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6th Annual Catskill Conquest Rally

Beginning at the Catskills Visitor Center, the Catskill Conquest Rally is an annual ride through the Catskills featuring a wide array of antique and historic cars! Stop by from 9am to 10am to see the line-up of cars before they begin their ride! The ride commemorates the 1903 Auto Endurance Run and follows the Catskill […]

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Identifying Invasive Species Along the Ashokan Rail Trail – Hike for the Catskills

Join Our CRISP Director, John, and our Volunteer Coordinator, Kate, on September 7 from 10-12 as they lead a hike along the Ashokan Rail Trail.  This will be a 4-mile round-trip hike, on a level, gravel path. The Catskill Center’s CRISP (Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership) team has been addressing invasive species along the rail trail this […]

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The Ninth Annual Lighting of the Catskills Fire Towers

On the eve of Saturday September 3rd, find a place with a view of your favorite fire tower on the horizon for the 9th annual Lighting of the Fire Towers event! Meant to showcase the history of the five Catskill fire towers, find an area in your neighborhood where you have a view of one […]

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Evening Hike at Overlook Mountain – Hike for the Catskills

Come join us for an evening hike up Overlook. We will meet at the Overlook parking lot at 5:30pm. This is a 4.8-mile hike with even, gravel footing, but a steep trail. Once up top, we will enjoy the sunset from the fire tower before heading down the trail for a starlit hike. Please bring […]

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Family Hike at the Catskills Visitor Center – Hike for the Catskills

Spend the morning walking a 1-mile, accessible loop trail at the Catskills Visitor Center (CVC). Explore forest and field habitats. Try your hand using binoculars, identifying plants and animals, and climbing the fire tower in our backyard. We’ll talk about and practice Leave No Trace concepts throughout the walk. Meet at the CVC building. Please […]

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Dog-Friendly Hike at the Catskills Visitor Center – Hike for the Catskills

Join our Visitor Experience and Steward Coordinator Jenny Flavin for a dog walk around the Catskills Visitor Center. Please meet at 5:30pm for an evening walk with the pups. All dogs are required to be on a leash at all times. We will be talking about proper dog etiquette on the trails. If you are […]

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Leave No Trace Hike at Kaaterskill Falls with the Catskill Center Stewards – Hike for the Catskills

Arrive at the Laurel House parking lot by 9am to secure a parking space and meet the Catskill Stewards at the kiosk at the beginning of the trail. We will hike down to the Kaaterskill Falls Viewing Platform. Along the way, our Catskill Stewards will talk about some of the issues of concern on trails […]

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Volunteering at the Catskills Visitor Center: Pollinator Garden Project

Join the Catskill Center in collaboration with the Parks Project to prepare for our new pollinator garden! This workday involves seed saving native pollinators, removing invasive species, and transplanting native plants we wish to save! Please wear a hat, close-toed shoes, and long pants. Please register in advance on the Catskill Center’s website: https://catskillcenter.org/events/2022/pollinatorgarden

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Family Hike at the West Branch Preserve – Hike for the Catskills

Spend the morning walking a 1.5 mile loop trail at the West Branch Preserve. Explore forest, field, and stream habitats. We’ll talk about and practice Leave No Trace principles throughout the walk. Meet at the West Branch Preserve parking lot on Rt 10 in Hamden (next to the Watershed Agricultural Council’s administration building). Address: West […]

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Views from the Watershed Bus Tours

Join Lize Mogel on Saturday, August 20th or Sunday, August 21st starting at 10:00am for a full-day or a half-day tour of the Ashokan Reservoir watershed. Learn from a historian and a hydrologist among other experts about the reservoirs and the water that flows through them. Meet at the Catskills Visitor Center for bus pick-up. […]

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Catskill Folk Connection: Square Dancing at the Catskills Visitor Center

Featuring live music by the Tremperskill Boys and square dancing instruction throughout the afternoon, we’re co-hosting a square dance with Catskill Folk Connection. Starting at 1pm on Saturday, August 20th, join other dancers under the Pavilion for practice and instruction in several different square dances. All levels of experience of welcome, and both fast and […]

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FULL: Guided Hike to Mount Tremper Fire Tower

**Please note as of 9/16/22 this hike is full. Thank you!** This hike is part of the Hudson River Valley Ramble. Join Catskill Center staff for a fun, challenging hike of about 6 miles roundtrip up to Mount Tremper Fire Tower in September! Enjoy some great views while completing one of the 6 fire towers […]

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Guided Hike to Balsam Lake Mountain Fire Tower

Co-led by Melissa Goodwin, head guide and owner of Girl Gotta Hike, and Catskills Visitor Center staff, this 6-mile out and back hike will take us to the top of Balsam Lake Mountain to climb the fire tower and enjoy the views. A great way to work on completing the 2022 Catskill Fire Tower Challenge, […]

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Life in the Stream at the Thorn Preserve

A program of the Woodstock Land Conservancy and led by Catskills Visitor Center Director Katie Palm, Life in the Stream will held at the Catskill Center’s Thorn Preserve on Saturday, July 9th from 10:30am to 11:30am. This family friendly “First Saturdays on the Trail” program will get your feet wet while you investigate the tiny […]

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Guided Sunset Hike to Overlook Fire Tower

