Catskill Park Trail Conditions - 9/20/19

Fall in the Catskills – Fewer crowds, beautiful weather, vibrant foliage, and dry trails. Come experience the Catskills in their prime.

The leaves are beginning to change in higher elevations.

The leaves are beginning to change in higher elevations.

Forecast (reporting for Mt. Tremper, NY): Friday, Sunny, with a high near 77. Light northwest wind. Friday night, mostly clear, with a low around 56. Light northwest wind. Saturday, sunny, with a high near 80. Calm wind. Saturday night, mostly clear, with a low around 57. Sunday, sunny, with a high near 82. Sunday night, partly cloudy, with a low around 61. (Source: National Weather Service, NOAA)

Regional Outdoor Events: Join us for Catskill Center’s 50th Anniversary Gala this Saturday, September 21st. Happening in Arkville, NY, this year there will be a historic train ride, live music, food, and drink at the Union Grove Distillery, fireworks and more! Please click here for more information and to sign up.

A partnership between several nonprofit hiking and environmental organizations, Lark in the Park is happening October 5th through the 14th all throughout the Catskills region featuring hikes, paddles, art events and more with local experts.

Peekamoose Blue Hole: No permit is required from now through the end of 2019. Continue following Leave No Trace and please Carry Out What You Carry In if you visit the Blue Hole or any other area of the Catskill Forest Preserve!

Weather: Be aware of and prepared for changing weather conditions in the Catskills. Stay current with the National Weather Service Weather Forecast. The NY Mesonet has stations in and just outside of Catskills that provide real time weather data and forecasts. Hudson Valley Weather provides detailed forecasts for the Hudson Valley and the Catskills.

Hunting: September marks the beginning of the hunting season in New York. At the moment bear hunting is in effect, as is small game including Ruffed Grouse. Before hunting, visit the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s website to review season dates, regulations, and more. Other outdoor recreationists should stick to marked trails and wear brightly colored clothing.

Carry It In, Carry It Out: The Catskill Park is a carry it in, carry it out park—please be sure to hike out all of your trash and dispose of it properly!

The Catskills Stewards Hiking Tip of the Week: Essential skills and outdoor ethics are crucial for enjoying the Catskill Park in a safe and responsible manner. Read on to discover a top hike safe consideration this week.

Wrap that Water Bottle - Before your next hike, canoe, or adventure take the time to wrap some duct tape around your water bottle of choice. The glue will stay protected while the tape is sticking to itself. Not to mention, you’ll be ready for a spontaneous trailside repair!

In An Emergency: Report backcountry emergencies, such as lost or injured hikers and forest fires to the DEC Forest Rangers at 518-408-5850 or call 911.

The Congressman Maurice D. Hinchey Catskills Visitor Center (CVC) hosts a weather station in the MesoWest Network. Check the current weather conditions. The Center is located at 5096 Route 28 in Mt Tremper, NY. We’re open seven days a week from 9am through 4pm. The Center’s gift shop also carries trail mapstrail guides and more for purchase.  

Call us at the Catskills Visitor Center Center: 845-688-3369 or email us at

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