Celebrate the Catskills During the 2017 Lark in the Park

September 18, 2017
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference


Celebrate the Catskills During the 2017 Lark in the Park
View from Giant Ledge in the Catskills. Photo by Marlee Goska.


The Catskills Lark in the Park is an annual celebration of the Catskill Park and the Catskill Mountains Region.

The 2017 Catskills Lark in the Park will be held Saturday, Sept. 30 through Monday, Oct. 9. Since its inception in 2004, the Lark has brought together people and organizations participating in hundreds of events aimed at celebrating and heightening awareness of the Catskill Mountains region of New York State and the Catskill Park. Activities annually include organized hikes, bicycle trips, paddles, service, and cultural and educational events. The coordination of this event is managed through a partnership between the Trail Conference, the Catskill Mountain Club, The Catskill Center, and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

The Trail Conference is hosting several events during this year's Lark:

Saturday, Sept. 30
Take Back the Trail: Blue Hole Clean-up

Join the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the Catskill Conservation Corps and New York-New Jersey Trail Conference volunteers as we remove trash and restore the beauty of this cherished Catskill destination! Help us say goodbye to summer at the Blue Hole with the last big clean-up effort of the season on National Public Lands Day.

Friday, Oct. 6
Interpretive Hike on the Catskill Escarpment Loop

Join Trail Conference Catskill Program Coordinator Alex Bradley for moderate, 4.7-mile circuit hike along the Catskill Escarpment above Kaaterskill Clove, which offers many spectacular views.

Sunday, Oct. 8
Trail Maintenance on Dry Brook Ridge

Follow CMC Board Member Laura Battelani and David Lucas, volunteers for the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, as they inspect and clear their adopted trails to ensure they remain open and accessible for all!  Join them as they hike Pakatakan Mountain, pass through a bog that’s over 700 years old, and arrive at the beautiful Pepacton Reservoir to enjoy lunch and stunning vistas. The return hike will be on the German Hollow trail. 

For a full schedule of this year’s events, visit catskillslark.org.