Category Archives: Catskill Region Trail News

Trail and hike news from the Catskills

Get Outside, Give Back: Giving Tuesday Week 2016

The Trail Conference’s #GivingTuesday Week is the perfect time to skip the holiday crowds, get outside, and support trails this holiday season. When you give the gift of trails Nov. 22 through 29, you can even send your support to … Continue reading

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Help Build Lean-tos in the Catskills

Text and photos by Peter Senterman Ever wonder what it takes to build a lean-to? The Trail Conference, with the cooperation of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), is building two lean-tos on the grounds of the … Continue reading

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New Trail Opens at Catskill Interpretive Center on National Trails Day

By Jeff Senterman, Board Member Good things sometimes do take time, and that was the case as we celebrated the opening of a new 0.5-mile nature trail at the Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center (CIC) this National Trails Day. … Continue reading

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Lobby Days: Promoting the Importance of Trails

Trail Conference staff and volunteers annually attend lobby days in the New York capitol to speak with elected officials about issues that affect our work and mission, such as funding for the Environmental Protection Fund and the Catskill Park. You … Continue reading

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The Future Mt. Tobias Trail

By Will Soter, Catskills Assistant Program Coordinator Mt. Tobias is not your typical Catskill hiking destination. Its relatively short, 2,540-foot summit and its lack of any official trails tend to keep hikers from seeking its peak. With the opening of … Continue reading

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Your Guide to #OptOutside in the New York-New Jersey Region this Black Friday

Our partner REI is closing all of its stores on Black Friday, encouraging people to explore the outdoors rather than shop. If you choose to #OptOutside this year, here are three easy ways to plan your adventure in the New York-New … Continue reading

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Support Your Favorite Trails on #GivingTuesday

  The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference’s #GivingTuesday Challenge Week is the perfect time to donate to trails this holiday season. Thanks to a 1-1 match from the Janet Ross Fund, every dollar you donate to the Trail Conference during … Continue reading

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