Catskill Park Trail Conditions - Update 10/18/18

 Fall foliage is here! Colors are a little more muted this year than in past seasons but still lovely. This photo was taken last weekend in Hunter, NY.

Fall foliage is here! Colors are a little more muted this year than in past seasons but still lovely. This photo was taken last weekend in Hunter, NY.

Fall Foliage Forecast: Peak is here in the Catskill Park. Expect the best foliage in middle to higher elevations. Lower elevation trees are getting more and more colorful. Visit towns throughout the park, no matter your hike or adventure, you will be sure to see some spectacular foliage.

Trail Status and Closures: All marked and officially designated hiking trails in the Catskill Park are currently open to the public. All trailheads are open, and all gates are open for interior parking areas.

Trail Conditions and Tips: There were some reports of a light dusting of snow on some of the Catskills summits this week! This weekend prepare with waterproof hiking boots or sturdy trail running sneakers as the trails will be wet. Consider wearing lightweight ankle gaiters to keep out mud. Layers are important when hiking in colder temperatures and monitoring body temperature. As a good rule of thumb, start out hiking a little on the chilly side and then add layers as needed to avoid getting sweaty. Another good tip is to change shirts when you stop moving so that your next-to-skin layer stays dry.

Weekend Weather Forecast: Friday is looking sunny with some moderate wind. Temperatures will reach a high near 54º, at night dropping to 39º with a slight chance of showers after midnight. Saturday will be mostly cloudy and cool with a 40% chance of showers during the day and a high near 52º. At night, expect a low around 30º. Sunday will be colder, mostly sunny with a high near 37º and a low of 27º at night.

Hunting Season: The DEC’s website has some useful maps of New York with regional and species-specific hunting information. Fall turkey season begins this weekend on Saturday the 20th. Hunters can sign up for licenses with the DEC’s resource list of local outfitters. Hikers should plan to dress in bright colors to stay visible!

The Catskill Guide to Leave No Trace: Essential skills and outdoor ethics are crucial for enjoying the Catskill Park in a safe and responsible manner. Read on to discover the top three Leave No Trace considerations this week.

  • Know Before You Go – This week plan for mild muddy conditions and significantly dropping temperatures. The cold nights are bringing light snow and frosts to the Catskill region. Plan ahead with plenty of layers, warm drinks and food, and being aware of the earlier sunsets (6:20pm). Keep in mind hunting seasons are coming into effect, wear bright colors and travel in groups.

  • Stick to Trails and Camp Overnight Right – While the mud puddles are still around, consider wearing tall boots and gaiters. As always, the best option when encountering a muddy section of trail is to hike straight through it. This aids in preventing trail widening, plus you earned those muddy boots!

  • Keep Wildlife Wild –  Fall is a sensitive time of year for all wildlife here in the Catskills. Keep a safe distance from wildlife and store food properly both at home and in the backcountry. Animals across the park are preparing for winter and may be more active than usual. Keep a particularly close eye on your food and food scraps.

  • Share Our Trails and Manage Your Pet – Fall time hikers, campers, and lovers of the outdoors will be coming to the Catskills for fall foliage beauty. While some busy day use areas will have lots of visitors, there will still be plenty of opportunities to find solace. Check in to the Catskill Interpretive Center and ask about off the beaten path hikes to maintain your wilderness experience. As always, pets and people do not always mix, to avoid unhappy confrontations, leash and pick up after your pet. This helps to keep the trails doody free and confrontations to a minimum.

Carry It In, Carry It Out: The Catskill Park is a carry it in, carry it out park - please be sure to hike out all of your trash and dispose of it properly.

In An Emergency: Report backcountry emergencies, such as lost or injured hikers, and forest fires to the DEC Forest Rangers at 518-408-5850 or call 911.

Insects and Ticks (Tick Safety Tips):  Ticks carrying lyme disease are present and active in the Catskills throughout the fall when the temperature is above 45º, as are other tick species. A tick check after hiking is a good idea to ensure there are no ticks on your body. If you find a tick, make sure to remove it mouth parts first.

Water Sources: Reliable water sources shown on trail maps are flowing, as are most seasonal streams. You should always plan to treat or filter any surface water before drinking.

Thunderstorms and Lightning Safety for Hikers: When lightning strikes, make sure you are out of the way! Lightning Safety Tips for hikers from the American Hiking Society.

