During the visit, participants took part in an AMC-guided hike along the newly-renovated Appalachian Trail. They learned about the local environment and about the leave no trace philosophy. They also had a tour of Trailside Museums & Zoo, where they learned about local history and native wildlife.
This program was in association with the NPCA’s Find Your Voice Program, an initiative created during the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary year to educate, engage and empower new national park advocates to ensure America's favorite places continue to thrive into their next century.The Appalachian Mountain Club was founded in 1876 to promote the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of America’s Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. They work throughout the Northeast, including recently opening the Harriman Outdoor Center at Breakneck Pond.
Millennium Development enhances the community by cultivating and challenging the minds of today’s youth, empowering families, encouraging and supporting the well-being of active adults and advancing their participation in all aspects of community life. This is their second trip to Bear Mountain, bringing nearly 200 young people to experience the woods, most for the first time!This program would not have been successful without our partners at NPCA, AMC, and Millennium Development. The Conservancy would like to send a huge thank you to them for everything they did to make this program a success!