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AT Section in Harriman-Bear Mountain Ablaze with Improved Markings

Text by Andrea Minoff and Bob Fuller, members of the Long Distance Trails Crew. Photos by Andrea Minoff. Members of the Long Distance Trails Crew (LDTC) took advantage of the lovely weather on Sunday, May 3 to refresh and realign … Continue reading

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Help Beautify Trails on I Love My Park Day

Join us in beautifying our trails on I Love My Park Day this Saturday, May 2! The Trail Conference and our member clubs are hosting several events to help celebrate, improve, and enhance parks in our region. Sign up now! … 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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Volunteer Spotlight: Kay Cynamon, South Taconic Trails Map Project

Kay Cynamon doesn’t exactly see the “work” in all of the volunteer work she’s done for the Trail Conference. “I just like loping around outside,” says the Manhattan-based physician, who’s been a Trail Conference member for over 20 years. “If … Continue reading

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Trail Conference Unveils New Multiuse Trail

The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference is pleased to announce the acquisition of a hard-won parcel of land that allowed us to complete an important section of trail that we had been fighting to expand and protect for decades. It … Continue reading

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Introducing the Long Path Race Series

New race series along New York’s Long Path helps to highlight and support the work of the Trail Conference By Kenneth Posner, Long Path Race Series Founder The Long Path Race Series is designed to promote this magnificent trail and … Continue reading

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How Muddy Are Your Trails?

By Erik Mickelson, Field Manager Can you predict how muddy your favorite trails will be this spring? In a way, yes. The Snow Water Equivalent (SWE) can be useful as a gauge for estimating the water from snow melt onto trails, since snow … Continue reading

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Bringing Our Mission to Albany on Catskill Park Awareness Day

By Jeff Senterman, Director of Catskill Conservation Corps & Senior Program Coordinator On February 10, dozens of representatives from the Trail Conference and a number of other organizations attended the third annual Catskill Park Awareness Day in Albany. During this … Continue reading

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To Ski or Not to Ski

By Sona Mason, West Hudson Program Coordinator Although Nordic skiing often tops those charts that rate calorie-burning activities, I find that a little hard to believe–does anyone ever feel as out of breath on skis as when running? Maybe it … Continue reading

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