To someone interested in the history of the trails around North-South Lake State Campground, one of the oldest recreational trail systems in America, the long and varied history can be confusing. In the heyday of the Mountain House, each trail led past many well-known and named locations. The trouble is that the names of the locations changed, and often the same name was used for different locations. It may be that different hotels or boarding houses assigned names to spots on their trails without regard for the names used by other resorts. Hence, there was a Sunset Rock near the Mountain House, and one near the Laurel House. There were two Prospect Rocks as well as two different locations one named Glen Mary and and the other Mary’s Glen. There was also an elusive location north of the Mountain House named Artist’s Rock–elusive because there are no common images that clearly identify it and the trail descriptions are vague and somewhat inconsistent.
Classic Scenes Calendar for 2015
Produced by John Ham, noted author of books on the Greene County Catskill resorts and railroads, this 2015 calendar contains 13 beautiful images of of the Town of Hunter as it appeared in the late 19th and early 20th Century--the Golden age of summer tourism in the region.
This will make a nice holiday gift and is available at the Mountain Top Historical Society's Visitors' Center during our regular business hours -- Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 1:00 to 4:00.
Society's price including tax is only $21.60!
In the Bartrams' Footsteps
Third Annual Postcard Show
The third annual postcard show on Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at our Ulster & Delaware Train Station on the Mountain Top Historical Society Campus on Route 23A in Haines Falls was our best attended yet. In addition to dealers, John Duda and friends, the MTHS sold items including posters, prints and other ephemera from the attic. There was something for everyone. Five dealers brought collectable postcards from the Hudson Valley and well beyond as well as holiday and other topical cards. Plans for next year are already in the works.