Hikefest 2019

Four Hikes and a BBQ highlight our 2019 Hike Fest. Full details are found here.
One of the walks is a short hike led by Bob Gildersleeve. Starting at our U&D train station and going along the Kaaterskill Rail Trail, we will follow a wood road from the trail to the site of Sphinx Rock and a natural stone bench known as "The Sofa."

Once a favorite spot of Twilight Park's Linger Not Society. The 1912 Handbook or Walk in the Vicinity of Twilight Park describes the walk from Featherbed Lane to the site. Members of that hiking group can be seen seated on the very firm sofa in the accompanying photograph. We may not be dressed to compare with those ladies and gentlemen, but we hope to capture a similar image though a few years later. We will also see the more well known Sphinx Rock and perhaps the view from Prospect Rock.

Whether you choose to join this walk or one of the others you are sure to enjoy a beautiful Autumn walk and a great way to begin your Columbus Day weekend.

Volunteers always needed
We have openings for volunteers, and possible board members, in these areas: membership chair, fundraising chair (including grants writing), volunteer coordinator, and groundskeeping chair. We would love to have more regular volunteers to work on maintaining the grounds, staffing the Visitors' Center, working with us on our Spring Clean-up Day in May, and sorting files for the archives. If you are already on our volunteer list, we will be in touch. If you would like to know more about volunteer activities that will be personally fulfilling and rewarding, contact us by phone at 518-589-6657 or by e-mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We also ask for your support in the form of membership dollars and your donations to our upcoming capital campaign. Our annual membership drive will begin in May. Watch for the information in the mail and please respond generously.

Working together, we can continue to discover, interpret, share, and preserve the history of the Mountain Top for ourselves and our children.