Category Archives: New Trail

Rebirth and Reroutes Along the Shawangunk Ridge Trail

The Shawangunk Ridge Trail took a hit this spring, when a massive wildfire sparked in Summitville, N.Y., ended up burning 2,600 acres across the ridge. No injuries or structural damage were reported, and the fire—which was ignited on May 3 … Continue reading

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Opening of Doris Duke Trail Celebrated with Ribbon-Cutting Hike

Text and photos by Andrea Minoff The weather couldn’t have been better as a large group of enthusiastic hikers, ranging in age from the single digits to 70s-plus, and several canine companions gathered last Sunday, Sept. 20, to celebrate the … Continue reading

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Doris Duke Loop the First of Many New Trails Making Sterling Forest More Accessible

By Sona Mason, West Hudson Program Coordinator The four-mile Doris Duke Trail Loop at Sterling Forest State Park in Orange County, N.Y., is open! It is the first of many new trails and improvements planned for Sterling Forest, which intends … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Volunteers Begin Work on Highlands Trail Relocation

By Sona Mason, West Hudson Program Coordinator The relocation of the Highlands Trail in Chester, New York, is underway, thanks to the efforts of our volunteers. The work began in February, when neither cold nor sleet nor deep snow stayed … Continue reading

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Long Distance Trails Crew Kicks Off Trail-Building Season

Crew Starts Appalachian Trail Relocation at Bear Mountain Text by Bob Fuller; pictures by Marty Costello, members of the Long Distance Trails Crew After a winter of fun crew outings—including hikes, snowshoeing, and a New Year’s Eve party—the Long Distance … Continue reading

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