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Catskill Mountain Club

Catskill Mountain Club

The CMC is a new association of outdoors-people who love to hike, camp, fish, hunt, canoe, kayak, bike, climb and otherwise enjoy nature and non-motorized outdoor recreational pursuits in the Catskill Mountains.


New York/New Jersey Trail Conference

New York-New Jersey Trail Conference is a federation of 85+ hiking and environmental organizations and 9,000 individuals dedicated to building and maintaining marked hiking trails and protecting the related openspace in the bi-state region. Our constituent clubs have a combined membership of over 50,000.


Hudson Valley Triathalon Club

Hudson Valley Triathlon Club, Woodstock, NY

The Hudson Valley Triathlon Club is located 2 hours north of New York City in Woodstock, hosts a 4-race Summer Tri-Series at beautiful Williams Lake Resort and offers discounts from local/national sponsors.  Athletes of all levels-beginner to advanced-are welcome!


The Long Path

The Long Path is a 330 mile hiking trail that currently runs from the New York City to just west of Albany. The trail starts on the New Jersey side of the George Washington Bridge and currently ends in John Boyd Thatcher State Park 20 miles west of Albany. The Long Path leads the hiker past an urban skyline along the Palisade cliffs, through woodlands, and along mountain ridges that capture rural and wild vistas. Future plans will extend the trail to the Adirondacks and beyond.


The Finger Lakes Trail

The main Finger Lakes Trail is 552 miles long and connects the Catskill Mountains with the Allegheny Mountains by passing through remote areas of the Southern Tier of New York State. The main trail connects with the North Country National Scenic Trail in Allegheny National Forest in Pennsylvania. The Conservation Trail, a major branch trail, connects with the Bruce Trail in Canada. Altogether, the main trail and its branch and loop trails total over 800 miles.


The Rip Van Winkle Hikers Club

The Rip Van Winkle Hikers Club was organized in February 1991 "to promote and foster interest in the sport of hiking. The Club will promote Camaraderie, physical fitness, and an appreciation of the wilderness, nature, and local history" (quoting from the Constitution of the Club) The Club has organized hikes throughout the Catskills, Hudson Valley, and Berkshires/Taconics region.


Applachian Mountain Club - New York-North Jersey Chapter

With approximately 13,000 members, the New York-North Jersey Chapter is the second largest of the 11 regional chapters of the Appalachian Mountain Club. The NY-NoJ Chapter offers its members more than 20 outdoor events on most weekends, many for beginners. We know that you would enjoy some of them, and we'd like you to come along. We invite you to join us on our activities and to help us conserve and preserve those outdoor resources that we all enjoy.


Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK)

The Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) is dedicated to the protection and responsible recreational use of the New York Forest Preserve, parks and other wild lands and waters. The Club, founded in 1922, is a member-directed organization committed to public service and stewardship. ADK employs a balanced approach to outdoor recreation, advocacy, environmental education and natural resource conservation.


Catskill 3500' Club

Catskill 3500 Club

Many New Yorkers have heard of the Adirondack 46'rs. These are the 46 Adirondack high peaks taller than 4,000 feet above sea level. Fewer know of a similar list of Catskill peaks. This is the Catskill 3500.

As you might guess, these peaks are all over 3,500 feet above sea level. If you are interested in joining the Catskill 3500 Club you must climb each of these peaks. Additionally, you must climb four of them during the winter. These peaks are Slide, Black Head, Panther and Balsam.


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