Ann Roberti

Welcome to the Catskill Mountain Club

Looking up Kaaterskill Clove from Palenville Overlook with Indian Head in the foreground.

Founded in 2004, the year of the 100th Anniversary of the Catskill Park, the CMC has dedicated itself to providing a broad range of non-motorized outdoor recreational activities to its members, to residents and to visitors in the Catskills. Whether you hike, camp, kayak, canoe, snowshoe, ski, or cycle, the CMC offers activities to meet your interests.

 

 

 

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September 30th through October 9th — Catskills Lark in the Park

Visit the Lark website for events during the 10 days of Catskills Lark In the Park — events are being added continually….

Hike on the Finger Lakes Trail (FLT) | Sunday July 23, 2017 8:00 am

Come discover this section of the FLT from the Downsville Covered Bridge to NYS Rte 206, with a side trip on the Trout Pond trail to Campbell Mt. Road and back. Pass Campbell Mt. Lean-to and old farm ruins near Rte 206.

Event Duration:  8.6 miles,  6 hours

Level of Difficulty:  Moderate-Difficult

Leader(s): Deanna Felicetta

Bring: lunch, sunscreen, bug spray, something to drink, etc.

Registration required by July 19.  Registration limited.  Must provide full name, email AND REACHABLE phone to register. Hike leader has limited email after Friday the21st.
To register, call  Deanna (845) 216-2021 or email  felicetta.deanna@gmail.com

Group size is limited so register early

Dogs allowed:  No

Questions about this event can be directed to:  felicetta.deanna@gmail.com or 845 216-2021, leader

Meet at Campbell Mt. trail head on Rte 206 for car shuttle to Downsville

Driving Directions: From Margaretville: take NYS Rte 28 west to NYS Rte 30. Then Rte 30 west to intersection of NYS Rte 206. South on 206 approx 2 miles to trail head and parking area on the on the right. Look for DEC trail head sign.

From Roscoe: Take NYS Rte 206 north 10 miles to trail head and parking area on the on the left. Look for DEC trail head sign.

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Sunday, August 13th 10:00 AM | Hike the Shavertown Trail

Hike to Snake Pond on the Shavertown Trail near the Pepacton Reservoir’s Shavertown Bridge Boat Launch on Sunday August 14 at 10:00 as part of the 91st Andes Community Days.  (Check out the festivities in town August 13th!)

After a good climb for the first mile there will be a beautiful view overlooking the reservoir.  We will enjoy the view and walk around Snake Pond.   The total distance 2.3.

This hike is part of Andes Community Day events.  See more by clicking here.

Wear sturdy shoes and bring water and snacks or lunch.

Registration not required, direct questions to news@catskillmountainclub.org

Well behaved dogs are welcome.

Directions: From SR 28 in Margaretville turn left on SR 30.  Continue 8 miles to the Shavertown Bridge. Turn right and park at the upper parking area by the boat launch.

From Livingston Manor, take the Beaverkill Road, to Barkaboon Road pass Little Pond continue to the Shavertown Bridge turn right across bridge and left to the upper parking area by boat launch.

Sunday, August 13th, 1:00 PM | Paddle the Pepacton

Experience an incredible outdoor adventure, paddling the beautiful Pepacton Reservoir. Join Catskill Mountain Club board member Ann Roberti for a scenic paddle on this recently opened NYC reservoir. Provide your own CANOE or KAYAK or rent from a local business.  We will launch promptly at 11AM from the Shavertown Bridge Recreational Boating Launch site on the north side of the bridge.

Life jackets required. All boats must be steam cleaned prior to arrival on site and have a valid DEP access sticker. Many vendors store boats on site, requiring only that you visit the store to pay and to pick up paddles and PFDs. For more information on regulations, please visit the NYCDEP website: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/pdf/recreation/Pepacton_Boating_Brochure.pdf

Pre-register and questions to Ann Roberti at aroberti@catskill.net.

This paddle is part of Andes Community Day events.  See more by clicking here.

Directions: From SR 28/30 in Margaretville, go west about 3 miles to the dividing of the highways. Turn south onto SR 30 and go 8 miles to the Shavertown Bridge,  turning north onto CR 1 just before crossing the bridge. The Boat Launch is on the left.

From SR 28 in Andes, turn south onto CR 1 and travel 8 miles to the Shavertown Bridge Boat Launch on the right.

Hike the FLT from Alder Lake to Cabot Mountain | Sunday August 20, 2017 8:00 am – CANCELLED

We will enjoy a variety of woods terrain from Alder Lake , stopping by Big Pond and then on to climb the Touch-Me-Not trail to Cabot Mt., finishing at Beech Hill Rd. Come enjoy the wild flowers and summer with us.

Event Duration:  7 miles,  6 hours

Level of Difficulty:  Moderate-Difficult

Leader(s): Deanna Felicetta

Bring: lunch, sunscreen, bug spray, something to drink

Registration required by August 16.  Registration limited.  Must provide full name, email AND REACHABLE phone to register. Hike leader has limited email after Friday the 18th.
To register, call  Deanna (845) 216-2021 or email  felicetta.deanna@gmail.com

Group size is limited so register early

Dogs allowed:  No

Questions about this event can be directed to:  felicetta.deanna@gmail.com or 845 216-2021, leader

Meet at Alder Lake Parking area for car shuttle

Driving Directions: From Margaretville: take NYS Rte 28 west to NYS Rte 30. Then Rte 30 west to long bridge over the Pepacton Reservoir. Cross bridge and take immediate left onto Barkaboon Rd. Follow Barkaboon to the end at Beaverkill Rd. Then left on Beaverkill to Alder Creek Rd. on Left. Alder Creek road to Alder Lake parking

From Livingston Manor: Exit 96 off of NYS 17 to Old Rte 17. Old 17 then becomes Beaverkill Rd. Take Beaver kill Rd. to Alder Creek Rd. on Left. Alder Creek road to Alder Lake parking . Total 16 miles

Trail Maintenance on Delhi Trails | Saturday, June 17th 8:30 AM

Join the CMC trail crew this Saturday, June 17th from 8:30 to noon for a trail maintenance hike on the Delhi Hiking Trails. Meet at Sheldon Park located on Sheldon Drive, Delhi, NY for assignment. Please R.S.V.P to Amy Beveridge at 607-437-6671.

