Reflections: 100 Years of the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference

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A limited edition book celebrating 100 years of Trail Conference history.

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Reflections: 100 Years of the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference - 2021

In commemoration of the Trail Conference's 100th birthday in 2020, a century of our volunteer-powered conservation and stewardship legacy has been documented in this new limited edition book.  Reflections: 100 Years of the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference by volunteer author Ron Dupont is printed in full color and is a must-have book for those who want to learn the story behind the wealth of outdoor recreation opportunities in the greater New York metropolitan area.

Reflections includes the first four chapters of our 75th anniversary book, Vistas and Vision, which covered events that led to the Trail Conference's founding in 1920 up through 1995.  It adds four more chapters that recount the Trail Conference's last 25 years of growth and accomplishments.  The book is meant to be a comprehensive read on all things Trail Conference – from the organization's formation in New York City through the dawn of its second century headquartered at the historic Darlington Schoolhouse in Mahwah, New Jersey.  It documents the Trail Conference's impactful work both literally and figuratively blazing trails throughout the region.  Just as importantly, it tells stories of the people who made that possible.
Special thanks go to volunteer author Ron Dupont, whose research and writing make the book an engaging reminiscence through a century of service.  Thanks also go to volunteer project manager Jane Daniels, who worked with long-time book designer Nora Porter to ensure the book would be a beautiful tribute to all that the Trail Conference has done in the last 100 years.

So grab your copy of Reflections today to celebrate the Trail Conference's centennial!

Features include:

  • Full color printing throughout the book
  • Photos documenting the full history of the Trail Conference
  • Stories of the people who have led our century of passion for the trails
  • Chronology with year-by-year highlights over the past 100 years
  • Book size is 8.5"x11"


Chapters include:

  • Trailhead – The Stage is Set: 1900-1920
  • Pathfinders – Birth of the Trail Conference and the First Great Wave of Trailbuilding: 1920-1930
  • Trail Wars, Word War, and Holding the Line: 1931-1960
  • The 1200 Mile Miracle – The Second Great Wave of Trailbuilding: 1961-1995
  • Forever Wild: 75 Years of Environmental Activism
  • The Trail Conference at 75 – The New Century: 1995-2007
  • A New Era – Changes and Challenges: 2007-2015
  • Looking toward the Centennial: 2016-2020
  • Looking Back, Looking Forward: The Next 100 Years


Published by the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference.  104 pages, paperback.

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