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Kelly Hollow Night Hike
October 5, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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.
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 flashlight
Register By: 10/04/18. This hike will be limited to 20 people. As it has been well attended in the past, it is suggested that you register early.
Dogs: 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.
Questions about this event can be directed to: Howard Raab at 845-586-3112 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Directions: The Kelly Hollow Trail is located on Millbrook Road in the town of Middletown, (NYNJ Trail Conference map #142, F-5,6). From Margaretville take Rte. 28 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.
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