Celebrate the Catskills During the 2022 Lark in the Park

September 26, 2022
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference


Celebrate the Catskills During the 2022 Lark in the Park
Hiker at the Catskill's Giant Ledge. Photo by Diana Richards.


The Catskills Lark in the Park is an annual celebration of the Catskill Park and the Catskill Mountains Region.

The 2022 Catskills Lark in the Park will be held Saturday, Oct. 1 through Monday, Oct. 10. Since its inception in 2004, the Lark has brought together people and organizations participating in hundreds of events aimed at celebrating and heightening awareness of the Catskill Mountains region of New York State and the Catskill Park. Activities annually include organized hikes, bicycle trips, paddles, service, and cultural and educational events. The coordination of this event is managed through a partnership between the Trail Conference, the Catskill Mountain Club, The Catskill Center, and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

The Trail Conference is hosting the following event during this year's Lark:

Thursday, Oct. 6
Leave No Trace Hike at Slide Mountain
Join New York-New Jersey Trail Conference’s Trail Steward Program Coordinator, Myra Romano, on a leisurely hike up to Giant Ledge in the Slide Mountain Wilderness. Along the way, we’ll talk about how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly and respectfully, focusing on Leave No Trace principles that can be applied when hiking and backpacking in wilderness areas across New York State. We’ll take in the many views atop Giant Ledge and visit the campsites before heading back to our cars. Round-trip hike distance: 3.5 miles. Elevation gain: 970 feet.

For a full schedule of this year’s events, visit catskillslark.org.