Show Your Love of Trails on National Trails Day

May 01, 2019
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New York-New Jersey Trail Conference

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Show Your Love of Trails on National Trails Day

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Join us for the trail party of the year at Trail Conference Headquarters!

Every day is trails day for the Trail Conference. But on National Trails Day, we add a little extra celebration to our stewardship. Join us Saturday, June 1, as we give back to the trails that offer us so much enjoyment! 

National Trails Day, created by the American Hiking Society, is a nationally recognized trail awareness program that occurs annually on the first Saturday of June and inspires the public to discover, learn about, and celebrate trails while participating in outdoor activities, clinics, and trail stewardship projects.  

Head to Mahwah, N.J., for our annual open house at Trail Conference Headquarters, co-hosted by Popular Mechanics. The event includes:

Stewardship Opportunities

From trail building to invasive species removal to litter clean-up, we’ll be making a difference in Ramapo Valley County Reservation, located right next door to our historic home.

Guided Hikes

Explore the popular network of trails in Ramapo Reservation on a guided hike. We’re offering several options for all interests, including: an interpretive hike with a town historian; a yoga hike; a traverse of the recently completed Vista Loop Trail; an orienteering hike sponsored by Suunto Compasses; and a family-focused nature hike.

Between activities, grab a bite to eat from a tasty food truck, participate in our outdoor gear raffle, take advantage of our annual sale on maps and books, and explore popular outdoor retailers showing their trail love with demos and awesome swag. Popular Mechanics, Merrell, Campmor, Salomon, Wild Birds Unlimited, Northeast Mountain Guiding, L.L. Bean, BushSmarts and more will all be on hand to talk trails, gear, and all things outdoors.

Thanks to ExtremeTerrain’s Clean Trail Grant Program for supporting the Trail Conference with a $250 donation. We’ll use the grant to provide food and refreshments for participants at our National Trails Day event at our headquarters.

Visit nynjtc.org/events more info on our National Trails Day Open House. We hope you’ll come explore with us on June 1!

More Trails to Love with JORBA, REI

Also in celebration of National Trails Day, we’ll be co-hosting a stewardship event with REI and our mountain biking friends at JORBA. We’ll be working on improving the multiuse Crossover Trail in Ringwood State Park in Ringwood, N.J. Everyone is invited to come out and give back! Learn how great trails are made and hang out with other trail lovers. Find more info at nynjtc.org/events.

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