Introductory Bushwhack up Halcott | Sunday, October 9, 8:00 AM **2016**

This short but steep bushwhack up Halcott Mountain has about 1700 ft. of elevation gain. The pace will be slow to moderate on difficult, trail-less terrain. Basic map & compass skills will be taught and practiced, depending on group interest. Event Duration:  4 miles, 5 hours Level of Difficulty:  Moderate-Difficult, Bushwhack Leader(s):  Marv Freedman, Sponsored by […]

Local Wild Birds | Saturday, October 1 | 3:00 PM **2016**

Local Wild Birds with John Haas and the Basha Kill Area Association – featuring John Haas signing his 3rd edition of “A Birding Guide To: Sullivan County, New York” . This program is part of the BIRDS AT HOME art exhibition at Morgan Outdoors, 46 Main Street, Livingston Manor, NY. The Basha Kill Area Association […]

Reservoir Cleanup Day at the Pepacton Reservoir | Sunday, October 2, 12:00-3:00 PM **2016**

Join Ann Roberti, the Catskill Mountain Club and the NYC DEP for a litter pickup on the Pepacton Reservoir. We will be picking up litter from the roadway to the reservoir shore. Community Service Certificates will be distributed at the event for those that need to earn the credits. Garbage bags, will be supplied. Limited pickers […]

Three Waterfalls and Poet’s Ledge | October 8 **2016 **

Jim Gebhard and Paul Martin will lead a 5.9 mile Long Path hike past 3 dramatic waterfalls: Buttermilk, Wildcat and Viola. After an out and back to Poet’s Ledge, the hike will wind down to Palenville. Gravity will be a friend for this mostly downhill hike. To see more and register go to the listing […]

Peekamoose-Table Trail Maintenance with the Catskill 3500 Club | Sunday, October 2, 2016 – CANCELLED **2016**

It’s the Catskill 3500 Club’s fall trail day! Please help us keep the Peekamoose-Table Trail clean, clear and safe for the enjoyment of all. Bring work gloves and your favorite trail maintenance tools (the Club will also have tools available). It’s fun work and a great way to help the Club and the hiking community. […]

Burroughs Range (Slide, Cornell, Wittenburg) | Monday October 10, 2016 | 07:30 am **2016**

This is a classic Catskill hike, a traverse of the Burroughs Range. Starting in the Slide Mountain parking area, we’ll hike west to east to Slide (4,180′) the tallest of the Catskills High Peaks, Cornell (3,860′), and Wittenberg (,3780′) on our way to the Woodland Valley campground parking area. Leader: Richard Williams Event Duration:  9.8 […]

Trail Maintenance on Section 2 of the Dry Brook Ridge Trail and German Hollow Trail | Tuesday, October 4, 10 AM- CANCELLED **2016**

This event has been cancelled. Follow Laura Battelani, CMC Board Member and David Lucas, volunteers for NY/NJ Trail Conference, as they inspect and clear the trails they adopted for the NY/NJ TC. Hike Pakatakan Mountain and follow the ridge, passing by a 700 years old bog, to arrive to a beautiful look out of the […]

Paddle the Pepacton | Friday, October 7, 11 AM **2016**

Join Ann Roberti of the CMC on a beautiful paddle on the scenic Pepacton Reservoir. Provide your own CANOE or KAYAK or rent from a local business. We will launch promptly at 10 AM from the Shavertown Bridge Recreational Boating Launch site on the north side of the bridge. Life jackets required. All boats must […]

Rochester Hollow | Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 10:30 am **2016**

Moderate hike to John Burroughs monument, lean to, and marked trails. Possible surprise speakers about Burroughs. Well behaved dogs permitted. Event Duration:  4.5 miles Level of Difficulty:  Moderate Bring: lunch Registration required by 9/29/2016.  Use registration form below to register. Group size is limited so register early. Fee:  No Dogs allowed:   Yes, leashed only Questions […]

