New York State Assembly Resolution on Hudson Trail

May 20, 2014

Assemblyman David Buchwald submitted a resolution to the New York State Assembly, Resolution 945, recognizing the work done to complete the South Trek of the Hudson Trail by the Friends of the Hudson Trail.

Resolution honoring Hudson Trail

NYS Assembly: March 18, 2014

 

Fahnestock Spring

April 19, 2013

Two great ladies: give them a mess of markers and a hammer, the results …

Jane the nailer:

and Liz a tacks

December 2012 on the Hudson Trail

January 5, 2013

Jane, Fred and Bob went out in the snow and ice to put up markers on the Hudson Trail in the Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park, near Hubbard Lodge…then repaired to a warm pub in Cold Spring.  Join us next time!

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Fahnestock State Park signage

December 16, 2012

Fahnestock State Park signage

Sign indicating Hudson Trail overlap on trails in Fahnestock State Park

Visit to the Croton Dam

July 26, 2012

Eli hits the trail.

Hudson Trail: Working on signage for Clarence Fahnestock State Park

February 23, 2012

We are working on signage for entering and exiting the Clarence Fahnestock State Park and the Hudson Highlands State Park, where the Hudson trail overlays existing trails. We also are working on a possible new trail in and next to the Hudson Highlands State Park. Please join us for indoor (designing signs, blogging, Google Earth work) and outdoor work!
Here is a tentative draft of a sample sign. Please comment.

Sign for Hudson Trail on entering Fahnestock State Park

Hudson Trail in Clarence Fahnestock State Park

CommuniTyler Event

December 10, 2011

On December 3rd, as the NYC CommuniTyler
(http://communityler.org/index.html)
kickoff event, a group of 2 dozen New Yorkers, led by Kacey Ronaldson, worked with Friends of the Hudson Trail to do maintenance on a portion of the Old Croton Aqueduct used by the Hudson Trail.

communiTYler on the Hudson Trail

CommuniTYler helping out Hudson Trail / Old Croton Aqueduct


Branches were moved and garbage was carted out and a good time was had by all.

NY NJ Trail Conference Hikes

October 7, 2011

The New York New Jersey Trail conference is having the annual meeting and pancake breakfast on October 15. Go to http://www.nynjtc.org/content/pancakes11
to register. All proceeds to the “Good bye Irene Trail Restoration fund”. Bob Jessen will be leading a hike on the Hudson Trail at Blue Mountain.

Game Changer: The Hudson Trail is Back

June 28, 2011

As you may know, the Hudson Trail is a project to build a long hiking trail from the High Bridge in NYC to Mt. Marcy in the Adirondacks. The strategy is to link together existing trails using public roads and right-of-ways. The trail is made up of 4 parts, we call treks: South Trek, Stissing Trek, the Bend Trek and North Trek (see the page About the Hudson Trail). Development was proceeding nicely. Officials, hikers and casual walkers told us that they appreciated our markers. However, something went wrong about two years ago. Our markers were torn down on and around the Old Croton Aqueduct, markers that people had told us were very helpful in making the connections on streets. NY State officials stopped communicating with us. We do not know the problem, but it may have been that we suffered from not being a formal group focused on a local project. We believed and still believe that our strategy of getting a whole trail marked and then working with local groups to improve it is a good one. We also did not want to compete for donations with existing groups, groups that we each belong to as individuals.

But something happened. Fourteen members of the New York State Assembly, led by Assemblyman Bob Castelli, 89th Assembly District, the district for Mt. Kisco where Bob Jessen resides, have written a letter to Commissioner Rose Harvey, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, requesting action to rectify the situation and allow the Friends of the Hudson Trail to proceed.

Please contact us if you want to work on this project. The weather is beautiful. Let’s to out and build a trail.

letter, page 1
letter, page 1
letter, page 1

Off the roads and into the woods?!

October 23, 2009

We have had encouraging meetings with the NYC DEP concerning routing the trail off Rte. 129 into the woods just north of the New Croton Dam. This would be approximately .7 miles.  There is still work to go: a formal proposal to make, but we are encouraged.

the proposed off road adjustment

the proposed off road adjustment


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