Trail Crew: Kaaterskill Rail Trail

Crew Name: 
Catskills Trails Crew
Project date: 
Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Project/Trail Location: 
Kaaterskill Rail Trail, Haines Falls, NY
Project Description: 
The Kaaterskill Rail Trail (KRT) in Haines Falls, NY has been envisioned by many for decades and is now coming full circle thanks to the Town of Hunter, the Mountain Top Historical Society, the Trail Conference, the NYSDEC, and committed community residents! The KRT is a 1.5 mile multi-use, non-motorized trail on the old Ulster & Delaware RR between the MTHS campus and Laurel House Rd. at the top of Kaaterskill Falls.  The first leg of the public trail is expected to officially Open in the Spring of 2013 and will be available for recreational activities and historical and cultural interpretation.    This event will a Trail Maintenance workshop aimed at improving certain locations on the KRT before its opening in 2013.  Hands-on trail building techniques will be applied based on trail bed conditions and participants will be treated to a fun, camaraderie building day while learning about the KRT and assisting in preparing for its opening.  Volunteers should be prepared to assist with moving brush, cutting small limbs, minor ditch shoveling, and all ages are welcome to join the KRT Work Part!  You'll meet new friends and assist in a very worthwhile trail project!
Contact name: 
Jeff Senterman
Contact email: 
[email protected]
Contact phone: 
(518) 703-1196
Travel directions: 

We will be meeting at the Mountain Top Historical Society in the village of Haines Falls.  THe MTHS is located off of Route 23A at the top of Kaaterskill Clove.  Driving directions are available on the MTHS website.