Get Involved

So many ways to be involved!

  • Hike or paddle with us.
  • Become an outing leader: Contact Outings Chair Ginny Fauci, gefauci@gmail.com
  • Do community service outdoors by helping with trail maintenance–footpaths or water trails!

Community Service

Our members help maintain hiking trails and water trails for public use and enjoyment in the Mid Hudson region. We welcome your participation. Contact the leaders listed here or check our outings schedule for planned service trips.

Hiking Trails that we maintain include:

  • A section of the Appalachian Trail in Dutchess County
  • The Mine Hole Trail at Minnewaska State Park Preserve
  • The trail network at Stony Kill Farm Preserve in Beacon

Contact Our Hiking Trails Chair for More Info: Tom Amisson, tamisson@aol.com


Water Trails that we maintain include:

  • Black Creek Water Trail in the Town of Lloyd
  • Lower Wappinger Creek Water Trail in the Village of Wappingers Falls

Click here to learn more about our maintenance of these water trails.

We are building a new water trail! Fishkill Creek Water Trail in Beacon: Click here to learn more.

Contact Our Paddle/Water Trails Chair for More Info: Russ Faller, 845-297-5126 (before 9 PM) or russoutdoors@yahoo.com

Click here to learn about becoming a member.

Click here to find contacts for our various activities.

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July 13, 14, 15: Local Appalachian Trail Volunteer Weekend, BBQ, Campout

Join our local trail colleagues, The Ralph Peak Hikers Cabin Volunteer Club,  for its 20th annual AT Work Weekend and BBQ/Campout, July 13-15. Come for part or all of the weekend. The club maintains the Appalachian Trail and RPH cabin in the Hopewell Junction area.

Proposed projects this year are: paint and repair Seth Lyon Memorial Bridge; install new check dams; rebuild wooden walkway; replace rotted water bars; prune back invasive foliage along trail right of way;  build steps. There is work for all levels of experience and skills.

Contacts:

  • Tim Messerich, Trail Work Leader, bascomgrillmaster@yahoo.com or 845.401.8817
  • Jim Gahn, President, earmaster@juno.com or 914.213.7250

The club works on the AT in the vicinity of RPH Cabin every Saturday, weather permitting, and invites new participants.

 

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