On Sunday, August 18, three leaders of our Jolly Rovers volunteer trail construction technical crew evaluated a new trail at Manitou Point Preserve in Garrison, NY. The residence known as Mystery Point, embraced by the Preserve, was recently sold by the Open Space Institute (OSI) to a private buyer. A small section of trail near the residence is now closed to the public, but access to the preserve’s trail network is assured thanks to a public access easement held and managed by OSI, a conservation easement held by Hudson Highlands Land Trust, and a trail relocation by Trail Conference volunteers.
In order to access the beautiful trail that runs along the Hudson River and bypass the residence, a new trail was constructed by volunteers from our East Hudson trail crews in July. After examining the newly built trail, the Jolly Rovers determined the necessity of 6-8 stone steps in two locations near the river at the junction with the existing trail. A two-day on-site stone-step building workshop is scheduled for September 14 and 15. Please contact Hank Osborn firstname.lastname@example.org for more information if you’re interested in attending the workshop or visit www.nynjtc.org/view/workshops.