Please bring water, wear appropriate footwear (sneakers or boots), and no dogs are allowed on this maintenance hike.

 

Delhi Trails Hike for Community Fit Day | Saturday, May 6th 9:00 am

Amy Beveridge will lead a hike on Delhi Trails as part of the Cardio Club’s Community Fit Day events.

Meet at 9:00AM in Sheldon Park, located at the end of Sheldon Drive, Delhi, NY. (By the school, ice rink, community garden). The hike will take the Sheldon Park Trail head on the Gribley trail to the vista, there participants may turn back to Sheldon Drive or continue on the Gribley Trail to the Lutheran Church trail head and walk the road back their cars.

This trail is moderate, with a steep incline for the first .5 mile. Participants should be prepared for a slow pace at the start of the hike, bring water, wear sturdy footwear, and plan for a 2 hour fund adventure.

Leashed, friendly dogs are allowed however not encouraged on this hike.

Contact Amy Beveridge via cell at 607-437-6671 for questions.

 

Saturday, April 8th, 9:00 AM | Balsam Mt. via Lost Clove & McKinley Hollow

Hike to Balsam Mt. (3600’) from Lost Clove to McKinley Hollow. (NYNJTC Map 142)

Event Duration: 7.0 miles, 5 hours
Level of Difficulty: Difficult
Leader(s): Rick Roberts
Bring: lunch, plenty of water, adequate footwear
Registration by April 6th by contacting Rick Roberts at hikerrick2000@yahoo.com or 607 746-9694
Dogs allowed: Yes .
Questions about this event can be directed to: Rick Roberts at hikerrick2000@yahoo.com or 607 746-9694

Driving Directions: Meet at the end of Lost Clove off Co. Rd. 47 . Cars will then be spotted at McKinley Rd. NYS Rte. 28 to Co. Rte 47 at Big Indian. South on Co Rte 47 1 mile to Lost Clove Rd. on the right. Follow Lost Clove to the end.
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Lost+Clove+Rd,+Big+Indian,+NY+12410

Saturday, April 15th, 10:00 AM | Cabot Mountain

From Beech Hill Road Trail Head on the East Side of the road we will follow a section of the Finger Lakes Trail to Cabot Mountain look out over Little Pond, about 3 miles. After the hike I would like to inspect my section of the FLT from Mary Smith Road to the same Parking Area on Beech Hill Road, 2.3 miles, around 2 hours.

Event Duration: 3.3 miles
Level of Difficulty: Moderate-Difficult
Leader(s): Bob Moses
Bring: lunch, water, adequate footwear
Registration by April 14th by contacting Bob at rmoses@delhidel.net
Dogs allowed: Yes .
Questions about this event can be directed to: Bob rmoses@delhidel.net
Driving Directions: Margaretville NY, Rt 30 towards Downsville, 10.7 miles, turn left on to Beech Hill Road, 3.8 miles, P.A. is on the left a little way over the top of the mountain.From Livingston Manor, NY, take old route 17 and a slight right onto Beaverkill Road for 8.8 miles, turn left onto Beech Hill Road, 2.6 miles on the right. 2282 Beech Hill Rd, Andes, NY 13731 https://www.google.com/maps/place/2282+Beech+Hill+Rd,+Andes,+NY+13731

Join us at the People’s Rally for our Planet | April 29th 11am – 1 pm

Look for the Catskill Mountain Club table at the rally.

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Sunday, April 30th, 10:00 AM | Trail Maintenance on Section 2 of the Dry Brook Ridge Trail and German Hollow Trail

Follow Laura Battelani, CMC Board Member, and David Lucas, volunteers for NY/NJ Trail Conference, as they inspect and clear the trails they adopted for the NY/NJ TC. We’ll hike Pakatakan Mountain and follow the ridge, passing by a 700 years old bog, to arrive to a beautiful look out of the Pepacton Reservoir. The return will be on to German Hollow trail. Wear sturdy hiking boots/shoes, bring water and food and dress in layers for comfort. If you also want to help with the cleaning of the trail, bring hand tools, gloves and eye protection.

Event Duration: 6.0 miles, 6 hours
Level of Difficulty: Moderate-Difficult
Leader(s): Laura Battelani
Bring: lunch, plenty of water, adequate footwear. If planning to help with maintenance, please bring hand tools
Registration by April 29th by contacting Laura at bodyworx@catskill.net/(845) 586-3101
Dogs allowed: No
Questions about this event can be directed to: bodyworx@catskill.net/(845) 586-3101
Driving Directions:
On Route 28, 40 miles from Kingston, Village of Margaretville. Half mile after the blinking light, turn right at the intersection. Meeting is at the car wash.

Saturday, May 27, 11 AM | Paddle the Pepacton

Experience an incredible outdoor adventure, paddling the beautiful Pepacton Reservoir. Join Catskill Mountain Club board member Ann Roberti for a scenic paddle on this recently opened NYC reservoir. Provide your own CANOE or KAYAK or rent from a local business.  We will launch promptly at 11AM from the Shavertown Bridge Recreational Boating Launch site on the north side of the bridge.

Life jackets required. All boats must be steam cleaned prior to arrival on site and have a valid DEP access sticker. Many vendors store boats on site, requiring only that you visit the store to pay and to pick up paddles and PFDs. For more information on regulations, please visit the NYCDEP website: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/pdf/recreation/Pepacton_Boating_Brochure.pdf

Pre-register and questions to Ann Roberti at aroberti@catskill.net.

Directions: From SR 28/30 in Margaretville, go west about 3 miles to the dividing of the highways. Turn south onto SR 30 and go 8 miles to the Shavertown Bridge,  turning north onto CR 1 just before crossing the bridge. The Boat Launch is on the left.

From SR 28 in Andes, turn south onto CR 1 and travel 8 miles to the Shavertown Bridge Boat Launch on the right.

Saturday, June 3rd, 9:30 AM – Hike the Shavertown Trail

Celebrate National Trails day with a hike of the beautiful Shavertown Trail, located near the Pepacton Reservoir’s Shavertown Bridge Boat Launch.  After a good climb for the first mile there will be a beautiful view overlooking the reservoir.  We will enjoy the view and walk around Snake Pond.

Wear sturdy shoes and bring water and a snack or lunch.

Registration required.  Email bodyworx@catskill.net by Thursday, June 1st.

