A photo narrative and tale from Hells Hole Creek located in the Devils Kitchen section of the Catskill Mountains.
Two news signs were placed in 2014 pointing to Platte Clove/ Platt Clove. One is along Route 23A and the other is along Bloomer Road/ Platte Clove Road.
The Platte Clove Foot Bridge that crossed over Plattekill Creek has been replaced and reopened. The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference and its volunteers did a wonderful job.
The road sign (that has been mentioned prior) has recently received vandalism. Fall foliage is near its peak.
A day of exploring Platte Clove and Hell’s Hole Creek was planned. Unfortunately due to rain and thunder deep exploration as intended of Platte Clove was cut short.
The Catskills is a magnificent sight in any season, but there’s something special about visiting Platte Clove in the spring.
“The Platte Clove cabin sits where mountain and valley meet, providing a tranquil and rustic workplace and retreat for artists working in a variety of disciplines in the living landscape where American art began.”
Platte Clove is green during the summer months of July and August. During this time, the leaves of the trees turn green and the flowers bloom.
Platte Clove Road was closed temporarily by the Haines Falls Fire Department due to an injury to a hiker. A few weeks backs a hiker died after a terrible fall in area known as the Grand Canyon in Devils Kitchen.
Photographs taken from Platte Clove Road. Several seasonal waterfalls can be seen in the distance along the roadway.