the Mountains in partnership with Longyear Gallery in Margaretville will present an Artist – Writer Talk “Nature as Muse” Saturday, October 11 at 1 pm. Artists Ellen Wong and friends will be talking about their … Continue reading Weekend in the Catskills – 10/10/14