Well behaved dogs are welcome

Directions: From SR 28 in Margaretville turn left on SR 30.  Continue 8 miles to the Shavertown Bridge. Turn right and park at the upper parking area by the boat launch.

From Livingston Manor, take the Beaverkill Road, to Barkaboom Road pass Little Pond continue to the Shavertown Bridge turn right across bridge and left to the upper parking area by boat launch.

 

Sunday, June 4th 12:00 noon | Learn about the Fingerlakes Trail and Hike it to Balsam Lake Fire Tower – CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

Meet at Morgan Outdoors, in Livingston Manor, for a brief intro to NY’s longest trail, the Finger Lakes Trail, which passes through the Catskills. Meet Rick Roberts, the FLT Coordinator for the Catskill section (90 miles of trail), who constructed several connecting trail sections in our area.

After a short talk we will drive to Balsam Lake Mountain trailhead to hike to Balsam Lake Mountain fire tower, on a section of the Finger Lakes Trail. Great views at the summit. Bring snack or lunch to enjoy on the summit.   (optional loop hike is 4.4 miles roundtrip if you descend the trail heading east, making a triangle).

RSVP for both events by calling Morgan Outdoors at 845 439-5507. The hike is optional.

Event Duration: 3.5 round trip

Level of Difficulty:   Moderate-Difficult

Leader(s): Rick Roberts

Bring: what to bring.   Lunch

Registration by June 3rd, by calling Morgan Outdoors at 845 439-5507

Dogs allowed: Yes

Questions about this event can be directed to: hikerrick20000@yahoo.com

Driving Directions:   Morgan Outdoors, 46 Main St. Livingston Manor, NY 12758

 

Saturday, June 10th, 10 AM – 5th Anniversary Hike on the Andes Rail Trail

It’s the 5th Anniversary of the opening of the  Andes Rail Trail.  We will be celebrating with a hike on the Rail Trail and Bullet Hole Spur.  It’s a beautiful time on the trail, with loads of wildflowers and lush views.

The group will walk on the railbed portion of the trail and continue on the Bullet Hole Spur.  Those who do not want to do the more strenuous Bullet Hole Spur can return to the trailhead.

2 miles round trip for railbed only portion, 4 miles round trip for rail trail and Bullet Hole Spurt.

No advanced registration necessary — just show up at the trailhead on Cabin Hill Road at 10:00 am.

DIRECTIONS: Meet at the train depot on Cabin Hill Road/CR 2 just past the flashing red light in downtown Andes.  Park in town or on the grass on the west shoulder of Cabin Hill Road.

 

Sunday, June 11th, 10:00 AM | Trail Maintenance on Section2 of the Dry Brook Ridge Trail and German Hollow Trail

Follow Laura Battelani, CMC Board Member, and David Lucas, volunteers for NY/NJ Trail Conference, as they inspect and clear the trails they adopted for the NY/NJ TC. We’ll hike Pakatakan Mountain and follow the ridge, passing by a 700 years old bog, to arrive to a beautiful look out of the Pepacton Reservoir. The return will be on to German Hollow trail. Wear sturdy hiking boots/shoes, bring water and food and dress in layers for comfort. If you also want to help with the cleaning of the trail, bring hand tools, gloves and eye protection.

Event Duration: 6.0 miles, 6 hours
Level of Difficulty: Moderate-Difficult
Leader(s): Laura Battelani
Bring: lunch, plenty of water, adequate footwear. If planning to help with maintenance, please bring hand tools
Registration by June 5th by contacting Laura at bodyworx@catskill.net/(845) 586-3101
Dogs allowed: No
Questions about this event can be directed to: bodyworx@catskill.net/(845) 586-3101
Driving Directions:
On Route 28, 40 miles from Kingston, Village of Margaretville. Half mile after the blinking light, turn right at the intersection. Meeting is at the car wash.

Sunday, July 2, 11 AM | Paddle the Pepacton — POSTPONED — NEW DATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED

Experience an incredible outdoor adventure, paddling the beautiful Pepacton Reservoir. Join Catskill Mountain Club board member Ann Roberti for a scenic paddle on this recently opened NYC reservoir. Provide your own CANOE or KAYAK or rent from a local business.  We will launch promptly at 11AM from the Shavertown Bridge Recreational Boating Launch site on the north side of the bridge.

Life jackets required. All boats must be steam cleaned prior to arrival on site and have a valid DEP access sticker. Many vendors store boats on site, requiring only that you visit the store to pay and to pick up paddles and PFDs. For more information on regulations, please visit the NYCDEP website: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/pdf/recreation/Pepacton_Boating_Brochure.pdf

Pre-register and questions to Ann Roberti at aroberti@catskill.net.

Directions: From SR 28/30 in Margaretville, go west about 3 miles to the dividing of the highways. Turn south onto SR 30 and go 8 miles to the Shavertown Bridge,  turning north onto CR 1 just before crossing the bridge. The Boat Launch is on the left.

From SR 28 in Andes, turn south onto CR 1 and travel 8 miles to the Shavertown Bridge Boat Launch on the right.

HIGHLIGHTS OF CMC’S 2016 SEASON

STEWARDSHIP– The CMC annually maintains five CMC trails totaling 20 miles and seven DEC trails totaling nearly 25 miles. In 2016, 36 trail maintenance hikes were conducted totaling 750 volunteer hours, all headed by the Club’s VP , Wendell George.

TRAIL BUILDING– Since 2011, the CMC has built 5 new hiking trails on lands owned by NYC DEP as well as Delaware Academy. The newest trail, that to the former fire tower on Bramley Mountain near Delhi NY, was opened on July 29th . The opening ceremony was attended by nearly 40 hiking enthusiasts, local, state and City officials and followed by a hike to the summit.
The five CMC trails have been very popular since their openings. Over the past year nearly 5600 hikers have signed-in on these trails. Approximate counts by trail are:

  • Delhi Trails – over 1000 visitors in 2016
  • Palmer Hill Trails – 1300 in the last year
  • Shavertown Trail – 1200 in the last year.
  • Andes Rail Trail & Bullet Hole Spur- 1500 in the last year
  • Bramley Mountain Trails – 600 hikers from opening day thru December

This year the CMC produced a brochure/map highlighting these five trails. The brochure is being distributed at all CMC trailheads as well as various informational kiosks and at the Catskill Interpretive Center in Mt. Tremper. The maps of the five CMC trails can also be viewed on our website from the Where to Go menu.

