We're spending the pre-holiday weekend at our Catskill cottage in the heart of the beautiful Catskill mountains, adjacent to the Upper Delaware National Recreation Area. The plan is to do various water-based activities and some hiking and/or biking throughout the weekend.
There may be some beds left inside the cottage but there will plenty of flat lawn-space available for camping out with full access to the cottage's amenities, including running water, hot showers, a kitchen and grill .
THE FUN STUFF:
We are located five minutes from a pristine mountain lake and ten minutes from the Delaware river. Depending on the weather, the plan is to create a flotilla of fun using a bunch of tubes, inflatable islands, kayaks and canoes for either a ~4 hour trip down the Delaware, one of the days, or relaxing at the nearby mountain lake. Please bring a life jacket if you own one. Life jackets on the river are strictly enforced by rangers.
The huge lawn will be setup for glamping (glamorous-camping) where we will have a kiddie pool, slip and slide, badminton/volleyball, picnic table and fire pit. Bring whatever games you'd like.
Biking/hiking is a great option for one of the days. A fun mountain bike/hiking challenge involves cranking through old gravel and logging roads, trails and fields to get to the elusive McGurrins Pub for refueling; before cranking back to the cottage. Road/gravel bikes can take the local roads and meet up with the hikers/mountain bikers.
At some point during the weekend we may hang out in Callicoon, NY. Callicoon is 10 minutes away and has some great bars/restaurants, a farmer's market and a brewery.
WHAT TO BRING:
-BYOB & FOOD! Please bring any booze you'd like to drink/share as well as food for cooking/grilling! Think of it as a camping potluck!
- Bathing suit
- Camping Gear (Tent, Sleeping Bags, Air Mattress)
- Bug Spray
- Toys and Games
- Life jacket, if you have
- Optional bike
- Hiking shoes
Arrive whenever you can. Just keep in mind that we might be out do some fun activities and won't be back until we're done. So, try to give us a heads up.
If you need a ride or if you have space in your car please post that in the message board.
Here is the rides spreadsheet (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1gJeWnjNN-u2dvyU8TI9NZQaWwrLvEECnHkiXPtvrn3U/edit?usp=sharing), if you are driver please fill it in so that people can find you and if you are looking for a ride then check it out to see who has space. Please update the spreadsheet as spaces are taken.