Centennial Gala

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We invite you to join us at our Centennial Gala on Saturday, October 16, at the Bear Mountain Inn to celebrate our legacy of service—100 years of empowering people to connect with nature and protect the land they love.  

One hundred years ago, the Trail Conference was founded by outdoor-lovers who believed the weariness of fast-paced, modern life could be cured by a walk in the woods. Today, the demand for outdoor recreation is at an all-time high as people turn to nature to relax and recharge after an extremely challenging year.

Since 1920, the Trail Conference has been literal and figurative trailblazers in the conservation movement. Every time our volunteers step on a trail, they are embodying the values of an organization that strives to provide safe, enjoyable opportunities outdoors and inspire a deeper appreciation for the care that natural areas require. 

We hope you will join us in celebrating 100 years at our Centennial Gala on Saturday, October 16, at 6 p.m. at the Bear Mountain Inn. To mark this milestone, we will be honoring Dr. Lucy Rockefeller Waletzky—philanthropist, environmentalist, and longtime Trail Conference champion.

Our program will include live entertainment, cocktail hour, three-course meal, open bar and cider tastings.

Updated information on COVID prevention at Trail Conference's gala:

The health and wellbeing of our supporters and staff is always our highest priority, and we are taking safety at our event seriously. Due to the new variant of the COVID-19 virus, we have implemented the following measures to do our best in safeguarding attendees.

Attendance: The Trail Conference respectfully requires that all Gala guests be fully vaccinated and produce proof of vaccination. Alternatively, guests may provide proof of a negative COVID test (an antigen test taken the day of the event or a PCR test taken within 72 hours of the day of the event).
Guests are encouraged to wear a mask indoors during the event while not eating or drinking.
Capacity: Bear Mountain Inn's ventilation system uses M 8 Series filters which have passed the NY State Health Inspection for the Corona Virus Filtering systems inspection. The Trail Conference has reduced the number of tickets available for our Centennial Gala, with seating capped at 75% capacity. 
Virtual Experience: The virtual experience includes a video of the event and a gift box to enjoy at your leisure.

We are moved by nature; we are united by trails. We hope to see you there!


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October 16th, 2021 from  6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Bear Mountain State Park - Bear Mountain Inn
3020 Seven Lakes Drive
Tompkins Cove, NY
United States
Event Fee(s)
Virtual Experience $175.00
Celebrate with a Birthday Gift $1.00
Additional event information
Coordinator Jennifer Zack
For more information, contact... [email protected]