Fall Foliage Hike planned at Model Forest

Fall foliage enthusiasts are invited on a guided hike through Frost Valley YMCA’s Model Forest in Claryville on Sunday, Oct. 5 starting at 1 p.m. Members of Frost Valley’s Natural Resources Department will lead the free hike, which has been scheduled to coincide with the height of autumn’s splendor.
The hike will be an easy two-mile trek through Frost Valley’s Model Forest - the largest operation of its type in New York State. Hikers will learn about sound forestry practices and can test out their tree identification skills. Of course, participants have the option of simply enjoying the stunning Catskill Mountain scenery.
The October hike is the second in a series of hikes offered by Frost Valley. The hikes will feature different areas of Frost Valley with varying degrees of terrain.
The event will be held rain or shine, so hikers should dress appropriately. Participants should wear good hiking shoes. Hikers should bring water bottles, a snack and sun screen. 
The amount of hikers will be limited, so early registration is encouraged.
For more information or to register, please call Reid Bauer, Natural Resources and Environmental Science Coordinator, at 845 985-2291, ext. 397, e-mail: rbauer@frostvalley.org.