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The Rail-Road Less Traveled

On Route 23A, between Palenville and Hunter, we traverse the “Mountain Road,” home to the legendary Kaaterskill Falls: a majestic waterfall that attracts a multitude of visitors in rain, snow, and shine. Though there are some mentions of this site in earlier written works, the waterfall’s fame is often credited to Washington Irving, who used it in his popular 1819 tale, “Rip Van Winkle.” In the years following its publication, many famous Hudson River School artists, such as Thomas Cole and Frederic Church, ventured up the mountain to capture the earliest painted images of this extraordinary cascade, as well as the magical landscape that encased it. In response to the region’s growing popularity, the Ulster Delaware Railroad had extended its line to include a Catskill Mountain Branch in the 1880s. Though used mostly for tourism, the rail also transported freight, such as ice and blue stone, into the major cities.  Much like a precursor to a rollercoaster, the rail would elevate the traveler through the steep woods and around sharp curves, entrenching them in the wild and surreal surroundings. The presence of this rail, helped to facilitate an era of increased prosperity for the mountain top, and resulted in the […]

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Celtic and German Alps Festivals

We all have a preferred method of coping with the sticky heat of the summer months. Some of us find reprieve in the shady campgrounds of a peaceful lake. Many of us opt to explore the regional terrain via motorcycle. Others venture to sandy beaches, with umbrellas, books and coolers in tow. The highly motivate among us may train harder as runners, swimmers, or bicyclists. Our methods of coping are, as varied and individualized as each of us are. As Americans, we devote much of our time asserting ourselves as individuals; often forgetting that we are forged by our exposure to culture. And it is culture which shapes our value systems, and defines our ideals. In the Catskill region, the small towns tell the story of the many cultures who have immigrated to America for the promise of a better life. When driving through the villages, there are lines from this narrative etched into every horizon. The creeks and mountain peaks still bear the names bestowed by native populations and the early Dutch settlers. And, within a ten mile drive on the main road, you may very well see a Greek or Italian resort, a kosher deli, a tall Ukrainian […]

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a private getaway & an up-close concert of American Roots & Blues

Popular blues band and jazz trio set to thrill audiences in the Catskill Mountains on February 13   Hunter, NY – Feb. 4, 2016 – International recording artists, the Alexis P. Suter Band, is set to rock the Catskill Mountains during Black History Month as part of an exciting program featuring a wide array of music at the Catskill Mountain Foundation’s Orpheum Film and Performing Arts Center in Tannersville, New York, only minutes from Hunter Mountain. This acclaimed five-piece ensemble is fronted by the talented and amazing vocalist Alexis Suter, who transcends styles and genres.  When the great B.B. King first heard Suter sing her opening set for him, he shook his head in wonder in his characteristic way and said, “It’s a rare thing to share the stage with a great talent like that young lady.” The popular blues band will share the stage with the talented and accomplished Ray Blue Organ Trio, led by saxophonist-composer Ray Blue. Audiences to the performance on Saturday, February 13, at the Orpheum Theater which forms part of the Catskill Mountain Foundation’s program in commemoration of Black History Month are in for a special treat. Show begins at 8:00 pm.  Tickets start at […]

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Catskill Mountain Foundation / Washington Irving Inn Collaboration

Classical Music Enthusiasts Package $150 per night (room based on double occupancy) at the Washington Irving Inn, located on State Route 23A, The Rip Van Winkle Trail, part of the Kaaterskill Clove Scenic By-way in Hunter/Tannersville, NY. Birthplace of the Hudson River School of Art. This special valid  May 1st until December 1st. Room based on double occupancy Including: Full Breakfast, Afternoon Tea, & Sweets Five percent (5%) discount on tickets to any Catskill Mountain Foundation event if you visit online, www.xxxxx.com and use the code Washington to get your discount.

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