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Taconic Trail Crew
June through October
About the Crew
The Taconic Trail Crew constructs new trails and rehabilitates eroded and damaged trails. This year, a major part of our work will involve stone stair construction on the Undercliff Trail in Hudson Highlands State Park.
If you enjoy working outdoors and want to learn more about how sustainable trails are built, the Taconic Crew wants to meet you. The team will be hard at work five days a week, so there are plenty of opportunities for you to get out there and have some fun on the trail with us!
Work trips are led by Trail Conference's on-staff field manager and Conservation Corps members. The projects involves a variety of tasks, such as:
- Quarrying stone
- Creating crushed stone (with mash and sledge hammers)
- Building crib walls
- Setting rock steps
- Reestablishing vegetation
Where We Work
Volunteer in the beautiful Hudson Highlands with the Taconic Crew to build and repair trails in the area around the popular Breakneck Ridge. Close proximity to the towns of Cold Spring and Beacon allow for opportunities to make this a multi-activity adventure!
Coming from NYC and don't have a car? No problem! Take Metro North to the Breakneck Ridge Station!
No experience is necessary.
We provide on-site training for each worktrip.
Check out our Trail U Workshop schedule for specialized courses being offered near you!
See what the other Trail Conference Conservation Corps crews are working on and learn more about how you can get involved!
Register to Join Us!
You can join our Conservation Corps Crews every Thursday-Monday from 8:30-5:00, through mid-October. Feel free to come out for the whole day or just a few hours – every bit helps make a huge difference. Please register online so the crew will have safety gear and equipment for you; events go live for registration about a week in advance.