News And Announcements

New Hiking Trail Added to the Andes Rail Trail

August 23, 2014  –  This sprinAndes RT smg brought the completion of the Bullet Hole Spur that extends the Andes Rail Trail an additional 2.2 miles, bringing the option of the total walk to 3.9 miles round trip.

The Spur climbs Hemlock Knoll, the ridge above the rail bed, taking hikers through mature hardwood forest, open woodlands covered in ferns and princess pine, magnificent rock outcroppings, an old pine plantation and hemlocks towering above the Bullet Hole Creek.   It is really a beautiful trail, giving the hiker a bit of many different Catskills environments. The Spur is more strenuous than the flat railbed, climbing 250 feet in a half mile, but switchbacks and stone steps help out.  The steep sections are followed by relatively flat areas so you get a nice break after working a little harder.

Trailhead located at 266 Depot Street, Andes

Summer Newsletter

August 15, 2014  –  Read about our work on the Andes Rail Trail and Bullet Hole Spur, the new Shavertown Trail, our new Stewardship Committee and more…..Click Here!

Request for Volunteers

The CMC is doing a lot of work keeping the trails you love open and clear of downed trees, skin ripping blackberry bushes and other hazards.  In addition, we’re laying out and building new trails.  We’d love to have your help….it really is a fun day in the woods and you’ll have the pride of knowing you contributed to the trails you love.   Click here to learn more….

February 2013 Letter from the President

Read the president’s letter HERE

Winter 2012 Newsletter

Read our trail news HERE

 

 

We are proud members of the following outdoor recreation organizations:

NY-NJ Trail Conference           Finger Lakes Trail Conference               Leave No Trace             American Hiking Society