Produce 27 waterproof tear-resistance maps
One day trip to visit State Legislature
Train and support for volunteers for three days
We're out there when trails need us. Your gift now supports the work.
Trails and the land they traverse require care, responsible use and vigorous support by the people who enjoy them. The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference leads this effort in our region.
Announcing the new Long-Distance Trails Memorial Fund
The Long-Distance Trails Memorial Fund was formed by the Trail Conference and our generous supporter and longtime volunteer Malcolm Spector to honor the memory of Jakob Franke, whose contributions to the Long Path and Shawangunk Ridge Trail were immeasurable.
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- Free Quarterly Newsletter
- Discounts on gear at Participating Retailers
- Free Workshops and Seminars
- Access to Trail Library with over 1000 books
Make a Difference
COUNTERACTING THE LOSS OF RESOURCES
Huge gaps in park funding exist for backcountry amenities such as trails and bridges. The Trail Conference plays a greater role than ever in filling those gaps through our volunteers, volunteer training and support, and outright capital expenditure. With support from caring people like you, we keep a growing network of over 2,100 miles of trails safe, open, and free for you to enjoy.
THE KEY INGREDIENTS OF "TRAIL MAGIC"
Volunteers have powered the Trail Conference for almost 100 years. The key ingredients of this "trail magic" are hard-working volunteers, state-of-the-art training and support from the Trail Conference, and financial support from people like you. As long as all three ingredients are present, our time-tested model keeps trail magic alive—efficiently, effectively, and sustainably.
THE IMPORTANCE OF "YOU"
It's up to outdoors-loving people who value the importance of connecting with nature to make sure our trails survive and thrive in the years ahead. Help us keep trails alive and growing by joining or donating to the Trail Conference. Your gift leverages the power of more than 1,800 volunteers and over 100,000 hours of donated labor, year after year. Let's make trails happen together!