LODGING NEAR FINISH LINE
Catskill Rose- ( http://www.catskillrose.com/amenities.html) from $100- $130
/night. 4 nice, clean rooms, restaurant as well.
Located in Mt Tremper. 4 miles from finish
Phoenicia Belle-( http://www.phoeniciabelle.com/rooms.html)
from $100-$160/ night. 4 or 5 rooms, cute B$B located in town.
Walking distance from finish.
Phoenicia Lodge ( http://www.phoenicialodge.com/rates.htm) $70/night
Clean, nice rooms, .5 miles from finish, out on 28.
The Graham and Co. (http://thegrahamandco.com/amenities/).
$175-$250/ night. Walking distance to town, newly redone motel with
20 rooms. Outdoor pool. Free town bike with room rental.
Kate’s Lazy Meadow ( http://www.lazymeadow.com/index.php?page=lazy-meadow
$175- $300/ night. Owned by B52 singer Kate Pierson. A little more
expensive , but super chic and cool. Located on rt 28 about 4.5 miles
Simpler Times Cabin (http://simplertimescabins.net/) $65- $130/ night.
Located on 28 . 1/2 mile from finish
The Weyside Inn and Cottages, just off Rte. 28 in Big Indian, the town next to Phoenicia, is offering a 10% discount to our runners. Just say you are with the race. http://www.theweyside.com. 845-254-5484 or 845-514-5738.
They also run the Big Indian Market, where you can load up on supplies.
NY STATE DEC CAMPGROUNDS at North-South Lake, Devil’s Tombstone
(near Phoenicia), Wilson State Park (Woodstock/Mt. Tremper), and
Woodland Valley (near Phoenicia). See website for NY State DEC.
To reserve, go to http://www.reserveamerica.com/.
Also, try Brookside Campground in Kiskatom (near Palenville), and
Black Bear Campground in Phoenicia, walking distance from the
finish line. http://www.phoeniciacampground.com/
LODGING NEAR START IN WINDHAM
Albergo Allegria Bed and Breakfast Hotel
43 State Route 296
Windham, NY, 12496
Catskill Lodge Bed and Breakfast
350 Rte 296
Windham, NY, 12496
Copper Kettle Motel and Cottages
5098 Rte 23
Windham, NY, 12496
Nickerson Park Campground, Inc.
378 Stryker Rd.
Gilboa, NY, 12076
IN WOODSTOCK, NY
The Woodstock Inn on the Millstream
48 Tannery Brook Rd., Woodstock, 12498
845-679-8211 or 845-420-4707
The manager is a runner!
Directions to Start in Windham
1. From the NY Thruway, Exit 21: Take 23 West for about 10 mi. to 296 South into the village of Hensonville (less than a mile). Then continue straight (instead of turning right) and go straight or right onto Rte 40 (Maplecrest Rd). Go about a mile to Maplecrest and turn left onto Rte 56, Big Hollow Rd. The start will be on the left at CD Lane Park (Batavia Kill Rec. Area). (You can also take 65A off Rte 23 into Hensonville if you can find it).
2. From the NY Thruway, Exit 20: Go through toll, and take a left onto 212 West at the light, back over the highway and quickly take a right onto 32 North. Go about 7 or 8 mi. to a fork in the road. Bear left onto 32A and continue until the road ends at a light in Palenville. Make a left onto 23A. (When you reach the end of the town, you will see where the Palenville aid station will be at the DEC lot on your right and the short road section ou will run on to get over the Kaaterskill Creek). Continue to wind uphill on 23A. (After passing Bastion Falls at the hairpin turn, you will see the road to North-South Lake, Rte 18, in Haines Falls). Continue into Tannersville. Make a right onto 23C North at the light in the center of Tannersville (Hill St.). Bear left at the stone church to stay on 23C and then bear left at the next fork. Continue several more miles to Rte 40 (large flag). Make a right turn onto Rte 40 (Maplecrest Rd). Follow to the town of Maplecrest, then turn right onto Big Hollow Rd. and the start is a mile down on the left side at CD Lane Park (Batavia Kill Rec. Area).
