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Opening of new Long Path trail section in the Catskills | National Trails Day Event
Posted May 7th, 2014 by Jeff Senterman
Saturday, June 7, 2014 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
Please join the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference and our partners as we celebrate the culmination of 3 years of hard work with the opening the newest section of the Long Path in the Catskills on National Trails Day. This new 9.5 mile trail section connects the Village of Phoenicia with the Burroughs Range Trail in the Slide Mountain Wilderness. Over a hundred volunteers have spent thousands of hours building this trail, which travels over three mountain peaks (Romer, Cross & Pleasant Mountains), past scenic vistas and features some amazing examples of trail building work!
- What: Long Path trail opening and ribbon cutting ceremony followed by guided hike
- Where: Lane Street Trailhead, Phoenicia, NY (26 Lane Street, Phoenicia, NY 12464 | 42.078670, -74.319349)
- When: Saturday, June 7th, 2014 at 11am
- RSVP: Please RSVP to [email protected] if you are planning on attending by Friday, June 6 to ensure an accurate headcount for the event.
We will be serving light refreshments and providing a selection of sandwiches and snacks before, during and after the ribbon cutting and trail opening.
Following the ribbon cutting and opening, there will be a guided hike along the new trail as it climbs Romer Mountain above the Village of Phoenicia (approximately 3 miles that are moderately strenuous) in order to view a portion of the new trail and work that was completed during this project.
Kindly inform us if you have any special needs or if you will take part in the guided hike. If you do opt to join the hike, please be sure to wear sturdy hiking boots, bring proper supplies, attire and a snack.
Please note that parking at the Lane Street Trailhead is limited and if it is required, we will set up a shuttle to bring attendees from the parking areas adjacent to the bridge over the Esopus River on Woodland Valley Road to the trail opening. Please RSVP so we can maintain a headcount and provide you with more information on parking.
We look forward to seeing you there as we celebrate a new section of the Long Path, increased public access to public lands of the Catskill Park and our partnership with the New York State Department of Environmental Protection.
For more information on the work that went into the construction of this new trail, please visit our page on Romer, Cross & Pleasant Long Path relocation.
The Trail Conference is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that has been at the forefront of public access conservation efforts for the past 92 years. Over 1,000 Trail Conference volunteers donate over 70,000 hours of work annually, building and maintaining 2,000 miles of trails, including 200 miles of trails and 30 lean-tos in the Catskills. Our work in the Catskills includes trail, bridge and lean-to maintenance, repair and reconstruction. In addition, our program supports full-time, regional staff who manage programs, aim to spur local economic development, and engage with local residents in the stewardship of Catskill Mountains Region's trails and open space. We work closely with volunteers, state and local agencies, and community groups to enhance and promote recreational trails, lean-tos and access to open space in the region.
Sponsor:New York-New Jersey Trail Conference