2016 Earth Day Events

New York-New Jersey Trail Conference

Celebrate Earth Day 2016 at these local events.

Scout Day at Ramsey Outdoor Succasunna

Saturday, April 16
10 a.m. to noon

Come join us for Scout Day at Ramsey Outdoor!

We will have a rep from Osprey and Ramsey Outdoor employees fitting your new and used packs. Seminars include How To Pack and Leave No Trace.

There will be a raffle for packs from Osprey and The North Face, great deals, and much more!

Cache In Trash Out (CITO) Event at High Mountain Preserve

Saturday, April 16
10 a.m. to noon (or later)

Join us to welcome spring and help carry out what others have left behind at the 10th CITO event on  High Mountain. A group of local geocachers will be meeting at the Red Trailhead parking lot off of University Drive, which runs through William Paterson University.  Additional parking is available under the solar Panels in Lot 6.

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Wednesday, April 20
7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival comes to the Lafayette Theater in Suffern in celebration of Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22, 2016. The festival features award-winning short films and mini documentaries that explore spectacular natural landscapes, feature wildlife conservation efforts and protection of land and water resources, encourage outdoor adventure, and tell stories of people who are making a difference. The event is hosted by ROSA (www.rosa4rockland.org), and supported by sponsors and conservation partner organizations. The festival runs from 7:30pm-10pm at the Lafayette Theater. Visit www.suffernfilmfest.com for information and to purchase tickets. Local restaurants are providing special pre-order ‘Dine in the Theater’ take out.

Trail Conference members get a 25% discount on tickets! Contact Brendan Cunningham, 201.512.9348 x828, to get your promo code.

Trail for People Interpretive Exhibit Grand Opening

Friday, April 22

Join the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference at noon on Earth Day for the grand opening of the Trails for People exhibit on the Appalachian Trail at Bear Mountain State Park. Thirty-two educational signs and hands-on displays will inform novice and expert trail users alike about the Appalachian Trail's origins at Bear Mountain, how trails are built, and how volunteers are the lifeblood of our trail systems. It is the first known interactive, on-trail exhibit in the United States dedicated to the art and science of trail building.

Photour Adventures Earth Day Photo Contest and Celebration

Friday, April 22
7 to 9 p.m.

Photour Adventures is celebrating Earth Day at the Elements Gallery in Suffern, N.Y., on Friday, April 22, and we want you to join us! We will showcasing entries in our Capture the Beauty of Earth photo contest, and raffling off prizes from local businesses to fundraise for the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference. The event will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. at 14 Lafayette Ave. in Suffern. Light refreshments and wine, compliments of Torne Valley Vineyards, will be served.

Help Restore the Verkeerderkill Falls Trail at Sam's Point/Minnewaska State Park


Saturday, April 23
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Trail Conference is partnering with Sam’s Point Park staff to restore the Verkeerderkill Falls Trail and make it more walkable. Two of the Trail Conference's all-volunteer crews--the Long Distance Trail Crew and the Hudson Nor’Westers--have offered to train anyone who would like to give back to the park. Park staff is providing protective gear, tools and snacks. Volunteers of all sizes and abilities are welcome. Be sure to let us know ahead of time when to expect you, so that we can plan accordingly. Find full details and contact info here.