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Runners Race to Windham, NY for Third Annual Warrior Dash on August 11-12

The Warrior Dash. Photo Courtesy of Red Frog Events
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The Third Annual Warrior Dash at the Windham Ski Resort Wacky Costumes, Barbed Wire and Plenty of Beer  Calling All Warriors: On Saturday, August 11th and Sunday, August 12th, Windham, NY, will be hosting a Warrior Dash at the Windham Ski Resort in the Catskill Mountains. Created by Red Frog Events, Warrior Dash, an ultimate, thrill-seeking [...]

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Shopping in the Catskill/Woodstock/Ulster Area (Catskills Blog)

The Parent Teacher Store
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Shopping in the Catskill/Woodstock/Ulster Area Toys, Books, Housewares and Other Fun Things With Black Friday in the past and the holidays approaching fast, I thought it might be nice to explore shopping in the Catskill & Ulster County area. I’m avoiding the big box stores and going for the independents as they tend to have [...]

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The Haunted Catskills: Plus Fun Halloween Events (Catskills Blog)

Zombie Walk
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The Catskills’ Most Haunted Places Halloween Events in the Catskills & Ulster County It’s Halloween in the Catskill/Ulster area and this is one of the spookiest places in the country during the month of October. The traditional setting of fires to ward off ghosts has now evolved into dressing up like ghosts and evil spirits [...]

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Weekending on a Budget in the Catskills: Dutchess County/Ulster Area

The Burning of Kingston
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Things to Do in the Catskills: Dutchess County/Ulster Area Exploring the Catskills: Day Trips, Historical Reenactments and, yes, Beer With the economy limping and no ice pack in sight, it’s time to explore the fun things to do in the Catskills without losing your ankle brace: We’re going to start across the river in Dutchess [...]

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Daytripping (or Weekending) in New Paltz

New Paltz
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Weekending in New Paltz Fun Things to Do in one of New York’s Hippest Towns: New Paltz, NY There’s no shortage of things to do in the village of New Paltz. I considered calling this column Weekending in New Paltz because it can’t all get done in a day. New Paltz is a refreshing break [...]

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In Irene’s Aftermath: Hurricane Preparedness Tips (Catskills Blog)

Irene's Wrath in Margaretville
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Irene’s Aftermath in the Catskills How to Prepare for a Hurricane Hurricane Irene blew through the area on August 27 and 28, 2011 and we’re still feeling the effects. Like most I didn’t take it too seriously. I parked my car in the driveway and soaped it up so Mother Nature could give me a [...]

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Day-Tripping: Antiquing in the Catskills

Homer and Langley's Mystery Spot
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Antique Shops in the Catskills Best Antiquing in the Catskills Growing up in Connecticut, my family would take a trip to the Catskills every fall. As a child, the Catskills were synonymous with the (now out of business) Catskills Game Farm (…”you’ll find adventure…at Catskills Game Farm…adventure is in our nature! “). I can still [...]

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The End of Summer and the Dutchess County Fair (Catskills Blog)

Dutchess County Fair from the Ferris Wheel
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Things to Do in the Catskills Labor Day Weekend Back to School, Fairs, Arts and Crafts It’s rounding the corner of the end of summer with the home stretch in sight. That means its back to school time. With the economy tanking and the job market, or any sign of a promotion, looking bleak, taking [...]

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Things to Do in the Catskills & Ulster County in August (Catskills Blog)

Bethel Woods
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Things to Do in the Catskills / Ulster County in August (2011) The summer is more than half over and the days are shrinking like a hamburger on a hot grill. Before it’s all up and gone, however, there’s a lot of great “summer” stuff to still get in; here’s a look at some of [...]

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How to Stay Cool this Summer in the Catskills (Catskills Blog)

Bellaerye Beach
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How to Stay Cool this Summer in the Catskills Things have heated up the past few weeks and not just on reality shows. With the heat of mid-July reaching the surface temperature of the sun, some of us have hidden inside, clicking our heels three times incanting “there’s no time like fall.” We’re going to [...]

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