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 stops to admire large trees, interesting geology, and of course any, and all wildlife to be found. We may even have the good fortune of spotting several species of reptiles around the lake! This hike will total around 9 miles, and while generally flat, there are several steep sections that, combined with the length, will make this a strenuous hike.

SUGGESTED DONATION: $10/PERSON AT REGISTRATION

Be sure to bring plenty of water, snacks, and proper footwear. Bug spray and sun protection are highly recommended. Meet your hike leader, Dan, at the entrance of Platte Clove on Saturday, August 3 at 9:00 AM. Plan to be on trail until 2:00 PM (estimated) 

After the hike, join fellow hikers at West Kill Brewing for a Hike for the Catskills opening celebration with a complimentary drink and Hike for the Catskills camaraderie. 

HIKE FOR THE CATSKILLS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLORE THE NATURAL BEAUTY OF THE CATSKILLS WHILE HELPING TO PROTECT CRITICAL CATSKILLS HABITATS, KEEP OUR LAND AND WATERS WILD (EVEN AT THE MOST POPULAR HIKING DESTINATIONS), AND ADVOCATE FOR OUR COMMUNITIES AND THE CATSKILL PARK. 

THIS MONTH-LONG EVENT IS MEANT FOR EVERYONE! FROM COMPLETE BEGINNERS TO EXPERT-LEVEL HIKERS, ALL ARE WELCOME TO REGISTER. CHOOSE YOUR OWN HIKING GOAL BASED ON YOUR EXPERIENCE AND AVAILABILITY. THE CATSKILL CENTER WILL HOST A VARIETY OF HIKING EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE MONTH ALL OVER THE CATSKILLS. 

when

Saturday, August 3, 2024

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Platte Clove Preserve Trailhead on Platte Clove Road
Elka Park, NY

REGISTER HERE
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