August Weekend Hikes

“Esopus Meadows Preserve Hike.” Saturday, August 4th, 9:30am. Meet at 257 River Rd, Ulster Park. This is an easy 4-5 mile hike led by Bill Jasyn (845-853-2654). This is a free program.

“Huckleberry Point in Catskills Hike.” Saturday, August 4th. E-mail the hike leader for meeting time and location. This is a moderate 4-5 mile hike led by Lyn (hikebuddy@gmail.com).

“Jenny Lane to Awosting Lake Hike & Swim.” Sunday, August 5th, 9:30am. Meet at Minnewaska State Park Preserve Lower Lot. This is a strenuous 9 mile hike with a swim at the end led by Roberta Forest (845-750-7059). The Minnewaska parking fee applies.

“Rainbow Falls Hike.” Saturday, August 11th. E-mail the hike leader for meeting time, location, and fee. This is a moderate 7 mile hike led by Martin Bayard (845-229-2216).

“Catskills: Peekamoose & Table Hike.” Sunday, August 12th. E-mail hike leader for meeting time, location, and fee. This is a strenuous 10 mile hike at a moderate pace led by Tonday Highley (Thighley@gmail.com).

“Mohonk Scrambles.” Saturday, August 18th, 9am. Meet at Mohonk Preserve West Trapps trailhead. This is a moderate 10 mile hike with difficult scrambles led by Marty Carp (martymcarp@gmail.com). Free for Mohonk Preserve members, non-members pay the $15 day use fee.

"Shunemunk State Park. Sunday, August 19th. Call the hike leader for meeting time, location and fee. This is a moderate 8-10 mile hike led by Gary Curasi (845-534-2886).

“Minnewaska Swim, Scramble, Hike.”  Saturday, August 25th, 9am. Meet at the Minnewaska State Park Preserve lower lot. This is a moderate 13 mile hike with some scrambles led by  Marty Carp (martmcarp@gmail.com). The Minnewaska parking fee applies.

“Millbrook Ridge Trail Loop.” Sunday, August 26th, 9am. Meet at the Mohonk Preserve West Trapps parking lot. This is a moderate 6 mile hike led by Artie Raphael (845-663-4864).

Photo by Cornelia DeDona