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 we maintain trails on newly opened New York City watershed lands, on local government 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!  You will also receive a membership card which entitles you to the discounts provided to CMC members by the following outfitters.

MORGAN OUTDOORS in Hurleyville, 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 24 miles of new trails at 6 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 2019, 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 three more trails on DEP lands and will add another in 2021, 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 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.                                                                                                                                                ♦  The CMC helps fund summer stewards programs administered by the Catskill Center and the New York – New Jersey Trail Conference.  These programs put stewards at high use areas in the Catskill Park to assist and educate visitors, thereby promoting hiker safety, sustainable use and other good stewardship practices.

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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You may request a copy of our most recently filed financial report from the Charities Bureau Registry on the New York Attorney General’s website, ( or by contacting us or them at:

Catskill Mountain Club
P.O. Box 404
Margaretville, NY 12455


New York State Attorney General
Department of Law
Charities Bureau
28 Liberty Street
New York, NY 10005