It’s Time for The 19th Annual Catskills Lark in the Park!
The 19th Annual Catskills Lark in the Park is Saturday, October 1st through Monday, October 10th, 2022.
The Catskills Lark in the Park was founded 2004 to mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Catskill Park. Since its inception, the Lark has brought together thousands of people that have participated in hundreds of events, all aimed at enjoying the recreational assets of the Catskill Mountains region and Catskill Park.
This year’s event offers over a wide variety of events ranging such as hikes, paddling and kayaking, bike riding and Catskills themed cultural events.
Below is a list of events taking place in Delaware County that have been posted so far. Check back often as we post this year’s Delaware County Lark in the Park offerings as they are announced. For a full list of all of this year’s Lark in the Park events, visit the Catskills Lark in the Park event website.
Hike Dry Brook Ridge Monday, October 3rd, 2022 @ 8:30 AM
Enjoy a 7-8-mile out-and-back hike from Hill Road to the ledges along the higher portions of the ridge.
Hike Cabot Mountain – Saturday, October 5th, 2022 @ 10 AM
This short out-and-back moderately difficult hike in the Pepacton Range leads to a nice view of Little Pond.
Paddle the Pepacton – Saturday, October 1st, 2021 @ 11 AM
Join Ann Roberti of the CMC on a beautiful paddle on the scenic Pepacton Reservoir.
The tradition of highlighting the outstanding outdoor recreation available in the Catskills and the history of the Catskills region will continue. We hope you all find something that excites your interest.
Visit catskillslark.org for more information about The Lark in the Park.
Dry Brook Valley – Dry Brook Road runs southeast from SR 28 in Arkville. The climb up this valley with big views of the Dry Brook Ridge is one of the easiest in the Catskills, with just a few somewhat steeper spots that are soon left behind. The one way distance from SR 28 to the Seager Trail parking lot is 8.9 miles. There a several good places to park a car along the route if you prefer a shorter ride, including a large one at the intersection of Todd Mountain Rd.
Rider Hollow – Very near Dry Brook Valley is Rider Hollow Rd. It’s a great short ride on its own at 2.1 miles one way (or 2.5 from the Todd Mountain Rd. parking area.) The two valley rides can easily be combined to create a route of almost 23 miles. Use Todd Mountain Rd. for the connection.
Denver Valley – The Denver Valley in the Town of Roxbury is one of the more off the beaten path destinations on this list. But don’t let that fool you, it’s a popular area anchored by Roxbury Run. Surrounded by many lesser peaks, it leads to the base of Bearpen Mountain, a Catskills High Peak. The route is mostly a gentle one with a few short steeper climbs. From SR 30 in Margaretville travel north to Denver-Vega Rd. (Rte. 36) at Kelly Corners. Turn east and look for a good place to park your car on the side of the road. At Vega Mountain Rd. continue straight on Sally’s Alley to its end. The ride one way is about 9.5 miles.
Pepacton Margaretville Loop – The roads to Margaretville around the reservoir make for beautiful, relatively flat riding. This 29 mile loop will give you many peeks at the Pepacton Reservoir and you can stop and take a look at the historic Stone Schoolhouse where you turn from Rt 28 to the back reservoir road. The back reservoir road has recently been oil and graveled and while there is no loose gravel, some might find it bumpier than you like. Do an out and back on Rt 30 if the road surface is too much.
Pepacton Downsville Loop – a more strenuous loop than the Margaretville Loop, this route takes you by the Downsville Dam with spectacular views of the Pepacton and the surrounding hills. Like the Margaretville Loop, the back reservoir road has recently been oil and graveled and while there is no loose gravel, some might find it bumpier than you like. Do an out and back on Rt 30 if the road surface is too much.
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