Tag Archives: West Hudson Trails

Rebirth and Reroutes Along the Shawangunk Ridge Trail

The Shawangunk Ridge Trail took a hit this spring, when a massive wildfire sparked in Summitville, N.Y., ended up burning 2,600 acres across the ridge. No injuries or structural damage were reported, and the fire—which was ignited on May 3 … 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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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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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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