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Discovering the Long Path, New York's Greatest Trail

A project in New York, NY by Kenneth Posner

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An interpretive exhibit featuring photography by Steve Aaron that tells the story of the 355-mile Long Path, New York's Greatest Trail
Backers: 69
Average Pledge Per Backer: $58

Funded: $4,026 of $3,000
Dates: Jul 5th -> Jul 31st (27 days)
Project By: Kenneth Posner
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Latest News

Photographer Update - July 31

July 31st - via:
George Washington Bridge - NY & Bergen Counties   Palisades Cliffs - Rockland County Today's post shows an image from each county along the Long Path to demonstrate the scale and diversity of New York's Greatest Trail. Thank you to everyone for... (Read More)

Photographer's Update - July 30

July 30th - via:
Sunrise on the Hudson, Rockland Lake State Park   Today's post displays some alternate views along the Long Path. Thank you for your interest and support!!  Sunrise on the Long Path   Hudson Valley From Schunemunk   Bashakill Pano   Diana's... (Read More)

Photographer's Update - July 29

July 29th - via:
Long Path in Partridge Run Wildlife Management Area Today's post takes us through the northern reaches of the Long Path. At Partridge Run Wildlife Management Area, the trail winds through the forest on lands preserved for wildlife management and... (Read More)

Photographer's Update - July 28

July 28th - via:
View From Vroman's Nose  Vroman's Nose stands prominently 600' above the Schoharie Valley. It's a short steep hike to fantastic views of the valley, looking south all the way to the Blackhead Range in Greene County. The flat, glacially polished top... (Read More)

Photographer's Update - July 27

July 27th - via:
Mine Kill Falls As the Long Path heads north out of the Catskills through Schoharie County, it passes through Mine Kill Falls State Park. Mine Kill Falls is a classic example of a glacial-origin hanging valley falls. These are created by different... (Read More)

Photographer's Update - July 26

July 26th - via:
Long Path Heading to Artist's Rock The Long Path ventures along the escarpment at North Lake South Lake. This area has much historical significance as the location of well known Hudson River School paintings as well as the site of the Catskill... (Read More)

We're funded!

July 25th - via:
We are delighted to report that thanks to your backing, the campaign is successfully funded, in fact, at 110% of goal.  This means the photo exhibit will open on schedule, and we will shortly get to work on your incentives. The frosting on the cake... (Read More)

Photographer's Update - July 25

July 25th - via:
Long Path on Twin Mountain  In mid-June, Ken and I hiked Twin and Indian Head Mountains enjoying a great day-hike via the Jimmy Dolan Notch trail. At the start of this project Ken told me that Twin's outstanding south facing views would provide a... (Read More)

Photographer's Update July 24

July 24th - via:
Wittenberg Mountain From Cornell Our hike continued from Slide to the summits on Cornell & Wittenberg. The hike had many highlights including the high elevation views and the distinctive rock formations on the slopes and in the cols between the... (Read More)

Photographer's Update July 23

July 23rd - via:
Slide Mountain Taken From The Long Path On Cornell Mtn. Slide Mountain is the highest point in the Catskills and the highest point on the Long Path. At 4180 ft., Slide is higher than the highest point in surrounding states such as PA, MA, CT &... (Read More)

Photographer's Update July 22

July 22nd - via:
Buttermilk Falls, Peekamoose Area Today's update features several well known scenic locations just off the Long Path in the Sundown area. Just before starting the climb up Peekamoose Mountain, the Long Path crosses the Rondout Creek. This area is... (Read More)

Short article in Albany Times Union

July 21st - via: (Read More)

Photographer's Update July 21

July 21st - via:
Trail Maintainers Deb & Richard Atop Twin Mountain   Our first goal with this Kickstarter project is to fund production of the Long Path photo exhibit to promote the Long Path, New York’s Greatest Trail. Our stretch goal is to raise funds to... (Read More)

Photographer's Update July 20

July 20th - via:
Descending the Shawangunks to the Rondout Valley and then into the Catskills gives the hiker the opportunity to truly experience transition between two different geographic zones. The Shawangunks are roughly 50 million years older than the Catskills.... (Read More)

Photographer's Update July 19

July 19th - via:
Sam's Point, 2,255 Feet Above Sea Level The Sam's Point Preserve area has been attracting visitors for many years. It's been a go-to location for me for much of my life. The area is known for the cliffs of Sam's Point, the dwarf pines, the ice... (Read More)

Photographer's Update July 18

July 18th - via:
The Shawangunk Ridge South of Ellenville This is where the seeds of my love for hiking and the outdoors began. This section of the Long Path passes right through my hometown area as it follows the Shawangunk ridge top from Sullivan County into... (Read More)

Photographer's Update July 16

July 16th - via:
Basha Kill Sunset   Basha Kill Sunset  The Basha Kill lies in the valley between the Shawangunks and the Catskills. The area is well known for its numerous species of birds and is a birders' paradise. This is also one of the few locations along... (Read More)

Photographer's Update July 15

July 15th - via:
Conglomerate Erratic Atop Schunemunk Mountain Aside from the incredible views of the Hudson Valley, Schunemunk Mountain also offers amazing sights right at your feet. The purple hued conglomerate is unique to Schunemunk and really an incredible... (Read More)

Photographer's Update July 13

July 13th - via:
Hiking Group Ascending High Knob on Schunemunk Mountain     Rock scramble up High Knob  My ascent of Schunemunk Mountain took me through the woods, up a gradual incline and eventually up a steep rock scramble that leads to High Knob. As I... (Read More)

Photographer's Update July 12

July 12th - via:
Long Path Trail Head at Schunemunk Mountain Welcome to Schunemunk Mountain. Having never hiked Schunemunk before, my spring photo shoot was a great opportunity to discover this portion of the Long Path. The area was highly recommended by Ken and... (Read More)

Photographer's Update July 11

July 11th - via:
Summer Morning on Lake Skannatati, Harriman State Park The Long Path passes along the shore of Lake Skannatati in Harriman State Park. With a parking lot right at the trail head, this is a very convenient spot for a day visit. Combining the Long... (Read More)

Photographer's Update July 10

July 10th - via:
Sea Level on the Long Path at Piermont The Long Path runs through Tallman Mountain State Park on the Palisades and then descends to sea level at Sparkill Creek and the Piermont Marsh. This is the only point on the Long Path that runs at sea level... (Read More)

Photographer's Update July 8

July 8th - via:
Sunrise at the George Washington Bridge It seems appropriate to start Discovering the Long Path with a sunrise shot at the George Washington Bridge. It was a blustery morning, and the March wind was gusting very strong around the Palisades at Ft.... (Read More)

The Long Path gets a lot of love and care

July 8th - via:
The Long Path gets a lot of love and attention from volunteers.  Here you see pictures of a new roof going onto the Rossman lean-to, thanks to the Long Path North Hiking Club.  There are six lean-to's along the Long Path, which are a big help to... (Read More)

It's Official

July 6th - via:
If you don't know the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, it's the organization whose volunteers maintain the Long Path, as well as some 2,000 other miles of trails across New York and New Jersey. Here's the official press release announcing our... (Read More)

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