The schedule for 2017 is June 3-4, July 15-16, September 2-4 and October 7-8.
Several times a year, extra water is released into the Esopus Creek, causing it to move much faster— fun for experienced kayakers and tubers, but potentially deadly for the inexperienced. Remaining 2017 releases will take place July 15-16, September 2-4, and October 7-8.
Cyclists are unfairly and constantly demonized, especially any who wear spandex, according to a Highland resident writing in response to calls for police to monitor the rail trail for cyclists traveling at high speeds.
There were originally over 300 covered bridges in New York State. Only 23 still exist.
Peter Bellizzi told Lloyd Town Council members that there are reports of such cyclists whizzing past senior citizens at an alarming speed. “They’re hard to catch,” he said, and to do so he’s requested that police officers be stationed on the trail from time to time for that purpose.
Real-estate clients show up from Brooklyn with huge enthusiasm for this area and absolutely no idea why. That’s what happens when an area develops “buzz.” They don’t know why it’s so great here, but they’ve heard it is and they’re in love before they even get off the Thruway.
Viewed from New Paltz, Bonticou is that first notable white outcrop to the north of Sky Top. Some accounts claim that it was named after an early surveyor; others that the Bonte Coe (Spotted Cow in Dutch) was, like the Gilded Otter, one of the ships that brought European settlers to the area. Whatever it means, locals tend to pronounce it “Bontikyew,” not “Bontikoo.”
Esopus Creek Conservancy is sponsoring a free guided kayak and canoe tour of Esopus Bend Nature Preserve on Saturday, May 13.
Save time and money this week by registering for Healthy Ulster Spring at Mohonk Preserve. From Thursday, April 20 through Sunday, April 23, Ulster County Residents simply show proof of residency, and they can hike and explore Mohonk Preserve for free for an entire month!
The three routes are called Manorville Loop, the Reservoir Loop, and the West Saugerties Road Loop. Each has stops along the way so bicyclists can enjoy the views and rest a bit. “These are all nice easy rides.”