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Thorn Preserve

Thorn Preserve is comprised of 60 beautiful acres near the Town of Woodstock, Ulster County. View the map below for detailed location information. The Catskill Center’s Thorn Preserve boasts the most painted views of Overlook Mountain.¬†Sweeping grassland habitat, riparian forest and ponds make this spot a profoundly relaxing and peaceful area. Mowed walking paths are […]

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Thorn Preserve Meadow Paths

Mowed paths lead you through the Catskill Center’s Thorn Preserve. The preserve boasts the most painted views of Overlook Mountain.¬†Sweeping grassland habitat, riparian forest and ponds make this spot a profoundly relaxing and peaceful area. Thorn Preserve is an undeveloped landscape, which will can offer nature-based education, sustainable agriculture, model stream management, and an ideal […]

Overlook Mountain Trail

A consistent climb that leads to beautiful views, a fire tower, and the ruins of the Overlook Mountain House.  This trail is popular and the parking lots fill up fast. You can continue on to nearby Echo Lake, where there are primitive camp sites.

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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