A $1.3M interpretive center opens in the Catskills

SHANDAKEN, N.Y. (AP) — The Catskill Forest Preserve has a new $1.3 million interpretive center.

The Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center in the Ulster County Town of Shandaken was officially opened Wednesday. The center on Route 28 is named for the retired congressman and is designed to showcase the Catskills’ natural resources and recreational opportunities.

Visitors to the interpretive center will be able to find out about the Catskills through computer tablets and wall displays. There also is a topographic floor map. It will be open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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