The 15th Annual Catskills Lark in the Park is on the way!
Saturday, September 29th through Monday, October 8th, 2018
Announcing the 15th Annual Catskills Lark in the Park, the annual celebration of the Catskill Park and the Catskill Mountains Region — don’t miss it! Click one of the links on the right side of the page to see the events. More are being added, so check back often.
The 2018 Lark offers over 40 events ranging from hikes to paddles, mountaintop yoga to fly fishing instruction and cultural events to cycling — there is something for everyone. The tradition of highlighting the outstanding outdoor recreation available in the Catskills and the history of the Catskills region continues!
The Catskills Lark in the Park was founded in 2004 to recognize and celebrate the centennial of the creation of the Catskill Park. Since its inception, the Lark has brought together thousands of people that have participated in hundreds of events, all aimed at enjoying the recreational assets of the Catskill Mountains region and of the Catskill Park. Activities have included hiking, cycling, mountain biking, paddling, service, cultural and educational events. The coordination of this event is managed by a partnership of the Catskill Mountain Club, The Catskill Center, the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
The Catskill Park and its Forest Preserve is a 705,000-acre patchwork of public (nearly 300,000 acres) and private lands in the Catskill Mountain Region of New York State. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is responsible for managing the forest preserve lands (which are considered “forever wild”) within the Catskill Park. The primary objective being to provide outdoor recreation and access. In addition to the public Forest Preserve lands, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection owns and manages over 150,000 acres of land to protect New York City’s watershed for drinking water. The remaining land of the Catskills is owned privately and hosts services for visitors and residents, including lodging, restaurants, cultural institutions, farm stores and entertainment venues.