Category Archives: Trails

Trail Blazing at Mills-Norrie State Park Continues this Spring

By Georgette Weir, Volunteer Trail Supervisor Volunteers from the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference have been out reblazing trails at Mills-Norrie State Park in a project that began this past winter and, as of mid-March, was expected to be completed … Continue reading

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Long Distance Trails Crew Chief Chris Reyling Named ATC Mid-Atlantic Volunteer of the Year

By Members of the Long Distance Trails Crew Congratulations to Long Distance Trails Crew Chief Chris Reyling, who was named Appalachian Trail Conservancy Mid-Atlantic Volunteer of the Year! Long Distance Trails Crew (LDTC) members submitted the nomination of their crew … Continue reading

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Our Trail Builder Goes to Washington

By Ama Koenigshof, Trail Builder and Educator It’s early February, which means most of my trail work is taking place indoors. Currently, I’m on the train heading to Washington, D.C., for the Corps Network National Conference and Hike the Hill, an … Continue reading

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Advocacy, Lobbying, and a Call to Action in New Jersey

By Adam Page Taylor, Trail Conference Volunteer On Jan. 11, my volunteer work for the Trail Conference led me to Trenton. The flags atop the State House snapped briskly as I walked up to the building’s front entrance. Members of … Continue reading

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Ask a Trail Builder: Understanding Grade Reversals

By Erik Mickelson, Field Manager The trail I maintain has issues with water channeling down the tread. What can be done to fix this? It sounds like your trail has a lack of grade reversals. A “grade reversal” is not … Continue reading

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Lobby Days: Promoting the Importance of Trails

Trail Conference staff and volunteers annually attend lobby days in the New York capitol to speak with elected officials about issues that affect our work and mission, such as funding for the Environmental Protection Fund and the Catskill Park. You … Continue reading

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Where, When to Find the Rare Bloodroot

By Mike Adamovic, Trail Conference volunteer Quickly after the last of the winter snow has dissipated and a flattened, tawny earth emerges to greet the first rays of the spring sun, certain streamsides and other moist areas throughout our region … Continue reading

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