To country folks, New York and New Jersey are gang-infested, traffic-congested, tree-free places where people with funny accents equate hiking trails with Times Square or the Atlantic City Boardwalk. That is (mostly) so untrue! Our friends with the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference assure us there are more than 100 trail clubs manned and womanned by dedicated, friendly volunteers who not only say, "Take a hike!" but who invite you to hike with them.
Since 1920, the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference has partnered with parks to create, protect, and promote a network of over 2,000 miles of public trails in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan region.
The Trail Conference organizes volunteer service projects that keep these trails open, safe, and enjoyable for the public. We publish maps and books that guide public use of these trails.
The Trail Conference is a nonprofit organization with a membership of 10,000 individuals and 100 clubs that have a combined membership of over 100,000 active, outdoor-loving people.
G'head! Get out of town and hit a trail -- even the Appalachian Trail -- where you can escape smog, sirens and car horns for a little while.
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Published May 5, 2015. The Appalachian Trail Hall of Fame will honor four new members at a banquet to be held June 5, 2015, at the Allenberry Resort in Boiling Springs, PA.
The best trail mix is healthy, tasty and beneficial. So is this Appalachian Trail advice that will inspire you and empower you to thrive the Trail.
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Published May 29, 2014.
Published Sep 4, 2014. Opposition is growing against the casino that investors want to build in New York's Sterling Forest State Park, site of the Appalachian Trail.
Every other year, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy holds a convention for AT enthusiasts. The 2015 ATC Biennial Conference will be held July 17th-24th.
Appalachian Trail events take place from early March until September from Georgia to Maine. It's the best way to see the Trail without getting blisters.
We hope to see you at one of the 2014 Appalachian Trail events that take place all along the AT -- from Maine to Georgia.