CMC EVENTS– CMC members led over 40 Hikes, paddles and other CMC events in 2016 that were enjoyed by 400+ participants. In addition CMC members are leading over 25 events for this year’s Catskill Lark in the Park. Upcoming hikes and other CMC events can be viewed on the CMC website at Upcoming Events.

ADVOCACY – The CMC is involved with several organizations advocating for outdoor recreational concerns affecting the Catskill area.
The Catskill Park Coalition is a partnership of many Catskill organizations, all concerned with outdoor recreation and related public land concerns. Each February the Coalition members travel to Albany for Catskill Park Awareness Day, advocating for increased funding for outdoor recreation, conservation and tourism related issues. In 2016 the Coalition succeeded in obtaining $500,000 dedicated for use within the Catskill Park. Part of this allocation is being used for the creation of a new comprehensive recreation plan as well as various infrastructure improvements. In addition, the continuation of the NYS Ranger Academy was stressed as well as the hiring of 2 assistant Forest Rangers, both which were granted. Also, $994,000 was asked for and allocated for the Catskill Interpretative Center, which opened on NYS Rte 28 in Mt. Tremper in July of 2015. The funding will allow for the building of a full scale old style fire tower, a fire warden’s cabin, a picnic pavilion, an amphitheater and new road side signage.
Information on the 2017 Awareness Day can be viewed at catskillcenter.org/awareness-day/.

The Catskill Park Advisory Committee –  The Committee is a group of local government representatives, agencies and  area organizations representing the various communities and user groups of the Catskill Park and the Catskill Watershed. The purpose of the Committee is to provide assistance, advice and guidance to the NYSDEC, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection and other land managers in the management of the New York State Forest Preserve, the Catskill Park and the Catskill Watershed. The CMC is a charter member of this Committee and meets with it on a quarterly basis.

STAFFING of the Maurice Hinchey Catskill Interpretitive Center (CIC) – The CMC is one of five operating partners for the CIC and provides part of the volunteer staff operating the center 363 days a year. In all,  CMC members volunteered over 600 hours for its operation in 2016. The CIC opened in July, 2015. catskillinterpretivecenter.org.

CMC DONATIONS –  $1000 to Summit Stewards Program – Summit Stewards patrol the summit areas of Giant Ledge/Panther, Slide, Wittenberg, and Cornell mountains during the summer hiking period. They work closely with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and address the unique concerns of these peaks to the hikers they encounter. See Summit Stewards.

$1000 to the Catskill Interpretive Center – The CIC is the Catskills Tourist Information Center.

LARK IN THE PARK 2016– Last year was the 12th annual Lark in the Park and featured 50 separate events over 10 days from October 3rd to the 12th and was enjoyed for nearly 750 attendees. For this year’s 2016 program we had 60 events , many being held by 19 Catskill Based organizations such as Mountain Keeper, Catskill Rec. Center, Trout Unlimited and the 3500 Club. The CMC has been the main driving force of this annual event celebrating the creation of the Catskill Park. CMC members have spent over 200 man hours, planning and leading events. See catskilsllark.org.

CATSKILL ALL TRAILS CHALLENGE– In 2014 the CMC created this unique opportunity for hikers
to receive recognition for the hiking of all 87 trails and 350 miles of Catskill Park Trails. This year we
had 15 hikers complete the Challenge bringing the total to 32. For more on the Challenge go to
http://catskillmountainclub.org/events/the-all-trails-hiking-challenge-redlining-the-catskills.

SOCIAL MEDIA– The Board of Directors of the CMC sees the use of the various social media platforms as vital for the future dissemination of CMC information, news, advocacy issues as well as trail conditions and hiker safety concerns. The CMC currently uses FaceBook for communicating with CMC members.

CMC BOARD OF DIRECTORS– The CMC Board meets every other month in Arkville, NY to discuss Club business, outdoor recreational issues, interface with other Catskill organizations and governments entities, plan events and review financial concerns During 2016 the all volunteer Directors spent on over 2000 man hours on club business.

Sunday, August 14th 10:00 AM | Hike the Shavertown Trail

Hike the Shavertown Trail near the Pepacton Reservoir’s Shavertown Bridge Boat Launch on Sunday August 14 at 10:00 as part of the 90th Andes Community Days.  After a good climb for the first mile there will be a beautiful view overlooking the reservoir.  We will enjoy the view and walk around Snake Pond.  If the group is inclined, we will  continue up an easier climb for a 3.3 mile loop returning to the pond.  The upper loop is an nice second growth forest and lots of nice rock formations.  This is an enjoyable hike for almost everyone; please come and join us. The total distance 2.3 or 5.3 miles.

This paddle is part of Andes Community Day events.  See more by clicking here.

Wear sturdy shoes and bring water and snacks or lunch.

Registration not required, direct questions to news@catskillmountainclub.org

Well behaved dogs are welcome.

Directions: From SR 28 in Margaretville turn left on SR 30.  Continue 8 miles to the Shavertown Bridge. Turn right and park at the upper parking area by the boat launch.

From Livingston Manor, take the Beaverkill Road, to Barkaboon Road pass Little Pond continue to the Shavertown Bridge turn right across bridge and left to the upper parking area by boat launch.

Sunday, August 14th 1 pm | Paddle the Pepacton

Experience an incredible outdoor adventure, paddling the beautiful Pepacton Reservoir. Join Catskill Mountain Club board member Ann Roberti for a scenic paddle on this recently opened NYC reservoir. Provide your own CANOE or KAYAK or rent from a local business.  We will launch promptly at 1PM from the Shavertown Bridge Recreational Boating Launch site on the north side of the bridge. 

Life jackets required. All boats must be steam cleaned prior to arrival on site and have a valid DEP access sticker. Many vendors store boats on site, requiring only that you visit the store to pay and to pick up paddles and PFDs. For more information on regulations, please visit the NYCDEP website: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/pdf/recreation/Pepacton_Boating_Brochure.pdf

Pre-register and questions to Ann Roberti at news@catskillmountainclub.org.

This paddle is part of Andes Community Day events.  See more by clicking here.

