Making Great Trail Experiences Possible

December 27, 2021
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference


Making Great Trail Experiences Possible
Harriman Lake Reflection. Photo by Diana Richards.


We send a hearty thanks to all who participated in our fundraising events this year.

Our ability to remain steadfast in our mission not only this year but for the last 100 years, is thanks to supporters like you.

Trail-A-Thon 2021

Trail lovers everywhere enthusiastically took on the Trail-AThon 2021 challenge to walk, hike, run, or ride 101 miles to help celebrate the close of the Trail Conference’s Centennial and our 101st birthday on Oct. 19. Over 100 Trail-A-Thon’ers from five states, ages 5 to 84, geared up to venture more than 8,000 miles. They came together in the spirit of what our organization was founded on: ensuring great outdoor experiences are possible today, tomorrow, and for generations to come.

While ticking off those miles, our community helped raise nearly $29,000 to support our mission. When we work together as a Trail Family, anything is possible. Thank you!


We asked our supporters to be part of the global giving movement known as Giving Tuesday—and the response was incredible! We challenged our friends, partners, and the greater community to show their support during our TrailsGiving Week, Nov. 23 through 30. With your help, more than $20,000 was raised. With the match from our generous Board of Directors, over $30,000 raised during TrailsGiving will go toward supporting our volunteers caring for your favorite trails and protecting the land you love. Thank you for your generosity!

December Challenge: Your Gift Is Tripled

In the spirit of the season, our Board is extending this matching period (up to $115,000) through the end of 2021 to create our December Challenge. Through Dec. 31, 2021, your gift is doubled, meaning $50 automatically turns into $100. Donate today.

We expect the increased usage of trails to continue in 2022. That means trails and natural areas will need the care and attention of even more Trail Conference volunteers and service members to remain safe and enjoyable. Because you value the physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing found in nature, we are asking for your help by donating today. You will be contributing to the resiliency that ensures opportunities to connect with nature are available to everyone, both now and in the future. Your generosity makes a tremendous difference!