August Weekend Hikes

“Rainbow Falls.” Saturday, August 3rd, 9:30am. Meet at the Minnewaska State Park Preserve Lower Awosting lot. This is a moderate 5-mile hike led by Ginny Fauci (845-399-2170, text or call). The Minnewaska parking fee applies.

“Catskills: Red Hill Fire Tower.” Sunday, August 11th. Call the hike leader for meeting time and location. This is a relaxed 3 mile hike led by Marv Freedman (609-731-3318, marvfreedman@gmail.com). This is a free program.

“Lake Awosting from Aumick Rd.” Saturday, August 17th, 9am. Meet at Aumick Rd. parking area in Gardiner (Awosting Reserve). This is a moderate 8-10 mile hike with lunch/swim stop at Lake Awosting led by Roberta Clements. (call or text 845-532-6400).

“Catskills: Vly & Bearpen.”  Sunday, August 18th. Contact hike leader for meeting time and location. This is a 6.5 mile hike with a short bushwhack and a 2,000 ft. ascent led by Tom Martone (tom.martone.cmc@gmail.com). This is a free program.

 “Ice Caves, Verkeerderkill Falls, and High Point.” Saturday, August 24th, 9am. Meet at the Sam’s Point Visitor Center. This is a strenuous 10 mile hike led by Siu S. Yuen (845-399-7208). The Minnewaska parking fee applies. Cancelled in the event of rain.

“Inspiration Point, Layman’s Monument, Kaaterskill Falls.” Sunday, August 25th, 9AM. Meet at the Scutt Rd. parking area just before entrance to North/South Lake Campground. This is a moderate 6+ mile hike led by Sharon Klein (text preferred, 845-255-1045). This is a free program.

Photo by June Archer