Favorites on Friday: New York – New Jersey Trail Conference

In April of 2012, The Conservation Alliance awarded the New York – Jersey Trail Conference $35,000 toward their efforts to purchase and transfer land to the State of New York State resulting, in the elimination of the remaining unprotected gaps in the Southern Gunks Greenway.

In just six months, we have already seen great results from this organization.  Two of the long-distance trail projects they are working on, the Shawangunk Ridge Trail and the Long Path have received additional protections.

In June, the Mine Hole Trail and Long Path Reroute opened, creating a 3.5-mile trail linking the Berrypicker Trail to Berme Road and providing most of the long-sought green link to connect the Shawangunks to the Catskills.  To learn more, click here.

In July, the purchase and preservation of the 435-acre Ridgeview property, along the Shawangunk Ridge Trail, was complete.  The Ridgeview property is a key parcel in a project to preserve a green corridor along the entire Shawangunk Mountains.  To learn more, click here.