Category Archives: New Trail

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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Long Distance Trails Crew Nears Completion of Appalachian Trail Relocation on Bear Mountain

Text by Bob Fuller and Marty Costello, pictures by Marty Costello, LDTC members New trail goes up through cliffs, climbs a stone ladder, and reaches beautiful views. In March 2015, the Long Distance Trails Crew (LDTC) began work on a … 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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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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