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.


With similar dedication, we act as stewards of our natural resources and as maintainers of the trails and facilities that make access to them readily available. We work and play throughout the Catskill region, both inside and out of the park boundary. And we offer educational events to familiarize our members and guests with the natural and human histories of our region and with the issues that confront us as we seek to preserve and protect our natural resources and environment.

We encourage you to look at the features available on this website and to then join with us in celebrating the sublime mountains, streams, reservoirs, and lakes that provide numerous opportunities to get out into nature. You will find a wealth of resources for your use to learn about what the Catskills have to offer and to plan a visit. We look forward to having you participate in our events.

And while you’re at it, please consider joining the CMC. Your support will help us do even more as we work to provide activities for your enjoyment and to help protect and preserve the Catskills, America’s first wilderness.

Please remember to always follow Leave No Trace Principles when recreating in in our wild and conserved places wherever you go!