Snowshoe hike, open house Feb. 8 at Frost Valley YMCA

Claryville — A Snowshoe Hike through some of the most pristine surroundings in the Catskills will be held at Frost Valley YMCA on Sunday, Feb. 8 from 1-3:30 p.m.
Frost Valley will be hosting an open house on that same day. There will be winter activities aplenty so visitors not interested in going on the tracking hike, can go snow tubing or enjoy one of the other programs offered.
This hike is geared toward visitors with all levels of snowshoeing skills. In addition to traversing amidst the spectacular winter scenery, Frost Valley staff will point out animal gaits, tracks and signs of various wildlife seen during the trip.
Visitors are encouraged to bring cameras to capture Frost Valley’s winter wonderland. Hikers can bring their own snowshoes or borrow equipment from Frost Valley.
The hike will be led by Reid Bauer, natural resources and environmental services coordinator. For additional information or to register, please call Reid at 845 985-2291, ext. 397, e-mail: rbauer@frostvalley.org. Space is limited to 30, so interested hikers are asked to pre-register.
Frost Valley’s Natural Resources Department is offering free, guided hikes to the public each month.
Frost Valley YMCA is located at 2000 Frost Valley Road, eight miles from Claryville and 13 miles from Big Indian. Members of the community can access Frost Valley for a day use fee that includes lunch to cross country ski, snow tube, ice skate, snowshoe and participate in all guided indoor/outdoor interpretive programs. Denning residents ski free (including rentals).