Category Archives: Harriman-Bear Mountain Trails

News and info about trails and hikes in Harriman-Bear Mountain State Parks

Harriman, Sterling Forest Trail Towns Work to Embrace Hiking Community

By Sona Mason, West Hudson Program Coordinator The towns of Suffern, Hillburn, Sloatsburg, and Tuxedo, surrounded by the great green havens of Harriman and Sterling Forest state parks, are recognizing an economic opportunity at their doorstep. Mass transit is bringing … Continue reading

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Thanks for Voting! REI Donates $66K to the Bear Mountain Trails Project

UPDATE: On August 21, REI announced the donation of an extra $10,000 to each project in the Every Trail Connects campaign. That brings our total to $76,145! Thanks to the overwhelming support of our members, volunteers, partners, and friends, the Trail … Continue reading

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Vote for the Appalachian Trail in REI’s Every Trail Connects Campaign!

Vote for the Appalachian Trail in REI’s Every Trail Connects campaign! Since 1920, the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference has been connecting people with nature. REI supports our mission, and is donating up to $75,000 to our trail-building project on … Continue reading

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Long Distance Runners Meet Long Distance Trails Crew

By Bob Fuller, Crew Leader, Long Distance Trails Crew This June, while working on our Appalachian Trail relocation project on the southwest shoulder of Bear Mountain, the Long Distance Trails Crew (LDTC) had the distinct pleasure of meeting Tom Panek, … Continue reading

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I Caught the Stone Bug—and Got Certified

By Kevin Stamey, AmeriCorps member of the Megalithic Trail Crew on Bear Mountain   Trail workers face many hazards, like bad weather and getting bitten by ticks.  A lesser known hazard is the bite of the stone bug, which overwhelms … 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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AT Section in Harriman-Bear Mountain Ablaze with Improved Markings

Text by Andrea Minoff and Bob Fuller, members of the Long Distance Trails Crew. Photos by Andrea Minoff. Members of the Long Distance Trails Crew (LDTC) took advantage of the lovely weather on Sunday, May 3 to refresh and realign … Continue reading

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