If you just like being out in the snow this, will be one of your favorite hikes. Rambling ups and downs, ruins, a gorgeous lake and a trek to Beaver Meadow. This is a wonderful snowshoe. Bring poles and microspikes. Plan to bring warm drinks, water and snacks. Dress in warm layers, may want handwarmers. Continue reading
Hardy CMC members braved the cold to cross country ski at Mountain Trails in Tannersville, Presidents’ Day 2015
We did have the sense to postpone it to Monday from Sunday though.
The Catskills have a great cross country ski area located right in Tannersville. Mountain Trails has 35-kilometers of groomed, track-set trails with a nice variety of terrain and beautiful scenery. All levels of cross country skier can join us so long as you’ve been on skis before. We can break-up into different groups according to skill level.
Meet at 9:30 AM at the main lodge, it’s located on the west end of Tannersville, and plan to spend as much of the day as you would like. Mountain Trails charges a $20 track fee. Ski rentals are available for an additional charge. You can purchase soup and snacks for lunch or bring your own. For directions and ski area information visit www.mtntrails.com
Lack of snow will cancel. Please sign-up by Friday, February 13, to confirm snow conditions. Contact: Jonathan Mogelever at email@example.com or call 845-741-8016.
Directions: Mountain Trails is located on SR 23A in Tannersville about .3 mi. west of the intersection with CR 23C and 3.7 miles east of Hunter Mountain Ski Area.
Help our Board Member, Amy Beveridge, celebrate her birthday on the trail she spearheaded in Delhi!
Amy Beveridge will lead a hike / snowshoe celebration for her birthday on the Bulldog Run Trail. Meet in the Immanuel Lutheran Church parking lot Delhi. (If the lot is full, park across the street at O’Connor Hospital). The trail is moderate with some steepness. Snowshoes may be required (bring in case–will not be provided). Only well behaved dogs allowed. Amy will be bringing her dog.
While everyone is welcome, winter hiking can be dangerous: dress in layers. Wear boots, bring hats, mittens/gloves and snowshoes. Bring water and a snack.
Amy reserves the right to decline anyone deemed unprepared for inclement weather or current trail conditions.
R.S.V.P to Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 607-278-5461.
Saturday, December 20, 2014 1:00p.m.
Hike the new FLT trail to the fire tower, 7 miles, a bit strenuous. Well behaved dogs permitted.
Keep in mind that winter hiking can be dangerous: dress in layers. Wear boots, bring hats, mittens/gloves and snowshoes. Bring water and lunch.
Directions- Take NYS Rte 10 or 206 to Walton. Follow Rte. 10 thru Walton, west to the Cannonsville Reservoir for approximately 9-10 miles to the intersection of NYS Rte 268 and the bridge over the Reservoir. PArking is on the north side of the bridge. A FLT trail sign is in the parking area. Contact Rick Roberts at 607 746-9694 for more info. The area has limited cell coverage.
Thursday Dec 18th 10 am.
As a founding partner of the Catskills Lark in the Park, the CMC takes great pride in the wealth of various outdoor activities offered each year to recreational enthusiasts during this great celebration of the Catskill Park’s founding. These events are led by volunteers from many organizations that regularly organize outings in the Catskill region. Many are led by CMC members.
Together with our partners, the Catskill Center, the New York/New Jersey Trail Conference and the NYS DEC, we look forward to seeing you out and about in the Catskills this year from October 4 through October 13. Come for one event or for 10 days full of activities. Pick your pleasure from hikes, paddles, cycling trips, natural and cultural explorations, educational events and more – truly something for everyone!
After the Lark, regular CMC scheduling will resume.
Join us in Delhi for the official opening of the new Delhi Trails. Meet at the Immanuel Lutheran Church parking lot at 2:00 p.m. and join Catskill Mountain Club members and volunteers as they lead guided hikes on the four miles of much anticipated, newly established hiking trails.
An interactive map of the new trails is here.
Map software provided by www.MappingSupport.com
Join us tomorrow, Saturday, August 30th at 1 pm for the dedication of the interpretive plaque at Palmer Hill
Join us for the dedication of this beautiful and informative sign. The sign was generously paid for by Thomas and Janet Losavio in memory of their son, Thomas
Join Ann Roberti of the CMC as we celebrate the Margaretville Festival with a paddle on the scenic Pepacton Reservoir.
Provide your own CANOE or KAYAK or rent from a local business. We will launch promptly at 3 PM from the Shavertown Bridge Recreational Boating Launch site on the north side of the bridge.
