Platte Clove

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Platte Clove is a stupendous mountain pass that is breathtaking to behold from its roadside and from the trails along its rim, but very dangerous if you attempt to descend into Platte Clove’s depths. In Hiking the Catskills, Lee McAllister describes Platte Clove as one of the most rugged areas in the eastern United States.

An article written in Harper’s New Monthly Magazine in 1883 about Platte Clove, entitled The Catskills, states: “I think that known as Platterkill (Platte Clove) is the wildest and most picturesque, but only hardy walkers should attempt its ascent. Eighteen waterfalls may be counted in a walk up this clove. There are many precipices and vertical heights.”

Platte Clove is divided into two distinct sections: the upper and the lower. In the upper section of Platte Clove, waterfalls are tall, the terrain is more chiseled, and the side walls are nearly vertical. In Platte Clove’s lower section, or bottom section, the stream is more placid and the terrain less formidable, with a number of waterfalls, but none greater in 25 feet in height. (Source: Catskill Region Waterfall Guide by Russell Dunn)

Oct 27th 2014 Monday

Plattekill Falls

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Plattekill Falls October 27, 2014- Photos taken on both sides of the falls.   Two news signs placed in 2014 pointing to Platte Clove/ Platt Clove. One is along Route 23A and the other is along Bloomer Road/ Platte Clove Road (County Route 16). The Catskill Park brow [...]

Oct 8th 2012 Monday

Platte Clove

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Photographs taken on October 7th and 8th from the Platte Clove area. The road sign (that has been mentioned prior) has recently received vandalism. Fall foliage is near its peak. This photo gallery shows several locations: A local swimming area found below Platte Clove alo [...]

Nov 10th 2010 Wednesday

Platte Clove Road Signs

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Please see this link for more infomation regarding Platte Clove The road signs at top of Platte Clove Road have again changed. Below are several photos taken at night. The first 3 photos were tak [...]

Sep 18th 2010 Saturday

Platte Clove Artist-in-Residence Cabin

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Article Source: and The Catskill Center offers each year to a selected number artists who have applied to their program a cabin that is located in the historic area of the Catskills where the first American school of landscape painting was [...]