Directions: From SR 28/30 in Margaretville, go west about 3 miles to the dividing of the highways. Turn south onto SR 30 and go 8 miles to the Shavertown Bridge,  turning north onto CR 1 just before crossing the bridge. The Boat Launch is on the left.

From SR 28 in Andes, turn south onto CR 1 and travel 8 miles to the Shavertown Bridge Boat Launch on the right.

Saturday, May 28, 11 AM | Paddle the Pepacton

Experience an incredible outdoor adventure, paddling the beautiful Pepacton Reservoir. Join Catskill Mountain Club board member Bob Moses for a scenic paddle on this recently opened NYC reservoir. Provide your own CANOE or KAYAK or rent from a local business.  We will launch promptly at 11AM from the Shavertown Bridge Recreational Boating Launch site on the north side of the bridge.

Life jackets required. All boats must be steam cleaned prior to arrival on site and have a valid DEP access sticker. Many vendors store boats on site, requiring only that you visit the store to pay and to pick up paddles and PFDs. For more information on regulations, please visit the NYCDEP website: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/pdf/recreation/Pepacton_Boating_Brochure.pdf

Pre-register and questions to Bob Moses at rmoses@delhitel.net.

Directions: From SR 28/30 in Margaretville, go west about 3 miles to the dividing of the highways. Turn south onto SR 30 and go 8 miles to the Shavertown Bridge,  turning north onto CR 1 just before crossing the bridge. The Boat Launch is on the left.

From SR 28 in Andes, turn south onto CR 1 and travel 8 miles to the Shavertown Bridge Boat Launch on the right.

 

Saturday, May 7, 9 AM | Community Fit Day Hike on Delhi Trails

Delhi trail viewCelebrate  Delhi’s Community Fit Day by joining Amy Beveridge and Sarah Kellogg on a guided hike of the Bulldog Run Loop of the Delhi Trails. Amy was instrumental in building these trails and can give you the back story of their creation.

Amy and Sarah will meet hikers in the Immanuel Lutheran Church Parking lot at 9:00 a.m.

Hikers should wear sturdy footwear and comfortable clothes. Bring bottled water. The trail is moderate level, however, the pace will be slow.    2.4 miles.

Contact Amy with questions; Amy can be reached at albeveridge04@gmail.com or call 607-278-5461.

Driving Directions: 565 Andes Rd, Delhi, NY 13753 (Rt 28). Across the road from O’Connor Hospital

Now Available! Maps of CMC built trails on your iPhone and Android devices!

MapbannerUsing the free PDF Maps App for iPhone or Android from Avenza, and the CMC’s free maps available in their map store, you can now follow your route as you hike the trails built by the Catskill Mountain Club: the Palmer Hill Trail, Shavertown Trail, Andes Rail Trail and Bullet Hole Spur, the Delhi Trails and soon, the Bramley Mountain Trail.  There is also a beta version for Windows phones.

find out more….

 

 

Watershed Steward Program

cannonsville2Many of us who paddle the Pepacton Reservoir frequently tout its many charms to other paddlers and would-be paddlers.  We also pick up litter and debris we find, and help people who want to know how they can paddle, sail or fish on the Reservoir.  The DEP is looking for people who are interested in doing this in a more formal manner, as part of their pilot Watershed Stewards Program.   If you’d like to join us and become part of this program, click here to learn more and then contact

Lydia Lewis at the DEP at (845) 340-7855 or llewis@dep.nyc.gov

We hope to see you at the training session on March 30th at 6:30 at the Catskill Watershed Corp. in Margaretville.

The January 2016 Newsletter is out!

January 2016 NewsletterClick to read
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4th Annual “Christmas Decorating is for the Birds Hike” on the Andes Rail Trail, Sunday, December 13th at noon

Join the Catskill Mountain Club for the 4th Annual “Christmas Decorating is for the Birds Hike” on the Andes Rail Trail, Sunday, December 13th at noon.

‘Tis the Season, and we’re planning our annual “Feed the Birds Hike” on the Andes Rail Trail. Join us on Sunday December 13 at 12 noon. Meet at the Andes Rail Trail on Cabin Hill Road, just outside the village. Bring something that will feed the birds, to hang on the tree in the field just passed the boardwalk. We’ll spread cheer amongst ourselves and at the same time help to soften the extreme hardness of the Catskill winters.

After the hike we will enjoy snacks at the newly restored Train Station. Bring something to share (holiday treats, snacks, goodies, drinks).

Leashed, well behaved dogs are welcome.

RSVP to aroberti@catskill.net

Great Start to Lark in the Park 2015

AnnAndScreetchOwlThe first day of the Catskills Lark in the Park 2015 was rainy and raw, causing some events to be postponed or cancelled.  The would-be Pepacton paddlers headed instead to Woodchuck Lodge with hopes of clearing weather and a late afternoon paddle after getting an up close look at many wonderful birds.  We didn’t get to paddle, but we had a great time seeing and learning about Great Horned Owls, Barred Owls, Barn Owls, Screetch Owls, Red Tail Hawks, Broad Wing Hawks and Kestrels.  A couple of us even got a turn holding owls!

The weather couldn’t have been nicer for Sunday’s events….here are a few pictures from the bird program and the Shavertown Trail Hike.  Here is Annie Mardiney, Wildlife Rehabilitator with a few of her charges:

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The Shavertown Trail

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Tickets for Annual Dinner now on sale! October 4th, 5 pm

The CMC will be holding its 4th Annual Dinner event on Sunday evening, October 4th, at 5:00 pm.  We’ll again be celebrating at the Catamount Restaurant at the Emerson Resort on NYS Rte. 28 in Mt. Tremper, NY. This event coincides with the 11th annual Catskill Lark in the Park, which begins October 4th.  Click here to learn more about the dinner, speakers and raffle itemsgoldeneagle!

We’ve entered the double digits in the Catskills All Trails Challenge!

Congratulations to our Catskills All Trails Challenge Finishers!

#1 David White
#2 Ralph Bressler
#3 Carol White
#4 Mike Dwyer
#5 Ellen Dwyer
#6 George Grzyb
#7 Laura Smith
#8 Ken Morgan
#9 Mark Petrie
#10 Tom Martone
#11 Jim Bryden
#12 Laurel Bryden
#13 Heather Rolland
#14 Rick Taylor
#15 Steve Emanuel

If you’d like to know more about this great milestone of Catskills Hiking, read more …..

