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September 2018

Catskill Mountains Outdoor Art Tour – 2018

September 29, 2018 - October 8, 2018
Catskill Interpretive Center, 5096 Route 28
Mt. Tremper, NY 12457 United States
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   Enjoy a driving tour of Catskills outdoor art exhibits during leaf peeper season!  Catskill Mountainkeeper has compiled a list of easy to get to sites that are open to viewing by the public.  All are free with the exception of Opus 40, an exceptional work of environmental sculpture created over a 37 year period by Harvey Fite. VENUE DESCRIPTIONS: Pratt Rock Trail and Park (next to 14366 Route 23, Prattsville 12468): Carved cliff-side sculptures of Civil war characters and…

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Leave No Trace Hike At Giant Ledge

September 29, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Giant Ledge Parking Area, Oliverea Rd.
Big Indian, NY 12410 United States
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  Join Trail Conference Leave No Trace Master Educator Heather Darley for a moderate, 2.9-mile out-and-back hike to Giant Ledge, which offers many spectacular views. Event Duration:  2.9 miles,  5 hours including time for lunch Level of Difficulty:  Moderate Leader:  Heather Darley Bring:  2 liters of water (recommended), comfortable hiking clothes, lunch/snacks for the day Registration required by:  September 28th Fee:  No Dogs allowed:  Yes, leashed only

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Bramley Mountain Trail Work with SUNY Delhi Community Service Day

September 29, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Bramley Mountain Trailhead, Glen Burnie Rd.
Delhi, NY 13753 United States
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   We at the CMC are looking forward to getting a helping hand from students at SUNY Delhi during Community Service Day.  Volunteers will meet on campus at 9:30 AM and head to the Bramley Mountain Trail to do some work improving trail conditions. We'd love to have your help, too. Contact CMC President Rick Roberts to make arrangements. Bring:  Sturdy hiking shoes, tough but comfortable hiking clothing, plenty of water for a days work, lunch and snacks.  Bring work…

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Cycle Woodstock

September 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on October 6, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on October 4, 2018 at 6:00pm

Overlook Mountain Bikes, 93 Tinker St.
Woodstock, NY 12498 United States
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   Join Billy Denter and the folks at Overlook Mountain Bikes for a ride around the scenic Catskills. The trip is 20 – 25 miles long on various local routes and takes about 2 hours. The steady pace of around 12 mph means the ride is moderately difficult (C+). After the ride, complimentary coffee and pastries will be served. Event Duration:  20-25 miles, 2 hours Level of Difficulty:  Moderate-Difficult Bring:  water, bicycle, helmet (required). Note: Bicycle rentals are available, if…

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Kaaterskill High Peak Hike

September 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Huckleberry Point Trailhead, 2425 Platte Clove Rd.
West Saugerites, NY United States
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  We'll hike to the summit of Kaaterskill High Peak. Our route will include marked trails, unmarked trails, bushwhacking and interesting scrambles. We'll have lunch at Hurricane Ledge, with one of the best views in the Catskills; and we'll visit the sites of 2 plane crashes. Our pace will be moderate with frequent, short snack/water breaks. This hike is listed as difficult because of the scrambles, and the bushwhack. Event Duration:  8 miles, 6-8 hours Level of Difficulty:  Moderate-Difficult Leader(s):  Marv Freedman…

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Esopus Bend Nature Preserve Walk

September 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Esopus Bend Nature Preserve, 4 Shady Lane
Saugerties, NY 12477 United States
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     Enjoy a nice easy walk on the Esopus Creek Conservancy lands bordering the Esopus Creek. Family friendly. Event Duration:  1 miles,  1.5 hours Level of Difficulty:  Easy Leader(s):   Margo McGilvrey Bring:   water, good hiking shoes. Registration required by September 28.  Use registration form below to register. Group size is limited to 12, so register early. Fee:  No Dogs allowed:  Yes, leashed only Additional Information:  Picnic at the pavilion afterwards, if you like. Questions about this event can be…

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Byrdcliffe Afternoon and Open Studio at Byrdcliffe Art Colony

September 29, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Byrdcliffe Theater, 380 Upper Byrdcliffe Road
Woodstock, NY 12498 United States
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Free colony-wide activities at the historic Byrdcliffe Art Colony: On Saturday, September 29, the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild is hosting a colony-wide Byrdcliffe Afternoon, inviting area residents and out-of-town visitors to experience the multiple creative disciplines and services at the heart of the organization’s mission. From 12:30 to 2:30pm, Byrdcliffe’s Artist-in-Residence program will host its final Open Studios of the season at the Villetta Inn, where visual artists including ceramicists, videographers, and more will share the fruits of their nearly four-week stay…

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John Burroughs & the Spirit of the Catskills

September 29, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Morgan Outdoors, 46 Main st
Livingston Manor, NY United States
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  "John Burroughs & the Spirit of the Catskills" is a lively introduction to celebrated naturalist John Burroughs presented by Bill Birns. Burroughs, born in 1837 on the family's Delaware County homestead, Woodchuck Lodge, in Roxbury, NY, authored 27 books of natural and philosophical essays that influenced millions of readers. Of particular interest in this presentation are Burroughs explorations and walks at Beecher Lake, Balsam Lake Mountain, and other locations in the Delaware River watershed. In the early years of…

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Sugarloaf Mountain Hike Loop

September 30, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Roaring Kill Parking Area Elka Park, NY United States + Google Map

  Hike a loop over Sugarloaf Mountain from Roaring Kill parking area. Some challenging rock scrambles involved. Event Duration:  7 miles, 5.5 hours Level of Difficulty:  Moderate-Difficult Leader(s):  Cal Johnson Bring: lunch, sunscreen, bug spray, plenty to drink, etc.  Wear hiking boots with good gripping tread. Registration required by 09/29/2018.  Use registration form below to register. Group size is limited to 12, so register early. Fee:  No Dogs allowed:  No Additional Information: Forecast of steady rain will cancel hike. Questions about this…

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Mill Brook Ridge Ramble

September 30, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dry Brook Ridge Trailhead, 7176 Mill Brook Rd
Margaretville, NY 12455 United States
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  After carpooling to Alder Lake, we hike around the lake and then on to the Beaver Meadow Lean-to, followed by an ascent of Mill Brook Ridge, pausing at a wonderful view overlooking Beecher Lake before continuing on to Balsam Lake Mountain to enjoy another great vista from the fire tower. We then descend the north side of Balsam Lake Mountain, ending our hike at the Dry Brook Ridge Parking Area on Mill Brook Road. Event Duration:  10 miles, 5-6 hours…

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Trail Maintenance on the Dry Brook Ridge and the German Hollow Trails

September 30, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Margaretville Car Wash, 248 Fair Street
Margaretville, NY 12455 United States
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    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. We'll 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 be on to German Hollow trail. Wear sturdy hiking boots/shoes, bring water and food and dress in layers for comfort. If you also…

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Elm Ridge Mountain Bike Ride – cancelled due to trail conditions. Check back.

