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Spring Open House

  • Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center 5096 New York 28 Mount Tremper, NY, 12457 United States (map)

Come out to the Catskill Interpretive Center to learn more about the great opportunities to get outside in the Catskills this spring with members of the NY State Outdoor Guides Association. Enjoy expert demos and take part in hands-on activities celebrating spring recreation in the Catskills, from fishing & hunting to hiking and backcountry camping.

Scheduled Events

10:30 - Guide TBD (Destination Backcountry Adventures) Trip Prep & Planning\

11:00 - Jessica Tackett (Destination Backcountry Adventures) Women of the Wild

11:00 -12:30 Mark Loete (Catskill Angler) Fly Casting Tutorial

11:30 - Will Soter (Upstate Adventure Guides) Surviving an Unexpected Night Outdoors

12:30 Guide TBD (Destination Backcountry Adventures)  Tree ID Walk

1:00 - Jessica Tackett (Destination Backcountry Adventures) Women of the Wild

1:00-3:00 - Bruce Pollock (Inside the Blue Line) Fly Casting & Fly Selection

2:30 Guide TBD (Destination Backcountry Adventures)  Tree ID Walk



11:00 - 2:00 Walter Hamill (Feather & Steel) Fly Tying Demo

All day - Timothy Keefe (Keefe Hollow Outfitting Co.) Turkey Calls & Decoys

All day - Greg Wilson (Freestone Expeditions) & Dave Dicerbo (Destination Backcountry Adventures - Youth Spin Cast Demo

Plus enjoy refreshments (coffee, tea, hot chocolate & snacks) as various guides demonstrate safe, low impact cooking methods that help limit the impact of fire on the natural resources, and are great alternatives to use during a burn ban or times of high fire danger.  

We will also be celebrating the launch of our new Fishing Rod Loaner Program in partnership with I Fish NY - learn casting basics from local experts or try your luck at our fishing access spot on the Esopus Creek! All ages welcome. Free!