Celebrate the Catskills During the 2023 Lark in the Park

September 30, 2023
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference


Celebrate the Catskills During the 2023 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 2023 Catskills Lark in the Park will be held Saturday, September 30 through Monday, October 9. 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:

Sunday, Oct. 1
Escarpment Trail History Hike with the Catskill Summit Stewards
Join New York-New Jersey Trail Conference’s Catskill Summit Stewards on a moderate, approximately 5-mile hike along the Escarpment Trail near North-South Lake. Along the way, the stewards will educate participants on Leave No Trace principles, map-reading and navigation skills, and the rich history of this extraordinary area. After the hike, participants can volunteer for a litter clean-up the Scutt Road parking area.

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