Summer has brought lots of new growth to our trails in the Catskills. It’s time to head out to clear blackberry canes and nettles as well as any blowdowns. Please join us on this relatively easy trail section hike with your loppers or shears in hand and help maintain this well travelled trail that connects two of the Catskills loveliest lakes, Big Pond and Alder Lake.
Bring plenty of water and lunch. Wear good hiking boots, comfortable moisture wicking clothing and bring work gloves if you have some. We’ll have tools and gloves to lend. We’ll spot cars at Big Pond and then drive to Alder Lake. No dogs due to safety concerns. Rain postpones to a date TBD.
To register, contact Wendell George at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday the 16th. If you need to cancel, call Wendell by 7:00 Thursday morning at 845-586-6273.
Directions: Meet at the Big Pond parking area located on Barkaboom Rd. From SR 28 in Margaretville, drive west about 2 miles to Reservoir Rd. Turn left and then bear left, following the road along the south shore of the Pepacton Reservoir for 8.3 miles to Barkaboom Rd. Turn left and go 5.4 miles to the Big Pond parking area on the left.
From SR 28 in Andes, go west on Main St. briefly and turn south onto CR 1/Tremperskill Rd. Drive 8 miles to SR 30 and turn right, crossing the the Shavertown Bridge. Turn east (left) immediately after crossing and drive 2.2 miles to Barkaboom Rd. Turn south and go 5.4 miles to the Big Pond parking area on the left.
From Livingston Manor, take Old Rte. 17 north 1.3 miles to Beaverkill Rd. Take a right and drive 10.8 miles to Barkaboom Rd. Turn north 0.8 miles to the Big Pond parking area on the right.