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Outdoors Day

  • Maurice D. Hinchey Catskills Visitor Center 5096 State Route 28 Mount Tremper, NY 12457 US (map)

DEC and NYS Parks is offering an Outdoors Day on June 8, 2019, from 10 AM to 3 PM at multiple sites across New York State, as part of Governor Cuomo's Adventure NY initiative. This free, open house event will allow visitors to try out many outdoor recreation activities, and learn techniques from DEC and Parks staff, local organizations and experts.  

Come celebrate Outdoors Day with us at the Catskills Visitor Center! We will have a wide range of outdoor demos and activities for all ages. Marty's Mercantile will be on site with a pop-up cafe offering a wide variety of lunch options, baked goods and cold drinks for your perfect picnic - bring the whole family and spend the day!

Ongoing tables & activities:

  • Archery Demonstrations with the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

  • Local hiking info - Catskill Mountain Club

  • Bear Safety/Education - Emily Carrollo, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

  • Outdoor information and hiking boot demonstration - Lenny Busanich, Campmor

  • Camping demo & “Ask a Guide” table - Jessica Tackett, Destination Backcountry Adventure

  • Leave No Trace / Stewardship - Catskill Center

  • Nature Exploration Tables - Catskills Visitor Center

  • Backyard Bass Fishing Game & Casting Practice - Catskills Visitor Center

  • Catskills nature, history and culture exhibits inside the CVC

Scheduled Events

  • 9:30 - 11:30 Hike the Tan Bark Trail with the Catskill Mountain Club

  • 10:30 - 11:30 - Birdwatching Walk

  • 12-12:45 pm - Geology Walk with Steve “The Dirtmeister” Tomecek 

  • 12-1:15 pm Yoga and Meditative Walk with Pamela Martin

  • 1 - 2pm - Robinsons' Birds of Prey show 

  • 2-3pm - Streamwatch Program at the Esopus Creek access 

  • 3-3:45 pm - Geology Walk with Steve "The Dirtmeister" Tomecek

All ages welcome. This event is free - as always donations are welcome to support the programs and operation of the Catskills Visitor Center, a program of the Catskill Center nonprofit organization.

Earlier Event: June 8
Catskills Art Club at BioBlitz
Later Event: June 8
Discovery Walks: Spring Birding