Cunneen-Hackett Art Center and NY-NJ Trail Conference Present “Discovering the Long Path”
“Having hiked many sections of the Long Path, I’ve always been fascinated by the geographic and scenic diversity of the terrain the trail encompasses,” said Aaron, a Trail Conference member. “I hope to be able to share the scenic beauty and diversity of the Long Path through this exhibit at the Cunneen-Hackett Art Center.”
Spanning from New York City to the John Boyd Thacher State Park west of Albany, the Long Path connects some of the Hudson Valley’s most beautiful natural areas, including the Hudson Palisades, Harriman State Park, Schunnemunk Mountain, the Shawangunk Mountains, the Catskills, and the Schoharie Valley. It was first conceived of in the 1930s as New York’s own long-distance trail, and it was championed by Trail Conference founder Raymond Torrey. Since then, it’s been routed, blazed, and built by the Trail Conference and its volunteers, 250 of whom are involved in maintaining the trail.
Trail Conference board member, Kenneth Posner added, “The Long Path is New York’s own version of the Appalachian Trail, and it supports a vibrant community of hikers, runners, and volunteers.”
The exhibit will run through [end date] and is scheduled to travel thereafter to the Cornwall Library, the Catskill Interpretive Center’s Erpf Gallery, and other locations in the Hudson Valley.For more information on the Long Path, visit nynjtc.org/region/long-path or the Facebook discussion group “Friends of the Long Path”