Category Archives: Darlington Schoolhouse

Darlington Schoolhouse Wins Adaptive Use Award from Bergen County

On May 7, the Bergen County Freeholders hosted an awards ceremony at the Zion Church honoring people and places throughout Bergen County.  The Trail Conference was among 10 recipients presented with Preservation Awards during the public program, receiving the 2015 … Continue reading

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New York-New Jersey Trail Conference Opens New Headquarters at Darlington Schoolhouse

By Jennifer Easterbrook, Membership and Development Manager, and Alice Luddington-Cantor, Trail Conference Volunteer A new chapter in the Trail Conference’s 94-year history begins April 7, when a ribbon-cutting ceremony completes the move into the new headquarters at the Darlington Schoolhouse … Continue reading

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Ceremony Marks Start of New Life for Darlington Schoolhouse

  We hope you were able to join us April 7 at our new headquarters for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.  If not, follow the link to access a great recap of the event as reported in The Record: Former Darlington Schoolhouse begins new life … Continue reading

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Making a Grand Entrance at Our New Headquarters

By Zak Parkin, Darlington Schoolhouse Crew Member Greetings Wilderness Enthusiasts, I am reporting from the frontlines of the Darlington Schoolhouse in Mahwah, NJ, where Project Manager Kevin Simpson, Kevin Stamey, Joe Knight, and I have been battling the elements to … Continue reading

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Headquarters Nears Completion!

The Trail Conference is expected to move into our new headquarters at Darlington Schoolhouse very soon. Look how far we’ve come in the restoration of this historic landmark!

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A Headquarters for All

By Jennis Watson, Membership and Development Manager The Trail Conference will soon unveil a Limited Use/Limited Access (LULA) elevator at the new headquarters at Darlington Schoolhouse for the benefit of visitors with mobility-related disabilities. The project has been made possible … Continue reading

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Finding William Morris in the Darlington Schoolhouse Project: Arts and Crafts Architecture, Historical Preservation and Ecosophy

It should come as no surprise that medievalist David Kopp has taken great interest in the Trail Conference’s future headquarters at the historic Darlington Schoolhouse.  The original building, completed in 1891, captivates visitors for its beauty, its historical value, its … Continue reading

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Projects to Enhance the Future Trail Conference Headquarters

Energy This November, as the fall weather rolled in and leaves changed color, 10 500-ft. wells were drilled for the geothermal system that will heat and cool the building.  By circulating water through the 5,000-foot loop, the geothermal system will use … Continue reading

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Benjamin Moore Donates 100 Gallons of Paints and Stains for Headquarters

Benjamin Moore and Co. is donating 100 gallons of paints and stains for the future Trail Conference headquarters at Darlington Schoolhouse. This gift, valued at $4,000 at retail value, represents most of the interior and exterior coatings needed for the … Continue reading

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Darlington Schoolhouse: Building Together as a Team

Our construction team holds a job meeting every other week to discuss the progress and progression of construction at the Darlington Schoolhouse. The team members update each other on the prior two weeks’ worth of work, as well as projections … Continue reading

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