Enjoy the views from Overlook Fire Tower as the sun sets on Tuesday, July 26th! Meet us at the Meads Mountain Road trailhead at 5:30pm:  353 Meads Mountain Rd, Woodstock, NY 12498 Led by Catskill Center staff, this 5 mile out and back hike is a great way to work on completing the 6 fire […]

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Get Outdoors & Get Together Day: Outdoor Expo at the Catskills Visitor Center

This year Catskill Center is combining its annual event the Catskills Great Outdoor Expo with the DEC’s Get Outdoors & Get Together Day. Join us this Saturday, June 11th for a full line-up of great events, outdoor organizations, and activities for all ages from 10am to 3pm. Archery with DEC Instructors from 10am to 2pm […]

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Tree Juice Maple Syrup Tasting

Drop in between 9:30-4 on April 30 to sample some flavors of locally-made maple syrup from Tree Juice. Free samples available while supplies last and bottles will be available for purchase.

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I Love My Park Day

Join us on Saturday, May 7th for some fun outdoor volunteering at the Catskills Visitor Center in Mt. Tremper, NY! Meet at the Visitor Center’s main building. Volunteers will have the choice to work on a native tree and shrub plantings or a trail work project. Bring clothes and shoes you don’t mind getting dirty! […]

Catskills Great Outdoor Expo and DEC’s Get Outdoors & Get Together Day

The Catskills Great Outdoor Expo is returning in 2022! We are pleased to announce that the Catskills Great Outdoor Expo will take place on June 11, 2022 from 10am – 3pm. We will be hosting the Expo at the Congressman Maurice D. Hinchey Catskills Visitor Center in Mount Tremper, NY. The Catskills Great Outdoor Expo […]

Summer Gathering

Join us for the annual Summer Gathering Friday, June 10, 2022, at the Congressman Maurice D. Hinchey Catskills Visitor Center from 5 pm – 8 pm.  This event is an opportunity for Catskills visitors, residents, and newcomers alike to come together for a fun-filled evening with food, music, games, and a bonfire. From 5:30 pm […]

All About Black Bears

Come with questions for an in-person presentation on black bear in the Catskills with DEC Wildlife Technician Brian Keating. He’ll talk about black bear biology and safety, and answer any questions from 11am to 12pm. Then anyone who’s interested can join Brian for a walk on the trails at the Visitor Center to look for […]

Poetry Trail at the CVC

Poetry on the PathTake a stroll on the trail at the Catskills Visitor Center and pause to peruse some poetry while admiring the surrounding nature. Brought to you by the Morton Memorial Library in Pine Hill and the Catskills Visitor Center in Mount Tremper. This outdoor exhibit will be open daylight hours during the whole […]

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Guided Hike to Hunter Fire Tower

Work towards completing your 2022 Catskill Fire Tower Challenge by joining a guided hike up to Hunter Fire Tower on Saturday, May 21st! Preregistration is required and the group number will be limited to 10 hikers. Catskill Center staff member and long-time Hunter Fire Tower volunteer coordinator will co-lead the hike for a roundtrip distance […]

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Platte Clove Warming Hut Event

Warm up with the Catskill Center at the Platte Clove Cabin on Sunday February 20th from 11am – 3pm. We will be there with hot beverages, goods from the Catskills Visitor Center shop, and lots of information on the Catskills.

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Introduction to Birding at the Catskills Visitor Center

Join Catskill Center staff on Saturday, February 19th during the Great Backyard Bird Count for a guided walk and introduction to birding on the trails at the Catskills Visitor Center! Binoculars are available to borrow. Space is limited, please email us to register: obernard@catskillcenter.org Photo by Dan Spencer

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Guided Hike to Red Hill Fire Tower

Hike to Red Hill Fire Tower on Saturday, March 5th and get one step closer to completing the 2022 Catskill Fire Tower Challenge! A guided hike that will leave from the Denning Road Trailhead at 9am, this is a brand new moderate trail that is 4 miles roundtrip (out and back) to the fire tower. […]

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First Day Hike: Upper Esopus Fire Tower

Kick off the New Year on Saturday, January 1st 2022 by visiting the Upper Esopus Fire Tower at the Catskills Visitor Center! An 80-foot fire tower that looks out on the Esopus Valley with views of Mt. Tremper, Ashokan High Point, and several other surrounding mountains, the tower is worth a visit! The top cab […]

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First Day Hike: Overlook Fire Tower on January 1st 2022

Hosted each year by NYS Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, the First Day Hikes are a great way to start the New Year and can be found all around New York State! Join Catskill Center staff for a fun hike on January 1st 2022 up to Overlook Mountain Fire […]

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Hike to Mt. Tremper Fire Tower

A moderate to difficult hike as part of Catskills Lark in the Park (www.catskillslark.org) will take us to the top of Mt Tremper where we can climb its fire tower for some beautiful 360 degree views. Perfect for viewing fall foliage. Join Catskill Center staff member Olivia Bernard on Sunday, October 3rd for a fun, […]

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Catskill Conquest Pilot Rally

Organized by Historic Automobile Endurance Runs and happening this year on Saturday, September 25th 2021: The 5th Annual Catskill Conquest Rally commemorating the 1903 Automobile Endurance Run will follow a challenging 95-mile route from Mount Tremper, NY to Unadilla, NY along the Catskill Mountains Scenic Byway and beyond. Visit the Cauliflower Festival in Margaretville and […]

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