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

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

Cycle Woodstock | Saturday, October 8, 9 AM **2016**

Join Billy Denter and the folks at Overlook Mountain Bicycles 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 […]

Cycle Woodstock | Saturday, October 1, 9 AM **2016**

Join Billy Denter and the folks at Overlook Mountain Bicycles 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 […]

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

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

From Beaver Pond to Hemlock Ravine: “Nature Walking” in Kelly Hollow | Tuesday. October 4, 10 AM **2016**

Join Heather Rolland of the Catskill 3500 Club, and Ian Dunn, NYS DEC forester, on an old-fashioned nature walk. You’ll learn tips for identifying the various types of trees common in the Catskills, as well as wildflower and foraging information, wildlife signs, the human history of the place, and other fun and fascinating facts about […]

Mountain Bike the Elm Ridge Trail Network with Fats in the Cats | Sunday, October 2, 10 AM **2016**

An intermediate/advanced level mountain bike ride that will cover all the trails in the Elm Ridge trail network. Riders should be familiar with singletrack riding and have a mountain bike in good working order. Helmets are required and riders should carry plenty of water, snack, a spare tube and appropriate tools. Bring lunch and a […]

Peripatetic Perambulation Kingston, NY | Wednesday, October 5, 9 AM **2016**

Walk from the Stockade District to Kingston Point via the Rondout in Kingston, NY – an important historic gateway to the Catskills. Connecting waterfront parks, cemeteries, old factories and lots of historic sites. 8-12 miles at a moderately brisk pace. Event Duration:  11 miles, 6 hours Level of Difficulty:  Moderate, due to length Leader(s):  Craig […]

Troutoberfest | Saturday, October 8, 9 AM **2016**

A two day fly fishing event held in Roscoe, NY on Saturday October 8th and Sunday October 9th. This year will include guest fly tyers, presentations, free beginner fly fishing classes, fly tying classes, on the water instruction, and more. This is a great opportunity for fly fishers of all experience levels, or people just […]

Landscape Archaeology and Archaeoastronomy Workshop and Hike | Saturday, October 8, 10 AM **2016**

Lecture, PowerPoint Presentation and Hike covering the mysterious stone constructions found throughout the Catskill Mountains and Hudson Valley. These include cairns, walls, perched boulders, standing stones, chambers and effigies, such as turtles and snakes. Could some be more ancient than conventionally thought and atributed to the native population? Could there be more to the story […]

Tortoise and Hare Hike | Sunday, October 9, 1 PM **2016**

Tortoise and Hare Hike: Pick the hike length that best fits you! This woodland hike offers two choices for beginner and intermediate hikers. “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 […]

Shallow Water Aerobics at the Catskill Recreation Center | Wednesday, October 5, 6 PM **2016**

Come Join us at the Catskill Recreation Center for a free shallow water aerobics class. This class is for beginners/ intermediate water exercisers. Event Duration:  1 hour Level of Difficulty:  Easy-Moderate Leader(s):  Rhayla Hart, Sponsored by Catskill Recreation Center Bring:  Bathing suit, towel, shampoo and soap Registration required by October 4.  Use registration form below […]

Outdoor Spinning at the Catskill Recreation Center | Monday, October 3, 9:15 AM **2016**

Join us outside the Catskill Recreation Center for a 45 minute Spin Class with views of the surrounding Catskill foliage. This class is appropriate for beginners/ intermediate spinners. Free and open to the public, but class size is limited so sign up early. A tour of the Catskill Recreation Center Facilities is available after class. […]

Fishing the Esopus with Trout Unlimited | Friday, October 7, 8 AM **2016**

The Esopus Creek is one of the iconic Catskill flyfishing streams. Learn when, where, and how to fish the Esopus Creek. Hosted by ” Ashokan-Pepacton” Chapter #559 of Trout Unlimited. Event Duration:  4 hours Level of Difficulty:  Easy Leader(s):  Bert Leifeld Jr., Sponsored by Ashokan-Pepacton Trout Unlimited Bring: lunch,  Fishing equipment, including fly rod, flies, […]

Trails & Rail Trails in the Catskill Park | Sunday, October 2, 4 PM **2016**

Find out more about the hiking trails and multiple purpose trails (“rail trails”) that criss-cross and connect the mountains and valleys of the Catskill Park and share information about your favorite hikes and places to visit in the Catskills. Event Duration:  1 hour Level of Difficulty:  Easy Leader(s):  Kathy Nolan, Sponsored by Catskill Mountainkeeper Registration […]

Dating Native American Forest Fires with Mountain Laurel | Monday, October 3, 9:45 AM **2016**

Join Dr. Michael Kudish, forest historian, for this look back into the Catskills’ distant past. One Catskill Mountain Club officer reported a mountain laurel thicket along the Finger Lakes Trail on the west ridge of Campbell Mountain. We will try to find this thicket and measure its size and growth rate. Then we will estimate […]

Shavertown Trail | Friday, October 7, 9:30 AM **2016**

A moderate hike suitable for families and novice hikers leads to a spectacular view of the Pepacton Reservoir and a scenic pond where we will have a short yoga session. No mats needed. The trail passes through wildflower meadows and the crystal clear pond has pink and white water lilies in season. Event Duration:  5.3 […]

Acra Point Loop | Monday, October 3, 9:30 AM **2016**

This loop hike climbs to the Escarpment Trail and then to Acra Point. Offering spectacular views of the Blackhead Range and the Hudson Valley, this relatively short hike gives a big reward for the effort. We will have a short yoga stretch at viewpoint(s). Event Duration:  5 miles, 857 elevation Level of Difficulty:  Moderate-Difficult Bring:  […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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