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Catskill Mountains Outdoor Art Tour – 2018

September 29 - October 8
Catskill Interpretive Center, 5096 Route 28
Mt. Tremper, NY 12457 United States

   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 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Giant Ledge Parking Area, Oliverea Rd.
Big Indian, NY 12410 United States

  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 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Bramley Mountain Trailhead, Glen Burnie Rd.
Delhi, NY 13753 United States

   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 @ 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

   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 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Huckleberry Point Trailhead, 2425 Platte Clove Rd.
West Saugerites, NY United States

  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 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Esopus Bend Nature Preserve, 4 Shady Lane
Saugerties, NY 12477 United States

     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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Elm Ridge Mountain Bike Ride

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Elm Ridge Trail, NY-23 & Cross Rd 12496
Windham, NY 12496 United States

   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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Byrdcliffe Afternoon and Open Studio at Byrdcliffe Art Colony

September 29 @ 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Byrdcliffe Theater, 380 Upper Byrdcliffe Road
Woodstock, NY 12498 United States

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 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Morgan Outdoors, 46 Main st
Livingston Manor, NY United States

  "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 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Roaring Kill Parking Area, Elka Park, NY United States

  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 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dry Brook Ridge Trailhead, 7176 Mill Brook Rd
Margaretville, NY 12455 United States

  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 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Margaretville Car Wash, 248 Fair Street
Margaretville, NY 12455 United States

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

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

   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 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
DEC Offices, Stamford, NY, 65561 NY-10
Stamford, NY 12167 United States

  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 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Catskill Mountains, NY United States

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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Codfish Point Hike w/optional Echo Lake addition

October 1 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Huckleberry Point Trailhead, 2425 Platte Clove Rd.
West Saugerites, NY United States

   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:  2…

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Watershed Hike with Yoga – Seager Trail

October 1 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Seager Trailhead, Dry Brook Road
Seager, NY United States

   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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Overnight Camp at Rider Hollow

October 1 @ 6:30 pm - October 2 @ 9:00 am
Pine Hill Community Center, 287 Main St
Pine Hill, NY 12465 United States

   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 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Catskill Recreation Center, 651 County Highway 38
Arkville, NY 12406 United States

   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 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Biscuit Brook Trailhead, 1857 Co Rd 47
Claryville, NY United States

   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 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Balsam Lake Parking Area, Turnwood Rd.
Hardenburgh, NY United States

  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 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Pine Hill Community Center, 287 Main St
Pine Hill, NY 12465 United States

      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 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Ski Plattekill parking lot, 469 Plattekill Rd.
Roxbury, NY 12474 United States

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 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zena Cornfield, 914-918 Co Rd 30
Woodstock, NY 12498 United States

   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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Westkill Mountain Traverse

October 4 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mink Hollow Trailhead, 1589 Co Rd 6
West Kill, NY 12492 United States

  Hike over Westkill 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 in…

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Hobart Community Bike Ride on the Catskill Scenic Trail

October 4 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hobart Community Center, 80 Cornell Ave.
Hobart, NY 13788 United States

       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 @ 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

   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 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tremper Mountain Trailhead, Phoenicia, NY United States

.       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 @ 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 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Catskill Interpretive Center, 5096 Route 28
Mt. Tremper, NY 12457 United States

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

  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 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Huckleberry Point Trailhead, 2425 Platte Clove Rd.
West Saugerites, NY United States

  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 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Boiceville Market, 4099 St Rt 28
Boiceville, NY 12412 United States

     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 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Al’s Sporting Goods, 6964 River Rd.
Downsville, NY 13755 United States

       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 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mountain Top Historical Society, 5132 NY-23A
Haines Falls, NY 12436 United States

    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 @ 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

   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 @ 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 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Shavertown Bridge Parking Area, Andes, NY 13731, NY United States

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 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thorn Preserve, 55 John Joy Road
Woodstock, NY United States

           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 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Erpf Gallery at Catskill Center, 43355 NY-28
Arkville, NY 12406 United States

      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 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Huckleberry Point Trailhead, 2425 Platte Clove Rd.
West Saugerites, NY United States

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 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Rainbow Lodge, 5257 Route 212
Mt Temper, NY United States

   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, bug spray, something to drink, and proper footwear and attire for a summer walk in the woods. Registration required by 10/05/18.  Use registration form below to register. Group size…

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Paddle the Pepacton Reservoir

October 7 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Shavertown Bridge Parking Area, Andes, NY 13731, NY United States

  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 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Frick Pond Trailhead, Beech Mountain Rd.
Livingston Manor, NY United States

   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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Yoga at the Catskill Interpretive Center Pavilion

October 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Catskill Interpretive Center, 5096 Route 28
Mt. Tremper, NY 12457 United States

     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 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Catskill Interpretive Center, 5096 Route 28
Mt. Tremper, NY 12457 United States

       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 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Catamount Restaurant at Emerson Resort, 5340 NY-28
Mt Tremper, NY 12457 United States

   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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