Tortoise and Hare Hike: Pick the hike length that best fits you! This woodland hike offers two choices for beginner and intermediate hikers. “Tortoises” will enjoy a 2.2-mile loop around scenic Frick Pond, and the “Hares” will enjoy a brisk 4.1 mile hike. Both groups will head out together; then the Hares veer off halfway around Frick Pond, at the intersection known as “Times Square,” for 1 mile uphill on Big Rock Trail, followed by 1.7 miles gently downhill on the Flynn Trail back to trailhead. . We’ll try to arrive back at the same time! Trail surface includes rocky terrain with some tree roots along the way. Bring water and snacks, wear layered clothing and sturdy shoes. Optional stop at The Catskill Brewery in Livingston Manor afterwards for a cold, craft brew. Trip leaders: Lisa Lyons of Morgan Outdoors and Heather Jacksy of SC Planning – two of the partner organizations in TrailKeeper.org, which is celebrating 4 years as an online source of trail information in Sullivan County.
Event Duration: 2.2 or 4.1 miles; 2 hours
Level of Difficulty: Easy-Moderate
Leader(s): Lisa Lyons and Heather Jacksy
Bring: snack, something to drink
Registration required by Saturday, October 8 by 5:00pm. Use registration form below to register.
Group size is limited to 15 so register early.
Dogs allowed: No
Additional Information: Let us know which hike length you prefer when you Register. Pouring rain will cancel. Call 845 439 5507 for cancellation update.
Card carrying CMC members receive a 10% discount at Morgan Outdoors.
Questions about this event can be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org or 845 439-5507
Driving Directions: From Rt. 17, Exit 96, Livingston Manor. Turn onto DeBruce Road (CR 82) and follow NE for 6 miles to Mongaup Rd. Turn left onto Mongaup Road, follow 2.5 miles (past DEC Fish Hatchery on right) to fork in the road. At fork, bear left onto Beech Mtn. Rd. and proceed 0.3 miles to Frick Pond Trailhead parking lot on left.