Category Archives: Catskill Region Trail News

Trail and hike news from the Catskills

Bringing Our Mission to Albany on Catskill Park Awareness Day

By Jeff Senterman, Director of Catskill Conservation Corps & Senior Program Coordinator On February 10, dozens of representatives from the Trail Conference and a number of other organizations attended the third annual Catskill Park Awareness Day in Albany. During this … Continue reading

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A Snowshoeing Revival in Phoenicia

By Jeff Senterman, Regional Programs Manager and Catskills Program Coordinator Everyone knows that in winter, skiing and snowboarding reign supreme in the Catskills. But what about those people who like a slower pace and want to enjoy the outdoors in … Continue reading

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Winter Hiking Discussion on WIOX’s “All Things Local” with Trail Conference’s Catskills Staff

By Jeff Senterman, Senior Program Manager and Catskill Conservation Corps Director On January 13th at 6pm join the Trail Conference’s Catskills staff on air during WIOX’s “All Things Local!”  We’ll be discussing best practices of winter hiking & backpacking, winter safety & … Continue reading

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Two Things from the Catskills: Winter Hiking Intro and Kaaterskill Falls Meeting

by Jeff Senterman, Regional Programs Manager & Catskills Program Coordinator Winter Gear and Gab: December 14 The Trail Conference’s Second Sundays at Spillian series continues This Sunday, December 14th at 1pm with a “winter hiking for the new-to-winter hiker” presentation, a … Continue reading

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Catskill Conservation Corps Expands Outdoor Volunteer Opportunities in the Catskills

By Jeff Senterman, Director of Catskill Conservation Corps & Trail Conference Senior Program Coordinator Since its launch in June, the Catskill Conservation Corps (CCC) has been hard at work bettering the outdoor experience in the Catskill Mountains. The CCC is … Continue reading

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State Steward at Kaaterskill Falls Is Step Toward Safer Hiking

For the past month, and extending through the upcoming Columbus Day holiday, Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Backcountry Steward Regina Willis has been monitoring hiker activity along the Kaaterskill Falls Trail in the Catskills Thursdays through Mondays, sharing information about … Continue reading

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DEC Breaks Ground on the Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center

By Georgette Weir, Trail Walker editor “Finally!” “No more second fiddle [to the Adirondacks]!” Those sentiments were expressed again and again by many in the crowd of about 100 attending the groundbreaking for the Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center … Continue reading

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We’re Working for Better, Safer Trail Options at Kaaterskill Falls

By Jeff Senterman, Senior Program Coordinator and Director of the Catskill Conservation Corps I had the opportunity recently to hike the half-mile long trail from Route 23A to the base of the Kaaterskill Falls with New York State Senator Cecilia … Continue reading

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Catskill Conservation Corps Launches Website, Training Program

The Catskill Conservation Corps (@CatskillCnCorps) launches with a new website and a volunteer leadership training opportunity! The Catskill CC is a partnership between the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation that aims to increase and support … Continue reading

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New Trail Building Opportunities Coming to the Catskills in Prattsville and Mount Tremper

Fresh off our success in building 9 miles of new backcountry trail on Romer, Cross, and Pleasant Mountains in the Catskills for the Long Path–another big thanks to our extraordinary volunteers for that–we are getting out to the frontcountry in the Catskills … Continue reading

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