September 30, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Elm Ridge Trail, NY-23 & Cross Rd 12496
Windham, NY 12496 United States
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   This is an intermediate ride organized by Fats in the Cats for people who have some mountain biking experience. The Elm Ridge trail network is fun and challenging, expect difficult climbs, some technical features, and fast descents with sharp turns. All riders must bring their own hydration and snacks, a spare tube, patch/plug kit, and helmets are required. Event Duration: 2.5 hours, 15 miles Level of Difficulty: Moderate/Difficult Participants Should Bring: Lunch, bug spray, sunscreen, plenty of water. Spare tube, patch kit,…

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Litter Pickup and Trail Building on the soon to be new CMC Trail in Olivebridge

September 30, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Acorn Hill Trail NY United States + Google Map

   As part of the annual International Coastal Cleanup Day and Reservoir Cleanup Day, we are going to remove some very old litter that lines an old woods road that will become part of a new CMC Trail. Part garbage pickup, part scavenger hunt, we'll be removing an old washing machine that dates from perhaps the 1930s, rusted cans and broken bottles and who knows what else,  that have been resting on this property for a very long time.   If…

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Headwaters Trail Hike

September 30, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
DEC Offices, Stamford, NY, 65561 NY-10
Stamford, NY 12167 United States
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  We will start across from the DEC Offices, down the righthand driveway to the parking lot. We will walk around the lower part of Bald Mountain and climb up an old ski trail to the top where the lifts are, a spot that offers a 270 degree view of the Catskills. At the top we'll take a break for lunch. Event Duration: 6 hours, 8 miles Level of Difficulty: Moderate/Difficult Participants should bring: Plenty of water, lunch, and camera Registration required by: 9/29/18 Are…

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Reservoir Cleanup Day on the Reservoirs : Ashokan, Pepacton, Cannonsville and Neversink

September 30, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Catskill Mountains NY United States + Google Map

Join the CMC cleaning up the area near the Ashokan Reservoir that will soon become the CMC's 6th trail, or join the DEP picking up litter around our local reservoirs. Click on one of the reservoirs below to register for the litter pickup at that reservoir.  Click here for a full map of all clean up locations. Ashokan Reservoir Cannonsville Reservoir Pepacton Reservoir And as part of the annual International Coastal Cleanup Day and Reservoir Cleanup Day, we are going to remove some very…

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October 2018

Codfish Point Hike w/optional Echo Lake addition

October 1, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Huckleberry Point Trailhead, 2425 Platte Clove Rd.
West Saugerites, NY United States
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   Codfish Point with option of continuing to Echo Lake (from Platte Clove Mountain Road) A moderately easy hike on the Overlook Trail through the Platte Clove Preserve with Codfish Point as the destination. If continuing to Echo Lake it will be a longish hike of approximately a total of 8.00 miles round trip. Grades are easy with a descent of 455 ft to the Lake. Echo Lake is the only natural one within a Catskill wilderness area. Event Duration: …

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Watershed Hike with Yoga – Seager Trail

October 1, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Seager Trailhead, Dry Brook Road
Seager, NY United States
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   A short woodland walk abutting and sometimes crossing babbling Dry Brook, leading to a small waterfall in a clearing. We'll have a brief session of yoga stretches and meditation and a discussion about the protection of waterways in our area. Event Duration:  1.5 miles, 2.5 hours Level of Difficulty:  Easy-Moderate Leader(s):  Pamela Martin Bring:  Good waterproof hiking boots Registration required by 09/30/18.  Use registration form below to register. Group size is limited to 12, so register early. Fee:  No     Dogs allowed: …

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Hike from the Michael Kudish Natural History Preserve to Churchill Mountain

October 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Michael Kudish Natural History Preserve, 2515 Tower Mountain Road
Stamford, NY 12167 United States
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This is a hike from the Michael Kudish Natural History Preserve to the ledges on the west shoulder of Churchill Mountain.  With a fine view from the ledges, the primary reason is to determine the origin of a shrub thicket.  The thicket probably remains in first growth (i.e. virgin timber). Some bushwhacking, some following old log roads. 900 feet elevation gain. Event Duration:  3 miles, 5-6 hours Level of Difficulty:  Moderate-Difficult Leader(s):  Michael Kudish and David Turan Bring:  lunch, sunscreen, bug spray,…

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Overnight Camp at Rider Hollow

October 1, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - October 2, 2018 @ 9:00 am
Pine Hill Community Center, 287 Main St
Pine Hill, NY 12465 United States
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   Come on a short hike and overnight Camping at Rider Hollow Lean-to and campsite with New York State Licensed Guide Moe Lemire. Campers will meet at the Pine Hill Community Center at 6:30 pm. Then we will carpool to Rider Hollow parking area where we will walk into the Lean-To and campsites and set up camp. This area is based on a first-come, first-served basis. While a Monday night is not generally a busy camping evening there may be space for 4 folks…

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Outdoor Sculpt

October 2, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Catskill Recreation Center, 651 County Highway 38
Arkville, NY 12406 United States
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   A body sculpting class focusing on building strength; this week we will bring our mats outside * weather dependent Event Duration:  0 miles, 1 hours Level of Difficulty:  Moderate Leader(s):  Pamela Martin Bring:  Comfortable stretchy clothes to workout in; exercise mat Registration required by 10/01/18.  Use registration form below to register. Group size is limited to 15, so register early. Fee:  No     Dogs allowed:  No Additional Information: This event is partnering with CRCs Incentive Program; by attending this and other free…

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Old Growth Hemlock Hike, Biscuit Brook

October 2, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Biscuit Brook Trailhead, 1857 Co Rd 47
Claryville, NY United States
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   Come on a hike along the beautiful Biscuit Brook Trail to an old growth hemlock stand. You will learn about old growth hemlock stands, the value of our hemlocks, and the threat they face. Event Duration:  8 miles, 5 hours Level of Difficulty:  Moderate-Difficult Leader(s):  Skyler Susnick Bring: lunch, sunscreen, bug spray, something to drink, etc. Registration required by 09/28/08.  Use registration form below to register. Group size is limited to 12, so register early. Fee:  No     Dogs allowed:  Yes,…

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A Balsam Lake Mountain Fire Tower Hike into History

October 2, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Balsam Lake Parking Area, Turnwood Rd.
Hardenburgh, NY United States
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  Join Laurie Rankin for a hike to the Balsam Lake Mountain Fire Tower, the site of the oldest fire tower in NYS. This hike into history will include information about the role of fire towers across NYS, the Catskills, and specifically Balsam Lake Mountain. While at the summit, hikers will be treated to an opportunity to see the historical displays at the restored Observer's Cabin and Fire Tower and hopefully some spectacular views too! Tuesday, October 2, 2018. Hike…

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Leave No Trace in Everyday Life Workshop

