Snow covers the O&W Rail Trail at the trailhead in Mountaindale, where the SnO&W Snowshoe Fun Run and Walk will begin. (Photograph courtesy Melissa Melko.)
Woodridge, NY – For some Sullivan County organizations, this February there’s no business like snow business!
On Saturday, February 22 at 10:30 a.m., Catskill Mountainkeeper invites the community to snowshoe on the Sullivan O&W Rail Trail from Mountaindale to Woodridge at the first annual SnO&W Snowshoe Fun Run and Walk.
“The Catskills are truly a four-season recreational wonderland,” said Ramsay Adams, Executive Director of Catskill Mountainkeeper. “The SnO&W celebrates the best winter has to offer, with snowshoeing, hiking, food and drink on the newly developed and expanding scenic Sullivan O&W Rail Trail. This family-friendly event is the culmination of a wonderful partnership between Catskill Mountainkeeper, Trailkeeper, Sullivan 180, the Village of Woodridge, the Town of Fallsburg, Mountaindale Action Committee, Morgan Outdoors, and the Sullivan County Division of Planning.”
Sandi Rowland, Executive Director of Sullivan 180, added, “Sullivan 180 is pleased to participate in the SnO&W. Our mission is to build a healthier Sullivan County. Opportunities for outdoor exercise and recreation, such as snowshoeing, are an excellent way to help us get healthier and stay fit over the winter months. It is also a great way to encourage a sense of social connection and community.”
Local officials are thrilled at the chance to show off their segments of the trail.
“Our Rail Trail has been greatly improved over the past year, and we are looking forward to the SnO&W, which will be a fun event,” said Woodridge Mayor Joan Collins.
The approximately 2-mile course will begin at the trailhead on Mall Road in Mountaindale and finish at Krieger Park in Woodridge, with complimentary refreshments at Woodridge Village Hall following the event.
There will be a limited number of snowshoes available for rent. Transportation will be provided from the race end back to parking.
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is requested. To reserve a spot or for further information, visit https://snowshoefunrunwalk-mountaindaletowoodridge.eventbrite.com. The event will occur snow or shine.