Weather: Always be aware of and prepared for changing weather conditions in the Catskills. Check the current National Weather Service Weather Forecast. The NY Mesonet has stations in and just outside of Catskills that provide real time weather data and forecasts. Hudson Valley Weather provides detailed forecasts for the Hudson Valley and the Catskills.

The Catskill Interpretive Center now hosts a weather station in the MesoWest Network. Check the current conditions in Mount Tremper, NY.

For More Information: Visit the Catskill Park's visitor center, the Maurice D Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center (CIC) at 5096 Route 28 in Mt Tremper, NY. The Center is open everyday from 9:30 to 4:30, and until 6:30pm on Fridays. Staff and volunteers can provide trail information and updates. The CIC's Gift Shop carries trail mapstrail guides and more for purchase. You may also shop from home at the Catskill Interpretive Center Online Gift Shop. You can call the CIC at 845-688-3369 or email them at info@catskillcenter.org.

Photo credit: Andy Mossey

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Catskill Park Trail Conditions - Update 10/11/18

With the arrival of fall color around the Catskills we’re also getting some true fall temperatures this weekend! Expect cool, crisp weather on Saturday and Sunday and near-freezing temperatures at night. When hitting the trails bring cozy layers and stay dry with sturdy hiking shoes.

 Wet conditions in the Catskills have brought many interesting fungi out in the open.

Wet conditions in the Catskills have brought many interesting fungi out in the open.

Trail Status and Closures: All marked and officially designated hiking trails in the Catskill Park are currently open to the public. All trailheads are open, and all gates are open for interior parking areas.

Trail Conditions: Muddy conditions galore! Expect the heavy rain from Thursday into Friday to puddle up sections of the trail. Wear boots and gaiters in preparation for the wet conditions. Sunday should be gorgeous. Expect some sunny conditions and a slight reprieve from the wet.

Fall Foliage Forecast: The foliage in lower elevations are still looking quite green or brown in areas. If you are looking for spectacular colors head to the higher elevation areas in towns like Tannersville, Hunter, Pine Hill, and Phoenicia. Peak is just around the corner and will be expected to stay for the next two weeks.

Weekend Weather Forecast: Friday, expect a windy, cool day with a mix of sun and clouds. Temperatures will reach a high of 47º, at night dropping to the high 30s. Saturday will be mostly cloudy and cool with a chance of showers earlier and a high near 43º. At night, expect a low around 36º. Sunday should be the best day, mostly sunny with a high near 50º and a low of 42º at night.

Hunting Season: Hunting is currently open for many species such as coyote, cottontail rabbit, and squirrel. The DEC’s website has some useful maps of New York with regional and species-specific hunting information. Hikers should plan to dress in bright colors to stay visible. Hunters can sign up for licenses with the DEC’s resource list of local outfitters.

The Catskill Guide to Leave No Trace: Essential skills and outdoor ethics are crucial for enjoying the Catskill Park in a safe and responsible manner. Read on to discover the top three Leave No Trace considerations this week.

  • Know Before You Go – “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” (Benjamin Franklin) These words have incredible application to the outdoors, where failing can lead to injury or worse. This week, plan for muddy conditions, dropping temperatures, and do plenty of research on the route or are you want to visit. Keep in mind hunting seasons are coming into effect, wear bright colors and travel in groups.

  • Stick to Trails and Camp Overnight Right – While the mud puddles are getting deeper and deeper, consider wearing tall boots and gaiters. As always, the best option when encountering a muddy section of trail is to hike straight through it. This aids in preventing trail widening, plus you earned those muddy boots!

  • Share Our Trails and Manage Your Pet –Fall time hikers, campers, and lovers of the outdoors will be coming to the Catskills for fall foliage beauty. While some busy day use areas will have lots of visitors, there will still be plenty of opportunities to find solace. Check in to the Catskill Interpretive Center and ask about off the beaten path hikes to maintain your wilderness experience. As always, pets and people do not always mix, to avoid unhappy confrontations, leash and pick up after your pet. This helps to keep the trails doody free and confrontations to a minimum.

Carry It In, Carry It Out: The Catskill Park is a carry it in, carry it out park - please be sure to hike out all of your trash and dispose of it properly!

In An Emergency: Report backcountry emergencies, such as lost or injured hikers, and forest fires to the DEC Forest Rangers at 518-408-5850 or call 911

Trailhead Parking: During fall weekends, trailhead parking lots will be more crowded than usual. Arriving at a trail earlier in the day will help ensure a spot. Always position your car nose-in to maximize space and when in doubt, avoid parking along roads (our Rangers will thank you!).

