Thinking Spring

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…

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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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