October 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Pine Hill Community Center, 287 Main St
Pine Hill, NY 12465 United States
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      Leave No Trace Master Educator Moe Lemire will be hosting a Leave No Trace in Everyday Life Awareness Workshop at the Pine Hill Community Center. Leave No Trace is an awareness of our impact on the environment that teaches us to respect the rights of other users of the outdoors as well as future generations. We can take this idea and not only use it when using the great outdoors but also in our everyday life. Duration: 1.5 hours…

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Meeker Hollow Mountain – North Plattekill Mountain Bushwhack

October 3, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Ski Plattekill parking lot, 469 Plattekill Rd.
Roxbury, NY 12474 United States
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Meeker Hollow Mt (Catskill 100 highest). Depending on conditions we will continue with a whack to North Plattekill Mt (Catskill 100 highest). Meeker Hollow is viewless and has a large area of raspberry prickers near and on the summit. Long pants and sleeves strongly recommended. We may pick up an overgrown woods road to twin-summited North Plattekill summits. The summits are part of the Plattekill ski area and there is a ski trail/service road along the connecting ridge. There are spectacular…

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Water Walk Along the Sawkill Creek with the Woodstock Land Conservancy

October 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zena Cornfield, 914-918 Co Rd 30
Woodstock, NY 12498 United States
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   Join Woodstock Land Conservancy to stroll along the Sawkill Creek identifying aquatic life and learning where our water comes from. During the walk we will take water samples led by water expert Christian Malsatzki from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County. Meet by the Zena Cornfield kiosk at 9:45 am to begin promptly at 10:00 am the two hour walk. This event is free and open to all ages. Walk is moderate in level. Level of Difficulty:  Moderate Event Duration:  2…

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West Kill Mountain Traverse

October 4, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mink Hollow Trailhead, 1589 Co Rd 6
West Kill, NY 12492 United States
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  Hike over West Kill Mountain and St. Anne's Peak to get a 7.75 mile taste of the Catskill Mountain's famed Devil's Path. This enjoyably challenging hike includes two summits, lots of scenic outlooks, and a beautiful waterfall called Diamond Notch Falls. Car spotting required for the traverse. Event Duration (miles): 7.75 Event Duration (hours): 6 Event leader:  Cal Johnson Level of Difficulty: Difficult Participants should bring: Sturdy hiking boots, plenty to drink, trekking poles are helpful, camera, proper clothing for predicted weather. Rain gear…

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Hobart Community Bike Ride on the Catskill Scenic Trail

October 4, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hobart Community Center, 80 Cornell Ave.
Hobart, NY 13788 United States
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       Join us for an easy bike ride on the beautiful rail trail from Hobart to Stamford. Meet at the Hobart Community Center then ride to Stamford for refreshments and return for cider and donuts. All ages and experience levels welcome. Supported by the Hobart Book Village and Hobart Rotary Club. Event Duration:  5 miles, 2 hours Level of Difficulty:  Easy Leader(s):  Andrew Flach, Don Thomases Bring:  Bicycle, helmet, appropriate clothing Fee:  No Dogs allowed:  No Questions about this…

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Cycle Woodstock

October 4, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on October 6, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 4, 2018 at 6:00pm

Overlook Mountain Bikes, 93 Tinker St.
Woodstock, NY 12498 United States
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   Join Billy Denter and the folks at Overlook Mountain Bikes for a ride around the scenic Catskills. The trip is 20 – 25 miles long on various local routes and takes about 2 hours. The steady pace of around 12 mph means the ride is moderately difficult (C+). After the ride, complimentary coffee and pastries will be served. Event Duration:  20-25 miles, 2 hours Level of Difficulty:  Moderate-Difficult Bring:  water, bicycle, helmet (required). Note: Bicycle rentals are available, if…

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Mount Tremper Fire Tower Hike

October 5, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tremper Mountain Trailhead Phoenicia, NY United States + Google Map

.       Join Catskill Fire Tower Project Volunteer Jonathan Mogelever for a hike to the summit of Mount Tremper and the Mount Tremper Fire Tower.  We will unlock the cab on top of the fire tower so hike participants can enjoy the view from inside--including views of the tallest mountains in the Catskills, the Shawangunks and the Hudson Highlands. We will leave from the trail head on Plank Road (just east of Phoenicia) and have lunch at the fire…

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Paddle the Pepacton Reservoir

October 5, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

  Experience an incredible outdoor adventure, paddling the beautiful Pepacton Reservoir. Join Catskill Mountain Club board member Ann Roberti for a scenic paddle on this recently opened NYC reservoir. Bring your own CANOE or KAYAK (it must be steam cleaned prior to putting it in the reservoir — see more below) or rent from a local business that has kayaks stored on site. We will launch promptly at 11 AM  from the Shavertown Bridge Recreational Boating Launch site on the north…

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Basics of Backpacking

October 5, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Catskill Interpretive Center, 5096 Route 28
Mt. Tremper, NY 12457 United States
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Come with questions to the Catskill Interpretive Center in Mt. Tremper, NY as Olivia, outdoor recreation and gear expert, goes over the essential things to know when starting out as a backpacker. She'll show off camping equipment and talk about the kinds of things to look for when investing in your own gear from backpack to tent, sleeping bag, pad, stove, and water filtration system. On a short hike to a campsite, learn the basics of setting up camp, Leave…

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Kelly Hollow Night Hike

October 5, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kelly Hollow Trailhead, Mill Brook Rd
Margaretville, NY 12455 United States
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  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…

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Echo Lake Lean-To And Campsite Restoration with Catskill Conservation Corps

October 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Huckleberry Point Trailhead, 2425 Platte Clove Rd.
West Saugerites, NY United States
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  Come help us improve your outdoor adventures in the Catskills and do important work at the Echo Lake lean-to! On Saturday, Oct. 6, we'll be relocating the pit privy at the Echo Lake lean-to.  Anyone can participate. No experience is necessary. Wear clothes that can get dirty and bring work gloves, plenty of water and a lunch you can eat on the trails. Meet us at 9:00 a.m. at the Platte Clove Trailhead  next to the Platte Clove Preserve on…

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How, When, and Where to Fish the Esopus Creek

October 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Boiceville Market, 4099 St Rt 28
Boiceville, NY 12412 United States
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     Members of the Ashokan-Pepacton Chapter of Trout Unlimited will be available Saturday morning on October 6th to answer questions on the "How's, When's, and Where's" of fishing the Esopus Creek. Event Duration:  0 miles, 4 hours Level of Difficulty:  Easy Leader(s):  Bert Leifeld Jr. Bring:  Fishing equipment, tackle, sunscreen and lunch. Registration required by 10/04/18.  Use registration form below to register. Fee:  No Dogs allowed:  Yes, leashed only Additional Information: Participants should bring their own fishing equipment, tackle and flys. This is…

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Paddle the Lower East Branch of the Delaware River

