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
Leader(s): Sharon Klein
Bring: Water resistant hiking boots, hiking poles, at least 2 liters of water/sports drink, lunch/snacks, bug repellent, sunscreen, personal first aid kit, headlamp. map, anything else to keep yourself safe and comfortable
Registration required by 8/26. Register by contacting the leader. See below. Be sure to leave email address and phone number.
Group size is limited to 12, so register early.
Dogs allowed: No
Additional Information: $10.00 day use parking fee at Little Pond
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.
Registration and Questions about this event can be directed to: Sharon at CatsNGunks@gmail.com or (845) 255-1045
Driving Directions: Googlemaps: Little Pond State Campground, 549 Barkaboom Rd, Andes, NY 13731. We will meet at the park office
From NY-17 Northbound, take exit 96 toward Livingston Manor. Turn right on Debruce Rd. Turn right on Old Route 17 (Rock Ave), and continue for 1.3 miles. Turn Right onto Beaverkill Rd. Pass Lew Beach and continue on Beaverkill Rd. for 3.6 miles, slight left onto Big Pond Rd, then turn left onto Little Pond Rd. Look for signs to the campground.
From the north take SR 30 to the Shavertown Bridge. Cross the bridge and turn east (left) 1.9 miles to Barkaboom Road. Turn south (right) and drive 5.5 miles to Little Pond Campground.
GPS coordinates: 42.037345, -74.742869