Category Archives: West Hudson Trails

Trail and hike news and info for West Hudson region (Rockland, Orange, Ulster & Sullivan Counties)

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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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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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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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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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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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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