New Trail Opens at Catskill Interpretive Center for National Trails Day, expanding recreational opportunities on-site

Jeff Senterman, Catskill Center, Jeff Ryder, NYS DEC, Doug Senterman (NY NJ Trail Conference), Ian Dunn (NYS DEC); Photo credit: Rosalind Dickinson

Jeff Senterman, Catskill Center, Jeff Ryder, NYS DEC, Doug Senterman (NY NJ Trail Conference), Ian Dunn (NYS DEC); Photo credit: Rosalind Dickinson

MT. TREMPER, NY--On June 4th, The Catskill Center and the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference recently celebrated the grand opening of the newly constructed Nature Trail at the Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center (CIC) in Mount Tremper, NY. The CIC is the visitor center for the Catskill Park and offers visitors a unique Catskills experience with visitor information, hiking and walking opportunities, an outdoor art park, picnicking areas and more. “We are thrilled to continue expanding recreational opportunities on-site here at the Catskill Interpretive Center, while giving our visitors a sense of what they’ll encounter while out enjoying the rest of the Catskill Park,” said Jeff Senterman, executive director of the Catskill Center, and board member of the American Hiking Society.

This past June 4, 2016 was “National Trails Day®”, the country’s largest celebration of trails and a program of the American Hiking Society. National Trails Day events took place in every state across the country and included hikes, biking and horseback rides, paddling trips, birdwatching, geocaching, gear demonstrations, stewardship projects and more. 

“The Catskill Park has over 200 miles of trails traversing its vast and beautiful mountains.  The Catskill Center and New York-New Jersey Trail Conference built the trail at the Catskill Interpretive Center to give visitors a taste of the larger trail network and the confidence to explore it,” said Ed Goodell, executive director of the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference.

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About the Catskill Center
Since 1969, we have led the effort to protect the more than 700,000 acres of the Catskill Park and Catskill Forest Preserve. We are the major force advocating for the Catskill region. OUR MISSION  To protect and foster the environmental, cultural and economic well-being of the Catskill region.

About the Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center
The Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center is a partnership between the Catskill Center and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Visit us to learn about the natural, recreational, cultural, agricultural and historical resources of the Catskills.