Posted on 17 October 2016 by Editor
The idea of a viable trail town experience in Rockland County came to life this summer with colorful New Jersey Transit train posters promoting park adventure.
The wooden bridge in the woods photo featured on the jazzy posters was donated to the cause by local Suffern photographer Michael Malandra.
Rockland County Tourism’s Lucy Redzeposki collaborated with the Suffern Chamber of Commerce and Alexandria Evans of Explore Harriman on the project, which sought to promote Rockland’s profile as a park destination. Outdoor adventure in Harriman State Park is a very big activity in Western Ramapo. Continue Reading
Posted on 18 May 2016 by Editor
The Harriman Yellow Shuttle Bus is another step toward making the Tuxedo/Sloatsburg corridor at gateway to Harriman State Park. The shuttle kicks off another season starting Saturday and Sunday, May 21 and 22, and costs $5 per ride.
The yellow bus that is the Tuxedo-Harriman shuttle rides again. Continue Reading
Posted on 24 February 2016 by Editor
This year’s mild winter weather has teased an early spring. And with spring comes a lot of hiking in the surrounding hills. The whole Trail Town corridor vibe has picked up momentum, with groups in Tuxedo, Sloatsburg and Suffern all working to highlight local parks and recreational assets. Continue Reading
Posted on 19 September 2015 by Editor
The Trail Town corridor lifted off Saturday morning with the launch of the Explore Harriman initiative — a promotion of all the good things the corridor communities have to offer Rocklanders and beyond.
Posted on 23 July 2015 by Editor
The Tuxedo-Harriman Shuttle could use a few fun volunteers. If you have a free Saturday or Sunday available, think about taking a morning ride through Harriman State Park, taking bus tickets and giving drop-off directions to the bus driver. Continue Reading
Posted on 01 May 2015 by Editor
MyHarriman.com and the Tuxedo Chamber of Commerce will host a May 9 Suds & Speakers event at the Tuxedo Train Station to discuss trail culture and the local economy / Photo of sunset at the Big Hill Shelter at the Beaver Pond Campground by Andrew Lois.
Suddenly it seems everyone wants to be a gateway to the parks and lay claim to the vast network of New York State trails and vistas in and around Rockland and Orange Counties. Continue Reading
Posted on 17 September 2014 by Editor
Members of Sterling Forest Partnership met before a recent Palisades Interstate Parks Commission meeting.
A possibly momentous decision was made on gaming in Orange County on a sunny Monday afternoon amid the rough hewn beam and stone facade of Bear Mountain Inn. Continue Reading
Posted on 22 April 2013 by Editor
Earth Day began way back in 1970 with a near end of the world fervor. Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring about pesticide use was just eight years old and industrial pollution was a very real and serious problem in the U.S.
Earth Day was inaugurated back when people would freely toss trash out car windows, no problem, sailing it down the street, littering roadways and highways. Paint sludge was dumped and buried in Ramapo’s own Torne Valley. The nascent environmental movement resulted in groundbreaking laws, including major revisions of the Clean Air Act in 1970 and Clean Water Act in 1972. Continue Reading