Shawangunks – Castle Point Carriage Trail | Postponed

Catskills from Castle Point, Shawangunks

The carriage roads in Minnewaska Stage Park and Preserve are beautifully maintained for hiking, biking and xc skiing. The views from Castle Point along the Shawangunk Ridge are spectacular. Although the ‘Gunks are only a few miles east of the Catskills, they are an entirely different geological formation with a distinctly different plant community, including dwarf pines. The Wallkill River Valley to the east is an important migration route for raptors and other birds. Join us for a hike in this nearby area.

Event Duration:  9 miles, 6 hours

Level of Difficulty:  Moderate

Leaders: Jeff Ditchek

Bring: good hiking shoes, lunch, plenty to drink, wear moisture wicking clothing for comfort

Registration required by November 6.  Register by contacting the leader. See below.

Group size is limited to 12, so register early.

Dogs allowed:  Yes, leashed only

Questions about this event can be directed to:  Jeff Ditchek at

Driving Directions: The Minnewaska Lake/Awosting Falls parking area is south of US44/SR55 is 5.8 miles southeast of the US 209 junction in Kerhonkson and 10.3 miles west of New Paltz. Contact the leader for the exact meeting spot.

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