Posts Tagged ‘hiking’

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



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!







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.


August 16, 2009

Even though we toiled this unusual summer sporting umbrellas and cold weather gear, we have checked many of our original painted blazes. They are in great shape, due in no small part to the paint, disabled-parking blue.

We also did the indoor work using Google Earth to divide the trail into 36 sections, each estimated at a day’s walk, roughly 10 miles.  Please look at the updated About the Hudson Trail page at the upper right of the screen. Please comment.

Spring Work

March 3, 2009

The return of the grackles to Mt. Kisco has prompted us to start plans for the Spring and Summer. As you may already know, we are replacing painted blazes in the NY State portions of the South Trek with our spanking new markers.

The South Trek is composed of 7 sections, each a day’s march. The status of each section is:

  1. Urban (High Bridge to Lamarine Ave, Yonkers): the 4+ miles from High Bridge to the Bronx-Westchester border is unmarked at present. The route is not difficult to follow except for the portion going through Van Cortlandt Park, which requires a map to negotiate. The northern portion from the Bronx border to Lamarine Avenue is marked, mostly in paint, and markers need to be tacked up.
  2. Suburban (Lamarine Ave to footbridge over Rt. 117 in Sleepy Hollow): this section is in the process of having the proto-blazes replaced by markers.
  3. Croton (Rt. 117 bridge to New Croton Dam): we are almost finished replacing the proto-blazes with markers. We have started the writing of the trail guide with this section.
  4. Blue Mountain (New Croton Dam to Route 6): Since this section is Westchester County property and roads, the marking is painted blazes and is complete.
  5. Gallows Hill (Route 6 to Bell Hollow Road): this section is marked completely in paint.
  6. Fahnestock (Bell Hollow Road to McKeels Corners–Routes 9 and 301): The Hudson Trail here is marked in paint up through Bell Hollow to Sunken Mine Road where it crosses the AT. We will replace the blazes along Sunken Mine Road with markers. The route in the state park is under negotiation.
  7. Highlands (McKeels Corners to the city of Beacon): the beginning of this section is marked to Nelsonville in paint. The portions in Highlands State Park are under negotiation.

We have only begun measuring the route using our measuring wheel. You know, folks, this is quite an adventure. If you want to join us in any of these activities (wheeling, putting up markers, painting, walking, or writing the trail guide), please let us know.

Ribbon cutting at the High Bridge

August 27, 2008

We haven’t taken the summer off: we have been pretty busy doing indoor (meetings, letter writing and calling) and outdoor (blazing and scouting) work. On August 26, 2008, Bob, Elizabeth and Jeanine were part of a lively crowd joining Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Parks Commissioner Adrean Benepe at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new High Bridge Access Trail in Manhattan.

The High Bridge was open for this event and we walked over the bridge to the Bronx side and walked back. It was a glorious day.

Just in case you need some help with the geography, the High Bridge spans the Harlem River from Manhattan on the west to [the] Bronx on east.

High Bridge and the Hudson Trail

High Bridge and the Hudson Trail

The parks on both sides are beautiful and well-maintained. When the High Bridge restoration is complete, scheduled for 2012, we will move the Trail Head to Manhattan.