Category Archives: East Hudson Trails

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

A History of the Old Croton Aqueduct

How New York City’s search for a clean water supply led to history-filled hiking opportunities By Robert Ward, Trail Conference Volunteer In the 1820s, New York City was confronted with a problem that could threaten the welfare of its citizens: … Continue reading

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Trail Maintainers Are Getting a Crash Course in Invasive Species

Trail maintainers are the Trail Conference’s front line in keeping hiking paths open and safe. They remove blowdowns, clear overgrowth, reblaze trails, and report hazardous conditions and suspicious activity. Some of these defenders of the trails may soon add another … Continue reading

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Reaching Out in Westchester: Sharing the Trail Conference Mission

Text and photos by Andrea Minoff, Trail Conference volunteer Over the past several years, I have participated in several outreach events in Westchester County for the Trail Conference. If you are a not a “boots on the ground” kind of … Continue reading

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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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