Wednesday, June 20, 2007


Baseball. Apple Pie. Uncle Sam. The Harley-Davidson.

Get set for a red, white and blue weekend in Hunter, NY!

The Harley-Davidson motorcycle has long been an all-American icon exemplifying the freedom of the open road. The Harley Owners Group, or “HOG” as it is more commonly known, is an international organization of Harley-Davidson owners. Members come from all walks of life, all sharing a passion for their Harleys and subscribing to the HOG motto to “Ride and Have Fun!”

This Fourth of July, fireworks will continue all weekend long as Hunter, NY hosts the New York State HOG Rally from July 5-7, 2007 at the Kaatskill Mountain Club. An estimated 700 – 1000 HOG members, including representatives from the H-D Motor Company in Milwaukee, are expected to attend The Great American Rally and cruise sun dappled, twisted Catskill mountain roads past cool running streams and picturesque waterfalls. Riders will explore open roads through farmland and sample the quaint country quilt of local flavor and culture availing themselves of both group rides and solo ventures.

HOG members will participate in a variety of activities including a Pie Eating Contest, a Dresser* Light Show, Bike Games, and a Bike Show. Vendors will be on sight for shopping and, of course, there will be plenty of food and entertainment. The Rally Stampede on Friday morning will take the group to Cooperstown where HOG members will visit the Baseball Hall of Fame, the Farmers Museum and other local places of interest.

Events open to the public include the Bike Show on Saturday, July 7 from 8AM – 11AM. Rolling works of art will fill the parking lot as proud owners display shiny chrome and colorful paint. There is a “People’s Choice” ballot available for all visitors to vote for their favorite. Additionally there is a Parade of Bikes running through Hunter and Tannersville on Saturday starting at 1PM for everyone to enjoy!

For more information on the NYS HOG Rally schedule, visit:
or call the Rally Hotline at:
845 657 8394

* a “Dresser” is short for a large, full dress motorcycle – one usually having hard saddlebags and a tour pack. The owners install LED lights to show off their rides in style at night.

Get married at Hunter!

Discover the elegance and charm of a Catskills wedding at Hunter, accompanied by 360 degrees of beautiful vistas, four-star accommodations and amenities, in addition to an array of personalized options to create an extra special wedding day! Choose to hold a ceremony in several memorable settings, including the 3,200 foot summit of Hunter Mountain.

Take your vows as the beauty of the great Northern Catskills blankets the backdrop on this day, which will be remembered for years to come. Hunter’s Copper Tree Restaurant and Kaatskill Mountain Club are able to accommodate up to 300 guests, as well. Create a truly wonderful wedding at Hunter Mountain! To speak with Hunter’s Wedding Specialist, please dial 800-HunterMtn.