Insects and Ticks (Tick Safety Tips):  Ticks carrying lyme disease are present and active in the Catskills throughout the fall when the temperature is above 45º, as are other tick species. A tick check after hiking is a good idea to ensure there are no ticks on your body. If you find a tick, make sure to remove it completely, mouth parts first.

Water Sources: Reliable water sources shown on trail maps are flowing, as are most seasonal streams. You should always plan to treat or filter any surface water before drinking.

Thunderstorms and Lightning Safety for Hikers: When lightning strikes, make sure you are out of the way! Lightning Safety Tips for hikers from the American Hiking Society.

Weather: Always be aware of and prepared for changing weather conditions in the Catskills. Check the current National Weather Service Weather Forecast. The NY Mesonet has stations in and just outside of Catskills that provide real time weather data and forecasts. Hudson Valley Weather provides detailed forecasts for the Hudson Valley and the Catskills.

Peekamoose Blue Hole: A free day use permit is required to visit the Peekamoose Blue Hole on weekends and holidays. Permit regulations are in effect now through October 15th and they can be obtained through the Reserve America Website. Make sure to have your permit printed or saved off-line on your mobile device prior to your arrival. Peekamoose Blue Hole Stewards and Forest Rangers are on site for the check in process.

The Catskill Interpretive Center now hosts a weather station in the MesoWest Network. Check the current conditions in Mount Tremper, NY.

For More Information: Visit the Catskill Park's visitor center, the Maurice D Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center at 5096 Route 28 in Mt Tremper, NY. The Center is open everyday from 9:30 to 4:30, and until 6:30pm on Fridays. Staff and volunteers can provide trail information and updates. The CIC's Gift Shop carries trail mapstrail guides and more for purchase. You may also shop from home at the Catskill Interpretive Center Online Gift Shop. You can call the CIC at 845-688-3369 or email them at info@catskillcenter.org.

Photo credit: Olivia Bernard

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Catskill Park Trail Conditions - Update 10/4/18

 Peak foliage hasn’t quite arrived, though colors are starting to appear and will likely be at peak over the next two weeks.

Peak foliage hasn’t quite arrived, though colors are starting to appear and will likely be at peak over the next two weeks.

The colors of fall are starting to appear all around the Catskills region! This Columbus Day weekend is looking mild and warm with a nice mixture of sunshine and clouds, ideal conditions for spending time outdoors. The trails are still a little bit muddy and wet so stay prepared with good shoes and gaiters!

Fall Foliage Forecast: With colors coming in recently, we’re approaching peak but still have a short way to go. The peak colors will most likely begin next week at higher elevations and in two weeks at lower elevations.

Trail Status and Closures: All marked and officially designated hiking trails in the Catskill Park are currently open to the public. All trailheads are open, and all gates are open for interior parking areas.

Trail Conditions: The past few weeks in the Catskills have been quite rainy and windy. Be on the lookout for downed trees in places and be aware of widow makers while setting camp, or stopping for a break. Wear boots and gaiters to manage muddy conditions this weekend.

Weather Forecast: Friday, expect a sunny, cool day. Temperatures will reach a high of 53º, at night dropping to the low forties. Saturday will be partly sunny and warmer with a high near 61. At night, expect a low around 53º. Sunday will also be warm, partly sunny with a high reaching 68º and a low of 56º at night. Columbus Day is expected to be partly sunny and reach a high near 65º and a low of 56º toward the evening.

Hunting Season: Hunting is currently open for many species such as coyote, cottontail rabbit, and squirrel. The DEC’s website has some useful maps of New York with regional and species-specific hunting information. Hikers should plan to dress in bright colors to stay visible. Hunters can sign up for licenses with the DEC’s resource list of local outfitters.

The Catskill Guide to Leave No Trace: Essential skills and outdoor ethics are crucial for enjoying the Catskill Park in a safe and responsible manner. Read on to discover the top three Leave No Trace considerations this week.

  • Know Before You Go – This week, plan for muddy conditions, dropping temperatures, and do plenty of research on the route or area you want to visit. Keep in mind hunting seasons are coming into effect, wear bright colors and travel in groups.

