Consistently ranked the most popular day-hike destination in North America, Breakneck Ridge has been identified as a 2018 Hot Spot by the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics.
Since 2013, when our Steward program got its start at Breakneck Ridge, the Trail Conference has played an integral role in educating the public about this destination in danger of being “loved to death.”
As part of this year’s Hot Spot Week at Breakneck Ridge, taking place Oct. 29 through Nov. 4, the Trail Conference and our partners at Leave No Trace, New York State Parks, REI, and the Hudson Highlands Land Trust will be hosting workshops, stewardship events, and more aimed at ensuring that outdoor-lovers do their part to respect and protect the rugged beauty of Breakneck Ridge. Everyone is invited to attend the following events:
Wednesday, Oct. 31
Halloween with Bigfoot
5 to 6:30 p.m.
Bank Square Coffee Roasters, Beacon, NY
Join the Trail Conference Stewards and the Leave No Trace team to learn more about how Leave No Trace practices can help protect all of our favorite outdoor places. Special appearance by Bigfoot, the Leave No Trace mascot.
Thursday, Nov. 1
Leave No Trace Talk at REI Soho with Christin Healy
6:15 to 8 p.m.
REI Soho, New York, NY
Wilderness photographer Christin Healey and Subaru's Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will discuss the connection between photography and the importance of a Leave No Trace ethic when venturing outdoors. Join us and learn vital techniques to prevent and minimize your impact. Please RSVP to reserve your spot.
Thursday, Nov. 1
Volunteer Recognition Party
8 to 10:30 p.m.
The Grayson, New York, NY
The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics and Coors Light are hosting a celebration of the outdoors at The Grayson in Manhattan. The events celebrates the work of Trail Conference volunteers who build, maintain, and protect the public's connection to nature. Acclaimed wilderness photographer, Christin Healey, will be a special guest speaker.
Sunday, Nov. 4
Trail Love Day at Breakneck Ridge
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Breakneck Ridge Trailhead
Come join the Trail Conference and Leave No Trace for a day of service to help mitigate some of the impacts at Breakneck Ridge. Help pick up litter, restore habitat, and maintain the trails you love. The Leave No Trace team will also be educating volunteers about how practicing Leave No Trace can help prevent impacts at Breakneck Ridge. Sign up now to make a difference!
Everyone is welcome; hope to see you there!