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 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.
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 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 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
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
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.
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
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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