The Delaware & Ulster Railroad, which operates tourist trains from Arkville to Roxbury in Delaware County, has been awarded a five-year permit to extend its operations into Ulster County, bringing passengers to Highmount, opposite Belleayre Ski Center, for the first time in nearly two decades.
Rainbow Falls appeared delighted to be drenching everything within its reach, including the bed of rocks that cascaded into the streambed below like a game of marbles, each one unique and letting the water slide over it like a fine polish.
The opening of a trail through the flats to the foothills of the Shawangunks has created a world of possibilities, one of which was realized this past week.
Nearly all of the preserve was farmland decades ago, and evidence of cultivation can be seen if one knows where to look.
Although upstate New York is a far cry from the rugged wilderness of South Dakota, the name Badlands still got caught in the gums like an adventure born of grit and sandstone.
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Six years ago, Craig Chapman noticed that nobody was renting kayaks by the Wallkill. “I wanted to be outside full-time, so I figured I’d hang out by the river one summer with some kayaks for rent, and the business took off from there.”
Although the Mohonk Preserve and Mountain House are famous for the Lemon Squeeze – a steeply pitched, tight rock scramble that lies above the skylake and just under the Sky Top Tower – a lesser-known cousin, Rock Rift, rests just a few short miles away without any of the labyrinth-loving crowds.
Atop the historic hamlet of Cragsmoor, home of the oldest artist colony founded in America, sits Sam’s Point: a 5,000-acre preserve that boasts not only ice caves and wild berries and a rare dwarf pine ecosystem, but also the highest point of the entire Shawangunk Ridge.
Last Saturday morning, the Open Space Institute hosted an official opening ceremony for the six-mile trail, which connects the Carmine Liberta Bridge to Butterville Road.