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Ribbon Cutting at Platte Clove Preserve

 Asher B. Durand.  The Catskills .

Asher B. Durand. The Catskills.

The Thomas Cole National Historic Site and the Catskill Center will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, July 18, to inaugurate a new site on the Hudson River School Art Trail.

The site is at the Catskill Center’s Platte Clove Preserve, 208 acres with beautiful waterfalls and trails at the head of the rugged and scenic Platte Clove in the Town of Hunter, Greene County. The Preserve remains a pristine wilderness area open to the public for quiet enjoyment.

The site is the 18th completed location on the Hudson River School Art Trail in the Hudson River Valley. The Art Trail makes accessible through free online maps and educational materials many of the views that inspired Thomas Cole – founder of the Hudson River School of painting, America’s first major art movement – his legendary student Frederic Church, and other artists of the Hudson River School of landscape painting.