The Summer Newsletter is here

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Sunday, August 16th, 11 AM — Paddle the Pepacton Reservoir

P5252675Join Ann Roberti of the CMC as we celebrate the Great Outdoor Experience Festival with a paddle on the scenic Pepacton Reservoir.

Provide your own CANOE or KAYAK or rent from a local business. We will launch promptly at 11 AM from the Shavertown Bridge Recreational Boating Launch site on the north side of the bridge.

Pre-register and questions to Ann Roberti at aroberti@catskill.net

Life jackets required. All boats must be steam cleaned prior to arrival on site and have a valid DEP access sticker. For more information on regulations please visit the NYCDEP website: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/pdf/recreation/Pepacton_Boating_Brochure.pdf

Directions: From SR 28/30 in Margaretville, go west about 3 miles to the dividing of the highways. Turn south onto SR 30 and go 8 miles to the Shavertown Bridge Boat Launch on the left, just after turning right onto CR 1.

From SR 28 in Andes, turn south onto CR 1 and travel 8 miles to the Shavertown Bridge Boat Launch on the right.

Saturday August 8th, 2 pm, Hike the Andes Rail Trail and Bullet Hole Spur

FernGladesmJoin the Catskill Mountain Club on an Andes Community Day walk on the Andes Rail Trail and Bullet Hole Spur.  The hike begins at 2pm to give participants time to enjoy the parade, fun, food and other goings on around Andes for Community Day.

The group will walk on the railbed portion of the trail and will then separate into two groups, one continuing on the Bullet Hole Spur and another returning to the trailhead.

2 miles round trip for railbed only portion, 4 miles round trip for rail trail and Bullet Hole Spurt.

No advanced registration necessary — just show up at the trailhead on Cabin Hill Road at 2:00 pm.

DIRECTIONS: Meet at the train depot on Cabin Hill Road/CR 2 just past the flashing red light in downtown Andes

Learn more about the Trail

Very Limited Access to Kaaterskill Falls

The DEC is currently working to improve public safety at Kaaterskill Falls after several deaths in recent years.   They ask that you avoid going to the Falls entirely this summer.

The Laurel House Road Trail and parking area will be closed for the remainder of the summer and fall. You can still access the falls from 23A however the trail past the wooden fence is closed, anyone found either past the fence or on the Laurel House road side will be ticketed by the DEC.

This is to allow the DEC to build new stairs and other improvements that will make Kaaterskill Falls a safer and more enjoyable experience for all.  Please give the DEC and contractors the space they need for yours and their safety.  Work should be completed by the end of the work season, keep checking the trail update page for the latest information.

More details on the work and the closures can be found here:  http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/102427.html

Our friends at the Watershed Post have compiled a list of other great places to visit —

10 Catskill Mountain Waterfalls to Visit

Places to swim in the Catskills

And we have our own list of 20 Favorite Hikes as well as a more complete list of Outdoor Activities by Catskill Region — Hiking, Cycling, etc.

 

The Finger Lakes Trail in the Catskills – Talk and Hike! June 6th

On National Trails Day, Saturday, June 6th at 1:00pm, Rick Roberts, Catskill Mountain Club President and Catskill Maintenance Coordinator for the Finger Lakes Trail (FLT) will be at Morgan Outdoors in Livingston Manor, NY to present an overview of the 90-mile section of the trail as is makes its way through the Catskills.

The talk will touch on the history of the 570-mile FLT, the governing body of the Finger Lakes Trail Conference, and the highlights of the FLT in the Catskills, starting near the Cannonsville reservoir and ending near Slide Mt. Items to be handed out will include maps of the Catskill portion of the FLT, information cards, and copies of the Finger Lakes Trail News.

To reserve a seat, call Lisa at 845 439 5507. Directions available at www.morgan-outdoors.com. This free public event is sponsored by the Catskill Mountain Club, with support from Morgan Outdoors.

Following the talk Rick will lead a 2.5 mile hike to Split Rock along the FLT section comprising the Mary Smith and Pelnor Hollow Trails. This hike is relatively easy with only one steep section as we near the Split Rock overlook. The hike will start at the Mary Smith trailhead on Holliday/Berry Brook Rd. at approximately 2:30 pm.

Morgan Outdoors will lend Leki hiking poles at no cost to the first 6 people who reserve them in celebration of National Trails Day.

May 29th, 11 am. Grand Opening and hike for the new FLT, Pines Lookout Fire Tower Trail

Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting and hike for the new FLT, Pines Lookout Fire Tower Trail.   Location:  Intersection of NYS Rte 10 and NYS Rte 268 on the Cannonsville Reservoir, 12 miles west of Walton on Rte 10.  The hike is a 7 mile loop with strenuous sections and an elevation gain of 1000′.

Monday – Memorial Day, May 25th 2 pm– Paddle the Pepacton

Experience an incredible outdoor adventure, paddling the beautiful Pepacton Reservoir. Join Catskill Mountain Club board member Ann Roberti for a scenic paddle on this NYC reservoir. Provide your own CANOE or KAYAK or rent from a local business. We will launch promptly at 2 PM  from the Shavertown Bridge Recreational Boating Launch site on the north side of the bridge. Pre-register and questions to Ann Roberti at annroberti@yahoo.com

Life jackets required. All boats must be steam cleaned prior to arrival on site and have a valid DEP access sticker. For more information on regulations please visit the NYCDEP website: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/pdf/recreation/Pepacton_Boating_Brochure.pdf

Directions: From SR 28/30 in Margaretville, go west about 3 miles to the dividing of the highways. Turn south onto SR 30 and go 8 miles to the Shavertown Bridge Boat Launch on the left, just after turning right onto CR 1.

From SR 28 in Andes, turn south onto CR 1 and travel 8 miles to the Shavertown Bridge Boat Launch on the right.

Saturday, May 9, 2015 1:00 PM – Community Fit Day Hike

Join CMC Board Member Amy Beveridge for a Community Fit Day Hike.

Delhi, NY, Hike the Delhi Trails, Bulldog Run Loop (2.3 miles) This hike is geared toward everyone from the beginner to avid hiker. The terrain is a moderately difficult; hikers should expect two strenuous short inclines to start and a wooded path with trees lining both sides of the trail for most of the way. Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome. Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear sturdy footwear, comfortable clothes, and bring a bottle of water. Leave no trace rules (If you carry it in, you carry it out) will be reviewed prior to the hike and obeyed during the event. This hike is part of Delhi’s Community Fit Day.  A donation for the Heart of the Catskills Humane Society is strongly encouraged. Suggested items for donation include: paper towels, non clumping cat litter, cash/check.

