INVASIVE SPECIES ID AND REMOVAL AT CALLICOON RIVERSIDE PARK WITH CRISP

Join Catskill Center and CRISP staff from 9:00am to noon as we work to remove invasive species at Callicoon Riverside Park. Volunteers will receive training on invasive species ID, and learn how to track and report invasives using the iMapInvasives map. Click the link below to register. Note: if it’s your first time volunteering with […]

INVASIVE SPECIES ID AND REMOVAL AT CALLICOON RIVERSIDE PARK WITH CRISP

Join Catskill Center and CRISP staff from 9:00am to noon as we work to remove invasive species at Callicoon Riverside Park. Volunteers will receive training on invasive species ID, and learn how to track and report invasives using the iMapInvasives map. Click the link below to register. Note: if it’s your first time volunteering with […]

INVASIVE SPECIES ID AND REMOVAL AT CALLICOON RIVERSIDE PARK WITH CRISP

Join Catskill Center and CRISP staff from 9:00am to noon as we work to remove invasive species at Callicoon Riverside Park. Volunteers will receive training on invasive species ID, and learn how to track and report invasives using the iMapInvasives map. Click the link below to register. Note: if it’s your first time volunteering with […]

INVASIVE SPECIES ID AND REMOVAL AT CALLICOON RIVERSIDE PARK WITH CRISP

Join Catskill Center and CRISP staff from 9:00am to noon as we work to remove invasive species at Callicoon Riverside Park. Volunteers will receive training on invasive species ID, and learn how to track and report invasives using the iMapInvasives map. Click the link below to register. Note: if it’s your first time volunteering with […]

HIKE FOR THE CATSKILLS: DIAMOND NOTCH FALLS

Join Peg DiBenedetto, our Catskill Center Board Chair, and Frank Sanchis, a Catskill Center Board Member for a hike to Diamond Notch Falls! This is a short hike to Diamond Notch Falls from Spruceton Rd. The trail follows the creek along an old service road and the hike will reach its turning point at the […]

HIKE FOR THE CATSKILLS: CATSKILLS VISITOR CENTER TRAILS

The hike will start by following our Interpretive Loop Trail at the Catskills Visitor Center. Along this trail, you will have the opportunity to walk up our Fire Tower for nice views of the surrounding area. For those who arrive before 11:00, you can check in at the front desk of the Catskills Visitor Center. […]

HIKE FOR THE CATSKILLS: ECHO LAKE VIA OVERLOOK MOUNTAIN

We will meet up for this hike at the Trailhead for Overlook Mountain, located opposite the Buddhist Monastery. There is additional parking further down the road at the Meads Meadow Parking Area, a large packed gravel parking lot marked by a sign on the side of the road. We will only wait 15 minutes for […]

CVC MOONLIGHT PICNIC

Come join us at the Catskills Visitor Center for a relaxing evening looking up at the stars and soaking up the moonlight! On July 21st we will be having our first ever Moonlight Picnic at the Catskills Visitor Center. Some whole fruit, fresh spring water, and access to restrooms will be provided but attendees should […]

HIKE FOR THE CATSKILLS DOG-FRIENDLY HIKE TO KAATERSKILL FALLS

Join our Catskill Steward, Cris, for a dog-friendly hike to Kaaterskill Falls. Bring your dogs, bring your leashes, and bring water for your pup! Dogs with excellent recall can participate in optional off-leash time with swimming at the end of the hike.  The hike is about 3.2 miles. Starting from Laurel House Road parking lot […]

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HIKE FOR THE CATSKILLS: HIKE TO OVERLOOK MOUNTAIN FIRE TOWER

Join our Catskill Steward, Bella, for a hike to the Overlook Mountain Fire Tower while getting one step closer to completing the 2024 Fire Tower Challenge. We will leave from the trailhead on Meads Mountain Road (right across from KTD) at 10:30 am. This is a moderate hike that is about 5 miles out and […]

HIKE FOR THE CATSKILLS: KID-FRIENDLY LEAVE NO TRACE & FIRE TOWER HIKE

Join our Catskill Steward, Sammie, for a kid-friendly hike at the Catskills Visitor Center. What to expect: We will meet at the Catskills Visitor Center on August 10th. We will learn about the 7 principles of Leave No Trace, and get to see examples of our impacts while hiking. There will also be some fun […]

HIKE FOR THE CATSKILLS: HUCKLEBERRY POINT HIKE

Join our Catskill Steward, Rory, for a hike to Huckleberry Point. Huckleberry Point is a moderate 4.5-mile out-and-back hike that starts within Platte Clove. The point features breathtaking views of Plattekill Mountain & the Hudson Valley with multiple scenic biome changes along the way up to the lookout. We’ll stop multiple times along the way […]

HIKE FOR THE CATSKILLS: TICETONYK BIRDING HIKE

 Join our Catskill Steward, Brian, for a Hike for the Catskills Birding Hike. This will be an easy 2.8-mile hike where we will enjoy the landscape, and explore birds in the area. Please download the Merlin App, as we will be using this to identify birds on the trail. Meet your hike leader, Brian, on […]

HIKE FOR THE CATSKILLS: PLATTE CLOVE TO ECHO LAKE

Join our Catskill Center Ridge Runner Steward, Dan, on a hike from Platte Clove Preserve to Echo Lake. Starting at the entrance of Platte Clove Preserve, this hike will take us through a wide range of habitats and forest types, culminating in a walk around the always beautiful Echo Lake. We will be making frequent […]

