12th Annual Lark in the Park Saturday, October 3, through Monday, October 12, 2015

From: The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development, P.O. Box 504/43355 Route 28, Arkville, NY 12406 Phone: 845-586-2611: Fax: 845-586-3044: E-mail: cccd@catskillcenter.org and Contact:  Erik Johanson 845-586-2611 / ejohanson@catskillcenter.org

For Immediate Release     

12th Annual Lark in the Park Saturday, October 3, through Monday, October 12, 2015

The 12th Annual Lark in the Park will offer exciting hiking, paddling, cycling, fishing, nature walks and lectures as well as cultural and educational events throughout the entire Catskill region.  From Saturday, October 3rd through Monday, the 12th, you can enjoy dozens of outdoor activities during the 10-day Lark celebration, sponsored by the Catskill Center, New York – New Jersey Trail Conference, Catskill Mountain Club, and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Help us 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 www.catskillslark.org. 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 NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) called on the Catskill organizations to help them mark the 100th anniversary of the Catskill Park’s founding. The NYSDEC is again a key supporter of this important anniversary.

For more information on Lark in the Park, visit the Lark’s website at www.catskillslark.org, call the Catskill Center at 845-586-2611, e-mail cccd@catskillcenter.org, or follow the Lark on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CatskillsLarkinThePark.

The Catskills Lark in the Park is a partnership of the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, the Catskill Mountain Club, the Catskill Center and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

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