Category Archives: Profile

First Guest Artist Exhibition Installed at Trail Conference Headquarters

By Glenda Haas, Art Selection Committee Chair The newly renovated Trail Conference headquarters opened with many bare walls at the ribbon-cutting ceremony this past April. An Art Selection Committee has since been formed, led by volunteer Glenda Haas, and composed … Continue reading

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Bard Students Team Up with Long Distance Trails Crew to Help Relocate the Appalachian Trail on Bear Mountain

Text by Bob Fuller, Andrea Minoff, and Marty Costello, photos by Andrea Minoff, members of the Long Distance Trails Crew Students supplement sustainable trail design class work with field experience This October, the Trail Conference’s Long Distance Trails Crew (LDTC) … 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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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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A Year in the Life of the Westchester Trail Tramps

By Westchester Trail Tramps Supervisor Mary Dodds The Westchester Trail Tramps has evolved into a year-round crew that performs trail maintenance, improvement, construction, and monitoring Wednesday and Friday mornings (and other days when necessary). We go where we are needed … 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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Reaching Out in Westchester: Sharing the Trail Conference Mission

Text and photos by Andrea Minoff, Trail Conference volunteer Over the past several years, I have participated in several outreach events in Westchester County for the Trail Conference. If you are a not a “boots on the ground” kind of … Continue reading

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