Show your LOVE for the Catskills

Fresh off of Valentine's Day and with lots of snow piling up in the Catskills, now is a great time to show your love for all the great walnut_mt_snowshoe.jpgtrails in our area.


Check out our new Indiegogo campaign to make an even more useful resource for all things trail and hiking-related in Sullivan County -- then use the site to plan a hike, snowshoe or cross country ski outing. There's nothing quite like a heart-healthy walk through a snow-blanketed forest, or to the top of one of our mountains, to experience the serene beauty of the Catskills in winter.

And if you share our belief that our area trails are an important resource that should be preserved, promoted, and made accessible to everyone, please consider supporting our Indiegogo campaign.

Thanks to the generous support of the O'Connor Foundation, we've received a matching grant to make an even more useful resource and tool to help with planning your next hike in the Catskills. But as it is a matching grant, and in order to make all of the improvements we'd like to, we still need to raise an additional $5,000. We're offering some great perks to those who contribute, including CMK mugs and tote bags, Trailkeeper t-shirts, a Klean Kanteen water bottle, an Osprey daypack, and personalized guided hikes led by CMK's own Wes Gillingham and Erin Burch. (For the full list of perks, click here.)

Your support for our Indiegogo campaign will help us make the already great website snowshoe_hike.walnutmtnjpg.jpgeven better.

Whether you need a brief escape from the day to day to bustle, want to experience the Catskills in a new way, or are just looking for a good workout, winter is a great time of year to get out on one of our area trails.

There are lots of good trail options. Five of our favorites for a winter hike are: Willowemoc State Forest, Walnut Mountain Park, Jensen's Ledges, Neversink Gorge, and the Liberty Rail Trail.

Visit to plan your outing. And if you want to strap on a pair of snowshoes to get out there and play in the snow, call partner Morgan Outdoors [(845) 439-5507] in Livingston Manor to rent a pair.

Thanks for your support, and see you on the trail!

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