Stay at the campground or pay a day-use fee to enjoy the many amenties, including a pond, picnic areas, and a new, rustic-style playground.
A steep and rocky trail that leads up to the Mount Tremper Fire Tower. The summit of Tremper Mountain is 2730′ and the steel fire tower on the top is 47 feet tall. The traditional way to summit Tremper Mountain is from the parking area on Old Route 28 on the west side of the […]
The Esopus Creek Trail is approximately 1/2 mile out and back. It travels from the Visitor Center across Route 28 and to the bank of the Esopus Creek. This trail is constructed to ADA accessibility standards and provides a family-friendly route to the banks of the Esopus where you can enjoy the mountain and river […]
The Upper Ridge Trail is approximately 1/2 mile out and back. It ascends the slope behind the Catskills Visitor Center main building and ends at a rustic picnic area. The trail, originally built by the NYNJ Trail Conference showcases trail building techniques used throughout the Catskills on new, sustainable trails and trail reconstruction projects.
The Congressman Maurice D. Hinchey Catskills Visitor Center (CVC) is a partnership between the Catskill Center and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Opened in 2015, the CVC connects residents and visitors with the ecology, history, and culture that make the Catskills unique Interpretive Loop Trail (red trail markers, easy): approximately ½ mile, […]
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Come with questions or just come for a demonstration on the basics of preparing for a day hike or an overnight backpacking hike in the Catskills with Visitor Center staff! A hike of one of the trails at the CVC is included, just under 1 mile. Learn about outdoor equipment, Catskills ecology, and take a […]
Outdoors Day at the Catskills Visitor Center is run in partnership between the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Catskill Center. This year the event will take place on Saturday, June 12th from 10am to 3pm. The Catskills Visitor Center’s Upper Esopus Fire Tower will be open all day, and all participants […]
I Love My Park Day is the largest single-day volunteer event in New York State! It will be celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2021 and whether this is your first or your tenth I Love My Park Day — welcome. With the ongoing pandemic, spring is going to look a little different, but we are […]
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