Enjoy a hike in the Western Catskills with this 7-8 mile out-and-back, moderate-to-difficult hike to Dry Brook Ridge, which is a requirement for the Catskill Mountain Club’s grid. The hike is not too strenuous (about 1500’ elevation gain), and it has a handful of very nice viewpoints along the ridge. It’s a pretty hike in the woods to enjoy nature. There’s a short herd path (a little bushwhack) that leads to the summit. We’ll either eat lunch near the summit or retrace our steps to enjoy our lunch at a better viewpoint.
Join a group of volunteers who will complete the reopening of the Plattekill State Forest Road in the towns of Bovina and Middletown This is a 5.5 mile point-to-point hike that will include brush trimming and limb lopping. Carpooling is necessary. Join with your friends to preplace a vehicle in the town of Middleton, then drive back to Bovina (11 miles) to begin the hike. Or, carpool with existing volunteers, space allowing.
Participants should bring a pair of loppers and a handsaw, as well as lunch, snacks, sturdy boots, insect repellent, and plenty of water. The hike is rated moderate-difficult and is expected to take six hours. Dogs are not permitted on this hike. For more information, including directions and carpooling, contact Peter Manning at Peter@catskillmountainclub.org by 5PM Friday August 4.
Looking for a laid-back event to kick off the July 4 weekend and support CMC? Then please join us for our Mini-Golf Fundraiser on June 30, 5-7 PM at Putt Putt Van Winkle. Enjoy a one-of-a-kind mini-golf experience with food, drink, and prizes in the scenic town of Bovina.
Your participation in this event will help support CMC’s free outdoor recreation activities, trail construction and maintenance programs, hiking challenges, advocacy for sustainable use of the Catskill Park and region, and our educational outreach programs like Views from the Watershed and Speak to the Earth.
Cost of the event is $50 per person. Rain or shine (tents on site). REGISTER HERE
Putt Putt Van Winkle is in the Western Catskills. From Andes, take Route 28 north 4.7 miles and to County Highway 6. Turn right and go 4.7 miles. Putt Putt Van Winkle is on the right. From Delhi (traffic light at Rtes. 10 and 28) take Route 28 south 7.5 miles to County Highway 6. Turn left and go 4.7 miles. Putt Putt Van Winkle is on the right. From Stamford (junction of Routes 23 and 10), take Route 10 south and go 8.1 miles to South Kortright. Turn left at blue and yellow sign for County Highway 18. Go over bridge and turn right at stop sign. Continue 1.2 miles to County Highway 5 and turn left. Continue on Highway 5 for 1.3 miles and bear left onto New Road. Take New Road 3.5 miles to the stop sign at the end. Putt Putt Van Winkle is across the road.
For more information, please contact Peter@catskillmountainclub.org
Enjoy a day in the Western Catskills by hiking the complete Huckleberry Loop Trail, a distance of 12.8 miles. Rated as difficult, this loop hike will begin at the Hill Road Parking Area and will proceed counter clockwise until again reaching Hill Road in approximately eight hours.
Registration is required. Please contact Al Purdy at Albertpurdy1@aol.com or (845) 489-2332 by September 15. Participants need to bring lunch, snacks, plenty of water/ beverages, a flashlight or headlamp, and sturdy hiking boots. Dogs are not permitted on this hike. Severe weather will postpone the hike.
To reach the Hill Road Trailhead from the east, take State Route 28/30 1.9 mi. miles west from Fair St. Margaretville and turn left, following the signs for the Hill Road Trailhead. From the west, take State Route 28/30 east 1.2 miles from the junction of State Routes 28 & 30 at Dunraven and turn right, then following the signs for the Hill Road Trailhead. The GPS Coordinates for the Hill Road Trailhead are 42.116056, -74.646553.