©Phil Cantor 2015
The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference officially moved into their newly renovated 1891 stone schoolhouse in Mahwah, NJ. The Darlington Schoolhouse is an amazing “adaptive re-use” project that stabilized and saved one of the most beautiful and historic public buildings in Bergen County. This historic building was renovated and revamped so the Conference could have a new and improved place to call home.
As a longtime member of the Trail Conference, I wanted to help out so I organized and photographed the official ribbon cutting ceremony with senior staff members, board members, elected officials and public land advocates.
The NYNJTC is a volunteer-based organization, founded in 1920, and responsible for creating, protecting, and promoting a network of over 2,000 miles of public trails in the New York-New Jersey region. With the help of over 100,000 active, outdoor-loving members, this non-profit does wonders for these glorious trails and parks, and publishes amazing maps and guidebooks to help you discover them for yourselves.
Membership in the Trail Conference supports the work of the organization, gives you opportunities to take part in volunteer projects and training workshops, and entitles you to discounts at many local outdoor stores.
As the Conference says, “Don’t take your access to nature for granted. Join the Trail Conference today.”
P.S. For a firsthand look at the NYNJTC in action, check out my Studio Manager Krysti’s video on one of the most popular hikes on the East Coast, Breakneck Ridge!