October 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Al’s Sporting Goods, 6964 River Rd.
Downsville, NY 13755 United States
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       Paddle the lower East Branch of the Delaware River below the Pepacton Reservoir from Downsville to Shinhopple approximately 7 miles. Attendees can use their own kayaks or canoe or rent watercraft from Al's Sporting Goods in Downsville http://www.alssportstore.com/ . Al's will provide everything necessary as well as transportation from the final destination. Event Duration:  7 miles, 3-4 hours Level of Difficulty:  Easy-Moderate Leader(s): Rick Roberts Bring:  lunch, something to drink, all safety gear and sunscreen Registration required by 10/03/18.  Use registration…

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MTHS presents Hikefest 2018: Hikes and History

October 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mountain Top Historical Society, 5132 NY-23A
Haines Falls, NY 12436 United States
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    On Saturday, October 6, 2018 the Mountain Top Historical Society's Haines Falls campus will be the place to begin your Columbus Day week-end.  Starting in the KRT parking lot at 9:00 a.m. There will be a choice of three hikes spreading out to various trail heads around the area with popular experienced hike leaders. Hike #1: Historic Highlights of North-South Lake Before it was a campground, the area around North-South Lake was the home of many important business…

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Cycle Woodstock

October 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on October 6, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on October 4, 2018 at 6:00pm

Overlook Mountain Bikes, 93 Tinker St.
Woodstock, NY 12498 United States
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   Join Billy Denter and the folks at Overlook Mountain Bikes for a ride around the scenic Catskills. The trip is 20 – 25 miles long on various local routes and takes about 2 hours. The steady pace of around 12 mph means the ride is moderately difficult (C+). After the ride, complimentary coffee and pastries will be served. Event Duration:  20-25 miles, 2 hours Level of Difficulty:  Moderate-Difficult Bring:  water, bicycle, helmet (required). Note: Bicycle rentals are available, if…

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Rock Rift Fire Tower Loop Hike

October 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

   By utilizing the Finger Lakes Trail, along with one of its spur (branch) trails, we will create a 7.0 mile long loop hike, beginning and ending in the parking lot found at the intersection of NY Rte 10 / NY Rte 268 along the Cannonsville Reservoir, midway between Deposit and Walton. The hike begins with an 1100 foot ascent to the Rock Rift Fire Tower, followed by a similar descent to where a spur trail returns us back to…

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Pepacton East Bike Tour

October 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Shavertown Trail Parking Area Andes, NY 13731, NY United States + Google Map

Bike on the Back River Road (BWS Rts 8,9,10) along the Pepacton Reservoir from the Shavertown Bridge to Fair Street, Margaretville and then to the Old Stone Schoolhouse and back. Meet at the eastern parking area on the north side of the bridge. The course is a rolling blacktop road with low traffic. Suitable for road or hybrid bikes. Helmets required. Water recommended. Duration:  25 miles, 2 hours Level of difficulty: Easy-Moderate Participants should bring: Helmet, bicycle, comfortable clothing, water Registration…

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Protect the Hemlocks! Volunteer Fence Raising at the Thorn Preserve

October 6, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thorn Preserve, 55 John Joy Road
Woodstock, NY United States
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           Four years ago, the Catskill Center planted four rows of young hemlocks, as a future biological control release location for hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA). These trees will grow into a thick hedgerow which promotes easy recollection of the beetle Laricobius nigrinus, a target-specific predator of HWA. This summer we will be repairing the fence that has protected the hemlocks from deer herbivory, to keep the trees healthy as they grow. Come help us protect these hemlocks, and learn about…

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Gallery Reception for Inspired by the Land: Art Created by Conservation Easement Land Owners

October 6, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Erpf Gallery at Catskill Center, 43355 NY-28
Arkville, NY 12406 United States
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      Opening Reception for Inspired by the Land: Art Created by Conservation Easement Land Owners The Catskill Center currently holds 17 conservation easements which total 2,550 acres in the Catskills. This exhibit will highlight the art, writing, photography and crafts which these protected lands inspire their landowners to create. Learn more about conservation easements and get inspired by the beauty of our region. Reception will be from 2-4pm and light refreshments will be served. Event duration: 2 hours Register by: No preregistration required

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Hike to Huckleberry Point

October 7, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Huckleberry Point Trailhead, 2425 Platte Clove Rd.
West Saugerites, NY United States
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The hike to Huckleberry Point is one of the most satisfying in the Catskills, While it’s a short and moderately difficult trail, it’s in one of the most famously rugged parts of the Catskills, beginning at the Devil’s Kitchen and reaching its stunning destination on the escarpment ledges high above the deep valleys below. The breathtaking views of the ancient mountains of the eastern Devil’s Path Range will make you thankful you came, whether you’ve been before or not. Truly…

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Archaeoastronomy in the Catskills

October 7, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Rainbow Lodge, 5257 Route 212
Mt Temper, NY United States
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   Learn about archaeoastronomy and landscape archaeology in our region by attending this workshop/presentation and walk. Discover serpent walls and turtle effigies as well as solstice and equinox alignments. Discuss a hidden ancient history of our mountains and valleys. Event Duration:  2 miles, 3-4 hours Level of Difficulty:  Easy-Moderate Leader(s):  Glenn Kreisberg Bring: lunch, sunscreen,  something to drink and good hiking shoes Registration required by 10/05/18.  Use registration form below to register. Group size is limited to 12, so register early. Fee:  No…

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Paddle the Pepacton Reservoir

October 7, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Shavertown Trail Parking Area Andes, NY 13731, NY United States + Google Map

  Experience an incredible outdoor adventure, paddling the beautiful Pepacton Reservoir. Join Catskill Mountain Club board member Ann Roberti for a scenic paddle on this recently opened NYC reservoir. Bring your own CANOE or KAYAK (it must be steam cleaned prior to putting it in the reservoir — see more below) or rent from a local business that has kayaks stored on site. We will launch promptly at 11 AM  from the Shavertown Bridge Recreational Boating Launch site on the north…

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Tortoise and Hare Hikes 2018

October 7, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Frick Pond Trailhead, Beech Mountain Rd.
Livingston Manor, NY United States
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   This woodland hike offers two choices, so both beginner and intermediate hikers can join in. "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 the trailhead.…

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Hike to North Point with an Introduction to the Catskills Stewards Program

October 8, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
North Mountain – Scutt Road Trailhead Parking, 818 N Lake Road
Palenville, NY 12463 United States
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 The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference's Head Steward of the Catskills (Sabina Cardenas) will take you on a hike to North Mountain's North Point, which offers a wonderful tree-top view of North/South Lake campground as well as the Hudson River.  While on the hike, she will introduce you to what the Stewards do and what our program aims to accomplish here in the Catskills. Option to extend the hike to see the old plane crash at Stopple Point! Event Duration:  5…

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Yoga at the Catskill Interpretive Center Pavilion

