National Trails Day Open House 2018

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Share your love of trails at our National Trails Day Open House.

The Trail Conference invite nature lovers and adventure seekers to an Open House at our Headquarters on Saturday, June 2, in celebration of National Trails Day.

NTD is an event held across the country recognizing the power trails have in connecting people with nature. We’ll be hosting a litter pickup and invasive species removal at the Ramapo Valley County Reservation, as well as a variety of hikes for all interests and abilities. We’ll also be leading tours of our 127-year old headquarters, where you can check out an art exhibition from talented local students at Joyce Kilmer Elementary.

Our partner organizations, will also be sharing ideas on ways to engage with trails and nature year-round. We'll be holding a raffle for great prizes, and refreshments will be available for purchase. Registration is appreciated but not required. If you plan to partake, and don’t register, please come 20 minutes early. 

Vendors and Food Truck to explore starting at 8:30 a.m.

Guided Hikes
9:00 a.m. 

  • History Hike - Distance: 2.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate Time: 2 hours
  • Yoga Hike - Distance: 2 miles Difficulty: Moderate Time: 2 hours *you do not need to bring a mat
  • Vista Trail Loop Distance: 4.3 miles Difficulty: Moderate Time: 2.5 hours
  • Family Nature Hike Distance: 1 mile Difficulty: Easy Time: 1.5 hour

11 a.m. Volunteering Opportunities: *Volunteers will be provided snacks and a t-shirt!

  • Garlic Mustard Pull – Join our Invasives Strike Force Crew to help remove garlic mustard, an invasive plant, from the Trail Conference and Ramapo Reservation grounds. Appropriate for all ages!  Time: ~1 hour
  • Trail Love on the Vista Loop Trail - Join trail superheroes who are working hard to make your hikes awesome! We’d love for you to volunteer to see what trail building’s all about. Trail improvement location is 1/2 mile into Ramapo Reservation. 

Headquarters Tours: 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. 

  • Take a guided tour of our historic headquarters at Darlington Schoolhouse and the surrounding grounds. Learn about the history of the Trail Conference while on the tour.
Parking: Ramapo College of New Jersey's D3 Lot , 581 Ramapo Valley Road Mahwah NJ 07430 and at Ramapo County Valley Reservation , 608 Ramapo Valley Road Mahwah NJ 07430

Delicious Food Provided: 
Roots Cafe Food Truck

Purchase Raffle Tickets! Winners will be entered and contacted after drawing!

A chance to win great raffle prizes donated by: Value:
Suunto Ambit3 Sport, Sapphire - Old Souls $499
Suunto Core Crush, Coral - Old Souls $359
2-Month Family Membership to Lifestyles (includes Enrollment fee!) - The Valley Center For Health and Wellness $455
One Introductory Session + One Month Trial Membership Body & Brain Yoga/Tai Chi $200
Northeast Mountain Guiding  

Photo Walk in Harriman State Park. (90mins) Photour Adventures
Explore nature and capture the beauty around us. Beginners to amateurs, and iPhones users to DSLRs  Put on your boots, grab your camera and let's create!

One-Month Unlimited Classes to R.A.W Fitness (three chances to win!) $125

Mountain Smith Hiking Poles, High Sierra Daypack, Nite Ize 25 Lumen Headlamp, $50 Ramsey Outdoor gift card, 32 oz Wide Mouth Nalgene bottle Ramsey Outdoor (Two chances to win!)

Day Trip Adventure Package: Deuter ACT Trail Pack 22L, Petzl Tikkina 17 oz Thermos, Yeti 26 oz Bottle & Mammut Cap $200
Hiking Package: Ridge Runner Daypack, Hikelite Trekking Poles, and a Nalgene water bottle (Two chances to win!) L.L. Bean $200
Trail Conference 11 Trails Map Set, 2 of our popular books, Logoed Hat, Shirt and Water Bottle $200
Merrell Gift Card Merrell  $170
Wellness Basket: Pain Relief Exam, T-shirt, drawstring bag, massage ball, candle, blender bottle and yoga towel Kinetic PT $300
Grand Trunk Double Parachute Hammock and United by Blue Basin Convertible Messenger Bag Campmor $200
Campmor Wild Birds Unlimited
Northeast Mountain Guiding ESK
L.L. Bean Merrell
Photour Adventures Gear Forward
Body & Brain Yoga/Tai Chi Kids Craft Table
ADK Ramapo North Jersey Chapter Invasive Species Task Force

Help Us Outfit the Next Generation of Adventures - Gear Donations Wanted! 

Gear Forward is a non-profit organization aimed at securing outdoor gear from the outdoor community, retailers and manufacturers for the direct donation to youth in need. Their hope is to give youth access to the great outdoors in ways that may not have been possible without gear.  At this time, they would appreciate any monetary donations or gently used tents, sleeping bags, and/or backpacks. Gear Forward will be hosting a table at NTD and is accepting donations!

June 2nd, 2018 8:00 AM   through   1:30 PM
Trail Conference Headquarters
600 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ
United States
National Trails Day Event Registration
Guided Hikes:
9:00 am Family Nature Hike $ 0.00
9:00 am History Hike $ 0.00
9:00 am Vista Loop Hike $ 0.00
9:00 am Yoga Hike $ 0.00
Guided Tours:
10:00 am Darlington Schoolhouse Tour $ 0.00
12:00 pm Darlington Schoolhouse Tour $ 0.00
Stewardship Opportunities:
11:00 am Garlic Mustard Pull $ 0.00
11:00 pm Trail Love On The Vista Loop Trail $ 0.00
Additional event information
Coordinator Jennifer Zack
For more information, contact... Jennifer Zack 201.512.9348 x 824 [email protected]

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