R.S.V.P to Amy Beveridge at (607) 278-5461 or email albeveridge04@gmail.com.

For more information about Community Fit Day Details visit http://www.clasiladies.com/community-fit-day.html.

For details and a map of the Delhi Trails, click here

Meet at 1 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church,  Andes Road/Rt 28, Delhi, NY

 

 

Fun morning watching birds!

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An intrepid group of bird enthusiasts turned out for the spring bird watching hike on the Andes Rail Trail.  The highlight: we were treated to many flashes of the ruby crown of the Ruby Crowned Kinglet.   The full list of the birds sighted and heard is available in this checklist.  Thank you Andy Mason for a great morning!

Andes birdwalk  Checklist 4-26-2015

May is Schoharie Watershed Month — with lots of events to celebrate

Now in its sixth year, Schoharie Watershed Month (May)  offers a series of free events to celebrate the region’s beauty and natural resources.  Presented by Greene County Soil & Water Conservation District and New York City Department of Environmental Protection — and in partnership with many area organizations and individuals — the events will focus on water quality and watershed appreciation throughout the Schoharie Basin.

There are plenty of great events and workshops. Of particular interest to CMC members might be:

Saturday, May 23rd – Paddle the Schoharie Reservoir! Catskill Outback Adventures will provide kayaks and canoes and lead this trip from Snyder’s Cove on opening weekend. Registration required. Space is limited. Contact Michelle Yost (518) 589-6871 or michelle@gcswcd.com.

Saturday May 30th – Hike Bearpen Mountain. 9 AM – 2 PM.   Join Peter Manning for this 7-mile hike with panoramic views of the Schoharie Watershed. Moderate – Difficult. Bring lunch. Registration required by 5/29: localtouristpqm@gmail.com (Rain date: May 31st).

Saturday May 30th – “The Schoharie Basin and Its Ice Age History” Bob and Johanna Titus tell the story of how glaciers shaped the Schoharie Basin and created its most scenic views. 6 PM at the Mountaintop Historical Society, 5132 Route 23A, Haines Falls.  The Tituses gave an entertaining and informative presentation at a CMC dinner a couple of years ago  — this talk is sure to be great.

Read More Here.    For complete activity listings with descriptions, updates, sponsors, and other details please visit www.catskillstreams.org or contact the Schoharie Watershed Program of Greene County SWCD at (518) 589-6871 or michelle@gcswcd.com.

 

Sunday, April 26th, 8 AM – Bird Watching Hike on the Andes Rail Trail

Join us as we host Andy Mason of the Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society for a spring bird walk on the Andes Rail Trail!

The Delaware-Otsego Audubon Soc. has scheduled a spring bird walk on the Andes Rail Trail for Sun. April 26.  Returning spring migrants including warblers, thrushes, flycatchers as well as resident species can be expected.  Participants should meet at the Depot St. trailhead at 8 a.m.  The walk will last approximately two hours.

For further information, contact Andy Mason, (607) 652-2162, AndyMason@earthling.net.

Andy will be speaking at the Andes Round Table on April 1st, giving us a preview of the birds we will see when spring finally does arrive

 

Celebrate National Walking Day with a walk on the Andes Rail Trail — Wednesday, April 1, 1:00 — No Foolin’!

The Catskill Mountain Club is celebrating National Walking Day by taking a lunchtime walk on the Andes Rail Trail.   Come and join us!

Various Delaware County organizations are also celebrating — find out more by visiting the GetOutAndWalk.org website.

 

Hiking in the Catskills now? Be prepared to break trail wherever you go….previous tracks get covered up almost immediately.

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Hardy CMC members braved the cold to cross country ski at Mountain Trails in Tannersville, Presidents’ Day 2015

We did have the sense to postpone it to Monday from Sunday though.

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Ice Skating, anyone?

Ice skating is another wonderful family activity, as well as great exercise.  You don’t need to know what a salchow is to have a great time out on the ice.

The Town of Delhi, in Delaware County, opened an ice skating rink last year, and it is in frozen operation right now. The rink is located in Sheldon Park near Delware Academy.  The Town of Delhi website says “Ice Skating 2015 Opening Day – Saturday, January 10 — Borrow skates for free on site…or just stand by the fire and watch the cool kids skate”.

Another area rink was just opened in Downsville, in Pepaction Park. Two Downsville women who created the Best Dam 5k in 2013 have turned their efforts and the money raised by the run, to create a free public skating rink.  The Oneonta Daily Star has more details on this terrific effort, here.

Other area rinks are:

  • Badgley Park in the Village of Middleburgh
  • Livingston Manor rink  in Rotary Park on Pleasant Street in Livingston Manor — it has a Facebook page!  (Pleasant St. is one block southwest of the stoplight on Main Street)
  • Hodges Pond, Oneonta —  ice conditions can be checked by calling 607-432-7997
  • Windham Adventure Park
  • If your taste in rinks goes more to the indoor, well groomed rinks, Saugerties has what you’re looking for in the Kiwanis Arena
  • The Empire State Plaza in Albany has turned into Empire Skate Plaza.
  • Mohonk Mountain House, in New Paltz,  has a refrigerated rink in their Pavillion
  • Of course, if you don’t mind travelling further afield, Lake Placid has many skating options

Note that except for the Saugerties and Mohonk indoor rinks, these rinks are subject to the vagaries of our weather.   Ice conditions aren’t guaranteed. Some of these rinks have contacts to call to check conditions and others you’ll have to chance.  Many, but not all, of the above rinks are free to skate.

If you know of any other ice skating rinks in the Catskill region, please let us know!

Andes Rail Trail recipient of PTNY Grant

Immediate Release
Catskill Mountain Club
January  30, 2015
Contact:  Ann Roberti 845-676-3643

The Catskill Mountain Club and Andes Works! announce that they are the recipient of an additional grant from Parks and Trails New York for work on the Andes Rail Trail.  Grant funds were received from PTNY in December to allow the groups to purchase and install a trail registration box and three interpretive signs for the Andes Rail Trail.

