By increasing local capacity building and employment opportunities, ecotourism is an effective vehicle for empowering local communities around the world to fight against poverty and to achieve sustainable development. With an emphasis on enriching personal experiences and environmental awareness through interpretation, ecotourism also promotes greater understanding and appreciation for nature, local society, and culture.
This year Catskill Mountainkeeper’s Trailkeeper Network will be teaming up with CD Trips LLC to offer ecotourism packages including interpretive hikes followed by visits to local amenities including vineyards, restaurants, museums and more.
Catskill Mountainkeeper is very excited to launch our ecotourism initiative this Spring, on March 29th, 2014. Originating from Orange County with bus pickups in Monroe, Goshen, Middletown and Circleville we will host an educated hike of the beautiful Bashakill with a certified tour guide, followed by wine tastings at the Bashakill Vineyard accompanied with live entertainment by Denis Newberg.
Sign up and pay online at CD Trips, LLC.
$89 per person EARLYBIRD*
$99 per person after 3/1/14
Want to join in the fun but you want to drive yourself?
$64 per person EARLYBIRD* w/o bus transportation
$74 per person w/o bus transportation after 3/1/14
*Earlybird ends at 11:59:59 PM on 3/1/14
A portion of the proceeds go to the benefit Catskill Mountainkeeper’s Trailkeeper Network.