Tag Archives: Catskills

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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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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Hiker Alert: Early Bear Season Starts September 6 in New York Regions

A new, early bear hunting season is set to start September 6 and extend through September 21, in the Catskills and southern New York west of the Hudson River.  This new season was established by the New York State Department … 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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20 Great Catskills Hikes Get Tourist Spotlight in Margaretville

The Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce spent the winter working with the Trail Conference and other regional partners in the Central Catskills to develop a new kiosk for the center of Margaretville that showcases recreational opportunities close to the village.  … Continue reading

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Kenco’s Annual TrailFest Brings Trail Enthusiasts Together

by Jeff Senterman The Trail Conference joined regional partners, member clubs, and outdoor gear manufacturers and suppliers this past Saturday, May 10, at our retail partner Kenco Outfitters (bring your Trail Conference membership card for discounts) in Kingston for their … Continue reading

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Catskills Trails Committee Plans Two New Crews

The Catskills Trails Committee, made up of Trails Chairs, Supervisors and Crew Chiefs in the Catskills region–all volunteers–were royally treated guests at Spillian Inn in Fleischmann’s on Saturday, April 26 (thank you, Spillian!), where they gathered to get to know two new co-chairs for … Continue reading

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