The registration box, built by Andes resident Fred Reckner, has already been installed on the trail and is recording the comings and goings as well as comments of users of the trail.  The information garnered from the trail registers is invaluable for planning trail maintenance, for future trail building projects and to support discussions with town governments, business leaders and communities about the benefits of these trails.

“I have always wanted to have an interpretive sign near the old train turntable on the Rail Trail to show trail users how the operators of the train turned the locomotives 180 degrees using only human power and well-designed mechanisms.  It is a fascinating piece of history on the trail that people pass without even noticing” says  Ann Roberti, the CMC leader of the Rail Trail project.   “Having an interpretive sign with pictures and a description of the turntable will be a wonderful addition to the trail.”

Also planned are signs focusing on additional history as well as the flora and fauna of the trail.

The Andes Rail Trail has previously received grants from Parks and Trails NY which funded the construction of the kiosk and roadside sign as well as the printing of an informational brochure and map.

For more information about the Andes Rail Trail, see the link in Where to Go, above.  To learn about becoming a member  of the Catskill Mountain Club, click on the Join/Renew/Donate link above.   To volunteer for our trail building/trail maintenance work, email Wendell  at catskillmountainclub.org.

 

Saturday, December 20, 2014 1:00p.m – Snowshoe celebration on the Delhi Trails

Help our Board Member, Amy Beveridge, celebrate her birthday on the trail she spearheaded in Delhi!

Amy Beveridge will lead a hike / snowshoe celebration for her birthday on the Bulldog Run Trail. Meet in the Immanuel Lutheran Church parking lot Delhi.  (If the lot is full, park across the street at O’Connor Hospital). The trail is moderate with some steepness. Snowshoes may be required (bring in case–will not be provided).  Only well behaved dogs allowed.  Amy will be bringing her dog.

While everyone is welcome, winter hiking can be dangerous: dress in layers. Wear boots, bring hats, mittens/gloves and snowshoes. Bring water and a snack.

Amy reserves the right to decline anyone deemed unprepared for inclement weather or current trail conditions.

R.S.V.P to Amy at albeveridge04@gmail.com or call 607-278-5461.

Saturday, December 20, 2014 1:00p.m.

Rock Rift Fire Tower Hike – Thursday Dec 18th 10 am

Hike the new FLT trail to the fire tower, 7 miles, a bit strenuous.  Well behaved dogs permitted.

Keep in mind that  winter hiking can be dangerous: dress in layers. Wear boots, bring hats, mittens/gloves and snowshoes. Bring water and lunch.

Directions-  Take NYS Rte 10 or 206 to Walton.  Follow Rte. 10 thru Walton, west to the Cannonsville Reservoir for approximately 9-10 miles to the intersection of NYS Rte 268 and the bridge over the Reservoir.  PArking is on the north side of the bridge.  A FLT trail sign is in the parking area.  Contact Rick Roberts at 607 746-9694 for more info.  The area has limited cell coverage.

Thursday Dec 18th 10 am.

Let it snow!

Img_4033trailIt is really amazing out here in the mountains now!   Now that the first real snow has arrived in the Catskills, it’s time to break out the snowshoes and cross country skis, grab your camera and get out there!

With the right equipment, anyone can have an amazing time!

 

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snowshoesIf your idea of snowshoes is still oversize wooden tennis rackets, you have to look again.  Snowshoeing is easier and more fun than ever.  New snowshoes are lighter and have teeth to keep the traction on the uphills.  Morgan Outdoors in Livingston Manor, the Storehouse in Phoenicia and Mountain Trails in Tannersville are some local outfitters that rent snowshoes, a great way to give it a try.  You can snowshoe just about anywhere you can hike, but  Rail Trails are great for snow shoeing and  Palmer Hill and Shavertown are places we’ve enjoyed lately.

Cross Country Skiing has also seen improvements in equipment.  Again, you can rent equipment to give it a try — cross country skiing is free at Belleayre Mountain and ski rentals are available at Jimmy’s Ski Shop at the base of Belleayre.  Other great places to ski for free are the Catskills Scenic Trail (packed down by snowmobiles — you’ll be sharing the trail with these courteous folks who have a different idea of outdoor recreation from us) and the Andes Rail Trail.    Mountain Trails in Tannersville has ski rentals and groomed trails.  And new, this winter, the Storehouse in Phoenicia is renting skis.

CMC Board Member and NYNJ Trail Conference Senior Program Coordinator, Jeff Senterman, has some great winter hiking tips in the blog, Adventures in the Outdoors.

The NYNJ Trail Conference maintains a Catskill Mountain Trail conditions page here, and the 3500 Club has a summary of winter trailhead parking area plowing here – keep in mind it may not be 100% accurate any given year — you should always carry a shovel because you might even need to dig out of a parking area after your hike.

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Skiing on the Catskill Scenic Trail in Stamford

Don’t let cold and snow keep you from the trails!

snowshoeingPalmerHillwiththeDEPIf you don’t know what the lucky few of us already know, that hiking in the winter is a different and glorious experience, come and learn more  at the Winter Gear and Gab at Spillian in Fleischmanns on December 14th from 1 to 4 pm.   This event is free and open to the public but you must register by Friday 12/12/2014 (see below).

Avid Catskills hiker, CMC Board Member and Trail Conference Catskills Assistant Program Coordinator, Heather Rolland, will present a short program exploring getting started and getting inspired to get outside this winter, with a focus on gear, safety, and special concerns for kids and dogs while in the great outdoors.

Will Soter, the NYNJTC’s Trails Chair for the southern Catskills, will lead a walk on the Spillian grounds, and discuss the many volunteer opportunities available on local trails.

Local outfitters Kenco The Work & Play Outfitter, Catskill Mountain Storehouse and Morgan Outdoors will be on hand to answer questions about winter gear, offer suggestions for must haves and stocking stuffers, and yes – they will have a wonderful array of great stuff to help you get outside and play.

Refreshments will be served.

With the right gear, anyone can enjoy getting out this winter!

This event is free and open to the public.  Please register by emailing Heather, calling the Trail Conference’s Catskills regional office at 518.628.4243 or by registering on the NYNJTC website.

See more about this event on facebook.

Photo above courtesy of the NYC DEP — CMC members snow shoeing at Palmer Hill Trail on November 29, 2014