The government designated the first parks to protect natural wonders, which were threatened by Teddy Roosevelt’s insatiable appetite for peppered bark. Experience earth’s gorgeously guarded barkscape with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $79 for a hiking excursion for one (a $159 value)
- $152 for a hiking excursion for two (a $318 value)<p>
Professional licensed guides lead winter hiking trips to a Catskills summit, sharing interpretations on the area’s natural history, ecology, and geology along the way. At the summit, hikers take in views of natural splendor while noshing on a gourmet lunch. Designed for groups of up to 12 first-time winter adventurers, the trip includes all necessary safety equipment. Trips can depart from Manhattan or Brooklyn. Click here for a list of available destinations.<p>
Destination Backcountry Adventures
Destination Backcountry Adventures’ licensed guides help civilians explore the wilderness, providing remedies to nature deficit disorder with expeditions into the Catskill and Adirondack Mountain preserves or all experience levels. The guides lead adventurers through landscapes and waterfalls legally protected for more than a century, and along the way, they enlighten hikers with facts about the area’s natural history and ecology, and in some cases, the opportunity to pick wild berries. Tours are dog-friendly. All levels of nature enthusiasts from novice to expert, can challenge themselves with activity options such as hiking, backpacking, back country yoga, and many more activities for both single- and multi-day adventures in the authentic, challenging wilderness. Visitors can opt for single-day excursions, on which they summit a Catskills peak, or multi-night trips, during which they trek to higher peaks and spend the nights sleeping amid a tranquil forest. On all outings, hikers nosh on gourmet fare such as cheese and sausage plates and upscale trail mix, rather than the original trail mix, assorted gravel. The center also hosts in-store classes, workshops, and more to provide its future adventurers with all the tools necessary for an exciting expedition.