Pre-register and questions to Ann Roberti at email@example.com
Life jackets required. All boats must be steam cleaned prior to arrival on site and have a valid DEP access sticker. For more information on regulations please visit the NYCDEP website: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/pdf/recreation/Pepacton_Boating_Brochure.pdf
Directions: From SR 28/30 in Margaretville, go west about 3 miles to the dividing of the highways. Turn south onto SR 30 and go 8 miles to the Shavertown Bridge Boat Launch on the left, just after turning right onto CR 1.
From SR 28 in Andes, turn south onto CR 1 and travel 8 miles to the Shavertown Bridge Boat Launch on the right.
Another CMC Trail Opening! Join us on August 30th at 2 pm in Delhi to celebrate the creation of the newest trail.
August 15, 2014 – The CMC, in partnership with key community members and organizations including Village, Town, and the School boards, Immanuel Lutheran Church and O’Connor Hospital created this lovely multi-route trail system. Meet at the Immanuel Lutheran Church parking lot at 2:00 p.m. and join Catskill Mountain Club members and volunteers as they lead guided hikes on the four miles of much anticipated, newly established hiking trails.
The Delhi hiking trails consist of over four miles of hiking trails, named for beloved characters in the classic 1959 children’s novel My Side of Mountain which was set in Delhi.
Read more about the Delhi Trails here in the press release
A small group of trail blazers will be meeting at 8:00a.m. Saturday, August 9, 2014 (tomorrow) in the Immanuel Lutheran Church parking lot ST RTE 28 (across from O’Connor Hospital) to work on these Delhi, NY Hiking Trails. The goal tomorrow is to clear a trail from the church parking area to the Lower Bulldog Run loop. If time allows we will continue on to finish Fright full’s Fall Trail !
Please spread the word about this trail work day to friends, family and others. It is highly recommended to wear long pants & sturdy foot wear, bring WATER, clippers, loppers, gloves, or machete if you have any!
The anticipated official opening of the Delhi Hiking Trails is set for Saturday, August 30th!
Join CMC Board Member Amy Beveridge, as she leads LiveFit ™ Challenge participants on the Shavertown Trail in Andes, NY.
LiveFit™ Challenge is sponsored by the Cardio Club and Dance Studio in Delhi and consists of a friendly competition including mini indoor & outdoor challenges, weight loss, nutritional instruction, fitness games and more! This contest was designed to build camaraderie across Delaware County and the surrounding area while encouraging community members to lead a healthy lifestyle! The full trail is 5.3 miles. Live Fit challenge participants will receive a stamp for reaching Snake Pond and view point (located at mile 1.3). From Snake Pond, Amy will lead the group on or participants may turn around at their discretion.
All participants are required to wear sturdy sneakers or hiking shoes (no flip flops or sandals) and bring a bottle of water!
To register, contact Amy Beveridge at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 607-278-5461. (No dogs on this one, please!)
Directions: From SR 28 in Andes, turn south onto CR 1 and travel 8 miles to the Shavertown Bridge Boat Launch on the right. From SR 28/30 in Margaretville, go west about 3 miles to the dividing of the highways. Turn south onto SR 30 and go 8 miles to the Shavertown Bridge Boat Launch on the left, just after turning right onto CR 1. Meet at the trailhead sign.
Last week the CMC began construction of a new trail in the Village of Delhi. Located on Delaware Academy property and on adjacent parcels belonging to both the Village and the Town of Delhi, the new trail will be a great asset to the people of Delhi. As with other CMC built trails, the Delaware Academy Trail will bring the opportunity for health, recreation and economic benefits to the community. When complete, the trail will rise through forest, partly on old woods roads, to the summit of about 2060′, offering views of the village and the surrounding mountains.
Please come out to lend a hand to this exciting community project. We’ll be clearing trees and limbs, improving the path by cutting back growth and marking the trail over the next several weeks. Bring loppers, shears, or pruners if you have them. And bring plenty of water, snacks and lunch. Dress in comfortable clothing and wear good hiking boots. No dogs due to safety concerns. For more information and to sign up to help, contact CMC board member Amy Beveridge at email@example.com.
We hope to see you there!
Directions: Come to Sheldon Park at the end of Sheldon Dr., off SR 28. Sheldon Drive provides access to the Delaware Academy campus.