October 8, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Catskill Interpretive Center, 5096 Route 28
Mt. Tremper, NY 12457 United States
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     Join certified yoga instructor Pamela Martin of Pine Hill Studio for a series of relaxing stretches and yoga poses appropriate for various fitness levels - complete beginners welcome! Free class. Hosted by Catskill Center. Event Duration: 1 hour Level of Difficulty: Easy/Moderate Leader: Pamela Martin Bring: Water and a yoga mat if you have one. Some mats provided. Registration required by: October 5th Group size: 20 Fee: No Dogs allowed: No Driving Directions: From State Route 28 drive 15 miles west from Kingston or 3 miles east of Phoenicia.…

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Nature Journaling

October 8, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Catskill Interpretive Center, 5096 Route 28
Mt. Tremper, NY 12457 United States
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       Get in touch with your creative side and try nature journaling. Join Catskill Interpretive Center staff Olivia and Kelli for an introduction to the basic practice of nature journaling and learn how sketching and writing about what you observe can enhance your experience in the outdoors. Take part in a short guided journaling activity before striking out on your own on the Catskill Interpretive Center’s property and trails to try out what you’ve learned. The program is open…

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Catskill Mountain Club Annual Dinner

October 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Catamount Restaurant at Emerson Resort, 5340 NY-28
Mt Tremper, NY 12457 United States
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   Join us for an evening of great food and drink, conversation and a presentation by Russell Dunn and Barbara Delaney, the featured speakers at this year's CMC dinner. Russ and Barb are the authors of a number of hiking guides for the Catskills, the Adirondacks, the Hudson River Valley, and the Taconics and Berkshires, all published since they visited Kaaterskill Falls for their first date. Notably for us, Russ wrote the popular Catskill Region Waterfall Guide and the recently…

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October 2019

CVC Fire Tower Opening Ceremony

October 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Catskills Visitor Center, 5096 NY 28
Mt. Tremper, NY United States
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   The Catskill Park has a new fire tower and it opens officially on Thursday, October 3rd at 11 AM.  Located at the Catskills Visitor Center in Mt. Tremper, the 80' tower is the tallest in the Catskills.  It will afford visitors spectacular 360º views of the Esopus Valley and the surrounding mountains.  Hikers will take an easy walk around the grounds,  leading to the fire tower. Set in the woods on the CVC's site, the fire tower offers visitors…

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Leave No Trace Hike on Slide Mountain

October 5 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join a Trail Conference Trail Steward on a beautiful fall hike to the summit of the tallest mountain in the Catskills! During the hike, Trail Stewards will discuss Leave No Trace principles as well as what it means to be a trail steward. The hike will begin at the Slide Mountain trailhead where we start the difficult climb up to the summit. Along the way, you will experience a few different viewpoints where you will be able to enjoy the…

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Pepacton Range: Campbell Mt. Rd. to Holiday & Berry Brook Rd.

October 5 @ 9:45 am - 5:00 pm
42.0388, -74.8477 NY United States + Google Map

    We'll meet 9:45 am at the DEC parking lot at the Holiday & Berry Brook Rd trailhead. From there, we'll carpool over to Campbell Mt Rd to begin our hike back to Holiday & Berry Brook Rd. Hike includes climb of Brock Mtn (2760' elevation) and an exceptional view later in the day from Split Rock Lookout (2500' elevation). Event Duration:  8.7 miles,  6-7 hours Level of Difficulty:  Moderate-Difficult Leader(s):  Larry Blumberg Bring:  lunch,  plenty to drink, good…

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Cycle Woodstock – Road Cycling

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on October 12, 2019 at 10:00am

Overlook Mountain Bikes, 93 Tinker St.
Woodstock, NY 12498 United States
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   Join Billy Denter and the folks at Overlook Mountain Bikes for a ride around the scenic Catskills. The trip is 20 – 25 miles long on various local routes and takes about 2 hours. The steady pace of around 12 mph means the ride is moderately difficult (C+). After the ride, complimentary coffee and pastries will be served. Event Duration:  20-25 miles, 2 hours Level of Difficulty:  Moderate-Difficult Bring:  water, bicycle, helmet (required). Note: Bicycle rentals are available, if…

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Mountain Biking at Elm Ridge

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Elm Ridge Trail, NY-23 & Cross Rd 12496
Windham, NY 12496 United States
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   This is an intermediate ride organized by Fats in the Cats for people who have some mountain biking experience. The Elm Ridge trail network is fun and challenging, expect difficult climbs, some technical features, and fast descents with sharp turns. All riders must bring their own hydration and snacks, a spare tube, patch/plug kit, and helmets are required. Event Duration:  2.5-3 hours, 15 miles Level of Difficulty:  Moderate/Difficult Participants Should Bring:  All riders must bring their own hydration, lunch…

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Native Tree ID Walk at Mountain Top Arboretum

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mountain Top Arboretum, 4 Maude Adams Road
Tannersville, NY 12485 United States
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   Come meet the beautiful Native Trees of the Mountaintop Arboretum! Enjoy an inspiring autumn walk with herbalist Samuel Perry as we learn how to identify the trees native to our forest.  Along the way, Samuel will share traditional tree lore and herbal wisdom to deepen our awareness and appreciation of the different species we encounter. Event Duration: 1 miles, 2 hours Level of Difficulty:  Easy Leader(s):  Samuel Perry Fee:   Free for members of Mountain Top Arboretum.   $10 for…

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Waterways of Woodstock

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
NY United States + Google Map

Take a unique historical walking tour, Waterways of Woodstock, along the banks of our town creeks with Amanda LaValle, Coordinator of the Ulster County Department of the Environment and Woodstock native. Enjoy a rare opportunity to hear a leading local water expert speak about the significance of our water through the years, affected by land use choices, and also the changes in our weather patterns. This special program is part of Woodstock Land Conservancy’s “First Saturdays on the Trail” program…

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Paddle the Pepacton

October 5 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

 Experience an incredible outdoor adventure, paddling the beautiful Pepacton Reservoir. Join Catskill Mountain Club board member Ann Roberti for a scenic paddle on this NYC reservoir. Bring your own CANOE or KAYAK (it must be steam cleaned prior to putting it in the reservoir — see more below) or rent from a local business that has kayaks stored on site. We will launch promptly at 11AM from the Shavertown Bridge Recreational Boating Launch site on the north side of the…

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Fly Fishing 101 in Trout Town, USA

October 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until October 12, 2019

Beaverkill Angler, 64 Stewart Avenue
Roscoe, NY United States
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       The folks at Beaverkill Angler are offering these acclaimed classes for free.  This is a great introduction for people who want to get into the sport, or for those beginners who are just looking for a little more insight and instruction.   Some of the topics we cover include: Entomology Fly Selection Basic Gear Basic Knots Casting Basic Fly Fishing Techniques Event Duration:  1.5  hours Level of Difficulty:  Easy Leader(s):  Beaverkill Angler Bring:   Equipment is provided,  but…

