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The Painted Doves Of Sullivan Catskills Form A Woodstock Inspired Trail

The Sullivan Catskills tourism authority has organized a participative trail, where you find all 50 doves, take selfies with each dove and upload them to a “Passport page”.


The pics you can see on this page are some of the 50 hand painted doves, psychedelic and batik, that form the Sullivan Catskills Dove Trail.

Inspired by the greatest of all festivals, Woodstock 1969, and to commemorate its 50th anniversary (50th allowing for pandemic and other inset stories), the collection of these 50 hand painted doves are located in villages, towns, and at several tourism businesses.

Each (permanently mounted) dove was hand-painted by a professional local artist and inspired by Woodstock.

Bethel, located in the region, was the location of the legendary music festival — one that has had a great impact on the region, making Bethel a town of historical import. Much happens in and around the original location of the festival, including The Museum At Bethel Woods (scheduled to reopen on April 03, 2021.)

The museum and indeed the 50 hand painted doves seek to capture the tumultuous and inspiring time of the 60s that was an American movement that influenced the culture of the world. 

The 60s were mod, they were folk and psychedelic with expressions of love, set to the Indian imports of yoga, the Maharishi and sitar. More significantly, these were but an expression of the civil-rights, Kennedy and the war-on-poverty and no doubt, family arguments over hippie kids, yippies, Haight-Ashbury, and bra-burning.

The Sullivan Catskills tourism authority has organized a participative trail, where you find all 50 doves, take selfies with each dove and upload them to a “Passport page”. Those who complete the entire trail get a gift. More details here on the Dove Trail page.

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