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Building Trails in Sterling Forest: Work Begins on Red Back, Eagle

By: Sona Mason, West Hudson Program Coordinator Over the last few years, the Trail Conference, in partnership with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP), has been writing down their “to-do” list for trail building and … Continue reading

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Breakneck Ridge: A Trail Steward’s Diary

By Brian Tragno, Breakneck Ridge Trail Steward, 2014 & 2015 It’s a beautiful Saturday morning in September. The sun is just starting to shine over our pop-up tent in the parking lot next to the Breakneck Ridge trailhead. As we gaze … Continue reading

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The Future Mt. Tobias Trail

By Will Soter, Catskills Assistant Program Coordinator Mt. Tobias is not your typical Catskill hiking destination. Its relatively short, 2,540-foot summit and its lack of any official trails tend to keep hikers from seeking its peak. With the opening of … Continue reading

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New Bridge Completed Over Stony Brook in Stokes State Forest

By Jean Brennan, Member of the West Jersey Trail Crew In the spring of 2015, the West Jersey Trail Crew began work in Stokes State Forest on a new realignment of the Stony Brook and Blue Mountain trails, including a … Continue reading

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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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Double Your Gift to the Trail Conference During Our #GivingTuesday Challenge

Double your donation to the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference on #GivingTuesday—without digging deeper into your own pockets! Thanks to a 1-1 match from the Janet Ross Fund, every dollar you donate during the Trail Conference’s 2015 #GivingTuesday Challenge Week … Continue reading

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What We Can Learn About Bear Safety from Western Parks

By Sona Mason, West Hudson Program Coordinator Backpacking in the Western States is quite an eye-opening experience when it comes to the topic of bears. Here in the East, we’re almost apologetic to the public about nuisance bears—entire parks are … 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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