FARMED & FORAGED DINNER WITH CHEF ROB HANDEL

Join us for a uniquely local dining experience at the Catskills Visitor Center in Mt. Tremper, NY, on July 12. This multiple-course feast, creatively conceived and prepared by Chef Rob Handel, will feature locally farmed and wild foraged ingredients from across the Catskills. Indulge in the rich, natural flavors of the region with each thoughtfully […]

SPOTTED LANTERNFLY ID TRAINING AND TRAP BUILDING

Join the Catskills Regional Invasive Species Partnership (CRISP) as we prepare volunteers to identify Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) and place traps on their property. SLF is in an invasive insect in New York State and it’s full impact is still being understood. CRISP staff will talk about the impact of SLF on our region. Then, we […]

PETS AS PESTS: AQUARIUM RELEASES

From fair staples like the common goldfish to exotic armored catfish, learn how aquarium residents and plants can harm our native ecosystems.  We’ll go over aquarium releases in the U.S., here in NY, and their impacts on the environment.  We’ll also cover what to do when goldie outgrows its tank and what to do with […]

SPOTTED LANTERNFLY ID TRAINING AND TRAP BUILDING

Join the Catskills Regional Invasive Species Partnership (CRISP) as we prepare volunteers to identify Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) and place traps on their property. SLF is in an invasive insect in New York State and it’s full impact is still being understood. CRISP staff will talk about the impact of SLF on our region. Then, we […]

INVASIVE WORMS: HISTORY AND IMPACTS

Hammerhead worms are an invasive predatory flatworm recently in the spotlight in New York. While these striking toxic flatworms have recently been reported along the Hudson Valley corridor and the Finger Lakes region, evidence suggests they have been here much longer. This webinar will focus on the history and identification of these and other invasive […]

VOLUNTEER TREE PLANTING ON THE ASHOKAN RAIL TRAIL

The future of the Catskills is in our hands! Join CRISP (Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership) as we work to manage invasive species on the Ashokan Rail Trail.  Work days run from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Each work day will include an orientation, basic training on use of equipment, and invasive species identification. Volunteers will meet at […]

PADDLE AND PULL – GOODYEAR LAKE

Get a jump on New York’s annual Invasive Species Awareness Week (June 3-9) with a pleasant day on Goodyear Lake! Join us for a fun day on the water as we search for and remove water chestnut (Trapa natans), an invasive plant that has troubled Goodyear Lake since 2005. Don’t know what it looks like? […]

CATSKILLS CELEBRATION: FAMILY FUN AT THE CATSKILLS VISITOR CENTER

Join us for a Catskills Celebration! Bring friends and family to participate in activities that celebrate the many facets of the Catskills. Take an educational nature walk to learn about our local birds. Find and identify the creatures (macroinvertebrates) living in our streams. Use the sun to create cyanotype art with a local artist. Watch […]

HIKE TO RED HILL FIRE TOWER

Are you ready to tackle the Fire Tower challenge? Join one of our Catskill Stewards on a hike to the Red Hill Fire Tower on Thursday, September 12, 2024. Meet at the Denning Road Trailhead at 10:00 AM. This is a moderate trail that is 4 miles round trip (out and back) to the fire […]

HIKE TO OVERLOOK MOUNTAIN FIRE TOWER

Are you ready to tackle the Fire Tower challenge? Join one of our Catskill Stewards on a hike to the Overlook Fire Tower on Thursday, August 8, 2024. Overlook Mountain is a 5 mile out and back hike of moderate difficulty, offering great views of the Hudson Valley, and just a short walk from the […]

HIKE TO HUNTER MOUNTAIN FIRE TOWER

Are you ready to tackle the Fire Tower challenge? Join one of our Catskill Stewards on a hike to the Hunter Fire Tower. This 7 mile out-and-back hike to the Hunter Fire Tower will be on Thursday, July 11, 2024. This is a fun and moderately challenging hike to the Hunter Mountain Fire Tower. This […]

CATSKILL STEWARD-LED HIKE TO MOUNT TREMPER FIRE TOWER

Are you ready to tackle the Fire Tower challenge? Join one of our Catskill Stewards on a steward-led hike to the Mount Tremper Fire Tower on Thursday, June 13, 2024. The Mount Tremper Fire Tower hike is a challenging hike of about 6 miles round trip. Enjoy some great views while completing one of the […]

HIKE FOR THE CATSKILLS: FULL MOON HIKE TO TREMPER MOUNTAIN

Join our CVC Manager, David Hans for a guided full-moon hike to Overlook Mountain! SUGGESTED DONATION: $10/PERSON AT REGISTRATION The hike begins with a half-mile stretch of traditional rock and root trail that will see plenty of small ups and downs. This beginning section is more intense than many expect, so please prepare accordingly. Once […]

FULL MOON HIKE TO BALSAM LAKE MOUNTAIN

Hike Itinerary: The hike will follow along an old service road for the first 2 and a quarter miles. The trail doesn’t have too much elevation gain for this first section but will include some rocky walking. When we reach the junction to make the final 3 quarters of a mile push to the fire […]

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CATSKILLS CYCLING CLUB ANNUAL FAMILY FUN RIDE

Gather the whole family for a leisurely morning bike ride on the Ashokan Rail Trail. This event is suitable for riders of all ages and abilities, offering a perfect family outing to enjoy the sights/sounds of nature and meet people from all across the Catskill region.  Distance/Duration: The rail trail is approximately 10 miles long […]

FULL MOON HIKE TO OVERLOOK MOUNTAIN

Hike Starting Time and Location:The meeting time for the hike will be 6:30 PM and we will start the hike at 7:00 PM or earlier once everyone is present. The hike will begin from the Overlook Mountain Parking Area, located at 353 Meads Mountain Road, Woodstock NY. It’s right across the road from the KTD […]