Meet at either the Balsam Lake Mountain trailhead (at end of Beaverkill Road NE of Lew Beach/Livingston Manor) or the Mill Brook Road trailhead (S of Margaretville) for simultanious hikes to the Balsam Lake Mountain summit, 4.4 miles roundtrip (5.9 miles from Mill Brook side). Rock scramble ascent, gentler route option downhill. Tour of tower and ranger cabin by knowledgeable staff, followed by a ceremonial handing out of Catskill Fire Tower patches and Five Fire Tower Passports (sponsored by Watershed Post and Morgan Outdoors). A corps of trained volunteers staff all five fire renovated towers every weekend Memorial Day to Columbus Day weekend, keeping their history alive. A great opportunity for adventure and amazing views of the Catskills! Pack a picnic lunch and water, wear sturdy footwear and layered clothing. Moderately strenuous.
Hike leaders: Lisa Lyons and Bob Moses. Register for the Sept. 6th hike with Lisa at 845/439-5507 or firstname.lastname@example.org Please call to cancel by 9 AM Saturday morning, if you can’t attend. Group size limited to 15. Heavy rain or threat of lightning will cancel. Contact Lisa for more information.
We’re opening the new Palmer Hill Trail today, Saturday, June 7 at 2 PM. Join us for a brief ceremony and the inaugural hike on this new trail. Passing through open wildflower meadows, it is a hike unlike others in the Catskills. We hope to see you there.
The trail is a partnership between the CMC and the NYC DEP, built and maintained by the CMC on recently opened DEP watershed lands. No permit is required. The Town of Andes has been a great supporter and partner in this project, too.
The trailhead parking area is at the scenic viewpoint on Finkle Rd., just off SR 28 between Andes and Margaretville.
Wednesday, June 11, 7 PM – Alan Via Talks about the Unknown Catskill Mountains at the Andes Roundtable
If you often wonder about the mountains that surround us, their names and what it’s like to hike them, here is an opportunity for you to satisfy your curiosity. Alan Via is the author of The Catskill 67 – A Hiker’s Guide to the Catskill 100 Highest Peaks Under 3,500′ and a CMC hike leader. He will be debuting a brand new slide presentation at the Andes Roundtable, which is held at the Hunting Tavern in Andes, NY. The presentation is titled ‘Off the Beaten Path – A Celebration of the Catskill ‘Hidden Peaks’ in Four Seasons’. The slide show consists of photographs of mostly unknown or little hiked Catskill mountains, progressing through the four seasons.
Directions: Located on SR 28 in the hamlet of Andes, the Hunting Tavern Museum is at 288 Main St.
Here’s a worthy cause to support and a great day to be enjoyed. Run or walk for your health, for fun and for your community. The event consists of a 10K Run, a 5K Run and a 5K Health Walk. Proceeds from the race benefit scholarships to two Delaware County graduating Seniors. Plus the Catskill Mountain Club will be awarded a grant for building trails in Delaware County. After building two enormously popular trails in 2013, the club will build three more this year, including two in the Town of Delhi and one in the Town of Andes.
Register and get more information by visiting this site: http://www.clasiladies.com/delhi-covered-bridge-run.html
Mount Tremper Fire Tower is perched high above Phoenicia, circled by the tallest mountains in the Catskills, and looks out to the Hudson Valley. Volunteer Interpreters with the Catskill Fire Tower Project open the cab at the top of the fire tower on weekend days from Memorial Day through Columbus Day, giving hikers a chance to enjoy the view from inside the cab and learn about the fire tower.
On Saturday, May 17, we will hike to the summit of Mount Tremper for Volunteer Interpreter Training. It is a two-hour training with a nice chance for lunch at the fire tower. This ‘Difficult’ hike is three miles each way, a six-mile day, and ascends 2,000 feet.
Whether you are interested in volunteering for the fire tower this season, or you would like to join the group for a good hike, a visit to the fire tower, and a chance to learn a little about Catskill fire towers, join us for this fun day on Mount Tremper.
Contact Jonathan Mogelever for training day details: email@example.com or call 845-586-2611. Registration required by Thursday, May 15.
As part of Trailfest at Kenco Outfitters, the CMC will lead a hike in the eastern Catskills’ Bluestone Wild Forest. Among the features of the area is Onteora Lake. The hike through mixed forest is an easy one, suitable for hikers of all ages including children. John Exter, a past CMC board member, will lead the hike. Meet at the CMC/Catskill Center Trailfest table at 3:45 for the short drive to the trailhead.
Wear good hiking boots and comfortable clothing. Bring a quart of water and maybe a snack. About 3.4 miles and 2 hours.
Directions: Kenco is located at the junction of SR 28 and Hurley Mountain Rd. in Kingston, about ½ mile west of US 209. Bluestone WF/Onteora Lake Parking Area is off SR 28, approximately 3 miles west of Kenco.