Catskill Park Trail Conditions - Update 11/1/18

 The Esopus Creek Trail at the Catskill Interpretive Center still has some nice fall color this week.

The Esopus Creek Trail at the Catskill Interpretive Center still has some nice fall color this week.

The leaves have mostly fallen from the deciduous trees in the higher elevation areas of the Catskills. For some dark oranges, reds, and yellows this weekend seek out the trees at lower elevation in Ulster and Duchess County. Walk with care on wet leaves and rocks and take a deep breath of the smells of fall in the woods this weekend!

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: As Friday is looking warm but rainy, consider bringing waterproof attire and be aware of muddy trails (best Leave No Trace practice is to walk straight through the centerline of trails when wet). Saturday will be chillier and wet, so also consider layers and waterproof bags for dry items. Sunday offers sunshine and cooler temperatures. Morning frosts and moisture are making the trails more slippery and potentially icy, so don’t forget your boots!

Weekend Weather Forecast: Friday, expect rain throughout the day: heavy at times with a possible thunderstorm. The high on Friday is about 60° with winds 11 to 14 mph. The low on Friday is expected to be 43°. Saturday morning the rain will continue until about 2 pm when it should taper off, becoming partly cloudy. Temperatures on Saturday will reach a high near 44° and a low on Saturday night of 31°. Sunday is looking like the clearest day of the weekend with mostly sunny skies, a high near 46°. Partly cloudy skies are expected on Sunday evening with a low of 33°.

Hunting Season: Hunting is open for a few different species in our area. The DEC’s website has some useful maps of New York with regional and species-specific hunting information. 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 (5:50pm). Keep in mind various hunting seasons are in effect, wear bright colors and travel in groups.

  • Stick to Trails and Camp Overnight Right – While the mud puddles are lingering, consider wearing tall boots and gaiters. As always, the best option when encountering a muddy section of trail is to hike straight through it, ultimately reducing the effect of trail widening!

  • Keep Wildlife Wild –  Fall is a sensitive time of year for all wildlife foraging 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. Keep in mind that ticks are still around in areas and checks should still be done after each adventure.

  • Share Our Trails and Manage Your Pet –Check in to the Catskill Interpretive Center and ask about off the beaten path hikes to maintain your wilderness experience. Pets and people do not always mix. To avoid confrontations leash and pick up after your pet. This helps to keep the trails clean and brings confrontations to a minimum. Keep yourself and pets in mind as hunting season approaches. Consider outfitting both you and your pets in bright colors for easy identification.

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 active in the Catskills throughout the fall when the temperature is above 45º. 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.

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Photo credit: Olivia Bernard

Catskill Park Trail Conditions - Update 10/25/18

 The lower Catskills and the Hudson Valley are the best regions for fall colors this weekend.

The lower Catskills and the Hudson Valley are the best regions for fall colors this weekend.

This weekend will be wet and cold with a potential Northeaster coming through the region on Saturday. A perfect time to hone your skills for all kinds of weather, or to curl up with a good book. If you do head outdoors this weekend be sure to prepare with rain gear, insulation layers, and a thermos filled with a hot drink.

Fall Foliage Forecast: The Catskill Park still has much color to be had. Lower to middle elevations still have great color. Areas of the lower Catskills and the Hudson Valley are going to have the best options for fall foliage this weekend.

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: The main conditions to be aware of this weekend are related to the weather: cold, rainy conditions on Saturday and potentially on Sunday as well. The trails will be wet and water sources will be running. Gaiters and hiking boots are a great combination in wet conditions.

Weekend Weather Forecast: Friday is looking partly sunny with temperatures reaching a high near 45º. At night the temperatures will drop to 33º with a high likelihood of rain after midnight. Saturday will see a high near 40º with a 100% chance of precipitation, potentially some morning snow in the Hunter region. It will change to rain during the day with wind gusts in the 13-18 mph range. At night, expect a low around 35º. Sunday will see a high near 43º, a slight chance of showers, and a low of 36º at night.

Hunting Season: Hunting is open for a few different species in our area. The DEC’s website has some useful maps of New York with regional and species-specific hunting information. 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 (5:55pm). 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 lingering, consider wearing tall boots and gaiters. As always, the best option when encountering a muddy section of trail is to hike straight through it, ultimately reducing the effect of trail widening.

  • 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

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.

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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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