Past Events

Annual Ephemeral Wildflower Hike @ Kelly Hollow PART TWO | Saturday, May 14th, 2022 @ 11 AM

This is a chance to find and identify the beautiful Spring ephemeral wildflowers which are so named because they appear in early spring when they flower and fruit and then die back, all in a short period before the trees have had a chance to leaf out. Most hikers never see these flowers because they wait for late spring or summer to get into the woods. We will look for Trillium, Spring beauties, Trout Lily, Hepatica, Violets, Squirrel Corn, Dutchman’s Breeches, Jack-In-The-Pulpit and many others. We may also find some early mushrooms and ramps. Kelly Hollow is one of the most beautiful short trails in the Catskills with rocky streams and waterfalls. It has a combination of coniferous and deciduous forests with a lovely abandoned beaver pond near a lean-to at the top.

 

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Giant Ledge and Panther | Saturday, July 9, 8:30 AM

This 6.5 mile moderate out and back hike to Panther (3,720 ft) is rewarded with outstanding views at the several ledges that we encounter. The ascent is gradual with a few short steep areas. After the first 0.75 miles, we’ll reach Giant Ledge, one of several ledges. In the next 0.9 miles, we’ll arrive at the summit of Panther where the view of the valleys below is limited. We’ll continue a little more to a viewpoint after the summit of Panther to break for lunch.

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Westkill Hike, Saturday, 7/30/2022, 8:30 AM

This is a 6.5-mile out-and-back hike up to Westkill (3,881 ft.) We’ll take the easy and flat Diamond Notch Trail (blue). After we cross the bridge, we’ll take the Devil’s Path (red) which ascends quickly and steeply but not too strenuous. I find this section of the Devil’s Path easier than the other sections. After about 1.4 miles, we’ll reach an interesting rock that could be used as a shelter. Another 0.9 miles brings us to a very nice viewpoint, Buck Ridge lookouts, to the north, east and south. The next 0.1 miles, we’ll be at the summit of Westkill. We’ll retrace our steps and make a stop at Diamond Notch Falls before our return to our cars.

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First Day Hike – Biscuit Brook Lean-to | Saturday, January 1st, 2022, 10:00 AM

We’ll climb over the ridge before descending again to the lean-to.

Event Duration:  4 miles round trip

Level of Difficulty:  Moderate

 

 

 

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First Day Hike – Kelly Hollow | Saturday, January 1st, 2022, 11:00 AM

Kelly Hollow is one of the most beautiful short trails in the Catskills with rocky streams and waterfalls. It has a combination of coniferous and deciduous forests with a lovely abandoned beaver pond near a lean-to at the top. Bring lunch and/or snacks to have at the lean-to (there is a privy nearby.)

Event Duration:  4 miles (About 3 hours, round trip)

Level of Difficulty:  Easy to moderate

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First Day Hike – Ashokan Quarry Trail | Saturday, January 1st, 2022, 10:00 AM

Family-friendly two mile hike through the former Yale Quarry – beautiful views of Catskills, railroad trail remnants, vernal pools and varied forest terrain

Event Duration:  2 miles round trip

Level of Difficulty:  Easy

 

 

 

 

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First Day Hike – Vroman’s Nose | Saturday, January 1st, 2022, 6:15 AM

See the New Year in with a Sun Rise hike overlooking the old farm land in the valley below.

Meet up/ check in location; 264 Mill Valley Rd, Middleburgh, NY 12122

Event Duration:  2 Miles

Level of Difficulty:  Moderate

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The 18th Annual Catskills Lark in the Park will be Saturday, October 2nd through Monday, October 11th, 2021

But it will be different again this year.  Due to COVID’s continued effects, we will be having just a small roster of in-person outdoor events and a number of virtual events. Keep checking the Catskills Lark In the Park website to see the events as they are added. Right now we have scheduled

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Covid-19 Guidelines: Wear a mask while congregated in the parking lot or at other sites. Hike single file, following social distancing protocols. Avoid carpooling except with members of your household. Use your own pen when signing in, or use hand sanitizer.

Note: As vaccination rates rise, risks decrease. We will phase out these guidelines when rates improve significantly. In the meantime, please protect others and yourself by following these simple, CDC endorsed guidelines.

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Cabot Mountain, Little Pond, hike and paddle | Friday, August 27, 2021 @ 9:30 AM

Little Pond from Cabot Mountain

We will hike Cabot Mountain on the Touch-Me-Not trail section of the Finger Lakes trail in the Western Catskills. This moderate hike at a relaxed pace, will be a traverse of 4.5 miles with a short shuttle. It will end at Little Pond State campground where we will have an after-hike picnic and have an opportunity to rent kayaks on site. You’re also welcome to bring your own boat. Come for just the hike or stay for the whole day. It’s up to you. If you are paddling, a PFD is required. Sorry, bringing your pooch is not practical for this outing.

Event Duration:  4.5 miles, 4 hours

Level of Difficulty:  Moderate

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