Come to Minnewaska State Park Preserve to meet new friends, help improve trail conditions and learn about basic trail maintenance from experienced trail keepers. Join members of the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, a region wide volunteer organization devoted to maintaining and improving public trails, and Park Preserve staff to improve one of the many scenic footpaths that meanders through Minnewaska. Volunteers will use hand tools to clip back overgrown shrubs and tree roots, clear woodland debris, and improve the trail route.
This program is recommended for adults and teenagers, who must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Students in public school looking to accrue necessary community service hours for completion of their requirements may be particularly interested in volunteering for this program.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own work gloves and tools including loppers, bow saws and clipping shears. The parking fee will be waived for participants volunteering for this program. Please wear appropriate clothing, sturdy hiking shoes, and bring plenty of snacks, water and lunch.
For more information and to register for programs, please call the Park Office at 845-255-0752. Pre- registration is required.