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

Leader(s): Howard Raab

Bring: good hiking shoes, lunch, snacks, plenty to drink, dress for the weather.

Registration required by 12/30/2021 date.  Register by contacting the leader. See below.

Group size is limited to 15, so register early.

Dogs allowed:  Well behaved and/or leashed dogs welcomed.

Additional Information: This is a First Day Hike sponsored by the NYSDEC.

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: or 845-586-3112.

Driving Directions: The Kelly Hollow Trail is located on Millbrook Road in the town of Middletown, NYNJ Trail Conference map #142, F-5,6.

2.2 miles West of Margaretville on Rt.28 go left across from the Old Stone School house and then right on the NYC reservoir road (BWT10) for 3.7miles. Then left on Millbrook Road for 5.3 miles to the trail-head parking area on the right.

GPS coordinates:  42.079007, -74.649885

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