Trails For People Grand Opening

Friday, April 22, 2016 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

before and after

Come celebrate the grand opening of the Trails for People Interpretive Exhibit on the Appalachian Trail at Bear Mountain State Park on Earth Day!

The Trails for People Interpretive Exhibit serves as a one-of-a kind gateway to the backcountry to the millions of annual visitors to Bear Mountain State Park, acting as an invitation to travel on the trails neighboring the Park’s popular picnic areas.  Its 32 educational signs and hands-on trail structures will inform novice and expert trail users alike about the history of the Park, how trails are built, and how volunteers are the lifeblood of our trail systems. Over 7,000 volunteer hours went into building the exhibit surrounding the historic Spider Hill House, just south of Hessian Lake; the construction of this section of the Appalachian Trail, known as the Demonstration Trail; and the development of the signage content.

Join the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, National Park Service, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Palisades Interstate Park Commission, and Trail Conference staff and volunteers in celebrating the partnerships that made this project possible. The grand opening ceremony and tours will take place on Friday, April 22.  

New York-New Jersey Trail Conference
Bear Mountain State Park