New Signage Improving Navigation from Tuxedo Station to Harriman

January 10, 2020
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference


New Signage Improving Navigation from Tuxedo Station to Harriman
Trail Conference Volunteer installing new signs in Tuxedo, N.Y.


The first trail ever built in Harriman, the Ramapo-Dunderberg (R-D), will get a major facelift starting in 2020, just in time for its—and the Trail Conference’s—100th birthday. Regarded as one of Harriman-Bear Mountain’s most scenic trails, the 23-mile R-D was built in 1920 to connect the village of Tuxedo Park, N.Y. to the Hudson River.

In preparation for the upcoming Harriman Connections project, which will repair and rebuild the R-D and other trails in 2020-2021, volunteers and staff have been working to install new, improved signage. The attractive new signs are significantly improving navigation of the first section of trail, which passes through a residential neighborhood on its way to the forest.

Created by volunteer Glenn Gross, the new signs will complement a Trail Conference public education effort to help prevent hikers from getting lost, inadvertently wandering onto private property, or parking in areas where it is not permitted.

Stay tuned for more information about both projects and how they are transforming the user experience on some of the region’s most iconic trails.