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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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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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