Catskill Mountain Region Volunteer Appreciation BBQ

Sunday, September 8, 2013 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

Please Register!

The Trail Conference wants to thank you for all the work that you do in the Catskill Mountains!Volunteers working on the Long Path on Cross Mountain

On Sunday, September 8, 2013 from 11am to 3pm we will be holding a Volunteer Appreciation BBQ at the Mountain Top Historical Society Campus in Haines Falls, NY.  This event is free and open to all Trail Conference volunteers working on trails and lean-tos in the Catskill Mountain Region, along with volunteers from member clubs who do trail work and lean-to work in the region.

The BBQ will include the opportunity to meet with member clubs of the Trail Conference, our local retail partners, take part in guided hikes and attend a short workshop or lecture on some of the exciting projects that are occuring throughout our region including the ongoing work for the Long Path over Romer, Cross and Pleasant Mountains.  It will also be a great chance to meet the many volunteers who work in the region including our trail maintainers, lean-to caretakers, trail crew members, Trail Supervisors, Trail & Lean-to Chairs and our Trail Crew Leaders.


Did you know? In 2012, volunteers from the Trail Conference and member clubs put in over 6,000 hours of service into the Catskill Mountain Region’s trails and lean-tos!  That includes the construction of over three miles of new trail over Romer Mountain near the village of Phoenicia, a new roof and floor for the Mink Hollow Lean-to and a number of other great projects throughout the region!


Please Register!

While there is no cost for active volunteers, we do ask that you register for the day so we can maintain an accurate headcount and please consider donating to the Trail Conference to help defray costs of this event.

Tentative Schedule

11:00am - 12:00 noon Registration, refreshments and an opportunity to meet regional clubs and retail partners
12:00 noon - 3:00pm

Free BBQ at the historic Railroad Station on the Mountain Top Historical Society Campus

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Guided hikes on the Kaaterskill Rail Trail and other nearby trails

Workshops & Lectures

Open house with regional clubs and retail partners



Please make sure that you register (for free) for this event.


If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Jeff Senterman at [email protected] or call 518-628-4243.  


Driving Directions to the Mountain Top Historical Society Campus in Haines Falls, NY

Driving Directions From the North: Exit 21, I-87, NYS Thruway. Make left onto Rt. 23B, follow sign for Route 23. Make left at McDonalds. Take Route 32 to traffic light at junction of Rt.23A. Make right, heading towards Palenville. After the light in Palenville,  travel 4.5 miles to reach MTHS Campus on the right.

Driving Directions From the South: Exit 20, I-87, NYS Thruway. Left at exit , then right onto NY32. Bear left at NY 32A (blinking light) then left onto NY 23A at the light in Palenville. Travel 4.5 miles to the MTHS Campus on the right.

Driving Directions From the West: Follow Route 23a through the villages of Hunter, Tannersville and Haines Falls.  Approximately one half mile east of North Lake Road, the MTHS Campus is on your left, just before 23a begins descending into Kaaterskill Clove.

Jeff Senterman
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference
Mountain Top Historical Society, Haines Falls, NY