Catamount is available all seasons of the year for guests and the general public to use and enjoy for a variety of purposes. Some events and activities are organized by the owners as part of commuity festivals (e.g., Winterfest) and for educational purposes (e.g., guided walks). Guests also host events for their families and friends, businesses, and organizations -- using the Lodge and grounds for weddings, meetings, retreats, training sessions, family and class reunions, and more.
The Town of Colton's annual Winterfest is held the last weekend of January. Visitors snowshoe forest trails, tour the Lodge, and view quilts on display during the quilt show.
Visitors Admiring Quilt
Owners host guided Woods Walks for the New York Forest Owners Association, schools and universities, and other organizations to help visitors understand the forest and how it is being managed for a variety of benefits.
Walk for Forest Owners
Walk with Students
Weddings are held at Catamount all seasons of the year. Larger events are typically held during the summer and fall when outside spaces can be used. The Lodge itself is used for smaller ceremonies and receptions as well as lodging for wedding parties, out-of-town guests and others.
Family reunions and other gatherings give people time to be together, go on picnics, play games indoors and out, hike trails, and more. Hikers use trails to get to the top of Catamount Mountain and paddlers access Carry Falls Reservoir for kayaking and canoeing.
Guests playing lawn games
Hikers at top of Catamount Mountain
Lodge guests and other visitors are often inspired to capture the natural world through photography, quilting, drawing, writing, and other creative pursuits. Commissioned wall quilts, for instance, permanently on display in Catamount Lodge were made by local quilter Patty Blickwedehl. Her work reflects the artistic talents and continuing strength of quilting in the region.