how to enjoy Phoenicia in the Catskills

How To Enjoy Phoenicia In The Catskills

Posted in Catskill Accommodations, Catskill Places, Phoenicia  by admin on May 17th, 2008

PhoeniciaA small but tranquil area in the Catskill Mountain region in New York is Phoenicia. Located in the northeast area, it has a population of 381 determined by the 2000 census. Its railroad system was one of the first to be developed in the area, making it a vital component of its tourism industry which remains up to this day one of the major movers of its economy. It is a bustling town that remains a very popular destination for many travelers.

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Bear facts: Dutchess County is full of them!

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By Bill Conners • Outdoors columnist • May 22, 2008

Some hapless driver last week probably endured what surely had to be the scare of a lifetime. The driver didn’t hang around for a photo-op or interview, but he or she probably would have had a story to tell if they had hung around.
The evidence of the incident was discovered on Salt Point Turnpike in Pleasant Valley. The carcass of a 250-pound black bear was discovered around dawn on Thursday. It made the ultimate sacrifice in a battle with a motor vehicle. It is not clear whether it was a truck or a car, according to everyone I’ve spoken to so far.

Matt Lawlor of Matt’s Auto Body in Salt Point carted it off to a local taxidermist. It’s far better to have the hide spend eternity as a rug or a wall hanging instead of allowing it to rot away in a landfill. Me? I’d probably get more of a kick out of the head staring down on dinner guests in the dining room. Lawlor didn’t hit the bear; he just got the necessary permits to take possession of it.

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