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September 2017

High Point Mountain Hike

September 30 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Join New York State DEC and New York City DEP for a group hike to the summit of High Point Mountain in Ulster County. Hikers will learn about the principles of Leave No Trace, the Catskill Park and Forest Preserve, and the 100th anniversary of Ashokan Reservoir providing drinking water to New York City. This relatively strenuous hike will comprise a 8-mile round trip. High Point Mountain includes a ridge-top blueberry heath and impressive views of the Catskills, Shawangunk Mountains and Ashokan…

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Three-day/ Two-night Backpacking Essentials Hike

September 30 @ 2:30 pm - October 2 @ 5:00 pm

Rick Roberts, President of the Catskill Mt. Club and experienced long distance hiker will host a backpacking hike for aspiring and novice backpackers. This will be a teaching experience and cover the equipment, gear, food and clothing necessary for an extended backpacking hike. All participants are required to have prior hiking experience and must provide their own fully supplied pack, including: Tent, sleeping bag and pad, cooking pots and utensils, food for 3 days, water containers and filter, flashlite and…

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October 2017

Balsam Lake Mt. Fire Tower to Alder Lake on the FLT

October 1 @ 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

We will hike from the Balsam Lake Mountain Trailhead to Balsam Lake Mountain/FT. This is the only way to truly enjoy this mountain! We will then proceed on Millbrook Ridge Trail west to almost the peak of Millbrook Mt. and then a short bushwhack to one of the 100 highest in the Catskills, Woodpecker Mt.  We will return on lovely  Millbrook Ridge Trail, passing by the Beaver Meadow Lean-to and onto gorgeous Alder Lake. Event Duration:  Full day hike Level…

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Cabot Mountain Hike

October 2 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cabot Mountain Trailhead, 2282 Beech Hill Road
Andes, NY 13731 United States
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From Beech Hill Road, Trail Head on the East side of the road we will follow a section to the Finger Lakes Trail to Cabot Mountain look out over Little Pond. Event Duration:  ~4 miles, 4 hours Level of Difficulty:   Moderate-Difficult Leader(s): Robert Moses Bring: Lunch, water, and a beautiful day! Registration required by 9/30/2017.  Use registration form below to register. Group size is limited so register early. Fee:  No Dogs allowed:  Yes, leashed only Questions about this event can…

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Hike the Koop Road Trail

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

This tract of NYC land was formerly a summer camp and features well established trails natural and manmade ponds, stream and waterfalls, as well as an abundance of fungi and flora. Hike co-leaders Erwin and Howard are both avid amateur mycologists and we will stop to discuss and hopefully identify specimens we encounter. Event Duration:  2 miles, 2.5 hours Level of Difficulty:  Easy Leader(s): Erwin Karl Bring: water, lunch, sunscreen, bug spray Registration required by 9/30.  Use registration form below to…

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Loop Hike at Belleayre Mountain

October 3 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Come on this moderate to difficult loop hike on Belleayre Mt. The hike will begin at the parking lot next to the Pine Hill Community Center. We will walk down the road to the Pine Hill Lake area and hike up Giggle Hollow and connect to the Pine Hill West Branch Trail. We will then descend down the Pine Hill West Branch Trail down to Wood Chuck Hollow Road walking the road back to the parking area on Main Street…

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Mayham Pond Hike

October 4 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Mayham Pond Hike on the CST! The Catskill Scenic Trail (CST) is a 26-mile rail-trail from Roxbury to Bloomville—traversing some of the most beautiful farmland and mountain scenery in the Catskills. Join us for a pleasant hike on a beautiful stretch of the CST from Stamford to Mayham Pond. This moderate hike is 6-miles round-trip with only a modest elevation gain. Event Duration: 6 miles, 4 hours Level of Difficulty:  Moderate Leader(s): Jon Mogelever Bring: snacks and something to drink Registration required by 10/2. …

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Rochester Hollow

October 4 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Annual hike to the lean-to, Burroughs monument, with surprise treats. Event Duration:  4.5 miles, 4 hours Level of Difficulty:  Moderate Leader(s): John Wadlin, Patti Rudge co-coordinator Bring: lunch, sunscreen, bug spray, something to drink Registration required by 9/28.  Use registration form below to register. Group size is limited to 12 so register early.   Fee:  No Dogs allowed: Yes, leashed only Questions about this event can be directed to:  jjwadlin@rwhm.com     845 254-6342 Driving Directions:    Route 28 in Big Indian, 1/4 mile west of Peekamoose restaurant on Matyas…

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Quarry Hike at Sloan Gorge Preserve

October 4 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Sloan Gorge Preserve, 487 Stoll Rd
Woodstock, NY 12498 United States
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During the the 1800’s, bluestone quarries dotted the landscape of Woodstock and the surrounding area. Today, explore one of these quarries at Woodstock Land Conservancy’s Sloan Gorge Preserve. Wander the new stone paths, created this summer by the NYNJ Trail Conference’s Rockalala trail crew, and discover how nature has reclaimed the quarry, creating a unique landscape. e Richard Heppner, Woodstock town historian and the Geezer Corps will explain the history and quarrying methods that were used to extract bluestone. In…