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Hemlock Ecosystem Talk

October 5 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Blue Hill Lodge, 1471 Denning Rd.
Claryville, NY United States
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   Jonathan Rosenthal and Radka Wildova will take us through a presentation of all the special flora and fauna that live in the ecosystem created by Eastern hemlock forests. Join us for a look into what we lose when hemlock forests die. Learn more about how to understand and get involved in conservation of this unique keystone species of the Catskills. Presented by Rondout Neversink Stream Program. Event Duration:  2 hours Level of Difficulty:  Easy Registration is not required. Fee: …

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Doubletop, Graham & Balsam Lake Hike

October 6 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Highmount Post Office, 8 Galli Curci Rd
Highmount, NY United States
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   This is a challenging bushwhack and trail hike to three Catskills high peaks: Doubletop, Graham & Balsam Lake. The first segment of the hike is relatively easy, following the Seager trail, and established herd paths to the Doubletop Canister. The second segment, bushwhacking from Doubletop to Graham, with the remains of an old radio station, is more challenging. The third segment to the Balsam Lake Fire Tower, and the final segment down to our cars are trails. Event Duration: …

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Esopus Bend Nature Preserve Tree Identification Walk

October 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Esopus Bend Nature Preserve, 4 Shady Lane
Saugerties, NY 12477 United States
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Esopus Creek Conservancy is sponsoring a Tree Identification Walk at Esopus Bend Nature Preserve in Saugerties on Sunday, October 06, 2019. Vern Rist will lead us at a leisurely pace through a variety of woodland habitats in the Nature Preserve. Fall color should be starting to show as we observe and discuss how and why the leaf color changes and some clues to help identify the tree species. Meet 9:00 a.m. in the Saugerties Village Beach parking lot on Rte.…

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Archaeoastronomy and Landscape Archaeology Workshop and Walk

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rainbow Lodge, 5257 Route 212
Mt Temper, NY United States
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   Let the Landscape Speak - Archaeoastronomy and Landscape Archaeology workshop and hike. Discover how ancient people constructed monuments on the landscape to connect with the sky and underworld, as above, so below. An hour long presentation followed by an hour long hike to a nearby "Manitou Hossennech" (spirit stones) site. Meet at the Rainbow Lodge 5251 Rt. 212 Mt. Tremper, NY more info www.overlookmountain.org Event Duration:  1.5 miles, 2 hours Level of Difficulty:  Easy-Moderate Leader(s): Glenn Kreisberg Bring: lunch or…

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Fly Fishing 101 in Trout Town, USA

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, repeating until October 13, 2019

Beaverkill Angler, 64 Stewart Avenue
Roscoe, NY United States
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       The folks at Beaverkill Angler are offering these acclaimed classes for free.  This is a great introduction for people who want to get into the sport, or for those beginners who are just looking for a little more insight and instruction.   Some of the topics we cover include: Entomology Fly Selection Basic Gear Basic Knots Casting Basic Fly Fishing Techniques Event Duration:  1.5  hours Level of Difficulty:  Easy Leader(s):  Beaverkill Angler Bring:   Equipment is provided,  but…

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Nature Sketching

October 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Catskills Visitor Center, 5096 NY 28
Mt. Tremper, NY United States
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    Sketching can be a great way to get in touch with nature. Join Catskills Visitor Center staff member Kelli for an introduction to the basic practice of nature sketching. Take part in a short, guided activity before striking out on your own on the Visitor Center's property and trails to draw, doodle, paint, or sketch. Whether you haven't drawn since you were a kid or you're a photo-realism expert, come experience the camaraderie of taking some time to…

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Tortoise and Hare Hikes 2019

October 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Frick Pond Trailhead, Beech Mountain Rd.
Livingston Manor, NY United States
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      You are invited to join a Tortoise and Hare Hike in nearby Mongaup State Park, in celebration of the 16th annual Catskills Lark in the Park. This woodland hike offers two choices, so both beginner and intermediate hikers can join in. “Tortoises” will enjoy a 2.2-mile loop around scenic Frick Pond, and the “Hares” will enjoy a brisk 4.1 mile scamper, with a little more uphill. Pick the hike that best fits your ability. The trail surface includes…

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Hike the Headwaters Trails

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Headwaters Trails Stamford, NY United States + Google Map

  We will walk around the bottom of Bald Mountain and climb up the East Side to the summit where we will have lunch and enjoy the 270 degree view of the Catskills.  The West Branch of the Delaware River rises on the slopes of the mountain.  This site was formerly a ski area and remnants of the lift equipment remain. Event Duration:  7 miles, 6 hours Level of Difficulty:  Moderate-Difficult Leader(s):  Bob Moses Bring:   Lunch, snacks,  good hiking…

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Outdoor Yoga

October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Catskills Visitor Center, 5096 NY 28
Mt. Tremper, NY United States
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Join certified yoga instructor Pamela Martin for a mixed level yoga class outside at the Catskills Visitor Center! In case of inclement weather, class will be under the pavilion. Event Duration: 1 hour Level of Difficulty:  Moderate Leader(s): Pamela Martin Bring: water, sunscreen, mats if you have (some provided) Registration requested by: 10/06/2019 PLEASE contact the leader and cancel if you are not able to come as others may want to take your place. Group size is limited so register early!…

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Kelly Hollow Night Hike

October 7 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kelly Hollow Trailhead, Mill Brook Rd
Margaretville, NY 12455 United States
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  Cancelled due to weather conditions.  Check the calendar for several similar hikes. 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…

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Yoga Sculpt

October 8 @ 8:45 am - 9:45 am
Catskill Recreation Center, 651 County Highway 38
Arkville, NY 12406 United States
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A yoga-based fitness class with experienced yoga instructor Pamela Martin to strengthen the upper body, lower body and core. Event Duration:  1 hour Level of Difficulty:  Moderate Leader(s): Pamela Martin Bring: comfortable stretchy clothes to move in, water Registration required by: 10/07/2019 Group size is limited so register early! Fee:  No Dogs allowed:  No Questions about this event can be directed to: pamelamartininc@gmail.com Driving Directions: The Catskill Recreation Center is located at 651 Country Route 38, Arkville NY; follow route 38 1 mile from…

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Hike Mt. Pisgah in Greene County

October 8 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mt. Pisgah Greene County, 9Q73+V3
Windham, NY United States
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  Hike to the site of the 1880's Mt Pisgah summit hotel along the Long Path. Sights include the foundation of the old hotel, Cold Spring ( the dynamited water source of the hotel, and Inscribed Rock - carved initials and dates from summit visitors and guests. Inscribed Rock was recently rediscovered. There are old artifacts in the woods. We'll see where the remnants of the horse racing track circled the summit. A carriage road was to the summit was…

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Mt. Tremper Fire Tower Hike via the Willow Trail

October 8 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Willow Trailhead – Mt. Tremper Fire Tower, 3QH4+2Q Willow
Woodstock, NY 12495 United States

