Monticello, NY – A joint effort of Sullivan County’s Division of Planning & Community Development, Catskill Mountainkeeper, the Delaware Highlands Conservancy, the Sullivan Catskills Visitors Association (SCVA) and Morgan Outdoors, Trailkeeper.org now contains more trails, more photos and more resources than ever before.
“Our beautifully redesigned website includes a choice of more than 80 trails, ranging from easy walks to moderate hikes to intense climbs, in every corner of the southern Catskills and Upper Delaware River Valley,” says Sullivan County Planning Commissioner Freda Eisenberg, whose team co-manages the site. “And each listing comes with the details people need: interactive maps, difficulty levels, trail characteristics, natural resources, local communities, lodging and camping spots, even GPS coordinates.”
“The relaunched Trailkeeper.org keeps both experienced and occasional hikers in mind, offering tips and info for all ages and skill levels – and the opportunity to suggest a new trail be added to the list,” explains Ramsay Adams, founder and Executive Director of Catskill Mountainkeeper. “The site also pairs with Trailkeeper’s Facebook page so that anyone can discover the latest updates and group events.”
“The Sullivan Catskills possess many a treasure that can only be seen on foot or bicycle – which actually is also a great way to visit our vibrant downtowns,” remarks Sullivan Catskills Visitors Association President & CEO Roberta Byron-Lockwood. “And why wait? I encourage everyone to work off some of that Thanksgiving pumpkin pie this weekend on one of these incredible trails!”
The relaunch was made possible through funding from a Sullivan County Plans and Progress Grant, plus contributions from Trailkeeper partners. The site, which is hosted and monitored by the SCVA’s web manager service, was redesigned by Bethany Martin, owner and designer at B. Martin Studio (www.bmartinstudio.com).