Join a group hike this Sunday (Aug. 26) from the Millbrook Road trailhead at 8:30 a.m. up to the summit tower, where you’ll chat with authors Marty Podskoch (“Fire Towers of the Catskills,” “Adirondack Fire Towers,” “Adirondack Civilian Conservation Corps Camps”), Dave and Carol White (“Catskill Day Hikes,” “Catskill Peak Experiences,” “Women with Altitude”) and Diane Galusha (“Another Day, Another Dollar: The Civilian Conservation Corps in the Catskills,” “Liquid Assets: The Story of New York City’s Water System”).
To get to this trailhead — the highest in the Catskills, at 2,580 feet — from Kingston, proceed along Rt. 28 west to the Hamlet of Arkville, which is east of Margaretville and west of Fleischmanns. Turn south on Dry Brook Road, which becomes Ulster County Route 49. Go about 5 miles, then make a sharp right turn onto Mill Brook Road. The parking area is on the right, and the trailhead is across the road.
Interested in the fire tower, but not up for a hike? The authors will also be at the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development office in Arkville from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday. Jeff Senterman, Catskill Region Program Coordinator for the New York New Jersey Trail Conference, will host the event and will provide information on the Conference’s stewardship efforts in the Catskills. There will be light refreshments and books available for purchase. For additional information, contact Laurie Rankin at email@example.com.