Category Archives: Hikes

Where There’s a Hearth, There’s Mirth

By Gary Willick, Fulfillment Specialist As an adult, I discovered that most of the people I had known in my hometown of Teaneck, NJ, had moved away; I myself had moved to Closter, NJ. When visiting my parents and the … Continue reading

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SUEZ Water North Jersey Volunteers Are Committed to Building and Protecting Trails

Many thanks to SUEZ Water North Jersey for doing their part in helping the Trail Conference create, protect, and promote 2,100 miles of public trails. Check out our video that showcases our partnership with ny/nj trail conference Posted by SUEZ Water North … Continue reading

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Breakneck Ridge: A Trail Steward’s Diary

By Brian Tragno, Breakneck Ridge Trail Steward, 2014 & 2015 It’s a beautiful Saturday morning in September. The sun is just starting to shine over our pop-up tent in the parking lot next to the Breakneck Ridge trailhead. As we gaze … Continue reading

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The Future Mt. Tobias Trail

By Will Soter, Catskills Assistant Program Coordinator Mt. Tobias is not your typical Catskill hiking destination. Its relatively short, 2,540-foot summit and its lack of any official trails tend to keep hikers from seeking its peak. With the opening of … Continue reading

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New Section of Appalachian Trail on Bear Mountain Opens with Ribbon-Cutting Hike

Text and Photos by Andrea Minoff, Assistant to the Long Distance Trails Crew Chief A new section of the Appalachian Trail on the southwest shoulder of Bear Mountain in Harriman/Bear Mountain State Parks was opened this past Saturday, Nov. 14. Long … Continue reading

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Our 2015 Fall Sale Is Going On Now!

Our annual Fall Sale is going on now! Get 35% off Trail Conference maps and books, plus special pricing on combo deals and memberships through Sunday, Nov. 8. Membership $10 off: Individual Supporter: $30, Family Supporter: $40 $10 off: Senior Supporter: $25, Senior … Continue reading

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Weekend Workshops Teach the Skills to Become a Master Naturalist, Outdoors Woman

By Hope Rogers, Trail Walker Contributor For people who want to learn more about the natural world and find concrete ways to support it, or for those who want to learn new outdoor skills, New York State offers two information-packed programs … Continue reading

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50 Years of Recreation in the Delaware Water Gap

Among the parks where the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference maintains trails, the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is unique: It’s the only location the Trail Conference serves that is a designated National Recreation Area, managed by the National … Continue reading

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Ask a Trail Builder: How Do You Design a Good Trail?

By Ama Koenigshof, Trail Builder and Educator I didn’t realize people actually design trails. How do you figure out the best place to build them? While designing a new trail, I have a lot of things running through my mind: … Continue reading

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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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