Directions to the Finish/Bus in Phoenicia (much easier):
1. From the Thruway, North or South to Exit 19 (Kingston, Woodstock):
After the toll, bear right at the traffic circle onto 28 West. Drive about 20 miles. You have 2 options: Option 1: You can make a right towards Mt. Tremper onto 212 (signs to Mt Tremper and Zen Mtn Monastery) and then left onto Rte 40 (Plank Rd) after crossing the Esoopus, which will take you to Phoenicia. The Parish House is across from the church on your right as you enter town, white building. The Phoenicia Pharmacy lot where you can get the bus is in the middle of the town. Option 2: Go all the way to Phoenicia and make a sharp right onto Main St., and continue into town. The Parish Hall will be at the end of the village on your left coming this way. The Pharmacy is also on your left as you come into town.
2. From the Thruway, Exit 20 or 21: From Exit 20, you could take 212 West through Woodstock to Rte 40 (Plank Rd), then make a right and continue to Phoenicia. Or you could take 23A from Catskill/Palenville through Tannersville from Exit 21, and make a left onto 214, following it all the way down to Phoenicia.
Aid Station #1: 3 mi east from the start at the end of Big Hollow Rd.
AS #2: It probably doesn’t make sense to go here. To reach AS#2, drive from the start back to Rte 40, turn right, get onto 296, and make a right onto 23 East. After about 10 mi., turn right onto Rte 31. Go south to Maple Lawn Rd. and make a right. Continue to the parking area. You will then have to hike 1.9 mi uphill to reach the aid station.
AS #3: North-South Lake. From the start, go west on Big Hollow Rd. Make a left onto Rte 40. Make a left onto 23C. Bear right at the forks. Make a left onto 23A east in Tannersville. In Haines Falls, make a left onto North Lake Rd. (Rte 18). Continue to the gate. YOU MUST PAY TO ENTER. THIS IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE RACE FEE. Follow signs to the parking area at the beach on North Lake. The aid station will be in the picnic grove across from the beach to the left as you enter the parking area.
AS #4. Palenville. Continue east on 23A, through all the switchbacks past Bastion Falls. Before entering Palenville, there is a small parking area for the Long Path on the left. The aid station will be uphill from the road.
AS #5. Platte Clove. There are several ways to reach Platte Clove from Palenville. You can go west through Tannersville on 23A. Make a left towards Rte 16 (opposite 23C in town) or further on you can turn left onto Bloomer Rd. Either way, you will reach Platte Clove Rd., which is the continuation of Rte 16 east. Continue about 8 mi. There is a large DEC parking lot on the left which is where the aid station will be. Not very well marked. Unfortunately, it fills early in the summer. People park on the road, too. DO NOT BLOCK THE ROAD OR THE ENTRANCE DRIVEWAY TO THE LOT. Be courteous and do not litter. (This is a sensitive area in terms of private landholders).
OR go east through Palenville on 23A to the light. Make a right and then another sharp right onto Malden Ave. Make a left onto Woodstock Ave., which becomes Manorville Rd. Take Manorville Rd. south all the way to Platte Clove Rd. Make a right and go steeply 2 mi. uphill. This is a very narrow, very steep road. When you top out, the aid station lot will be on your right.
AS #6. Mink Hollow. Retrace your steps back west on Route 16, Platte Clove Rd., about 6 or 7 mi. Turn sharply left onto Elka Park Rd. and follow to Mink Hollow Rd. Turn right and go to the end of the road. From the parking area, you will have to hike uphill over a rocky trail for 0.5 mi. to reach the aid station. You may get your feet wet.
AS #7. Willow. To get to this aid station, you need to head back to Phoenicia, take Plank Rd (Rte 40) to 212, make a left and head east a couple of miles to Silver Hollow Rd., make the first left onto Jessup Rd. and drive a mile up to the trailhead. I would prefer that you do not go to this aid station, as the area residents discourage parking. If you do go, park at the parking area or off the road and not on anybody’s property, then hike 1.6 mi steeply up the Willow trail to the aid station. Very tough indeed.
AS #8. Rte 40, Plank Rd. 1.5 mi. from the finish area. There is parking diagonally up the street for about 2 cars, probably the aid station workers.