  • Keep Wildlife Wild –  Fall is a sensitive time of year for all wildlife here in the Catskills. Keep a safe distance from wildlife and store food properly both at home and in the backcountry. Animals across the park are preparing for winter and may be more active than usual. Keep a particularly close eye on your food and food scraps.

  • Share Our Trails and Manage Your Pet – Pets and people do not always mix. To avoid unhappy confrontations, leash and pick up after your pet. This helps to keep the trails doody free and confrontations to a minimum.

Carry It In, Carry It Out: The Catskill Park is a carry it in, carry it out park - please be sure to hike out all of your trash and dispose of it properly!

In An Emergency: Report backcountry emergencies, such as lost or injured hikers, and forest fires to the DEC Forest Rangers at 518-408-5850 or call 911

Road Closures: A single lane on Route 23A between Haines Falls and Palenville is open and two way traffic is being managed by a temporary traffic signal. Expect delays as work continues to repair storm damage. 

Trailhead Parking: Heading into Columbus Day weekend, trailhead parking lots will be more crowded than usual. Arriving at a trail earlier in the day will help ensure a spot. Always position your car nose-in to maximize space and when in doubt, avoid parking along roads (our Rangers will thank you!).

Insects and Ticks (Tick Safety Tips):  Carrying insect repellent is suggested this weekend as warmer temperatures will bring mosquitos and ticks. See our suggested products. Ticks carrying lyme disease are present and active in the Catskills throughout the fall when the temperature is above 45º, as are other tick species. A tick check after hiking is a good idea to ensure there are no ticks on your body. If you find a tick, make sure to remove it completely, mouth parts first.

Water Sources: Reliable water sources shown on trail maps are flowing, as are most seasonal streams. You should always plan to treat or filter any surface water before drinking.

Thunderstorms and Lightning Safety for Hikers: When lightning strikes, make sure you are out of the way! Lightning Safety Tips for hikers from the American Hiking Society.

Weather: Always be aware of and prepared for changing weather conditions in the Catskills. Check the current National Weather Service Weather Forecast. The NY Mesonet has stations in and just outside of Catskills that provide real time weather data and forecasts. Hudson Valley Weather provides detailed forecasts for the Hudson Valley and the Catskills.

Peekamoose Blue Hole: A free day use permit is required to visit the Peekamoose Blue Hole on weekends and holidays. Permit regulations are in effect through October 15th and they can be obtained through the Reserve America Website. Make sure to have your permit printed or saved offline on your mobile device prior to arriving. Peekamoose Blue Hole Stewards and Forest Rangers are on site for the check in process.

The Catskill Interpretive Center now hosts a weather station in the MesoWest Network. Check the current conditions in Mount Tremper, NY.

For More Information: Visit the Catskill Park's visitor center, the Maurice D Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center at 5096 Route 28 in Mt Tremper, NY. The Center is open everyday from 9:30 to 4:30, and until 6:30pm on Fridays. Staff and volunteers can provide trail information and updates. The CIC's Gift Shop carries trail mapstrail guides and more for purchase. You may also shop from home at the Catskill Interpretive Center Online Gift Shop. You can call the CIC at 845-688-3369 or email them at info@catskillcenter.org.

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Catskill Park Trail Conditions - Update 9/27/2018

 Saturday and Sunday should bring sunny skies back to the Catskills! Stop by the Catskill Interpretive Center on Route 28 in Mt. Tremper for trail maps and information.

Saturday and Sunday should bring sunny skies back to the Catskills! Stop by the Catskill Interpretive Center on Route 28 in Mt. Tremper for trail maps and information.

With a beautiful fall weekend ahead of us, it’s time to hit the trail! Sunny and mild temperatures during the day on Saturday and Sunday are sure to make any weekend hike ideal, albeit a little muddy.

Trail Status and Closures: All marked and officially designated hiking trails in the Catskill Park are currently open to the public. All trailheads are open, and all gates are open for interior parking areas.

Trail Conditions: Over the last week the Catskills have seen a lot of rain and windy conditions. The trails are all wetter than usual, so be aware of slippery rocks and spring-like mud. We’ve had reports of downed trees and we suggest checking overhead for widow makers when setting up camp or stopping for a break. Temperatures are dropping into the 40s at night, so plan to pack fall hiking layers.

