Track the Upcoming Section Hike of the NPT – Wakely Dam to 28N Long Lake

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The NPT Chapter is doing a Chapter lead hike from Wakely Dam to 28N (Long Lake) on July 21st-24th and you are invited to follow along just click on the link and track their trip. Click here to see their progress.

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Volunteers Needed for Moose Pond Lean To Rescue!


Lean to rescue is in need of volunteers to help rehab Moose Pond on the weekend of July 22nd.  There is a lot of work that is needed; relocate supply drop from the pond up to the lean to site; harvest rocks to raise the lean to; and replace 4 bottom logs.  If you are interested in volunteering and would like more information please contact Bob Liseno (the Lean2Rescue organizer) for further details at


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Plumley Lean to Relocation

Relocation of the Plumley lean to was completed on the weekend of July 8th. Thank you Peter Davis for the photos and thank you to all the volunteers for all your hard work!

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Trail Condition Update: Seward Blow Down

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Our stewardship chair, Bill, was able to confirm with DEC Forester Tate Connor that the Seward blow down has been cleared. The DEC went in at Shattuck clearing and cleared to the Hermitage. A big thank you to the DEC trail crew!

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Plumley’s Lean To Receiving a New Home


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New location – Pictures from Pete Davis



Lean To Rescue has plans to relocate the lean to that is currently at Plumey Point due to it being flooded off its foundation. It is being relocated to the top of a nearby knoll. The new spot is back away from the water and in a much more desirable location. They are in need of volunteers because of the size of the project which is scheduled for June 24-26. They are planning to set a new foundation on top of the hill, take the old lean to apart and reassemble it with a new roof. If you are interested in helping please contact


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Pictures From the Trail

Dean Tyrell

Thank you Dean Tyrell for the picture submission!

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New NPT Reroute in the Works

The chapter has just been notified by the DEC that a reroute of the NPT below Plumley’s Point will be started over this summer. Most of it will be on the last private parcel and then some of the Forest Preserve.  The new route will avoid the beaver pond area. They will notify us once it is completed and signage has been put up. Check back for any updates.

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Pictures From the Trail

Matt Ginter - Bridge North End of Silver Lake

Picture courtesy of Matthew Ginter

Thank you Matt Ginter for your picture! It makes you want to get out there and hike!

We are still working hard to get a gallery up and running on this site so until that happens we will feature a new picture every week.  Thank you to everyone who have already submitted pictures! Keep those beautiful trail pictures coming!

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Pictures from the Trail

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The gorgeous picture above of sunset over Long Lake was submitted by trip leader and chapter member, Russ Byer.

If any of you have great pictures from the trail and would like to see them on our page then email them to

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