Paddle the Pepacton | Saturday, October 1, 10 AM **2016**

Join Ann Roberti of the CMC as we celebrate the start of the annual Lark in the Park extravaganza of outdoor events with a paddle on the scenic Pepacton Reservoir. Provide your own CANOE or KAYAK or rent from a local business. We will launch promptly at 10 AM from the Shavertown Bridge Recreational Boating […]

Book Signing and Reading at Angler’s Parlor, Phoenicia Library | Saturday, October 3rd, 12:30pm **2015**

Andrew Franck, a passionate angler and spirited story teller who has fished the Catskills for 40 years, offers an afternoon of romantic and risky adventures, philosophy, metaphysics, mysteries and mindfulness, with observations on the inner and outer world of fishing. Event Duration:  Approx 2 hours Level of Difficulty:  Easy Fee:  No Dogs allowed:  No Additional […]

Jockey Hill Mountain Bike Ride | Saturday, October 3, CANCELLED **2015**

**Due to the impending weather this mtn bike has been cancelled** Challenge yourself to ride the awesome trails at Jockey Hill. Mountain bike, helmet, spare tube and some previous mountain biking experience required. This ride will consist of mostly singletrack riding with some pretty rocky, technical sections. Event Duration:  15 miles, Approx. 3 hours Level […]

ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY CLEAN-UP | Saturday, October 3, 9 AM **2015**

Sat. Oct. 3 – ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY CLEAN-UP Please join us for a few hours cleaning up the Club’s section of Rte. 214. Bring work gloves and a great attitude – all else will be provided, including refreshments afterwards. Your participation helps the Catskill 3500 Club, the environment, and keeps the Catskills beautiful! Leaders: David Bunde #2269 […]

Art Walk & Talk at the Catskill Interpretive Center Art Park | Saturday, October 3, 2 PM **2015**

Walk with artists who have installed large public sculptures at the Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center Art Park in Mt Tremper from 2 to 4 pm. Meet the artists! Hear the thoughts behind works by Franc Palaia, Ze’ev Willy Neumann, Dave Channon, Naomi Teppich, Joe Chirchirillo, Ethan Ames, John Byer Jodi Carlson and Susan […]

Mushroom Walk | Saturday, October 3, 9 AM **2015**

The Esopus Creek Conservancy and John Burroughs Natural History Society, in conjunction with the 12th annual Lark in the Park, are co-sponsoring a guided mushroom walk on Saturday, October 03, 2015. Autumn can be a very productive time of the year for mushrooms when soil moisture is favorable. George Johanson will guide us as we […]

Intro to Shelter/Lean-to Maintenance – Trail U 1009 | Sunday, October 4, POSTPONED **2015**

**Due to the uncertainty of the weather this workshop has been postponed, the new date for the workshop is Sunday November 8th** The Trail Conference and the Catskill Conservation Corps will be hosting this workshop that is open to the public and will provide information on Catskill Park Lean-tos, the Trail Conference’s volunteer maintenance effort […]

Huggins Lake Southwest Ridge First Growth Forest Mapping | Monday, October 5, 9:30 AM **2015**

This is a continuation of the first growth forest mapping in the Huggins Lake area begun October of 2013. This year we will explore the ridge southeast of Huggins Lake, as the northern ridges have already been mapped. Event Duration:  6 miles, Approx 7 hours Level of Difficulty: Moderate-Difficult with Bushwhack Bring: lunch, sunscreen, bug […]

Tuesday Two Peak , Hunter and SW Hunter | Tuesday, October 6, 9 AM **2015**

Catskills All Trails (CATs) Series: This hike covers portions of the Devil’s Path and Spruceton Trail, and the entire Hunter Mountain and Becker Hollow Trails. Join co-leaders Tom Martone and Jim Gebhard for a thru hike which will include two Catskill 3500 Peaks: Hunter Mountain (4,040’) and Southwest Hunter Mountain (3,740’). Starting from the parking […]