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Headwaters Trail

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Headwaters Trails Stamford, NY United States + Google Map

We will start in the Parking Lot across the road from DEC/State Police on NYS Rt 10 and walk the Headwaters Trail up to the top of Bald Mountain where we will have a 270 degree view of the Catskills, one of the best views, we will continue over the hill and around the mountain and back to the parking lot. Event Duration: 8 miles, 6 hours Level of Difficulty:  Moderate-Difficult Leader(s): Bob Moses Bring: lunch, something to drink. Registration required by 9/30.  Use registration…

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Catskill Escarpment Loop (South) from Scutt Road (North/South Lake)

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join New York-New Jersey Trail Conference's Catskills Program Coordinator, Alex Bradley, for this moderate loop hike that boasts spectacular views! Learn more about our organization and enjoy this invigorating fall hike. To read more about the hike, visit the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference website and view the complete description! Event Duration:  4.67 miles Level of Difficulty:  Moderate Leader(s): Alex Bradley Bring: water, trail snacks, bug spray and sunscreen! Registration required by 10/05.  Use registration form below to register. Group…

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Windham Path: Riparian Plant Identification Walk

October 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join the Catskill Streams Buffer Initiative for an informative guided hike on the Windham Path, a 1.5 mile loop trail bordered by the Batavia Kill. In addition to native tree and shrub identification, you will learn about streamside restoration techniques and see examples of a riparian forest buffer. Event Duration:  1.5 miles, 2 hours Level of Difficulty:  Easy Leader(s): Laura Weyeneth, Catskill Streams Buffer Initiative Bring: A water bottle. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Registration required by 10/04/2017.…

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Hike North/South Lake Trails with the Hudson Valley Hikers

October 7 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This loop hike will visit Scribner Sawmill, Kaaterskill Mountain House site, Split Rock, Boulder Rock, Catskill Mountain House site, Alligator Rock, Artists Rock, Lookout Rock, Sunset Rock (Bear's Den), Newman's Ledge, Bad Man's Cave and North Point. There are spectacular views from the eastern escarpment and North Point. Event Duration:  10 miles, 7 hours Level of Difficulty:  Moderate Leader(s): Cal Johnson and Lourdes Sonera Bring: lunch, sunscreen, bug spray, Sturdy hiking boots, plenty to drink, trekking poles are helpful, camera,…

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Hike Sugarloaf Mountain

October 8 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

We'll follow the Pecoy Notch trail past Dibble's Quarry to Pecoy Notch, then climb East on the Devil's path, to the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain at 3800 feet (about 1800 feet higher than the parking area). After lunch at a nice viewpoint we'll continue on the Devil's Path, descending to Mink Hollow, and will return to the parking area via the Mink Hollow trail. Our pace will be Slow to Moderate, but we'll be back in time to attend the…

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Mount Tremper Fire Tower Hike

October 8 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Mount Tremper Fire Tower has the most beautiful view of the tallest mountains in the Catskills and the Hudson Valley. Hike the 3 mile ascent to the top of Mount Tremper (2,000 foot elevation gain) and enjoy the views from inside the fire tower. Event Duration: 6 miles, 6 hours Level of Difficulty:  Difficult Leader(s): Jon Mogelever Bring: lunch something to drink Registration required by 10/5.  Use registration form below to register. Group size is limited so register early. Fee:  No    Dogs allowed:  Yes, with permission…

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Yoga Hike to Terrace Mt. via Wittenberg Trail

October 8 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Nothing like the mountains, yoga and friends. Come keep this Yogi company for this LARK IN THE PARK day in the Catskills. The hike has lovely combination of ups, downs and some grand views. Note: hike is for moderate and experienced hikers. No Yoga experience necessary. A love of the outdoors is all you need bring with you. Steady pace with stops at those lovely and notable places on this 7 mile hike. Come enjoy this fun day outdoors. Deanna…

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Trail Maintenance on Dry Brook Ridge

October 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Follow CMC Board Member Laura Battelani and David Lucas, volunteers for the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, as they inspect and clear their adopted trails to ensure they remain open and accessible for all!  Join them as they hike Pakatakan Mountain, pass through a bog that's over 700 years old, and arrive at the beautiful Pepacton Reservoir to enjoy lunch and stunning vistas. The return hike will be on the German Hollow trail. Wear sturdy hiking boots/shoes, bring water and…

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Tortoise and Hare Hike

October 8 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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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Phoenicia Tan Bark Trail Hike

October 8 @ 1:30 pm

Join Aaron Bennett of the Catskill Mountain Club for a hike departing directly from one of our beautiful main streets in the central Catskill Mountains. Leave your car on Main Street in Phoenicia and enjoy this moderate, 2-mile loop hike, and then re-fuel afterwards at the CMC’s Annual Dinner nearby. The hike will follow a portion of a historic tan bark trail and an old quarry road that once provided access to the bluestone quarries and hemlock forests back in…

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