Come on out and join the CMC in celebrating National Trails Day at the opening of our newest cooperative venture: the Palmer Hill Trail! The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Catskill Mountain Club (CMC) will open a new hiking trail on Palmer Hill on June 7, 2014 at 2 o’clock.
The trail, which was designed, built and will be maintained by the Catskill Mountain Club, features spectacular views for most of its 3.7 length. The trailhead is located just off Route 28, with parking available at the existing scenic overlook site on Finkle Road. It’s a really special hike – glorious views, extensive stone walls and old foundations, and more open sky than Montana. Ok, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but you have to hike the Palmer Hill trail to appreciate the incredible diversity the Catskill region offers. See photos of the trail and learn more about it here….
DEP announces the Palmer Hill Trail Opening here.
After the opening “ceremony” and hike, we’re going to hang out and bask in the afterglow (or is that the bonfire we’re feeling) at the after party at Spillian in Fleischmanns. Spillian, along with co-sponsors the NY-NJ Trail Conference and the Catskill Mountain Club, will serve as the celebration headquarters for all of the trails opening in the area. Enjoy the bonfire and back slapping celebrating National Trails Day and the great work that has been done this year to make more trails accessible to people in the region. Free and open to the public, with a special invitations all hikers and trail-builders from all of the trails that are opening on this holiday. Kansas City style BBQ available for $9 and a cash bar. Reservations requested. http://spillian.com/events/national-trails-day/