Follow an expert tracker through the mountains on a search for tracks, scat, and other animal signs as you learn about all the animals that make their home in these woods.
The First 24
It's getting dark, the trail gave out long ago, you're lost. Do you know what to do to survive the first 24 hours? This course will make you an expert.
If the trees could talk... they'd tell tales of bygone industries, fortunes made, and lost. From ancient native navigation methods to the Catskill connection to South America, you'll experience the woods like never before as they reveal their secrets.
Learn to Fly Fish
The Catskill was the birthplace of fly fishing in America and some of the same families that worked these storied streams still ply them today. From total novice to expert angler, your guide will outfit you, teach you to cast and take you out for a magical day floating flies downstream and telling tall tales.
Learn to Rock Climb
Rock climbers travel from across the country and around the world to climb the legendary Gunks right down the road from New Paltz. It's got a ton of routes with plenty of solid hand holds all the way from total beginner to extreme overhangs. Our favorite professional rock guides will show you the ropes and get you pumped no matter what your experience level.
History of the Hills
From the Lene Lenape, through John Borroughs, all the way up to today, the Catskills is one of the most storied wilderness areas in the country. This walking history tour will make the hills come alive as you learn how they achieved their oversized impact.