Join with CMC board member Howard Raab for an exciting night-time hike on one of the Catskill’s most beautiful trails.
We’ll meet at the Kelly Hollow trail-head and follow the trail up to the beaver pond and lean-to where we’ll have a rest and snacks. This first half will be in daylight where we can appreciate the lovely forest scenery on the way up. After the brief interlude at the lean-to, we will begin the descent in the dark using head lamps and flash-lights through a spooky spruce forest and back to the parking area.
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 beaver pond near a lean-to at the top (the beavers are gone now but a remnant of the pond remains). The trail is an easy to moderate loop of about 4 miles.
Bring snacks to have at the lean-to (there is a privy nearby).
Well behaved or leashed dogs are welcome but bear in mind that keeping track of dogs in the dark may be a problem for some.
This hike will be limited to 20 people and should take about 3-4 hours. As it was well attended last year, I would suggest that you register early.
Hike will be canceled in case of steady rain. If in doubt, call before 5:00 pm Friday.
We will meet at the trail-head at 6:00pm.
Event Duration: 3.7 miles, 3-4 hours
Level of Difficulty: Easy-Moderate
Bring: something to drink, snacks, head lamp or flashligh
Registration required by 10/7. Use registration form below to register.
Group size is limited so register early.
Dogs allowed: Yes, leashed only
Additional Information: if any
Questions about this event can be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org or (845) 586-3112
Driving Directions: From Margaretville go West 2.2 miles to the Old Stone Schoolhouse (on the right). Make a left and a quick right onto the NYC reservoir road (DWS 10) for 3.7 miles. Then go left on Millbrook Road for 5.3 miles to the trail-head parking area on the right.