Category Archives: West Hudson Trails

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

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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Thanks for Voting! REI Donates $66K to the Bear Mountain Trails Project

UPDATE: On August 21, REI announced the donation of an extra $10,000 to each project in the Every Trail Connects campaign. That brings our total to $76,145! Thanks to the overwhelming support of our members, volunteers, partners, and friends, the Trail … Continue reading

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Vote for the Appalachian Trail in REI’s Every Trail Connects Campaign!

Vote for the Appalachian Trail in REI’s Every Trail Connects campaign! Since 1920, the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference has been connecting people with nature. REI supports our mission, and is donating up to $75,000 to our trail-building project on … Continue reading

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The Highlands Trail in Chester, NY: A Stroll Through Wilderness That Might Not Have Been

By Sona Mason, West Hudson Program Coordinator  In Chester, N.Y., not far from the hamlet of Sugarloaf, the Highlands Trail (HT) has been given the chance to “get back to nature,” courtesy of a major conservation victory. On Christmas Eve, … Continue reading

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From Sterling Forest to the SRT, the 2015 Conservation Corps Crews Are Improving Trails

Members of the Trail Conference’s 2015 Conservation Corps trail crews began training in May and are hard at work building and improving trails throughout the region all summer long. Here’s what they’re up to and where you can find—and join!—them … Continue reading

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Tossing Snowballs in May: Long Distance Trails Crew Explores the Ellenville Ice Caves

It’s not all work for the Long Distance Trails Crew. Members of this trail-building team recently took a holiday to the ice caves in the Shawangunks.  By David Booth, member of the Long Distance Trails Crew Photos by Franz Rucker and … Continue reading

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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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