Forecast: Friday, expect minor showers in the morning turning to mostly cloudy across the park. Temperatures will reach a high of 64º Friday, at night dropping to the mid-forties. Saturday will be mostly sunny with a high near 62. At night, expect a low of 40-41º. Sunday will also be mostly sunny with a high near 59º, with temperatures dropping to 45º at nighttime.

Hunting Season: This Monday, October 1st marks the beginning of hunting season for many species such as coyote, cottontail rabbit, and squirrel. The DEC’s website has some useful maps of New York with regional and species-specific hunting information. Hikers should plan to dress in bright colors to stay visible.

The Catskills Guide to Leave No Trace: Essential skills and outdoor ethics are crucial for enjoying the Catskill Park in a safe and responsible manner. Read on to discover the top three Leave No Trace considerations this week.

  • Know Before You Go – “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” (Benjamin Franklin) These words have incredible application to the outdoors, where failing can lead to injury or worse. This week, plan for muddy conditions, dropping temperatures, and do plenty of research on the route or area you want to visit.

  • Stick to Trails and Camp Overnight Right – While the mud puddles are getting deeper and deeper, consider wearing tall boots and gaiters. As always, the best option when encountering a muddy section of trail is to hike straight through it. This aids in preventing trail widening, plus you earned those muddy boots!

  • Keep Wildlife Wild – Fall is a sensitive time of year for all wildlife here in the Catskills. Keep a safe distance from wildlife and store food properly both at home and in the backcountry. Animals across the park are preparing for winter and may be more active than usual. Keep a particularly close eye on your food and food scraps.

Carry It In, Carry It Out: The Catskill Park is a carry it in, carry it out park - please be sure to hike out all of your trash and dispose of it properly!


In An Emergency: Report backcountry emergencies, such as lost or injured hikers, and forest fires to the DEC Forest Rangers at 518-408-5850 or call 911


Road Closure: A single lane on Route 23A between Haines Falls and Palenville is open and two way traffic is being managed by a temporary traffic signal. Expect delays as work continues to repair storm damage. 

Insects and Ticks (Tick Safety Tips): With cooler temperatures, mosquitoes and most other biting insects are kept at bay. That said, stay alert to ticks. Ticks carrying lyme disease are present and active in the Catskills throughout the fall when the temperature is above 45º, as are other tick species. Be sure to be prepared with repellants (see our suggested products) and always complete a tick check after hiking to ensure there are no ticks on your body. If you find a tick, make sure to remove it properly.

Water Sources: Reliable water sources shown on trail maps are flowing, as are most seasonal streams. You should always plan to treat or filter any surface water before drinking.

Thunderstorms and Lightning Safety for Hikers: When lightning strikes, make sure you are out of the way! Lightning Safety Tips for hikers from the American Hiking Society.

Seasonal Roads and Gates: Seasonal roads have opened for the season. Those roads include:

  • Platte Clove Road

  • Roaring Kill Road

  • Russell Brook Road

  • Mary Smith Road

  • Ploutz Road

The Gates at Alder Lake (Balsam Lake Wild Forest) and at Onteora Lake (Bluestone Wild Forest) have been opened for the season.

Peekamoose Blue Hole: A free day use permit is required to visit the Peekamoose Blue Hole on weekends and holidays. Permit regulations are in effect now through October 15th and they can be obtained through the Reserve America Website.

Weather: Always be aware of and prepared for changing weather conditions in the Catskills. Check the current National Weather Service Weather Forecast. The NY Mesonet has stations in and just outside of Catskills that provide real time weather data and forecasts. Hudson Valley Weather provides detailed forecasts for the Hudson Valley and the Catskills.

The Catskill Interpretive Center now hosts a weather station in the MesoWest Network. Check the current conditions in Mount Tremper, NY.

For More Information: Visit the Catskill Park's visitor center, the Maurice D Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center at 5096 Route 28 in Mt Tremper, NY. The Center is open everyday from 9:30 to 4:30, and until 6:30pm on Fridays. Staff and volunteers can provide trail information and updates. The CIC's Gift Shop carries trail mapstrail guides and more for purchase. You may also shop from home at the Catskill Interpretive Center Online Gift Shop. You can call the CIC at 845-688-3369 or email them at info@catskillcenter.org.

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Catskill Park Trail Conditions - Updated 9/21/2018

 It’s looking to be a great fall weekend to enjoy the trails of the Catskills!

It’s looking to be a great fall weekend to enjoy the trails of the Catskills!

