Hike The Appalachian Trail Relo On Oct 18th!

  The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference is proud to announce the Appalachian Trail (AT) relocation on West Mountain in Harriman State Park. The project, which began last fall, is nearing completion by the organization’s all-volunteer Long Distance Trails Crew (LDTC), which builds and sustains long-distance trails like the AT throughout the Hudson Valley. A multitude of hikers pass through this portion of the Appalachian Trail each year. The former route was a severely eroded, straight up-and-down section of the AT, making for hazardous footing. The LDTC has built a more sustainable, side-hilled route ascending the mountain more diagonally. Durable features, such as rock cribbing and steps, have been built into the trail, adding to the beauty of the hike and ensuring this portion of the trail will last for decades. The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference will celebrate the AT relocation with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on October 18. Join Trail Conference volunteers and hikers promptly at 1:30 p.m. at the southern parking lot at the Anthony Wayne Recreation Area in Harriman State Park for a 2.5 mile hike to the site. A longer, loop hike back to the parking will be available for interested parties after the ceremony. For more information on this event, please call Sona Mason at 845-664-0417 or send an email to [email protected].