News: Catskill Conservation Corps steadily grows in first season of work!

Thanks to the partnership between the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation that created the Catskill Conservation Corps, volunteers are seeing a steady growth of opportunities to be involved in a multitude of stewardship activities across the Catskills.

Trail building to fire tower stewards to litter pickups, volunteers are getting more involved with taking care of State lands within the Catskill Park and throughout the Catskill Mountains region.  The CCC now provides a one stop destination for the public to learn what kind of work is being done, to find opportunities to get involved, and to support the CCC if they cannot volunteer.

Check out a look back at the inaugural 2014 season of the Catskill Conservation Corps on their website.

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.

If you are looking for more information about the extensive history of the Catskill Mountains and the Catskill Park, we would suggest reading The Catskills, From Wilderness to Woodstock and The Catskill Park, Inside the Blue Line.

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