Conservancy & Advocacy

Trail Maintenance

As a Chapter, we are no longer maintaining trails as a group, but we always encourage individuals to get involved with trail work. ADK Headquarters and the NY/NJ Trail Conference has many trail crews always in need of volunteers. If you are interested, check out the information below.

ADK Supervised Trail Program and Schedule

Since 1986 thousands of volunteers have worked with trained ADK trail crew leaders to complete trail maintenance and reconstruction projects all over the Adirondacks and Catskills. Volunteers are provided with the unique opportunity to “give something back” to the trails that they use. A fun and rewarding experience are guaranteed. If interested, check out the program.

NY/NJ Trail Conference

Have you ever wondered how all those magnificent rock steps, bridges, boardwalks, and bog bridges emerged to make your hike more enjoyable? These “luxuries” are the product of thousands of hours of work by the NY/NJ Trail Conference trail crews. Crews design, construct and rehabilitate the hiking trails in the region. With plenty of on-the-job training, newcomers feel right at home on these crews. Crews work as far north as the Catskill Forest Preserve and as far south as the Delaware Water Gap. 

Volunteers representing this organization must be a current member of the Trail Conference or a current member of a Trail Conference organization.

So get involved and check out the opportunities below.