News: Catskills Lark in the Park Annual Celebration October 4 through October 13

The 11th Annual Catskills Lark in the Park will be held Saturday, October 4, through Monday, October 13, 2014

The 11th Annual Catskills Lark in the Park offers exciting hiking, paddling, cycling, fishing, nature walks and lectures as well as cultural and educational events throughout the entire Catskills region. From Saturday, October 4th through Monday, the 13th, you can enjoy dozens of outdoor activities during the 10-day Lark celebration, sponsored by the New York – New Jersey Trail Conference, the Catskill Mountain Club, the Catskill Center and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

You can help mark the anniversary of the creation of the Catskill Park by hiking to a Catskill fire tower, paddling the Pepacton Reservoir, cycling on the Catskill Scenic Trail, learning about the region’s ecology, and much more. Lark in the Park group activities are typically free of charge – everyone is welcome!

The growing schedule of activities is available online at the newly redesigned website at and you can register for most events directly through the website. Events continue to be added to the on-line schedule so check back frequently.

Lark in the Park was originally celebrated in 2004 when the Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) marked the 100th anniversary of the Catskill Park’s founding. The NYSDEC is again a key supporter of this important anniversary.

An important part of the Catskills Lark in the Park is the Catskill Mountain Club’s Annual Dinner! Everyone is invited to join the fun which will include speakers, raffles, door prizes and auctions. For details, stay visit

For more information on Lark in the Park, visit the Lark’s website at, call the Trail Conference's Catskills Regional Office at 518-628-423, e-mail, or follow the Catskills Lark on Facebook.

Need more information on hiking and planning your 
adventures in the Catskill Mountains and the Catskill Park?

Catskill TrailsRead up on the Catskill Park at our Catskill Mountains Information Page for hikes, advice, travel and planning information.  We also have a Guide to Hiking in the Catskills available and on our sister site, ReviewThis is a Guide to the Catskill Park.  Need a hiking map for your hikes in the Catskills?  We recommend the Trail Conference's Catskills Trails 6-Map Set.  These maps are the best available for hiking and outdoor adventures in the Catskills and the Catskill Park.  How about a guidebook?  Both AMC and ADK publish trail guides to the Catskill Region and thAdventures in the Outdoors Bookstore carries many more books and maps that will help you as you hike and explore the Catskill Mountains region.

AMC Catskill Mountain Guide, 2nd: AMC's Comprehensive Guide to Hiking Trails in the Catskills (Appalachian Mountain Club)