Join Catskill Center staff member Jonathan Mogelever for a unique hike to the summit of Mount Tremper and the Mount Tremper Fire Tower. We will start from the brand new parking area at the Willow trailhead. We will unlock the cab on top of the fire tower so hike participants can enjoy the view from inside -- including views of the tallest mountains in the Catskills, the Shawangunks and the Hudson Highlands.  Part of the DEC's  Hike with Us – Catskills Series Event Duration:  7 miles, 6 hours Level of Difficulty: …

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Yoga and Outdoor Walk

October 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pine Hill Community Center, 287 Main St
Pine Hill, NY 12465 United States
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A multi level yoga class followed by a short walk through the historic hamlet of Pine Hill with experienced yoga instructor Pamela Martin. Basic level of fitness and health required. Event Duration:  2 hours Level of Difficulty:  Moderate Leader(s): Pamela Martin Bring: loose stretchy clothes for yoga, good walking shoes for walk, water, sunscreen Registration required by: 10/08/2019 Group size is limited so please register early! Fee:  No Dogs allowed:  No Additional Information: mats will be provided, but bring your own if you…

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Hike to Huckleberry Point

October 9 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Huckleberry Point Trailhead, 2425 Platte Clove Rd.
West Saugerites, NY United States
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  This hike is cancelled.  Join us on Election Day, November 5th for a rescheduled hike. To reserve your place contact the leader using the contact info below. The hike to Huckleberry Point is one of the most satisfying in the Catskills, While it’s a short and moderately difficult trail, it’s in one of the most famously rugged parts of the Catskills, beginning at the Devil’s Kitchen and reaching its stunning destination on the escarpment ledges high above the deep…

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Rochester Hollow Hike

October 9 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

     Historic Rochester Hollow follows a stream for awhile on an old woods road towards the former site of an estate. Along the way is a memorial plaque to Catskills’ native son, naturalist and widely read author John Burroughs. Co-sponsored by NYSDEC Hike with Us - Catskills. Event Duration:  4 miles,  4 hours Level of Difficulty: Easy-Moderate Leader(s):  John Wadlin Bring:  lunch, sunscreen, bug spray, something to drink, good hiking shoes. NOTE:  This event is fully subscribed. Please choose…

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Hike the Shavertown Trail

October 10 @ 8:45 am - 10:45 am
Shavertown Trail Parking Area Andes, NY 13731, NY United States + Google Map

   The Shavertown Trail offers a beautiful view of the Pepacton Reservoir and the Pepacton Range from a high mountain pond.  This hike will be followed by a paddle on the reservoir, allowing an optional full day's adventure .  Check the paddle here:  http://catskillslark.org/park_events/paddle-the-pepacton-4/ Event Duration:  2 miles,  2 hours Level of Difficulty:  Moderate Leader(s):  Bob Moses Bring:  good hiking shoes, something to drink,  tick repellent Registration required by October 8th.  Use registration form below to register. PLEASE contact the…

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Trail Maintenance Hike on the Willow Trail

October 10 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Willow Trailhead – Mt. Tremper Fire Tower, 3QH4+2Q Willow
Woodstock, NY 12495 United States
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    Join a Trail Conference Trail Steward for a day of maintaining trails in the heart of the Catskills! Trail Maintenance is clearing, cleaning, and blazing. We will use small hand tools to clip and cut brush out of the trail, remove debris from drainage structures, and paint or hang the markers used for route finding also known as blazes. We will start the day with a challenging hike up the Willow Trail to the Warner Creek Trail, which coincides…

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Paddle the Pepacton

October 10 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

  Experience an incredible outdoor adventure, paddling the beautiful Pepacton Reservoir. Join Catskill Mountain Club board member Ann Roberti for a scenic paddle on this NYC reservoir. Bring your own CANOE or KAYAK (it must be steam cleaned prior to putting it in the reservoir — see more below) or rent from a local business that has kayaks stored on site. We will launch promptly at 11AM from the Shavertown Bridge Recreational Boating Launch site on the north side of…

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Hike the Palmer Hill Trail

October 10 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Palmer Hill Trail, 11 Finkle Rd.
Andes, NY United States
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  Known for its wide open views, the trail is situated on lands sitting in a high mountain pass on the slopes of Little Pisgah Mountain. We’ll start and end at the spectacular panorama of the western Catskills high peaks. Event Duration:  4 miles, 4PaPaD hours Level of Difficulty:   Easy-Moderate Leader(s):   Jeff Ditchek,  John Exter Bring:   lunch,  something to drink,  tick repellent Registration required by October 8th.  Use registration form below to register. PLEASE contact the leader and cancel if…

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Cycle Woodstock – Mountain Biking

October 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
NY United States + Google Map

  Join Billy Denter and the folks at Overlook Mountain Bikes for a mountain trail ride in the scenic Catskills. The trip is 5 – 10 miles long on various local routes and takes about 2 hours. This is a technical ride, so contact OMB for details about skills and equipment requirements (see contact info below).  After the ride, complimentary coffee and pastries will be served. Event Duration:  5-10 miles, 2 hours Level of Difficulty:  Moderate-Difficult Bring:  water, bicycle, helmet…

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History and Nature at North-South Lake

October 11 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
North-South Lake Campground Haines Falls, NY 12436 United States + Google Map

    We will explore the history and nature around North South Lake and the following sites: Catskill Mountain House Site Kaaterskill Hotel Site Bartram Rock Shelter The Moses Rock Event Duration: 5 miles,5  hours Level of Difficulty:  Moderate, Leader(s):  Michael Drillinger Bring: Lunch, proper hiking shoes, water, bug spray, dress for the weather. Registration required by October 10th.  Use registration form below to register. PLEASE contact the leader and cancel if you are not able to come as others…

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Hike to Split Rock

October 11 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Holliday Brook Rd. – Berry Brook Rd.Trailhead, 3788 Holiday Brook Rd
Roscoe, NY United States
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   Hike to Split Rock along the FLT section which is part of the Mary Smith Trail. This hike is relatively easy with only one steep section as we near the Split Rock overlook. The hike will start at the Mary Smith trailhead on Holliday/Berry Brook Rd. Event Duration:  4 miles, 3 hours Level of Difficulty:  Easy-Moderate Leader(s):  Rick Roberrts Bring: lunch, bug spray, something to drink, good hiking shoes. Registration required by October 8th.  Use registration form below to…

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Emmons Pond Bog Hike

October 11 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Emmons Pond Bog, 2028 White Hill Rd.
Oneonta, NY United States
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  This 1.4 mile loop will explore the area surrounding the pond and bog at which beavers have been observed in the past.  Bogs are noted for preserving artifacts from earlier times and are useful when dating changes in climate and for understanding natural history.  The Nature Conservancy Preserve.  https://www.nature.org/en-us/get-involved/how-to-help/places-we-protect/eny-emmons-pond-bog/ Event Duration:   2 miles, 3 hours Level of Difficulty:  Easy-Moderate Leader(s):  Bob Moses Bring:  good hiking shoes, something to drink,  tick repellent Registration required by October 10.  Use registration form…

