The Catskill Mountain Club is a grass-roots organization of outdoor enthusiasts dedicated to providing a wide range of non-motorized outdoor group activities throughout the Catskill Park and the larger Catskill Mountain region. We seek to provide a variety of opportunities that meet the interests and abilities of all age levels.

The CMC is committed to good stewardship of our environment through the safe, sustainable and responsible use of our pristine forests, streams and reservoirs. We build and maintain trails on newly opened New York City watershed lands and on New York State Forest Preserve lands. We  offer informative educational events to help our members learn about skills, the natural and human histories of the Catskills and the recreational resources of the Catskills. We endorse Leave No Trace principles and the Hike Safe Hiker Responsibility Code.

As a gift, you will receive the official CMC embroidered patch when you join or renew. Sew it onto your pack and show your support for the Catskill Mountain Club!  In addition, you’ll get free admission to the CMC’s Annual Picnic. You will also receive a membership card which entitles you to the discounts provided to CMC members by the following outfitters.

Special thanks to KENCO OUTFITTERS in Kingston, MORGAN OUTDOORS in Livingston Manor, OVERLOOK MOUNTAIN BICYCLES in Woodstock and ROCK and SNOW in New Paltz for providing CMC members with a 10% discount on non-sale items when you present your CMC membership card.

♦  The CMC has built over 20 miles of new trails at 5 locations since 2012.
♦  The CMC maintains many miles of trails in the Catskills.
♦  CMC members donate several thousand hours of time to club projects every year.
♦  The CMC calendar offers dozens of events for 2018, including recreational and maintenance hikes, paddles and workshops.
♦  The CMC co-founded the Catskills Lark in the Park in 2004. The Lark had it’s best attendance ever in 2016, offering over 60 events with a total of over 800 participants.
♦  The CMC partnered in 2013 with the NYC DEP to build a public hiking trail on city lands in the Catskills for the first time ever. Since then we have built two more trails on DEP lands and will add another in 2018, helping to open the DEP’s vast holdings to the public for recreational use.
♦  The CMC is a charter member of the Catskill Park Coalition and the Catskill Park Advisory Committee, advocating for policies and actions that support and benefit Park stewardship, non-motorized outdoor recreation enthusiasts and our communities.
♦  The CMC has joined with several partners to help build and operate the new Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center, which opened in July, 2015 on NY Rte. 28 in Mt. Tremper, NY.

All contributions to the CMC are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.  Thank you for your support!

Membership Categories

(Calendar Year Except Lifetime and Benefactor)

Individual: $20
Family (includes children under 18): $35
Student: $15
Senior (ages 65 and over): $15
Senior family: $25
Sponsor: $100

Lifetime: $250
Lifetime (Couple): $350
Benefactor: $500 or more

Business Supporter (includes one year’s listing on the CMC website): $50

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Catskill Mountain Club
PO Box 404
Margaretville, NY 12455-0404

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