This weekend is looking to be a great fall weekend here in the Catskills with sunshine and brisk temperatures! There’s even some color starting to appear on the hillsides as our pops of fall foliage start to appear!

Trail Status: All marked and officially designated hiking trails in the Catskill Park are currently open to the public. All trailheads are open, and all gates are open for interior parking areas.

Trail Conditions: Thanks to a wet summer and regular rain storms in the last few weeks, our trails are wet and in some places muddy. Don’t forget that Catskill rocks are very slippery when wet! Be sure to follow good hiking etiquette on muddy trails when you encounter these muddy areas.

Forecast: On Friday expect cloudy conditions with a high temperature around 70 degrees — there’s a chance for showers or even a thunderstorm throughout the day. Cloudy conditions and showers continue into Friday night with a low temperature around 55 degrees. Saturday will be partly sunny with a high in the lower 60s and a low Saturday night of around 45 degrees. Sunday will be sunny with a high temperature around 60 degrees. Those clear conditions continue into Sunday night with a low of around 45 degrees.

Early Bear Hunting Season: The Early Bear Hunting Season runs through September 23rd. During any hunting season, hikers should: wear blaze orange; use extra caution early in the morning or late in the afternoon when visibility may be reduced; use extra caution when near roads or valley bottoms; and be heard by hunters whistling or talking with your hiking group.

Leave No Trace: When you visit the Catskills, be sure you follow the seven principles of the Leave No Trace Program to make sure you leave the Catskills as you found them and for others to enjoy in the future.

  • Plan ahead and prepare

  • Travel and camp on durable surfaces

  • Dispose of waste properly

  • Leave what you find

  • Minimize campfire impacts

  • Respect wildlife

  • Be considerate of other visitors

Carry It In, Carry It Out: The Catskill Park is a carry it in, carry it out park - please be sure to hike out all of your trash and dispose of it properly.


In An Emergency: Report backcountry emergencies, such as lost or injured hikers, and forest fires to the DEC Forest Rangers at 518-408-5850 or call 911


Road Closure: A single lane on Route 23A between Haines Falls and Palenville is open and two way traffic is being managed by a temporary traffic signal. Expect delays as work continues to repair storm damage. 

Insects: It’s no longer bug season in the mountains, but it's always a good idea to use bug spray to help avoid ticks.  

Ticks (Tick Safety Tips): Be sure to be careful about ticks in the Catskills. Ticks carrying lyme disease are present and active in the Catskills, as are other tick species. Be sure to be properly prepared with repellants (see our suggested products) and always complete a tick check after hiking to ensure there are no ticks on your body. If you find a tick on your body, make sure to remove it properly.

Water Sources: Recent rains have created wet conditions in the mountains. Reliable water sources shown on trail maps are flowing, as are most seasonal streams. You should always treat or filter any surface water before drinking.

Thunderstorms and Lightning Safety for Hikers: When lightning strikes, make sure you are out of the way! Lightning Safety Tips for hikers from the American Hiking Society.

Seasonal Roads and Gates: Seasonal roads have opened for the season. Those roads include:

  • Platte Clove Road

  • Roaring Kill Road

  • Russell Brook Road

  • Mary Smith Road

  • Ploutz Road

The Gates at Alder Lake (Balsam Lake Wild Forest) and at Onteora Lake (Bluestone Wild Forest) have been opened for the season.

Peekamoose Blue Hole: A free day use permit is now required to visit the Peekamoose Blue Hole on weekends and holidays. Permits can be obtained through the Reserve America Website.

Weather: Always be aware of and prepared for changing weather conditions in the Catskills. Check the current National Weather Service Weather Forecast. The NY Mesonet has stations in and just outside of Catskills that provide real time weather data and forecasts. Hudson Valley Weather provides detailed forecasts for the Hudson Valley and the Catskills.

The Catskill Interpretive Center now hosts a weather station in the MesoWest Network. Check the current conditions in Mount Tremper, NY.

For More Information: Visit the Catskill Park's visitor center, the Maurice D Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center at 5096 Route 28 in Mt Tremper, NY. The Center is open everyday from 9:30 to 4:30, and until 6:30pm on Fridays. Staff and volunteers can provide trail information and updates. The CIC's Gift Shop carries trail mapstrail guides and more for purchase. You may also shop from home at the Catskill Interpretive Center Online Gift Shop. You can all the CIC at 845-688-3369 or email them at info@catskillcenter.org.

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