Upcoming Events

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

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

Notice

Hiking, paddling, bike riding and other outdoor recreational activities are potentially dangerous and could result in injury or even death. This website provides information about recreation in the Catskill Region, but persons using this resource are responsible for anticipating possible dangers and appraising their physical ability.

Other Catskill Region Events

Don’t see a scheduled event that works for you? Try the schedules of these other Catskill area hiking clubs and organizations.

ripxsmallerRip Van Winkle Hikers  The Rip Van Winkle Hikers Club was organized in February 1991 “to promote and foster interest in the sport of hiking”. Hikes range from the more challenging to the purely scenic or historical, including in the Catskill high peaks and in the Hudson Valley.

 

C3500ClogoCatskill 3500 Club  The Catskill 3500 Club was founded in 1962 to foster interest in hiking in the Catskills. Membership is open to anyone who has climbed on foot each of the 35 Catskill peaks above 3500 feet in elevation. The club’s schedule appears in their newsletter, The Canister.

nynjtclogosmallNew York-New Jersey Trail Conference  The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference builds, maintains and protects 2,000 miles of trail in New York & New Jersey, including 29 lean-tos and over 200 miles of trails in the Catskills, by mobilizing volunteers. Learn more about Catskill programs and upcoming volunteer opportunities.

TCHC patchTriple Cities Hiking Club  The Binghamton based Triple Cities Hiking Club has been active since 1947 in promoting access to hiking opportunities. Hikes are scheduled on most weekends throughout the year and range in degree of challenge from easy outings to very strenuous hikes, including in the Catskills.

fltlogosmallerFinger Lakes Trail Conference  The FLTC was founded in 1962. It works in cooperation with its members and various organizations to develop and maintain a premier hiking trail system in New York. Learn more about the trail and find out how to help.

FatsintheCatsFats in the Cats Bicycle Club  The Fats in the Cats Bicycle Club, an IMBA Chapter, promotes cycling advocacy, trail building, trail maintenance and community service. Since 1994, the club has been advocating, stewarding and improving many of the best places to ride a mountain bike in New York’s Catskill Park and Hudson Valley Region. In addition, the club organizes group rides and gives away dozens of bikes to needy kids every holiday season.