Open Space Institute

  • New York property adds to "wilderness" walk

    By Kirsten Ferguson April 14, 2022

    A prominent forested property on the Shawangunk Ridge in New York’s Catskill Mountains is now permanently protected thanks to a recent purchase by the Open Space Institute. The 228-acre property in the town of Mamakating, the former site of a well-known Catskills resort known as “Shawanga Lodge,” was once planned for a casino development. OSI’s $1.7 million acquisition is adjacent to five popular recreational trail systems and to the 3,300-acre Bashakill Wildlife Management Area.