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Stargazing at the CVC

October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Catskills Visitor Center, 5096 NY 28
Mt. Tremper, NY United States
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*Note: Due to cloudy conditions, this stargazing event is cancelled for tonight* Join Catskill Center staff member Olivia Bernard for a tour of the fall night sky. Enjoy some warm refreshments while taking a look through a telescope! Telescope provided, please feel free to bring your own if you have one. Event Duration: 1.5 hours Level of Difficulty:  Easy Leader(s): Olivia Bernard Bring: Light fall layers, reusable mug for tea or hot chocolate. Registration required by : Please register by 10/10/19…

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Windham, Blackhead, Black Dome & Thomas Cole Hike

October 12 @ 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
Village Market and Deli, 6234 Main St.
Tannersville, NY 12485 United States
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    This is a long, challenging trail hike over four Catskill high peaks: Windham, Blackhead, Black Dome & Thomas Cole. We'll pass through a beautiful forest, climb steep scrambles, and see fantastic views. Event Duration:  14 miles, 12 hours Level of Difficulty:  Difficult Leader(s):  Marv Freedman Bring: Lunch,  headlamps with extra batteries, comfortable hiking boots, hiking poles (recommended), snacks, at least 3 liters of water/sports drink, sun screen,  tick repellent Registration required by October 7th.  Use registration form below to…

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Fly Fishing in the Catskills: When, Where and What You Need

October 12 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Boiceville Market, 4099 St Rt 28
Boiceville, NY 12412 United States
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     Trout Unlimited members will be available Saturday morning October 12 to discuss fly fishing and answer questions pertaining to:  Where, When, What fly is hatching that day.  These techniques pertain to fishing local waters and will help you prepare to try your luck.  Bring your fly rod, some flys and enjoy a little knowledge about the Esopus creek and other local waters from the experts. Event Duration:   4 hours Level of Difficulty:  Easy Leader(s):  Bert Leifeld Jr. Bring:  Fishing equipment,…

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Hikefest at Mountain Top Historical Society

October 12 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mountain Top Historical Society, 5132 NY-23A
Haines Falls, NY 12436 United States
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In Association with the Catskills Lark in the  Park:  MTHS presents Hikefest 2019: Hikes with History Saturday October 12 9:00am – 3:00pm On Saturday, October 12, 2019 The Mountain Top Historical Society’s Haines Falls campus will be the place to begin your Columbus Day Weekend. Starting in the KRT parking lot behind the Visitor’s Center on Route 23A, there will be 4 hikes to choose from varying in difficulty and points of interest around the area. The day will finish…

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Cycle Woodstock – Road Cycling

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on October 12, 2019 at 10:00am

Overlook Mountain Bikes, 93 Tinker St.
Woodstock, NY 12498 United States
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   Join Billy Denter and the folks at Overlook Mountain Bikes for a ride around the scenic Catskills. The trip is 20 – 25 miles long on various local routes and takes about 2 hours. The steady pace of around 12 mph means the ride is moderately difficult (C+). After the ride, complimentary coffee and pastries will be served. Event Duration:  20-25 miles, 2 hours Level of Difficulty:  Moderate-Difficult Bring:  water, bicycle, helmet (required). Note: Bicycle rentals are available, if…

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Cycling on The Catskill Scenic Trail

October 12 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Catskill Scenic Trail in Bloomville, 85JW+RG
Bloomville, NY United States
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  This will be a relaxed-paced bike ride for all ages on the Catskill Scenic Trail from Bloomville to Hobart and back. Much of the trail is through the woods alongside the West Branch of the Delaware River. It also passes through farm fields which provide open vistas of the foothills of the western Catskills. The Catskill Scenic Trail lives up to its name, but it is uneven and can be muddy. You will want a hybrid or mountain bike…

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Fly Fishing 101 in Trout Town, USA

October 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until October 12, 2019

Beaverkill Angler, 64 Stewart Avenue
Roscoe, NY United States
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       The folks at Beaverkill Angler are offering these acclaimed classes for free.  This is a great introduction for people who want to get into the sport, or for those beginners who are just looking for a little more insight and instruction.   Some of the topics we cover include: Entomology Fly Selection Basic Gear Basic Knots Casting Basic Fly Fishing Techniques Event Duration:  1.5  hours Level of Difficulty:  Easy Leader(s):  Beaverkill Angler Bring:   Equipment is provided,  but…

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Eagles in the Upper Delaware River Watershed

October 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Morgan Outdoors, 46 Main st
Livingston Manor, NY United States
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     You're invited to "Eagles in the Upper Delaware River watershed" with Ken Myett. Co-sponsored by the Delaware Highlands Conservancy. Join us to learn about the relationship of Bald Eagles with our Upper Delaware River watershed.  Watch the film  "Eagles, An American Success Story" created by the Conservancy and featuring Peter Nye who took the lead and brought Bald Eagles back to New York State. Every year about 200 Bald Eagles drop in on the Upper Delaware from frozen…

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Leave No Trace Hike to Giant Ledge

October 13 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Giant Ledge Parking Area, Oliverea Rd.
Big Indian, NY 12410 United States

Join a Trail Conference Trail Steward for moderate, 2.9-mile out-and-back hike to Giant Ledge, which offers many spectacular views. During the hike, Trail Stewards will discuss Leave No Trace Principles as well as what it means to be a trail steward. The hike will begin at the Giant Ledge trail-head where we will start the moderately difficult climb up the viewpoint. While enjoying a snack at the viewpoint, you will be looking out over Woodland Valley, the Burroughs Range, and…

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Trail Maintenance on the Dry Brook Ridge and the German Hollow Trails

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Margaretville Car Wash, 248 Fair Street
Margaretville, NY 12455 United States
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    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. We’ll 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 be on to German Hollow trail. Wear sturdy hiking boots/shoes, bring water and food and dress in layers for comfort. If you also…

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Fly Fishing 101 in Trout Town, USA

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, repeating until October 13, 2019

Beaverkill Angler, 64 Stewart Avenue
Roscoe, NY United States
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       The folks at Beaverkill Angler are offering these acclaimed classes for free.  This is a great introduction for people who want to get into the sport, or for those beginners who are just looking for a little more insight and instruction.   Some of the topics we cover include: Entomology Fly Selection Basic Gear Basic Knots Casting Basic Fly Fishing Techniques Event Duration:  1.5  hours Level of Difficulty:  Easy Leader(s):  Beaverkill Angler Bring:   Equipment is provided,  but…

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CMC Annual Dinner and Silent Auction

October 13 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Catamount Restaurant at Emerson Resort, 5340 NY-28
Mt Tremper, NY 12457 United States
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     The CMC's  Annual Dinner will take place on Sunday, October 13th.  Held once again at the Catamount Restaurant at the Emerson Resort and Spa in Mount Tremper, the get together will give us a chance to talk about a year of outdoor adventures and catch up on what friends have been up to.  We'll meet beginning at 5:00 for hors d'oeurves and a cash bar. We're excited to say that this year we will feature a silent auction of…

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