We are delighted to share that work is underway to turn the former Citihope building on Main Street in Andes into an indoor farmer’s market. This project is the brainchild of Andes residents, Cheryl Terrace and Andy Wos. Cheryl is a green interior designer and the proprietor of Catskill Culture Club… Andy is a renaissance man who is managing several large real estate projects in the area (among other things, like renovating buildings for indoor farmer’s markets…) Featuring local farm meats, cheeses, milks and produce… and a gathering place for promoting, supporting & GROWING our sustainable community! Get the latest news on their progress on Facebook!
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Tagged Andes, Catskill Culture Club, cheryl terrace, farmers market
We loved reading about the Andes Rail Trail/Bullet Hole Spur and the Shavertown Trail in the spring issue of Kaatskill Life. The article states: “All in all, this is one of the nicest trails in the area, interesting in its variety, and a comfortable trail for those who like to wander in the woods. It is short enough to walk in a couple of hours, and interesting enough for repeated visits. The Catskill Mountain Club did a superb job with this trail. Congratulations!”
We couldn’t agree more! If you haven’t checked out both of these trails, you are really missing out. And by the summer Andes will have a third great trail — on Palmer Hill.
Read the article here (click the title or the article picture below):
Discover & Explore the NEW Andes Rail Trail (click the picture or this title to read the article)
by Pete Senterman
Reprinted with permission from Kaatskill Life, Spring 2014
The news is out! This spring will bring Two Old Tarts to Andes! If you’ve never been to the Two Old Tarts in Bovina, you are in for a real treat, and we are so happy they are coming to Andes. Read more about it here in the Watershed Post.
This spring will bring construction of another new hiking trail in Andes…
This one on Palmer Hill, starting at the scenic overlook on Finkle Road and Rt 28. Keep your eyes out for the opening of the trail, and contact the Catskill Mountain Club if you’d like to help build it!
Want to learn more about cycling in the Catskills? Check out a great post from Anton Tutter, co-author a cycling blog, Riding the Catskills, which chronicles off-the-beaten-path cycling routes in the region. In this post, he shares his adventures cycling over some beautiful, rugged Delaware County roads as he “pass hunts” his way from Bloomville to Bovina to Andes and back to Bloomville. His description and photos will have you longing for bicycling weather – as if this winter wasn’t already doing that for some. Check out other rides in the Catskills at the rest of the website as well.
Last summer, Anton wrote: I recently rode a hilly 45-mile route that connects three neighboring villages to retrace childhood memories; each holds fond memories for me. But more relevant to this post, cycling between these villages is a fun adventure in pass hunting– the sport of riding over mountain passes towards a goal of having completed a defined number of passes within a region. Popular in France (rules of the game), it’s gaining popularity here in the US. It’s sort of the cycling equivalent of hiking clubs, where the goal is to have hiked over a defined group of mountain peaks. So instead of following major roads between the villages that skirt around and thereby avoid the mountains, I opt to ride up and over the mountains along the most remote, least traveled mountain passes and carriage roads I can find, choosing dirt over pavement wherever possible.
Read the rest of this great post here. Check out the other great posts on Riding the Catskills as well.
In the meantime, there’s lots going on at the Andes Hotel and in the other great places around town.
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Our deep thanks to photographer and food writer Ulla Kjarval for exploring and writing about our brand new trail in Andes. (Our thanks to her for alerting us, too!) One of her great photos from her hike below… This is a wonderful new trail that courtesy of the vision and hard work of the Catskill Mountain Club and the NYC DEP.
Click here for Ulla’s whole article!
Photo by Ulla Kjarval
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Tagged Andes, Catskill Mountain Club, DEP, hiking, NYC Watershed, Pepacton Reservoir, Shavertown, Shavertown Trail, Ulla Kjarval