Hike the Huntersfield Creek Falls Trail – Saturday, February 18, 9:00 AM
Join Peter Manning, CMC Executive Director; Michelle Yost, Watershed Coordinator, Greene Co. SWCD; and Robert Titus, Geologist for a short hike on the Huntersfield Creek Falls Trail (HCFT) in Prattsville. Discussion will include how the trail was created, watershed protection partnerships, Catskills geology, connecting hamlets and trails, and the status of efforts to restore of Pratt Rock.
This two-mile hike is rated easy to moderate and is expected to take 1.5 – 2 hours. Participants must bring any food or water they need, as well as (depending on the weather) winter gear, including microspikes or hiking crampons and/ or snowshoes. (See directions below.) To register, email Peter@catskillmountainclub.org by 6PM Friday February 17.
Event Duration: 2 miles, 1.5 – 2 hours
Level of Difficulty: Easy – Moderate
Leader(s): Peter Manning, CMC; Michelle Yost, GCSWCD
Bring: Water, lunch/snacks, sturdy hiking boots, hiking crampons, snowshoes (as applicable)
Registration required by 6PM 2/17/23 . Register by contacting the leader: Peter@catskillmountainclub.org
Dogs allowed: No
Additional Information: Rain/snow date: TBD
Driving and Meeting Directions: Prattsville is located on State Route 23, 14 miles west of Windham and 5 miles east of Grand Gorge (connects with State Rte. 30). From State Route 23A Prattsville is 18 miles west of Hunter (connects with State Rte. 214). On-street parking is available along Main Street (Route 23) in Prattsville. The meeting and starting point of the hike is the HCFT trailhead, located one-quarter mile east of the Great American market on the same side Main Street. Walk along the sidewalk to its end point.
GPS coordinates: 42.311911, -74.427813