3 canoes on lake cole

Overnight at the Merrell Pavilion

On Saturday night the Frost Valley Farm campers spent the night close to Red Hill at an amazing overnight site called the Merrell Pavilion!  After a Friday night of being rained out from the overnight trip, we decided after checking the weather that Saturday would be the ideal day.  There was a 0% chance of rain and the wetness from Friday night would have dried up throughout all of Saturday.  After a most excellent afternoon of tie dying, ice cream making, pizza dough making, and a relaxing story time in the shade, right after the homemade pizza dinner, campers donned their water shoes and forded the creek to the trailhead.  From there they hiked up to a newly created trail extension that brought the whole group up to the open field just below the Merrell Pavilion.  The Pavilion was dedicated in 1982 and has served as an amazing camp out site for every summer since to campers over the years.  The final leg of the hike has campers climbing the open field to the Pavilion itself and rewards them with a beautiful sweeping view of many of the Catskill High Peaks.  The setting gives the campers an opportunity to run around, roll down the hill in sleeping bags, and once darkness falls, stargaze the great big sky!  Check out some snapshots from the night!



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