North Point Loop Hike | Wednesday, October 7, 9 AM **2015**

This 10 mile loop hike will start & end at the parking area on Schutt Rd., in Haines Falls – right turn just before entering the North/South Lake Campground and provide numerous great views of the valley below and surrounding mountains. We’ll be taking the Escarpment (ES) blue trail along the ridge above Kaaterskill Clove, […]

Paddle the Pepacton | Wednesday, October 7, 11 AM **2015**

Join Ann Roberti of the CMC on a paddle on the scenic Pepacton Reservoir. Provide your own CANOE or KAYAK or rent from a local business. We will launch promptly at 11 AM from the Shavertown Bridge Recreational Boating Launch site on the north side of the bridge. On previous Lark paddles we’ve seen bald eagles, […]

The Catskill Center Presents a Walk Around the Thorn Preserve | Thursday, October 8th, 1pm and 3pm **2015**

The Thorn Preserve is 62 acres of fields and riparian forest. Come walk the Thorn Preserve with the Catskill Center’s invasive species specialist, Dan Snider. You will learn about invasive species in the Catskill, see our Hemlock grove that will incubate a beetle that will attack Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, see our pollinator apiary and learn […]

The Mica Movie | Friday, October 9, 6:30 PM **2015**

A screening of  The Mica Movie will be held at Kenco Outfitters in Kingston, NY on Friday, October 9 starting at 6:30pm.  This event is free and open to the public. The Mica Movie is a 30-minute documentary film exploring hiking in the Catskills, the Catskill 3500 Club and dog rescue, through the story of […]

Plateau: Head and Shoulders | Saturday, October 10, 9 AM **2015**

Catskills All Trails (CATs) Series:  This hike covers portions of the Devil’s Path and Warner Creek Trail. Join co-leaders Tom Martone and Laura Sanford for a thru hike which will explore the shoulders and peak of Plateau Mountain (3,840’). Starting from the parking area at the Devil’s Tombstone Campground, we will ascend through a challenging […]

Learn Where & How to Fish the Esopus Creek | Saturday, October 10, 9 AM to 12 PM **2015**

Learn where and how to fish the Espous Creek, hosted by the Ashokan-Pepacton Chapter of Trout Unlimited Event Duration:  4 hours Level of Difficulty:  Easy Bring: lunch, sunscreen, bug spray, something to drink, *****” bring your own equipment, and flies****** Registration required by 10/9/15.  Use registration form below to register. Group size is limited so […]

Tri-A-Thon Triathlon | Sunday, October 11, POSTPONED **2015**

****THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED – PLEASE CONTACT THE CATSKILL RECREATION CENTER FOR MORE DETAILS AND NEW DATE***** A triathlon for beginners and for racers looking to extend the season. 400-yard swim, 12-mile bike, 3.1-mile run Event Duration:  15.35 miles, Approx 3 hours Level of Difficulty: Moderate-Difficult Bring: swim, bike, run gear/ equipment Registration required […]

Woodland Survival Hike | Sunday, October 11, 10 AM **2015**

Woodland Survival Hike: Join the Catskill 4000 Club on a hike in Woodland Valley to some great scenery. During the hike, we’ll discuss equipment and skills needed to travel safely in the deep woods. This will be a moderate/ difficult bushwhack, with some rocky and steep places, and will be about 4 miles and 5 […]

Trail Maintenance on Section 2 of the Dry Brook Ridge Trail and German Hollow Trail | Sunday, October 11, 10 AM **2015**

Follow Laura Battelani, CMC Board Member and David Lucas, volunteers for NY/NJ Trail Conference, as they inspect and clear the trails they adopted for the NY/NJ TC. Hike Pakatakan Mountain and follow the ridge, passing by a 700 years old bog, to arrive to a beautiful look out of the Pepacton Reservoir. The return will […]