Category Archives: East Hudson Trails

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

Marist College Volunteers and the Taconic Crew: Improving the Wilkinson Trail

By Jordan Foxler, AmeriCorps member of the Taconic Crew The weekend is over, I know, and it’s only a Tuesday. But it’s never too early to start thinking about planning your Saturday and Sunday. If you’re heading out on the … Continue reading

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Ever Sign up for a Race Involving ‘Secret’ Maps and Selfies?

What’s the fastest way to get around New York City? Can a bike outpace a car in a race that stretches the borough? Register for Race the City Your Own Way and find out! Presented by Marmot and Paragon Sports, … Continue reading

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Hiking Breakneck Ridge: Advice from a Trail Steward

By Malachy Cleary, Breakneck Ridge trail steward The Hudson Highlands are steeped in as much mystery as they are in history. It was in these hills that the Lenape hunted and fished the Muhheakantuck—“the river that flows both ways.” It … Continue reading

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Mashable Volunteers Give a Lift to Taconics Crew

By Jordan Foxler, AmeriCorps member of the Taconics Crew A lively bunch of volunteers from Mashable joined our crew recently. They made the special journey up from the City as part of their one day off from office duties to volunteer. … Continue reading

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Another week, more trail completed at Canopus Lake project

by Jordan Foxler, AmeriCorps member of the Taconics Crew Summer is in full swing, but that hasn’t deterred volunteers from joining us on weekends, helping to build a sustainable trail from the beach at Canopus Lake to the Appalachian Trail … Continue reading

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Taconics Crew Gets a Little Help from New Friends

The ‘Roman Road’ finally gets its bucket brigade By Jordan Foxler, AmeriCorps member of the Taconic Trail Crew Last week we welcomed the much awaited 30+ volunteer group, World Missionary Society Church of God. Their arrival with big smiles and enthusiastic greetings ensured the day … Continue reading

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AmeriCorps, Reporting from the Taconic Region

Greetings from the Taconic Volunteer Trail Crew! I am very excited to be writing the first blog entry for our crew!  This is the first year that we have been given the privilege to work on the trails in the … Continue reading

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Day One of the South Taconic Trail Extension Project

“Why aren’t we just following that deer path, Andrew?” The deer route looked ready-made for hikers: leaves packed down, mostly free of low-growing blueberry shrubs and downed branches. But, Andrew Seirup explained, the deer didn’t go where hikers would want … Continue reading

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New, Updated Walkable Westchester Now Available

New second edition covers 200 parks, 600 miles of trails Authors: Jane and Walt Daniels The best guide to the Westchester outdoors just got even better. Walkable Westchester, the indispensable handbook to hiking, walking and exploring in Westchester County, is … Continue reading

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Trail Changes at Manitou Point Preserve/Mystery Point

On Sunday, August 18, three leaders of our Jolly Rovers volunteer trail construction technical crew evaluated a new trail at Manitou Point Preserve in Garrison, NY. The residence known as Mystery Point, embraced by the Preserve, was recently sold by … Continue reading

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