Tag Archives: Bergen County

How to Build a Sturdy Dry Stone Trail Structure Using Stones That You Find Right on the Trail

The techniques used in building dry stone walls can be applied during the construction of a number of trail features, including water bars, steps, armoring, and crib walls. By guest blogger Peter Welch, president of The Stone Trust. Illustrations by … Continue reading

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Registration Now Open for April & May Dry Stone Wall Workshop Weekends at Trail Conference HQ

Registration is now open for the two freestanding dry stone wall workshops scheduled to take place April 15-17 and May 28-30 at Trail Conference Headquarters in Mahwah, N.J. The purpose of these workshops is to construct a dry stone wall along the front of … Continue reading

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Bird Count at Closter Nature Center Reveals More Than a Dozen Species

By Steve Kelman, Trail Walker Contributor On what may prove to be one the coldest days of this winter season, a small group of birding enthusiasts gathered at the cabin in front of the Closter Nature Center to take part … Continue reading

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Registration Now Open for April 15-17 Dry Stone Wall Workshop at Trail Conference Headquarters

Registration is now open for the first of two freestanding dry stone wall workshop weekends scheduled to take place at Trail Conference Headquarters in Mahwah, N.J, this spring. These workshops, held in partnership with The Stone Trust from Dummerston, Vt., will take place at our new … Continue reading

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Mahwah’s Historic Preservation Commission Honors Trail Conference with Heritage Award

At the Mahwah council meeting on Jan. 21, the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference was honored for our work in restoring the Darlington Schoolhouse and repurposing the historic building as our new headquarters. Presented by Commission Chair Barbara Shanley and members Anne … Continue reading

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Trail Conference Kicks Off 95th Year of Service with Grand Opening at New Headquarters

New beginnings and nearly a century of service were celebrated at the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference’s grand opening event on Saturday, Sept. 12. Along with members, local officials, and the community, the Trail Conference marked its first trail season … Continue reading

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Darlington Schoolhouse Wins Adaptive Use Award from Bergen County

On May 7, the Bergen County Freeholders hosted an awards ceremony at the Zion Church honoring people and places throughout Bergen County.  The Trail Conference was among 10 recipients presented with Preservation Awards during the public program, receiving the 2015 … Continue reading

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