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WATCH: Winter In The Catskills

Richard Bangs | Posted 03.10.2013 | Travel
Richard Bangs

When I finally arrived in the Catskills I expected Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog, and an overkill of free love and recreational psychotropics. Instead I found an unexampled rebellious spirit that stretches back to the 18th century, and is a connective tissue between Woodstock and the Borscht Belt, and a life-force that upholds today.

WATCH: Winter In New York's 'North Country'

Richard Bangs | Posted 01.07.2013 | Travel
Richard Bangs

I trundle into town beneath a white flurry, watching the falling flakes reflected in the lake. Despite the tag, the placid body of water next to town is not Lake Placid -- it's Mirror Lake. The namesake is down the road, a bit off the beaten track.