Category Archives: New Jersey Trails

Trail and hike news and info for New Jersey.

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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Black Bear Encounter on Cedar Swamp Trail

By: David Day, West Jersey Trail Crew Co-Leader First published in the Winter 2016 edition of Trail Walker On Nov. 14, the Trail Conference’s West Jersey Trail Crew was working in Wawayanda State Park on the long-term project of refurbishing 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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New Bridge Completed Over Stony Brook in Stokes State Forest

By Jean Brennan, Member of the West Jersey Trail Crew In the spring of 2015, the West Jersey Trail Crew began work in Stokes State Forest on a new realignment of the Stony Brook and Blue Mountain trails, including a … Continue reading

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Your Guide to #OptOutside in the New York-New Jersey Region this Black Friday

Our partner REI is closing all of its stores on Black Friday, encouraging people to explore the outdoors rather than shop. If you choose to #OptOutside this year, here are three easy ways to plan your adventure in the New York-New … Continue reading

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Support Your Favorite Trails on #GivingTuesday

  The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference’s #GivingTuesday Challenge Week is the perfect time to donate to trails this holiday season. Thanks to a 1-1 match from the Janet Ross Fund, every dollar you donate to the Trail Conference during … Continue reading

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Double Your Gift to the Trail Conference During Our #GivingTuesday Challenge

Double your donation to the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference on #GivingTuesday—without digging deeper into your own pockets! Thanks to a 1-1 match from the Janet Ross Fund, every dollar you donate during the Trail Conference’s 2015 #GivingTuesday Challenge Week … Continue reading

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What We Can Learn About Bear Safety from Western Parks

By Sona Mason, West Hudson Program Coordinator Backpacking in the Western States is quite an eye-opening experience when it comes to the topic of bears. Here in the East, we’re almost apologetic to the public about nuisance bears—entire parks are … 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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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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