Hiking Trails Closed in Post-Irene Catskills

We came across this post yesterday in a blog we’ve just discovered by an upstate New York real estate agent, Kellie Place (lots of good stuff on here, although a surprising pro-fracking bent to it). Kellie writes that the DEC has decided to close trails on DEC-managed land in Ulster and Greene counties, and state campgrounds will be closed, too. Better safe than sorry, as she says, although it’ll add to the continued problem of economic recovery, cutting into leaf-peeping season and the fall exodus to the hills. More info here on the DEC website.

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About lisa

I'm a freelance writer (and thus, not a homeowner), specializing in real estate, urban planning and sustainability. Also, I just like looking at pictures of houses.

Posted on September 13, 2011, in Catskills, Delaware County, Nature, Ulster County and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Thanks for this announcement. Yes, better safe than sorry for the sake of both the visitors, wildlife and the trails. Perhaps there will be a few new trail maintenance jobs?

    • Wouldn’t that be great? I wonder too if the “Labor for your Neighbor” program could help. Hiking is such an Upstate tourism draw.

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