Category Archives: East Hudson Trails

Trail and hike news and info from East Hudson region (Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess counties and NYC)

Restored High Bridge Offers a New View of NYC

By Charlotte Fahn, Trail Conference Board Member Hikers who enjoy urban walking can now create imaginative new routes in the western Bronx and north Manhattan, thanks to the long-dreamed-of reopening on June 9 of the High Bridge, New York City’s … Continue reading

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From Sterling Forest to the SRT, the 2015 Conservation Corps Crews Are Improving Trails

Members of the Trail Conference’s 2015 Conservation Corps trail crews began training in May and are hard at work building and improving trails throughout the region all summer long. Here’s what they’re up to and where you can find—and join!—them … Continue reading

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Volunteer Spotlight: Raina Stoutenburg, Trail Supervisor

By Raina Stoutenburg, Central South Westchester Trail Supervisor I spent the summer of 2014 working on a New York-New Jersey Trail Conference trail crew through AmeriCorps and greatly enjoyed the experience. From getting a chance to build and fix beautiful trails, to … Continue reading

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Help Us Finish the South Taconic Trail Extension to Rudd Pond

By Andrew Seirup, East Hudson Trail Chair, and Hank Osborn, East Hudson Program Coordinator In the most northern reaches of The Trail Conference’s East Hudson Region lie the South Taconic trails. The trail network extends into Connecticut and Massachusetts, but … Continue reading

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Help Beautify Trails on I Love My Park Day

Join us in beautifying our trails on I Love My Park Day this Saturday, May 2! The Trail Conference and our member clubs are hosting several events to help celebrate, improve, and enhance parks in our region. Sign up now! … Continue reading

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Improving Trails to Our History

By Georgette Weir, contributing editor In October, nine acres, a new parking lot, and short trail extension built by the Trail Conference’s Taconics Crew were added to Hudson Highlands State Park’s historic North/South Redoubt section along Snake Hill Road in … Continue reading

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Community HealthCorps Members Take a Break to Build Trails

By Hank Osborn, East Hudson Program Coordinator The Trail Conference recently hosted a group of nine Community HealthCorps members for a day of trail work. Field Manager Erik Mickelson led the group on a day of trail building on the Appalachian Way, … Continue reading

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From NYC to Breakneck Ridge, No Car Needed

Breakneck Ridge is one of the most popular hikes in the Hudson Valley. The appeal isn’t only in the challenge—it’s widely regarded as the most strenuous trek in the East Hudson Highlands—or the spectacular views. Breakneck is also a favorite … Continue reading

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My Trail to Becoming a Volunteer Supervisor

By Patrick J. Dalton, Trail Conference Supervisor of Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve in Staten Island In May 2014, I renewed my Trail Conference membership and rekindled my dormant passion for hiking and outdoors solitude. It had been three … Continue reading

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Protect Your Trails: Report ATV Activity

By Georgette Weir, Trail Walker editor “We made a trail for you,” hollered the ATV rider from his mount. He and two companions had bull-dozed their four-wheelers up a steep slope, through dense blueberries nearly to a viewpoint in the … Continue reading

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